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Barclays, 300 Year-Old UK Legacy Bank, Files Crypto Patents

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News The UK’s Barclays, arguably the most powerful international corporate bank in the world, filed two crypto-related patents this week. The 300 year-old legacy bank gobbled up exclusivity over cryptocurrency transfers and distributed ledger data storage. There appears to be a trend for companies, both in and out of the ecosystem, aiming to lock up Read More

Regulation Round-Up: Shapeshift COO Says U.S. Regulations Worsen, Germany to Protect Financial Stability not Individual Investors

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on Regulation Round-Up: Shapeshift COO Says U.S. Regulations Worsen, Germany to Protect Financial Stability not Individual Investors
Regulation In recent regulatory news, the Shapeshift co-founder and chief operating officer, has given a damning appraisal of the current regulatory climate surrounding cryptocurrencies in the United States. The president of Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, Felix Hufeld, has indicated that the principal concern of German regulators regarding cryptocurrency will be seeking to ensure financial Read More

Japanese Forex Giant GMO to Launch New UK Crypto Trading App

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Japanese Forex Giant GMO to Launch New UK Crypto Trading App
Finance Japanese brokers already dominate the global online retail FX and CFD market by trading volumes. And it now looks like they will try to leverage their country’s receptive regulatory environment to expand internationally with crypto too. The latest example is an app in the UK created by two groups headquartered in Tokyo. Also Read: Read More

Coinbase Granted E-Money License by UK’s Financial Conduct Authority

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Coinbase Granted E-Money License by UK’s Financial Conduct Authority
Regulation Coinbase appears poised to increase its global market share for licensed cryptocurrency exchanges. It recently hired a mergers and acquisitions veteran who handled more than 40 deals for Linkedin, signaling its intent to start gobbling up competitors in the industry. Now it’s also established a new legal beachhead in the UK from which it Read More

UK Treasury Committee Launches ‘Inquiry’ into Cryptocurrencies

5 months ago admin2 Comments Off on UK Treasury Committee Launches ‘Inquiry’ into Cryptocurrencies
Advertisement Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The United Kingdom’s Treasury Select Committee, a group of cross-party MPs, is launching an inquiry into cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and blockchain technology in an effort to understand them. The UK Treasury Committee is today opening a new inquiry into cryptocurrencies to Read More

Number of People Looking for Crypto-Careers Increased 10-Fold in 2017

6 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Number of People Looking for Crypto-Careers Increased 10-Fold in 2017
Economics New data from the UK shows that interest in crypto careers more than doubled in December 2017 when the all time high Bitcoin price record dominated headlines​. The average salary for roles requiring “Blockchain” expertise ranges from £30,117 per year for a Research Analyst to £67,209 per year for a Software Architect. Also Read: Read More

Some UK Mortgage Lenders Refuse to Serve Bitcoin Investors

6 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Some UK Mortgage Lenders Refuse to Serve Bitcoin Investors
Finance British bitcoin investors trying to use their earnings to buy real estate are facing difficulties in securing loans from mortgage lenders. Several building societies refuse to work with them even after they converted the cryptocurrency to fiat and provided a paper trail for its origins. Also Read: Pineapple Will Match up to $4M in Read More

Blockchain Radically Changes the State-Individual Relationship, Says UK Think Tank

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Blockchain Radically Changes the State-Individual Relationship, Says UK Think Tank
A recent report by Reform, an independent think tank in the UK, recommends that the UK government use Blockchain technology to manage the personal data of its citizens. One of the opening statements of the report reads: “Government should use Blockchain technology to make identity management more secure and efficient.” According to the report, a Read More

Britain: Where You Can Bet on Bitcoin but Can’t Find a Bitcoin Exchange

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Britain: Where You Can Bet on Bitcoin but Can’t Find a Bitcoin Exchange
News If buying bitcoin isn’t a big enough gamble, there’s another way to wager with it – by betting on which merchant will be next to accept the digital currency. One British bookmaker has released odds on a range of big brands accepting bitcoin including McDonald’s, Walmart, and Amazon. Factor in margin lending and futures Read More

House of Lords Recommends Exploration of Blockchain Technology to the British Government

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on House of Lords Recommends Exploration of Blockchain Technology to the British Government
Great Britain’s upper chamber of parliament, the House of Lords, has recommended the exploration of the possible various applications of Blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) across government services. The House added that the government should study the possibility of using the technology in such sectors as national security and public safety, healthcare, cybersecurity and Read More