This is a daily round up of important blockchain and crypto news between Feb 8, 2019 and Feb 9, 2019 . The focus is on important news around developments in the blockchain space, on exchanges and crypto projects.
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1. NYSE Operator’s Crypto Platform Bakkt Finalizes Its First Acquisition
Bakkt, the much-anticipated digital assets platform operated by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has closed its first acquisition. The move marks the finalization of an acquisition of assets in futures commission merchant Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG). “With today’s closing of our transaction with Rosenthal Collins Group, we welcome great new team members to Bakkt,” the statement reads. Read more
2. Argentina’s State Public Transport Card SUBE Accepts Bitcoin
Alto Viaje, a platform for adding money to SUBE cards, has partnered with Bitex, which provides blockchain-driven financial services to businesses. As a result of the partnership, the SUBE card can now be funded using BTC, via Alto Viaje’s website. Read more
3. A Fight Is Brewing Among QuadrigaCX Crypto Exchange’s Creditors
Creditors of the failed cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX are bracing for a fight – among themselves.Customers who had fiat currency balances at the exchange before it went offline and sought protection from creditors in a Canadian court last week are beginning to argue they should be paid back first from recovered assets. Read more
4. Bitfinex Resumes Trading After Unexpected 2-Hour Outage as Crypto Markets Surge
Initially, the company wrote that the platform was unavailable only “to some users” and apologized for the inconvenience, without specifying a cause for the outage.However, about thirty minutes later, Bitfinex clarified that it had gone offline for all of its users, citing a “poor choice of wording” as the reason for the misinformation Read more
5. Medical R&D Alliance Expands Blockchain Project to Include Data Sharing
The Pistoia Alliance is a not-for-profit organization established in 2007, with representatives from well-known pharmaceutical industry companies which include Pfizer, Novartiz, and GSK. The Pistoia Alliance was formed to help integrate new technology to assist in the companies’ respective research and development (R&D) fields. Read more
Only the headlines are enough for these news
- Crypto Tax Bill Clears First Hurdle in New Hampshire Legislature Read Story.
- Maltese Financial Regulator Issues Cybersecurity Consultation for Blockchain Industry Read Story.
- ‘Swiss Leaks’ HSBC Whistleblower Plans to Launch ‘Clean, Ethical’ Crypto Token Read Story.
- Seoul City Gov’t Appoints Members to Blockchain Governance Team Read Story.
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