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City blockchain group Setl loses co-founder after spat CryptoMarkets,Newsletter

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City blockchain group Setl loses co-founder after spat Yolanda Bobeldijk – Financial News Setl, the blockchain startup founded by City trading veteran Peter Randall, has lost one of its co-founders after a dispute about the future direction of the company. Francois Barthelemy left in June, according to filings with Companies House. He and Randall, the former chief executive of stock exchange group Chi-X — now part of Cboe Global Markets — co-founded Setl in 2015. /goo.gl/KQZvF1 Bitcoin Fever Persists With Fresh ETF Proposal Asjylyn Loder – WSJ A new request for Wall Street’s top regulator to allow the launch of…

Indian supreme court to rule on cryptocurrency case on Sept. 11 Blog,CryptoMarkets

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Indian supreme court to rule on cryptocurrency case on Sept. 11 Nupur Anand – Quartz The wait continues for Indian cryptocurrency exchanges. On July 20, after a short hearing, India’s supreme court set Sept. 11 as the date for the final hearing. The court will also pronounce the verdict at the end of those hearings—in the cases filed by the bourses against the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). /goo.gl/8up6Yg Operator of shuttered bitcoin platform pleads guilty to U.S charges Brendan Pierson – Reuters The operator of a shuttered bitcoin-denominated exchange pleaded guilty on Monday to federal charges that he defrauded…

Google Expands Blockchain Push With Digital Asset Tie-Up John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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trueDigital Launches Bitcoin and Ether Reference Rates and Indices Blog,CryptoMarkets

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trueDigital Launches Bitcoin and Ether Reference Rates and Indices; Provides the transparency and confidence needed to enable institutional-grade derivative products trueDigital Holdings trueDigital Holdings (“TDH”), a leading developer of institutional-grade digital asset trading solutions, has partnered with 10 liquidity providers and contributors including Genesis Global Trading, XBTO Group, Circle, DV Chain, Hehmeyer and Altonomy to create the first market maker based Bitcoin and Ether pricing indices. The launch of the trueDigital Bitcoin and Ether reference rates sets a new standard for the digital asset market and allays common concerns about the robustness and lack of transparency inherent in retail exchange-based…

Derivatives veteran and market makers combine to launch cryptocurrency reference rates Blog,CryptoMarkets

Derivatives veteran and market makers combine to launch cryptocurrency reference rates; Bitcoin and Ether reference rates and indices launched by cryptocurrency liquidity providers and trueDigital Holdings. Jon Watkins – The Trade A new set of Bitcoin and Ether reference rates and indices have been launched by trueDigital and 10 market makers including Genesis Global Trading, Circle and Hehmeyer. /jlne.ws/2LoD3X3 Surrey Police get budget boost after £1.25m bitcoin seizure Caroline Binham – Financial Times Surrey Police has become the first UK force to seize and convert bitcoin as part of a criminal probe, netting £1.25m worth of the cryptocurrency, some of…

Former CFTC chairman says underlying crypto cash market is ‘a mess’ Blog,CryptoMarkets

Former CFTC chairman says underlying crypto cash market is ‘a mess’; Gary Gensler urges US financial authorities to decide which regulator should regulate crypto markets. Hayley McDowell – The Trade Crypto The former chairman of the top US derivatives watchdog has urged Congress to establish who should regulate the cryptocurrency cash market which underlines securities and derivatives. /jlne.ws/2uMq7jm Mastercard Wins Patent for Speeding Up Crypto Payments Christine Kim – Coindesk Mastercard won a U.S. patent on Tuesday for a method of speeding up cryptocurrency payments. The document, published July 17 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), explains that…

Lost your bitcoin password? Call in the crypto-hunters Blog,CryptoMarkets

Lost your bitcoin password? Call in the crypto-hunters; About $25bn worth of bitcoin is floating out there in the ether, lost or ‘probably lost’ Hannah Murphy – Financial Times Three-and-a-half years ago, Roger Ver, a bitcoin evangelist so vocal in his support for the cryptocurrency that he was nicknamed the Bitcoin Jesus, showed me how to set up my own online bitcoin wallet. He rounded off his demonstration by giving me £5 worth of the currency. One day, he said, my holdings would be worth more than £1,000. /goo.gl/XTwxGH Coinbase Says It Was Wrong About SEC Approval of Acquisitions Lily…

New York State Department Of Financial Services Grants Virtual Currency License To Bitpay, Inc. Blog,CryptoMarkets

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New York State Department Of Financial Services Grants Virtual Currency License To Bitpay, Inc. Mondovisione Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo today announced that the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has approved the application of BitPay, Inc. for a virtual currency license. BitPay is authorized to offer clearing and settlement services to merchants willing to accept payment in bitcoin or issue payments in bitcoin, and is the first wholesale payments processor to be approved for a license. /goo.gl/EBeKHx Coinbase Says It Has Green Light to List Coins Deemed Securities Lily Katz – Bloomberg SEC, Finra sign off…

Bitcoin Was Russian Hackers’ Currency of Choice, U.S. Says Blog,CryptoMarkets

Bitcoin Was Russian Hackers’ Currency of Choice, U.S. Says Lily Katz – Bloomberg Digital coin allegedly used for payments during election; 12 intelligence officers indicted by U.S. special counsel For years, Bitcoin believers have tried to distance the digital coin from the perception that it’s only used for criminal activity. New insights into Russian meddling in the U.S. election aren’t helping. /jlne.ws/2uD8r9Y Hong Kong launches blockchain-based trade finance Don Weinland – Financial Times Hong Kong’s de facto central bank will go live next month with a blockchain-backed trade finance platform set to link up with 21 banks, including HSBC and…