Former President Bill Clinton Set to Keynote Ripple Conference

The annual Swell by Ripple conference invites global leaders from the policy, payments, and technology fields to come together and discuss how blockchain can be used to benefit society at large. According to a tweet from Ripple, former U.S. President Bill Clinton is set to keynote this year’s edition. Ripple noted in a news release

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Coinbase Taps BNY Mellon Vet to Head Global Compliance Efforts

Cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage giant Coinbase has poached a BNY Mellon veteran to head the firm’s global compliance efforts as it seeks to ramp up its international operations and expand the range of assets supported on its platforms. The San Francisco-based Coinbase on Tuesday announced that it had appointed Jeff Horowitz as its chief compliance

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OTC is Much Larger Than Bitcoin Exchange Volume: Where Real Whales Trade

TABB Group, an international research company, has disclosed in its extensive analytical report that the over-the-counter (OTC) market of bitcoin is significantly larger than the global bitcoin exchange market. OTC Versus Exchanges: Whales Against Retail Traders For many years, the majority of bitcoin analysts predicted billions of dollars to be traded on a regular basis

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88% Of Crypto Exchanges Want Industry Regulation, New Study Reveals

Lithuania-based crypto payment company Mistertango has released a study which reveals that 88% of cryptocurrency exchanges want industry regulation. The study was based on responses from 24 crypto exchanges across the world with a total daily trading volume of over $100 million. The responses show an industry that wants to be part of the formal system,

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$10.7 Trillion Custodian Northern Trust Helping Hedge Funds Invest in Bitcoin

Financial services giant Northern Trust, which ranks 486th on the Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. companies, has begun to wade into the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Northern Trust Offers Services to Crypto-Curious Hedge Funds Forbes reports that the 129-year-old Chicago-based firm, which caters to institutional investors, corporations, and high net worth individuals, has begun to

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance Buys Ethereum Wallet Service in First-Ever Acquisition

Binance, one of the world’s two largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has just completed its first-ever acquisition. According to TechCrunch, the Malta-based exchange operator acquired Trust Wallet, creator of the eponymous mobile Ethereum wallet that includes support for ether, as well as ERC-20 and ERC-223 tokens. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Binance confirmed

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