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BlackRock exposes critical information on 12,000 advisers via iShares site

BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world, exposed critical information about thousands of financial advisers who work with the firm as well as internal sales representatives. Bloomberg revealed that confidential data on 12,000 financial advisers included the amount of client money each adviser had…

Thailand Stock Exchange Considering Gov’t License to Trade Bitcoins

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) could become the latest entity to obtain a cryptocurrency trading license in the country. This news comes as the bourse is reportedly mulling to become a licensed digital asset trading platform.  SET Eyes Digital Asset License to Trade Cryptocurrency…

A blockchain startup is testing a new loans system that cuts out the middleman

Spring Labs, a blockchain startup, has come up with a way for banks to eliminate credit bureaus and other third-party entities from the loans process, Bloomberg reports. The startup is testing a decentralised peer-to-peer model made up of 16 lenders and fintech firms, including SoFi, OnDeck Capital…

Thousands of US Grocery Stores to Sell Bitcoin At Coinstar Kiosks

A U.S. Bitcoin ATM company has teamed up with international coin counter Coinstar to offer Bitcoin purchasing facilities in “thousands” of new locations. More Bitcoin For Cash Washington-based Coinme, which has operated Bitcoin ATMs since 2014, confirmed the deal via a press release January 17.…

BitPay sees record year for revenue in 2018

2018 was another record year for BitPay as it processed over $1 billion in payments and achieved a new company record for transaction fee revenue despite turbulence in the cryptocurrency markets, the company announced today. It also signed up new influential clients, Dish Network, HackerOne,…

Coinbase buys Blockspring, its 10th acquisition in 12 months

Coinbase has been on something of an acquisition spree of late, making 10 acquisitions in 12 months. Its most recent, Blockspring, was just announced by the startup this week. Blockspring started out as a serverless APIs business before morphing into a service that allows people…

Binance launches a fiat-to-crypto exchange in Europe

Binance, the largest crytocurrency exchange by traded volume, announced Wednesday that it is launching a new fiat-to-crypto exchange in Jersey, a self-governing dependency of the United Kingdom. Binance Jersey, which is set up as an independent entity from Binance.com, will let users buy or sell bitcoin…

Cryptopia Exchange Hacked: ‘Significant’ Losses Reported

Cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has been hacked. The team confirmed the security breach, outlining that the losses are ‘significant.’ ‘Significant Losses’ New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has suffered a security breach and is going through unscheduled maintenance. The announcement was just posted on the exchange’s official…