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  • Thailand Is Planning a ‘Bond Coin‘ for Faster Securities Settlement

    Thailand Is Planning a ‘Bond Coin‘ for Faster Securities Settlement

    A self-regulatory organization in Thailand is planning to create a custom token aimed to speed up corporate bond settlement in the country. The Thailand Bond Market Association (TBMA) said it has received the green light from Thailand‘s Securities and Exchange Commission to develop a private blockchain that will be only accessible for parties in the bond market, such as registered […]

     
     
  • Sex Workers Have Serious Issues With a Crypto-Powered ‘Uber for Escorts‘

    Sex Workers Have Serious Issues With a Crypto-Powered ‘Uber for Escorts‘

    “Too pimp-like and not safe to use.” That‘s how one sex worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity, described the cryptocurrency platform PinkDate, for which she was invited to test the service but refused. Describing itself as the “Uber of escorting,” PinkDate is one of several sex industry startups launching a crypto-fueled booking app funded by an initial coin offering […]

     
     
  • Bitcoin Eyes Bull Reversal As Volumes Spike From 36-Week Lows

    Bitcoin Eyes Bull Reversal As Volumes Spike From 36-Week Lows

    Bitcoin is eyeing change of fortunes above $6,800, having convincingly scaled a key moving average hurdle earlier today. At press time, BTC is changing hands at a six-day high of $6,600 on Bitfinex – up 3.44 percent on the day. The cryptocurrency remained bid over the weekend and rose to $6,400 as expected despite low investor participation. For instance, prices […]

     
     
  • G20 Watchdog Releases Framework for ‘Vigilant‘ Crypto Monitoring

    G20 Watchdog Releases Framework for ‘Vigilant‘ Crypto Monitoring

    The Financial Stability Board (FSB), an organization focused on analyzing and making recommendations to the G20 on global financial systems, has presented a framework for monitoring cryptocurrency assets. It notably lists several metrics that the FSB will use to keep an eye on the developing crypto markets and “should help to identify and mitigate risks to consumer and investor protection, market […]

     
     
  • Congress Is Now Holding Two Crypto Hearings This Wednesday

    Congress Is Now Holding Two Crypto Hearings This Wednesday

    Congress is set to hold not one but two separate hearings related to cryptocurrencies on Wednesday. Last week, CoinDesk reported that the House Committee on Financial Services will gather this week to discuss the subject, with this particular hearing  of crypto as a new form of money. A memo published since that news first broke that members will examine “the […]