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News San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is adding support for its latest fiat asset, the Swiss franc (CHF). According to a blog post on Dec. 5, Kraken said that in collaboration with Liechtenstein-based Bank Frick, the Swiss franc will join the roster of fiat currencies that Kraken..
News The anti-crypto United States Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets. On Dec. 5, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters (D-CA) announced that Sherman was..
News Texas-based data center provider CyrusOne has reportedly fallen victim to an attack from REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware, business tech-focused publication ZDNet reported on Dec. 5. One of the largest data centers in the United States, CyrusOne has reportedly been exposed to an attack by a vari..
News OneConnect, the financial technology subsidiary of Chinese insurance giant Ping An, has updated its filing for an initial public offering (IPO) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to an F-1 filing dated Dec. 2, the firm is looking to sell $500 million wo..
News Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has appointed Kelly Loeffler, CEO of institutional Bitcoin (BTC) futures platform Bakkt, to a United States Senate seat. With the appointment, Loeffler will replace Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), who plans to retire at the end of the year, the Washington Post reported..
News Gemini, the top global cryptocurrency exchange per CryptoCompare’s latest Exchange Benchmark, hired a former senior executive from United Kingdom-based Starling Bank. Julian Sawyer, a former CEO and co-founder at Starling, will now lead Gemini Europe — the European affiliate of Gemini Trust C..
News Major Danish bank Saxo Bank has predicted that Asia will launch its own blockchain-based digital asset in its new report of smashing predictions for 2020. The latest edition of “Outrageous Predictions” by Saxo Bank also forecasts that President Donald Trump will likely lose the 2020 elections..
News California-based financial firm SoFi has acquired a BitLicense from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), the regulator said in a statement on Dec. 3. SoFi is now one of 24 crypto-related firms that have obtained a BitLicense since 2015, Bloomberg Law’s crypto reporter ..
News Renowned trial attorney Brian Klein has revealed he will represent Virgil Griffith, the developer recently arrested for participating in a blockchain conference in North Korea. In a tweet posted on Dec. 3, Klein stated that his client disputes the “untested allegations in the criminal complai..
News Former United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman Chris Giancarlo was hired as senior counsel at the New York-based law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Digitize the dollar and take power away from central banksOn Dec. 2, Reuters reported that Giancarlo in his new role a..