Cryptocurrency Headlines Tracker

Articles are linked and listed in chronological order, with the most recent headlines on top.



Week of October 28, 2018

Mastercard Makes a U-turn Seeking to Patent Fractional Reserve Banking for Blockchain Assets

Morgan Stanley Report: Cryptocurrency Popularity is Growing as Institutional Investment

Individuals and Businesses in China Can Now Own and Transfer Bitcoin Legally

Goldman Sachs Signs Up a Limited Number of Clients for Its Upcoming Bitcoin Trading Product

South Korean Court Rules Bank’s Action to End Banking Services to Crypto Exchange Illegal

[Infografic] What the crypto?

Ukraine’s New Policy to Legalize Crypto, Considering Full Scale Adoption

Week of October 21, 2018

Circle’s USDC Stablecoin Becomes the First to Be Listed on Coinbase

Mastercard Makes a U-turn Seeking to Patent Fractional Reserve Banking for Blockchain Assets

Coinbase Approved to Offer Crypto Custody for XRP, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Ethereum Classic By Tough New York Regulator

Coinbase Can Compete With the New York Stock Exchange, Says Former JPMorgan Trader

NYSE Parent Company Reveals Launch Date for Bitcoin Futures on Bakkt Platform

Payments Company Square Open-Sources Its Bitcoin Cold Storage Tool

Uphold Joins Crypto Lending Platform Cred for New Lending and Earning Solutions

Square Further Pushes Crypto Innovations Open-sourcing Its Bitcoin Storage Solution

Week of October 14, 2018

Cryptocurrency Loans Company Genesis Processes $550 Million in First Six Months

PumaPay will partner with LiveJasmin to provide crypto payment solutions

HIGHLIGHT: Bakkt Plans to Launch a Crypto ‘Revolution’ With an Eye on 401(k)s, Exponential Growth, a Coinbase Veteran and Bitcoin

Via Forbes: Fidelity Launches Institutional Platform For Bitcoin And Ethereum

Bermuda Government Approves First ICO Under New Regulatory Regime

Highlight: Mainstream Spotlight on Crypto and Blockchain at SXSW in Austin, Texas

Chainalysis and Binance join hands to fight money laundering

World’s First Bitcoin City Welcomes Visitors in Slovenia

Highlight: Crypto Payment Platform BitPay Introduces Settlement in Stablecoins

Biggest Bank in Nordic Region Bans Bitcoin, Gets Caught for Money Laundering

Week of October 7, 2018

Crypto Funds Gets Greenlight from Swiss Financial Markets Regulator

PwC Joins Hands with Decentralized Lending Startup Cred For a USD-backed Stablecoin

Blockstream’s ‘Liquid Network’ Sidechain for Bitcoin Goes Live

Got Millions in Crypto? Binance Coin (BNB) Can Now Be Used to Buy Real Estate

Cryptocurrency Tech Will Make Web Look like ‘Cute Experiment’: Circle CEO

Breaking: Harvard, Stanford, & MIT Have All Invested in Cryptocurrency Funds

Crypto Giant Gemini Hires Former Wall Street COO to Head Operations

Ripple: XRP Has Many Use Cases ‘Above and Beyond’ the World of Banking

California Escrow Company Will Accept Bitcoin As Increasing Number of Home Listings Adopt Crypto

Cryptocurrency Exchange Unocoin to Launch India’s First Cryptocurrency ATM

Rain Seeks To Become Persian Gulf’s First Licensed Cryptocurrency Exchange

Two Yen-Backed Stablecoins in the Works, Hong Kong and Australian Dollar-Backed Coins Could Happen Next

Indiegogo’s First Security Token ICO Listing Raised $18 Million

Ukrainian Ministry of Finance Creates Working Group to Develop Crypto Taxation

Singapore’s Central Bank Will Aid Crypto Startups in Opening Bank Accounts

Week of September 30, 2018

Analysis: Ahead of Traditional Banking: How Africa Employs Blockchain For Financial Inclusion

Circle Acquires Crowdfunding Platform and Broker-Dealer SeedInvest

Bitcoin Startup Acinq Secures $1.7M to Give a Broader Push to Lightning Network Development

Yale University Invested in New $400 Million Crypto-Focused Fund, Says Report

Coinbase Set to Speed Up Bitcoin Payments Introducing ‘Child Pays for Parent’ System

Venezuela’s Petro: Public Sale to Commence on November 5, New Details Brought to the Surface

SBI Ripple Asia Launches MoneyTap App, Japanese Banks Consider the Crypto for Olympics

