Two major U.S. cryptocurrency exchanges known for aggressively seeking regulatory approval, Coinbase and Gemini, have been accepted as JPMorgan Chase customers, breaking through an important glass ceiling in the financial industry.
SeedCX, a cryptocurrency exchange for large institutional investors, announced on July 15 that it has received a pair of virtual currency BitLicenses from the New York Department of Financial Services.
Just two weeks after IBM’s blockchain ambitions fell into doubt with the mysterious departure of Jesse Lund, Big Blue is set to lose another key advocate for the space. Modern Consensus has exclusively learned that Stanley Yong, the company’s Global Lead on Central Bank Digital Currency Solutions, is leaving the company.
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s much heralded “plain English” guidance on what makes an ICO a security wasn’t the good news many people thought it was. That is, wrapped in nicer language, the conclusion reached on May 16 by the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, which had 11 attorneys and its chairman, Ron Quaranta, studying the document for nearly six weeks.