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Global regulators start monitoring crypto assets

LONDON  – Global regulators have published a framework for “vigilantly” monitoring risks from crypto assets like bitcoin BTC=BTSP and ether, even though they don’t pose a major risk to financial stability for now. Wild swings in crypto asset prices have prompted central bankers to warn investors they could lose every penny. It is unclear at times which […]

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Opera Adds a Crypto Wallet to its mobile browser

The Opera  Android browser will soon be able to hold your cryptocurrencies. The system, now in beta, lets you store crypto and ERC20 tokens in your browser, send and receive crypto on the fly, and secures your wallet with your phone’s biometric security or passcode. You can sign up to try the beta here. The feature, called Crypto […]

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Swiss Exchange Opens Crypto Trading Infrastructure

SIX, the owner and operator of Switzerland’s stock exchange, announced plans Friday to launch a new fully regulated exchange to support the trading of digital assets, solidifying the country’s position as a “crypto nation.” The SIX digital exchange will offer infrastructure for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, as well as other digital coins and tokens issued in initial […]

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Europol Taps Exchanges to Crack Down on Crypto Crimes

There has been an obvious correlation between cryptocurrency and online crime. Nipping this trend in the bud has proven to be extremely challenging as of late. To counter this ongoing threat, Europol is sitting down with European cryptocurrency exchanges. The goal is to crack down on further illicit activity in a more aggressive manner. Europol […]