China’s Oldest Tech Magazine Now Accepting Payments In Bitcoin

Institutional Investors Step Up Investments in Cryptocurrency Market

Tiger Global Plans to Invest $500M in Coinbase Quadrupling Startup’s Valuation

Amid Peso’s Soaring Inflation the Number of Bitcoin ATMs in Argentina to Hit 30

Circle Invest Launches Three New ‘Collections’ to Simplify Investors’ Experience

US Brokerage Firm TD Ameritrade to Invest in New Crypto Exchange

Charles Schwab Exec Joins Coinbase Board

‘Cryptocurrencies are Here to Stay’, Says CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo

Korea’s Largest VC Firm Makes First Investment in Enterprise Blockchain Startup

Government Bonds: How Blockchain Can Beat the Red Tape

Report: Institutional Investors the Largest Buyers of Crypto Transactions Over $100K

Malta’s Prime Minister Tells UN That Crypto Is the ‘Inevitable Future of Money’


Week of September 23, 2018

Tiberius Offers Crypto Coins Backed by Seven Commodities

ICE’s Bakkt Reveals First Crypto Product as Physical Bitcoin Futures

WSJ: $88.6 Million in Illicit Funds Funneled Through Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Swiss Startup Raises $103 Million to Launch Cryptocurrency Bank

Mongolia: Central Bank Gives Permission to Issue First Digital Currency

Japan’s Messaging Giant LINE Announces New Digital Coin and 5 Decentralized Apps

Japan’s Financial Services Giant SBI Trials Crypto

Ukrainian National Bank Considering Launching State Digital Currency Tied to Local Fiat

Token for Retail Purchases

US: Crypto Industry Reps, Lawmakers, Venture Capitalists to Discuss Regulatory Landscape

Crypto, Revolutionized: New French ICO Regulation on Its Way

Breaking: Google to Reverse Crypto Ad Ban for Exchanges Advertising in US, Japan

French MPs Propose Legal Framework for All ‘Digital Assets’ Providers, Sources Report

Winklevoss’ Crypto Exchange Gemini Eyes Entrance Into UK Market, Sources Report

House Of Representatives Passes Financial Technology Protection Act

Sierra Leone Looks To Provide Financial Services For Unbanked KIVA Link

UNICEF France Accepts Donations in 9 Cryptocurrencies

Week of September 16, 2018

Pulse of the Mainstream: German Finance Minister Doubts Crypto Can Currently Replace Traditional Currencies

France Announces Landmark Crypto-Friendly ICO Regulations

Petro to Be Used for International Exchange Starting in October, Maduro Claims

Construction of Morocco’s 36 Megawatt Bitcoin Mining Farm to Start in January 2019

Abu Dhabi Regulator Calls for International Cryptocurrency Regulation Effort

UK Treasury Committee Calls for End to ‘Wild West Situation’ in Crypto Market

Largest Brazilian Brokerage to Launch Exchange for Bitcoin and Ethereum

US Congressman to Introduce Bills Supporting Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies

You Can Now Accept XRP on YouTube and Twitch

Things that make you go Hmm: Startup Launches Blockchain Powered Electric Vehicles That Mine Cryptocurrency

Coinsquare’s Investment Subsidiary Launches Two Tech-Based ETFs on Toronto Stock Exchange

Major Russian Banks Highly Interested in ‘Working With Crypto,’ Local Sources Say

Former Linkedin Data Executive Joins Coinbase as VP of Data

Swiss Bankers Ease Access for Crypto Startups to Prevent Mass Exodus

International Anti-Money Laundering Standards for Crypto Expected in October

Week of September 9, 2018

EF Hutton Sponsors ACEx A New Cryptocurrency Exchange

Wall Street’s EF Hutton Wants to Raise $60 Mln Issuing Crypto ‘Instruments, Coins, Tokens’

Morgan Stanley is Building a Bitcoin Swap Trading Product: Report

New Rules: US Regulators Extend Their Purview Within Crypto Industry

Coinbase’s New NYC Office to Hire 100 in Wall Street Crypto Push Lets Customers Buy Bitcoin via Its Crypto Wallet Portfolio Company

Final Draft of ICO Legislation Could Signify Next Step for Philippines Fintech Sector

France Finalizes New ICO Framework to ‘Attract Innovators Globally’

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and NYSE Owner Prepare to Back Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

BitGo Receives Approval to Operate as Regulated Cryptocurrency Custodian

Medici Ventures’ Latest Blockchain Investment Bridges Fiat With Crypto

Uber Co-Founder’s Cryptocurrency Trading Platform Launches Institutional Brokerage

