Ethereum Futures Inbound? CFTC Asks for Public Comment on ETH Network

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has put out a Request for Information (RFI) asking for public comment and feedback to enable it better understand Ether and the Ethereum blockchain as it seeks to expand its cryptocurrency knowledge base beyond bitcoin. In a press release dated December 11, the regulator stated that it is seeking …

Australian Insurer Announces Blockchain Trial For Beef Export Supply Chain

Australian truck and transport insurance company National Transport Insurance (NTI) has revealed that it is partnering with BeefLedger, an Australian blockchain platform on a pilot program that will deploy blockchain technology for end-to-end tracking of Australian beef exports. Aimed at improving food safety, export security and animal welfare in Australia, the program will use a …

South Korea’s National Assembly to Engage in First Crypto Debate

On December 10, South Korea’s National Assembly along with several members of the Congress are set to hold the country’s first official debate around crypto involving high profile government officials. Expected Talking Points of the Debate The meeting, arranged by the local market’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges including Upbit, Bithumb, Korbit, Gopax, and Coinone, will have …

KFC Venezuela Accepts Dash Cryptocurrency, Joining Subway and Papa John’s

KFC in Venezuela is accepting payments using the cryptocurrency Dash starting this week, joining a growing list of fast-food chains that accept crypto in Venezuela, including Subway and the Papa John’s pizza chain. KFC will initially roll out the program at its store in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas before expanding to 24 other locations across …

SWIFT Is Trialing a New Payment System to Take on Fintechs and Blockchain Tech

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) has announced its decision to launch a pilot Global Payment Initiative (GPI) service which aims to compete with the growing threat of competing blockchain and fintech solutions provided by institutions like Ripple, JP Morgan and Transferwise. Still in its initial stages, the ambitious pilot aims to “build …

Crypto May Fulfill Nobel Winner F.A. Hayek’s Vision for Money: Economist

F.A. Hayek was a Nobel-prize winning economist. In the 1970s, in the middle of a punishing recession and inflationary period that lasted into the beginning Ronald Reagan’s presidency, Hayek proposed that the solution to government-caused inflation and its associated problems was to allow the issuance of private, irredeemable money to compete with fiat issued by …

Corda Blockchain Platform Executes Successful Live Commercial Paper Transaction in Europe

Enterprise blockchain software provider R3 has issued a statement announcing that Corda, its blockchain platform has successfully completed a live commercial paper transaction. In collaboration with Commerzbank, ING, Natixis and Rabobank, the transaction was carried out on the Euro Debt Solution application which was built on Corda. The transaction is a follow-up to a similar …

Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinbase Lists Four More Ethereum Tokens

The most popular US cryptocurrency exchange is continuing its promise to support Ethereum-based ERC20 tokens, adding four more of the coins to the Coinbase Pro platform. Starting today, December 7, Coinbase Pro users can transfer their balances of Civic (CVC), district0x (DNT), Loom Network (LOOM), and Decentraland (MANA) to the exchange, and full trading will …

Binance Extends Support For Larger Trading Firms With New Sub-Account Feature

Binance has released what it describes as a “long-awaited” feature on its exchange, sub-accounts. Sub-accounts will be accounts that do not have full control over the assets in the trading account – ideal for trading firms who are looking to get into cryptocurrency and firms that are already trading in cryptocurrency with multiple desks. At …