Introduction Blockchains are a promising technology with the potential to transform many industries. However, there are still challenges that need to be addressed before blockchain solutions can reach their full potential. Blockchains are important because they can be used to create secure and transparent systems. For example, blockchains can streamline the delivery of public services to underserved communities and populations, strengthen transparency and integrity for public services, and ultimately build trust amongst all stakeholders. As blockchain technology continues to develop, it is likely to have a major impact on the
Singapore investor and former parliamentarian Calvin Cheng's newly rebranded Swiss company, Anchored Coins, was granted membership in the Swiss VQF in early 2023. VQF is the largest and oldest cross-industry self-regulatory organisation in Switzerland and is officially recognised by FINMA, the country's financial services watchdog. Anchored Coins is launching a Swiss Franc-backed stablecoin (ACHF) and a Euro-backed stablecoin (AEUR), and will be issued on the Ethereum and BNB Chain blockchains. DCS Card Centre in Singapore is planning to issue credit cards collateralised by AEUR and ACHF. ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, Aug 16,
New York, August 10, 2023 – Prontoblock, a leading digital asset fintech company, is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with Mercantile Bank International (MBI). This partnership aims to revolutionize the commercial paper market through the tokenization of these financial instruments. This partnership will empower MBI clientele to engage in the purchase and issuance of tokenized commercial paper using Prontoblock’s cutting-edge digital assets platform. Prontoblock will collaborate closely with issuers to identify the most suitable commercial paper instruments for tokenization. The outstanding value of U.S. commercial paper exceeded $1.25 trillion
HONG KONG, July 20, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - This week sees the announcement that capital management firm Sarson Funds is using Blockpass' On-Chain KYC(R) solution, alongside Accountable's on-chain proof-of-reserve validation, to create the most transparent and trusted stablecoins on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Casper (CSPR) blockchains. The asset-backed U.S. dollar stablecoins will exclusively hold Circle's USDC as collateral which will be held on-chain with a publicly verifiable address. According to Sarson Funds, placing 'pre-compliant' stablecoins on the Bitcoin Cash and Casper Networks will allow those communities to transact
As the grasp of regulators tightens on the global cryptocurrency market, exchanges such as KuCoin are being compelled to implement mandatory pre-purchase checks. In tandem, several prominent banks are limiting funds transferred to cryptocurrency exchanges under the guise of protecting customers from fraudulent activities. In the background, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is looming over these rapidly evolving regulations. The FATF underscores the significance of Know Your Customer (KYC), Know Your Business (KYB), Know Your Transaction (KYT), and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations applicable to all financial transactions, cryptocurrencies included.
Amidst the market’s recovery from the recent onslaught of SEC crackdowns, rumors swirl over the potential targeting of stablecoins in their crosshairs. Such a move could have profound implications for cryptocurrency prices, making it crucial to gauge the likelihood of this scenario and the approach regulators might adopt. The largest stablecoins by market cap are Tether’s USDT and Circle’s USDC. Both are pegged to the US dollar and backed by various assets, typically highly liquid instruments like US Treasury bills. In theory, when someone wants to buy stablecoins from an
Fusion Digital Assets – TP ICAP’s wholesale marketplace for spot cryptoassets – is now live and has successfully completed its first XBTUSD pairs trade with the associated settlement processed by Fidelity Digital Assets℠ London, New York, 24 May 2023: GMEX Technologies (“GMEX”), a subsidiary of GMEX Group, a leader in digital business and technology solutions for capital markets players, exchanges and post-trade market infrastructure, today announced that TP ICAP, the world’s largest interdealer broker, has gone live with its Fusion Digital Assets wholesale cryptoasset exchange, powered by GMEX trading and post trade technology.
HONG KONG, Apr 25, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - Blockpass is excited to reveal that it is sponsoring and attending the Consensus event in Austin, Texas this week, from the 26th to the 28th of April. One of Blockpass' founders, Hans Lombardo, will be available to meet prospective customers and investors as well as press representatives at the event. In addition, Blockpass is offering a temporary discount on its services, with its subscription plans at 50% off their monthly minimum and accompanied by a free 7-day trial. To claim this discount, customers need to
HONG KONG, Apr 3, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - Blockpass is proud to announce that, through consulting and advisory firm Charmwood Risk Management, Blockpass UK is now certified to ISO 27001 by The British Assessment Bureau, a UKAS Accredited Organisation. The award of this certificate (meeting the requirements of BS EN ISO/IEC 27001:2017) confirms Blockpass' ability to provide KYC and AML tools for cryptocurrencies, Defi and other regulated industries globally, demonstrating the suitability of Blockpass for companies seeking regulatory solutions in any jurisdiction. The certificate is available to view here: https://cvs.babcert.com/babcert.asp?c=241611&v=k34q1g2c2q Charmwood Risk Management is
Over the past week, the crypto market has taken a hit due to the usual Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD) surrounding the potential for interest rate hikes and future regulations. It’s easy to get sucked into the panic and feel that crypto is being unfairly targeted. FUD is part and parcel of the crypto space and there are always plenty of narratives that accompany its volatility. In 2021 the favorite topic was China’s negative approach to crypto. Fast forward to today and Bitcoin miners are back operating in China and
The UAE's Pioneering Efforts in Blockchain and Crypto are Shaping the Future of Finance. March 8, 2023, Dubai, The United Arab Emirates- KARM Legal Consultants, a leading law firm specializing in Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Web3 & Fintech in the UAE has, in collaboration with prominent legal experts – Mr. Eric Hess (Hess Legal Counsel), Mr. Jonathan Geen, Mr. Andreas Glarner (MME) and Mr. Thomas Nagele (Nagele Attorneys) and the regional Blockchain Ecosystem Crypto Oasis, published a new report analyzing the regulatory landscape for virtual assets in various jurisdictions. The report was
The first half of 2022 is considered a disastrous time for virtual currency exchanges. Bitcoin and Ethereum, the top 2 candidates in the list of virtual currencies, have fallen far from their peak in 2021. While there are waves of volatility small recently, the virtual currency market in general has stalled. No one knows for sure, and some experts say the value of cryptocurrencies could evaporate further before a sustained recovery. Bitcoin price hit many new highs in 2021 as well as catastrophic price drops and more big businesses buying.