Week of September 2, 2018

Andreas Antonopoulos: A Bitcoin ETF is Inevitable, but Damaging

30% of LinkedIn’s 2018 Top Startups Are Crypto Companies

More Than 4,000 Merchants Can Now Process Fast Bitcoin (BTC) Payments Through Lightning Network

Fantasy Sports Giant FanDuel Partners with Dash for ‘Crypto Cup’

A Billion People Will Be Using Cryptocurrency in 5 Years: Brian Armstrong

Uzbekistan is Licensing Crypto Exchanges, Mining Centers, and ICOs

Crypto Exchange Giant Binance Outlines Plans to Expand in Africa

Australian Startup to Enable Users Invest in Crypto with Spare Change

Crypto Exchange Circle Recruits Former Homeland Security Official as Legal Chief

Scaling Adoption: Southeast Asia’s Biggest Crypto Exchange Adds 4 Million Users in 2018

Hacked MEGA Chrome Extension was Used to Steal Cryptocurrency

Philippines Prepares to Regulate Cryptocurrency Exchanges as Trading Platforms

Deutsche Börse Launches Dedicated Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Unit

Japan Ramps up Scrutiny of New Cryptocurrency Exchange Applicants

Covered: Llyod’s of London is Insuring a Crypto Custody Services Firm

Stock Brokerage EF Hutton Rates Cryptocurrencies to Help Clients Track ‘Rapid Developments’

Digital Wealth Management Firm Apex Clearing to Launch Crypto Investment Subsidiary

Crypto Mining Accepted as an Industry by Iranian Authorities

Google Adds Ethereum Blockchain Dataset to Its Big Data Analytics Platform

South Korea Internet and Security Agency to Double Blockchain Project Budget in 2019


Week of August 26, 2018

German Financial Group to Launch Crypto Index Funds for Institutional and Retail Investors

Colombian President Promises to Cut Rent Taxes for Crypto Firms

Yahoo Finance Integrates Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin Trading

Bitcoin Accepted [Everyw]here: Square Wins Patent for Cryptocurrency Payment Network

Global Bitcoin ATM Market to be Worth $145 Million by 2023: Report

Sharia Compliant Cryptocurrency Exchange Sets its Sights on Malta

New York Firm Gives Aging Hydroelectric Dam New Life as Bitcoin Mining Farm

Japanese E-Commerce Major Rakuten to Acquire Local Crypto Exchange Everybody’s Bitcoin

South Korean Province to Issue Own Coin as Gov’t Says Crypto Should Be ‘Accepted’

Japan’s National Police Agency to Employ New Software to Track Crypto Transactions

Russian Financial Monitoring System Seeking Tool to Track Crypto Transactions

Poland Introduces New Bill to Clarify Crypto Taxation

Report: CBOE to Launch Ethereum Futures Trading Later This Year

Reserve Bank of India Confirms It Is Looking Into Making a Central Bank Digital Currency

Firefox to Block Cryptojacking Malware in New Browser Releases

Japan’s Messaging Giant LINE Launches Its Own Cryptocurrency

BitPay Enables Merchants to Receive Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Settlements

Week of August 19, 2018

Week of August 12, 2018

Bonus SCAM news: Dead Coin Walking: BitConnect Set to Be Delisted from Last Crypto Exchange

Jamaica Stock Exchange to Introduce Crypto and Tokens Trading via Canadian Fintech Firm

Brian Armstrong: Coinbase Signed Up 50,000 Users per Day in 2017

Audit Giant Intuit Gains Patent for Bitcoin Transactions over Text Messages

Crypto Trading Revenue May Double, Bernstein Says

Square Expands Cash App Bitcoin Service to All 50 US States

New Crypto Funds Launching at Record Pace

Porn Website Tube8 to Launch Blockchain Platform, Reward Views With Crypto Tokens

Tyler Winklevoss: ‘It Will Take Time’ for Wall Street to Make Crypto Jump

Australian Cinema-on-Demand Distributor Launching Cryptocurrency To Reward Film Enthusiasts

Coinbase Files Patent for Direct Bitcoin Payments System

Venezuela Looking to Launch a Central Bank for Cryptocurrencies

Binance, LCX Collaborate to Launch Fiat-to-Cryptocurrency Exchange in Liechtenstein

Week of August 5, 2018

A Agent: Speculators Are Using Bitcoin More Than Criminals

WeChat Eyes Blockchain for Faster Corporate Expense Refunds

Crypto Unicorn Bitmain Weighs $18 Billion IPO, One of World’s Largest

Side Note: Overstock’s Cryptocurrency Subsidiary is Now Worth More than the Entire Company

World Bank Picks Australia’s CBA to Deliver ‘World’s First Blockchain Bond’ on Ethereum

$270 Million: Chinese Firm Backs Overstock Blockchain Subsidiary in Record Investment

