Blockchain 

Ripple Announces New Partnership with UK Remittance Firm

Ripple, the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, has announced a new partnership with UK remittance firm Xendpay. The London-based firm will now become a part of Ripple’s global settlement platform, RippleNet, according to a press release issued today. Joining RippleNet will now allow Xendpay access to markets in Bangladesh, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand. Xendpay is a money transfer platform that is popular among migrant communities as it allows them to repatriate funds while, crucially, giving them the option to waive transfer fees through its Pay What You…

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Blockchain 

Ripple (XRP) Gains Regulatory Clarity in the UK

While cryptocurrencies may have initially started with a revolutionary idea about decentralized financial systems, most cryptos are now looking for ways to enter the mainstream. However, for that to happen, there needs to be regulatory clarity, and once it is achieved, then regulated cryptocurrencies can manage to attract investments from institutional investors. Over the past months, the regulatory bodies in the United States have expressed skepticism towards cryptocurrencies at large and even the President urged Facebook to apply for a bank license if it wanted to launch its cryptocurrency Libra.…

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Blockchain 

Coinbase UK Drops Support for Zcash

It has yet to be disclosed as to why, but the UK arm of Coinbase is dropping support for Zcash (ZEC) cryptocurrency. The move has, understandably, rattled Zcash investors. Coinbase Drops Support for Zcash According to customers of Coinbase UK, the exchange is sending out letters telling traders to convert their ZEC holdings by August 26. Alternatively, traders are encouraged to export their coins to an external wallet. If they fail to do so, their ZEC balance will automatically convert to British pound sterling in their user accounts. As stated,…

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Cryptocurrency 

FCA’s Ban on Crypto Financial Instruments Affects UK Retailers

Earlier today, the UK’s market regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), announced a proposal that would ban financial instruments linked to digital cryptocurrencies. The regulator has warned that such instruments using cryptocurrencies could incur huge losses for retailers who don’t understand the great risks associated with using them. The FCA’s Ban Proposal The FCA is targeting products such as derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs), in particular, but it is also suggested that crypto-assets themselves simply didn’t suit small investors. It cited cryptocurrencies’ “extreme volatility,” ambiguous value, and the lack of public knowledge…

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Blockchain 

This UK Financial Regulator Has a Problem with Facebook’s Libra Coin

Most individuals in the crypto space have been following the journey of the Libra coin, Facebook’s recently unveiled cryptocurrency. From month-long rumors to the company unveiling it last month to Binance reportedly entering discussions with Facebook over it, the public has long known about Libra coin. And today, July 2, there is even more news about it. But it’s not good. More News About the Libra Coin On Tuesday, July 2, The Guardian reported that Christoper Woolard has warned against the Libra coin. Woolard, who is a senior financial regulator…

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