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First Fully Compliant Crypto Exchange Under New European Framework to Open in Liechtenstein

Under the most recent guidelines from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the first fully compliant cryptocurrency exchange is now open for registration in Liechtenstein. ESMA’s new framework MiFID II/MiFIR was introduced in January 2018 to offer consumers an extra level of protection. The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (2004/39/EC) has been applicable across the European Union […]

EU: Central Banks Crypto Adoption Would Broaden Markets

A recent report on fintech development commissioned by an EU committee reveals that central banks adoption of a CBDC would alter competition levels cryptocurrency markets. The European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (Econ) reports that there would need to be some kind of realignment in the market which would broaden the number of players […]

Ukraine’s Securities Commission Chief Seeks Legalization of Cryptocurrencies as Financial Instruments

The Chairman of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission of Ukraine has indicated the regulator favors a decision to recognize cryptocurrencies as financial instruments. Timur Khromayev thinks it’s time to take the matter to the country’s Financial Stability Council. The point of no return has been passed, he says.   Also read: Ukraine to Legalize […]

Bitcoin Is Not Used by Organized Crime Syndicates Says Hong Kong Government

Bitcoin is often accused by regulators, governments and central bankers as being a tool for money laundering by criminal organizations, usually without presenting any evidence. A new report from Hong Kong, a major international financial hub and nexus for trade between China and the whole world, spells this out clearly.  Also Read: https://appextrade.net/cryptocurrency-market-manipulation-is-rife-but-does-anyone-care/ No Evidence of […]

Cryptocurrency Market Manipulation Is Rife – But Does Anyone Care?

  Cryptocurrency Market Manipulation Is Rife – But Does Anyone Care?     From pump and dump groups to insiders trading on esoteric knowledge, market manipulation is rampant within the cryptocurrency space. While some of it is illegal, most of the activity is either legal or quasi-legal, falling into the sea of grey that separates […]

How to Protect Yourself Against DNS Attacks When Using Cryptocurrency

DNS attacks can manifest themselves in many ways, all targeted against the Domain Name System that connects the internet. At best they’re an inconvenience, knocking websites offline or preventing access, and at worst they’re costly, as this week’s $150,000 Myetherwallet hijack demonstrated. When you’re interacting in the crypto space, here are a few ways to […]

Security Firms Offer Protection for Crypto Traders in Moscow

Private security firms in Moscow are offering a new service – protection for people buying and selling cryptocurrency for cash. The companies have also expressed readiness to help investigate crypto-related crimes. Police are still reluctant to work on such cases, as cryptocurrencies are not yet regulated in Russia. Also read: Chinese Merchants in Moscow Convert Most […]

Blockchain Mining Completes Bitfarms Merger, Stock Jumps 49%

Israeli equity investors seem to maintain a strong appetite for exposure to the bitcoin ecosystem. The value of a public company traded on the TASE has increased by almost half after it officially completed a deal with Canadian miner Bitfarms.  Bitfarms Merger Complete Tel Aviv Stock Exchange listed company Blockchain Mining Ltd. (TASE:BLCM) has announced […]