Fintechist bitFlyer Expansion US

Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange bitFlyer Expands to the United States

by JP Buntinxon August 19, 2017
Things are constantly changing in the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Some companies look to expand whereas others are concerned over their current offerings. bitFlyer, a Japanese cryptocurrency trading platform, will expand to the US very soon. That is quite a surprising turn of events, as no one saw this change coming. It turns out […]
Fintechist SEC ShapeShift ICO Tokens

SEC’s Stance on Cryptocurrency ICOs Forces ShapeShift to Review its Listings

by JP Buntinxon August 19, 2017
Every time the SEC talks about cryptocurrencies, US-based companies hold their breath. This is done for obvious reasons, as no one wants to violate regulations. Given the organization’s stance on cryptocurrency ICOs, ShapeSHift had to make a tough call. More specifically, the exchange service is reviewing their provided listings as we speak. A lot of […]

Fintechist Australia Bitcoin Regulation

Australia Considers Implementing Stronger AML and Cryptocurrency Regulation Without Hindering Innovation

by JP Buntinxon August 18, 2017
Attempting to regulate cryptocurrencies is always a dangerous game, to say the least. Regulators have to walk a ¬†very fine line between innovation and controlling things tightly. The next government to give this is a try is Australian, as they will impose stronger AML rules. These reforms will, for the first time in history, include […]
Fintechist Insider Trading New York Bank

SEC Discovers Insider Trading at Unnamed New York Bank

by JP Buntinxon August 18, 2017
Insider trading is still a very real threat in the financial sector these days. An unnamed New York has suffered from this illicit activist in recent times, according to the SEC. In fact, ¬†the organization charges seven individuals with insider trading based on tips allegedly received from an IT consultant. If this is indeed what […]

Fintechist Ethereum Wallet Integrates Support for Ethereum and ShapeShift

by JP Buntinxon August 17, 2017
It is always interesting to see existing cryptocurrency wallet service integrate support for more currencies. In the case of, the only supported currency was Bitcoin. That is no longer the case, as Ethereum is now supported as well. This change is quite surprising, to say the least. It is evident wallet providers will need […]
Fintechist Australian Securities Exchange DLT

Australian Securities Exchange Leans Toward a DLT-based Settlement System

by JP Buntinxon August 17, 2017
Distributed ledger platforms are all of the rage in the financial sector right now. integrating blockchain technology into existing platforms will be quite a challenge, though. The Australian Securities Exchange may become the first global stock exchange to use distributed ledger-based settlement. Before that decision can be made, a proper evaluation needs to be conducted […]