Meet DOJ’s Crypto Czar: Expert Take

In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please …

Asian Asset Manager Focusing on Family Offices to Launch Crypto-Custody Solution

The Fusang Investment Office, an Asia-based fund management firm focusing on family offices, is planning to launch a crypto-custody service in Hong Kong, local news outlet the South China Morning Post reports Sunday, July 22. The custody service, Fusang Vault, will hold digital assets for clients as well as provide periodic audits, according to the …

What Went On at US Congress Crypto Hearings

July 18 proved to be an important day for the crypto industry, as two separate U.S. Congress hearings centring the matter were held: one by the House Agriculture Committee, and the other one by the House Financial Services Committee. The two stroke completely different tones: while the latter echoed the most conservative sentiments regarding the …

Crypto Markets See Solid Upswing, Bitcoin Pushes $7,500

Crypto markets are seeing mostly green today, July 21, continuing the momentum of this week’s upswing. The top ten altcoins are solidly regaining strength today, up as much 8 percent, according to Coin360, with Bitcoin (BTC) only slightly in the green, hovering near yesterday’s levels.   Market visualization from Coin360 The top cryptocurrency is currently trading …

Celebs and Crypto: A Mixed Bag of Crypto Collaboration

In 2017, cryptocurrencies were thrust into the faces of millions like never before, as Bitcoin and numerous altcoins soared to breathtaking highs. What followed can only be described as a media frenzy, as any noteworthy publication, website and media agency had some sort of coverage of Bitcoin and crypto toward the end of the year. …

Coinbase Now Has Its Own Political Action Committee

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has created its own political action committee (PAC), according to documents made public today, July 20. In the U.S., PACs are organizations that pool campaign contributions from members with similar policy and political goals and subsequently donate them to political campaigns for or against candidates, legislation, or …

UK Law Commission to Review Legal Frameworks to Remain ‘Competitive’ in Era of Smart Contracts

The U.K. Law Commission will review legal frameworks to ensure that British courts remain a “competitive” choice for businesses that use smart contracts. The announcement was made in the Commission’s 2018 report released July 19. The Law Commission was established in 1965 with the main tasks of monitoring the laws of the U.K. and recommending …

Huobi Launches Huobi Cloud for Establishing and Operating Digital Assets Exchanges

Huobi Group has announced the launch of a new platform, Huobi Cloud, that will allow users to build digital asset exchanges on top of Huobi’s existing platform. According to a statement shared with Cointelegraph, more than ten multinational companies have already become partners with Huobi Cloud. The new product is aimed at establishing over-the-counter (OTC) …