• Cryptocurrencies

    God save the queen: Gemini brings the UK crypto

    The crypto exchange of the Winklevoss twins, Gemini, launches its services in the UK following regulatory approval

    “Going live with our full services available in GBP in the UK is another exciting step forward in Gemini's international expansion, advancing our mission to empower individuals and organizations around the world through crypto," said CEO Tyler Winklevoss.

  • Ziglu launches P2P payments
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    Ziglu launches P2P payments

    The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority has authorized the firm to allow users to instantly exchange cryptocurrencies and fiat funds

    The new authorization allowed Ziglu to launch its peer-to-peer transaction service that allows users to instantly send each other money in any of the currencies supported.

  • FCA speeds blockchain digital sandbox
    Regulation,  Technology

    U.K. regulator sees need for speed in Coronavirus blockchain solutions

    The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority is moving up plans to create a digital sandbox, making it easier and safer for blockchain firms to experiment with projects and platforms tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority has sped up plans to launch a blockchain-focused digital sandbox in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The regulatory body invited innovative firms that are devising ways to tackle the challenges caused by COVID-19 to step up before applications open this summer.