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Bithumb Crypto Exchange to Expand International Activities After Raising $200 Million Funding

Bithumb, one of the biggest Bitcoin exchanges in South Korea, has secured a whopping $200 million in a Series A funding round from the Japan-based ST Blockchain Fund.

LedgerX Could Launch Physically Settled Bitcoin Futures Contracts Ahead of Bakkt

LedgerX, a crypto derivatives provider, is planning to become the first U.S. company to offer physically settled Bitcoin futures contracts. Should they succeed in getting this license, then the firm will beat Bakkt to the first place, another company that has been trying to offer the same product for a while now.

FATF Recommendations Harmful for Crypto Transparency Says Chainalysis

Blockchain analysis company Chainalysis has criticized recent draft document of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), in which the organization gives the national governments recommendations for more effective supervision of crypto transactions.

Blockstack Aims To Raise $50 Million Via SEC’s Regulation A+ Framework

Decentralized computing network Blockstack has applied to the U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) to launch a $50 million token sale which — if approved — would be the industry’s first SEC-qualified offering.

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Launches Visa Debit Card for U.K. Customers

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has launched Coinbase Card, that enables its U.K. customers to pay in-store and online with cryptocurrency. The news was announced in a blog post on April 10.

New York Financial Regulator Rejects Bittrex BitLicense Application

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) said on Wednesday it has rejected Seattle-based Bitcoin exchange Bittrex’s application for a BitLicense.

TrustToken Publishes Third-Party Audit Report for TrueUSD Stablecoin

TrustToken, the company behind the USD-pegged stablecoin TrueUSD, has published a third-party audit report of its bank account holdings which are supporting the supply of the digital asset.

DECENT Announces Founding of New Media & Entertainment-Focused Subsidiary

The Swiss-based international blockchain company, DECENT, has announced this week the launch of a new media and entertainment spin-off company, named DECENT Media Group (DMG). By establishing DMG, DECENT intends to concentrate all of its use cases for the entertainment and media industry into a single entity.

Bitmain’s New Antminer 17 Series Bitcoin Miners Go on Sale

Bitmain Technologies, the world’s largest Bitcoin miner manufacturer, has officially launched sales for its new Antminer 17 series machines on Tuesday, April 9.

Bitstamp Receives BitLicense from New York Financial Regulator

Bitstamp, Europe’s oldest and biggest Bitcoin exchange, has been granted a virtual currency license by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). Bitstamp first applied for the license, also known as BitLicense, in June 2015, when NYDFS created the state’s landmark law.

Next Bitcoin Core Release to Connect Hardware Wallets to Full Nodes

The next release of the Bitcoin Core code (v.0.18.0) will have an important new feature that many users have been waiting for. As reported by CoinDesk, it will allow users with hardware wallets to connect to full nodes.

Facebook Allegedly Aiming to Raise $1 Billion for Its Crypto Project

Facebook is seeking support from venture capital firms to invest in its crypto-related project, targeting to raise as much as $1 billion. The news was revealed by NY Times reporter Nathaniel Popper in a series of twits on Monday, April 8.

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