Privacy Concerns? Some Personal Data in the UK Was Not Even Password-Protected Privacy Concerns? Some Personal Data in the UK Was Not Even Password-Protected

There is no shortage of news about hacks and cybersecurity flaws, which may not come as a surprise. Yet, there are curious ones that catch the eye.

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.

Digital Money Platform Wirex Receives UK FCA E-Money Licence

Cryptocurrencies – those in the know are abuzz with excitement, and those who have a just a passing interest immediately paint the industry with the same brush as pyramid schemes or bubbles. So, when a digital money platform that offers both fiat and cryptocurrency services is awarded an FCA licence – people take notice.

Coinbase UK Customers Can Now Buy Bitcoin With British Pounds

Coinbase announced on Wednesday, August 1, that its UK customers  can now buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with the British Pound.

For Queen and Country and Bitcoin: How the UK Turns into Fintech Avalon

British government seems to have seriously approached the issues of implementing fintech innovations in its operations. Speaking at London’s Digital Catapult, a government-funded think tank, Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock stated: “We’re exploring the use of a blockchain to manage the distribution of grants. Monitoring and controlling the use of grants is incredibly complex. A […]

Five British Fund Giants Secretly Research Bitcoin Technologies, Media Reports

Five major fund managers from the UK, namely Schroders, Henderson Global Investors, Columbia Threadneedle, Aviva Investors, and Aberdeen Asset Management, are secretly running a test to find out whether the bitcoin’s underlying technology capable of reducing expenses involved in trading. As reported by the Financial Times, the companies intend to use the technology to increase […]

Nations of the Commonwealth are Offered to Legalize Bitcoin, Still Anonymity Is An Issue

The governments of the Commonwealth’s of Nations (formerly known as the British Commonwealth) Working Group on Virtual Currencies published a report calling all 53 member states to initiate a discussion on legalization of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Bank of England May Use Distributed Ledger Technology To Renew UK Payment System

Minouche Shafik, Deputy Governor, Markets & Banking Bank Of England, stated the bank considers using the distributed ledger technology in its new infrastructure.

Ukraine vs. UK: European Blockchain Leadership in East and West

While in days gone by the UK and Ukraine had nothing in common but a couple of letters in their names, nowadays the situation has drastically changed. Both countries are beyond any doubt Europe’s most prominent countries in terms of integrating innovative financial technologies in their economies. However, while Great Britain is the obvious fintech […]