5,000 Merchants Can Now Accept Cryptocurrency Payments in Chile

Cryptocurrency-Backed Loan Service SALT Lending Expands Network to 35 States

Bitmain Releases New Crypto Mining Internet Routers for Dash and Siacoin

Audit Giant Intuit Gains Patent for Bitcoin Transactions over Text Messages

Cannabis and Crypto Unite as High Times Flies With Its IPO – Bitcoin and Ether Accepted

German Stock Exchange Launching Crypto App for Mainstream: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash

Traditional European Banks Integrating Bitcoin and Crypto Into Banking Services

Former Charles Schwab Exec Joins SEC-Registered Company to Develop Crypto Settlement Network

Coinbase Shores Up Top Talent During Bitcoin Slump With Former Manager From Amazon

The Litecoin Blockchain Gives Birth to CryptoMonsters

Crypto Exchange KuCoin Launches Support for Institutional Investors

Fourth Largest Pay TV Provider Accepts Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

Tron (TRX) Transactions Launching on Twitter With New Payment Platform

Something’s Brewing at Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Division

Facebook Meets With Stellar (XLM) as Tech Giant Eyes Crypto, Blockchain and Potential Partnerships

Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain to Invest $500 Million in Texas Data and Mining Facility

Opera to Launch Built-In Cryptocurrency Wallet for Desktop Browser

44 Percent of Russians Have Heard of Cryptocurrency, New Survey Reveals

Study: ICO Market Doubled Since Last Year, Shows Increased Institutional Investment

Blockchain Startup Enables Litecoin Transactions via Telegram Messenger

Singapore: Venture Capital Firm to Launch $10 Million Crypto, Blockchain Investment Fund


Week of 7/23/18

European Parliament Says Cryptocurrency Can Be Used as an Alternative to Money

BlockFi Becomes First Institutional Investment in Crypto-Backed Loans for Bitcoin and Ether

Crypto Mass Adoption App Bringing Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash to Starbucks and Mainstream Merchants Worldwide

Breaking: G20 Says Cryptocurrency Can Deliver ‘Significant Benefits’ to Financial System and Worldwide Economy

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Goes Into Overdrive: Leads US Bitcoin Industry With New Hires, Key Acquisitions

Nasdaq Holds Closed Door Event to Discuss Policing Crypto

Venezuela’s New National Currency Will Be Tied to the Petro, Says President

Iran Plans National Cryptocurrency as New US Sanctions Loom

CFTC Chair Says Regulator Is ‘Behind’ on Blockchain

Uber, E*Trade Vets to Launch No-Fee Crypto Exchange

China’s Answer to Reddit Is Launching a Crypto Token

Crypto Security Startup BitGo to Custody Zcash

Coinbase Launches Crypto Gift Card Service in Europe

Investment Startup Bitwise Proposes ETF for Top 10 Cryptos

Company to Create Global Network of Health Centers That Accept Cryptocurrency

Week of July 15, 2018

G20 Says Cryptocurrency Can Deliver ‘Significant Benefits’ to Financial System and Worldwide Economy

Asian Asset Manager Focusing on Family Offices to Launch Crypto-Custody Solution

Island of Stability: Stable Coins Keep Attracting Big-League Investors

Major Insurers Take the Plunge to Underwrite Risk in the Crypto Space

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Forms Political Action Committee

Coinbase Scores Major Whale for Institutional Brokerage Service: Report

Samsung Baltic Stores Now Accept Crypto via Blockchain Payments Platform CopPay

Wall Street Exec Mike Novogratz: Crypto, Blockchain Mass Adoption Is ‘5 to 6 Years Away’

Barclays Files Two Digital Currency and Blockchain Patents with U.S. Patent Office

Bullish Analyst Tom Lee: Mastercard’s New Crypto Moves Show Huge Financial Players Are Jumping In


Cryptocurrency Exchange BitBay Launches Free Fiat Exchange Service, Adds Omisego (OMG) and Golem (GNT)

Crypto Milestone: World’s 14th Largest Stock Exchange to Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange

Cryptocurrency Investing Leader With $12 Billion in Assets Adds Zcash (ZEC) and Stellar (XLM)

Coinbase Custody Is officially Open For Business

Huobi-Linked Cryptocurrency Exchange HBUS Launches in U.S. Market

South Korea is Officially Recognizing Crypto Exchanges as Regulated Banks

Exclusive: Malta PM Confirms Parliament Will Pass Three Cryptocurrency Bills

Central Bank of the Philippines Accredits Two New Crypto Exchanges

Crypto Exchange Huobi Opens Registration on New US-Based Trading Platform

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