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Crypto Custody Firm Ledger Vault to Provide Services to Crypto Broker Voyager Digital

Ledger Vault, the custody arm of hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger, will provide its services to Canadian cryptocurrency broker Voyager Digital, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 21.Per the release, Voyager Digital will integrate Ledger Vault’s multi-authorization cryptocurrency wallet management system into its trading platform with

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Worsening US-China Trade War Is Behind BTC Price Rise, Digital Currency Group CEO Claims

The CEO of a cryptocurrency firm has suggested that the recent rise in bitcoin’s (BTC) price could be linked to the trade war between China and the United States, Fortune reported on May 20.In an interview, Digital Currency Group founder Barry Silbert noted how BTC’s acceleration coincided with talks breaking down between Beijing and

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Blockchain as Key to Vienna’s Digital Future — Interview with Ulrike Huemer, CIO of Vienna, Austria

Austria is Europe’s leader in terms of applying modern day technology to better the all-around welfare of its citizens. Making cities “smart” and digital is a key part of transforming public goods and services in order to reach that goal. Vienna is especially keen on innovation, trying to find new

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Top Banks Alleged to Be Investing $50 Million in Digital Cash Settlement Project

Sources ostensibly familiar with the matter have claimed that some of the world’s leading banks are currently investing around $50 million to build a blockchain-powered digital cash system for transaction settlement. The news was reported by Reuters on May 17.An earlier project for a blockchain-based currency settlement coin was

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Fidelity Investments Seeks Talent for Its Digital Assets Division

American investment management company Fidelity Investments is seeking talent for its digital asset wing, Fidelity Digital Assets, according to the company’s job offer listing.Fidelity is looking for nine professionals in fields ranging from analytics and data engineering to blockchain solutions architecture and blockchain solutions engineering.The company is hiring a

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Digital Asset Finance Firm BitGo Announces Off-Chain Clearance and Settlement Service

Digital asset finance firm BitGo announced the launch of its off-chain clearance and settlement service in a press release published on May 14.Per the announcement, the service will be available to clients of qualified custodian BitGo Trust Company, and assets are not moved from custody while reportedly allowing fast,

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Germany Plans Major Digital Token Regulation Effort in 2019, Says Source

Germany plans to introduce draft regulations allowing blockchain bonds as soon as this summer, local daily business news outlet Handelsblatt reported May 9.Citing Thomas Heilmann, the ruling coalition government’s dedicated blockchain correspondent, the publication revealed the new legislation has already gained mainstream momentum, with a summary paper already in

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Samsung SDS Includes Blockchain Within Digital Transformation Framework

The president and CEO of Samsung SDS — an IT and consultancy subsidiary of the South Korean tech conglomerate Samsung Group — has revealed the firm is including blockchain as one of the key technologies for its “Digital Transformation Network.”The development was revealed during president and CEO Hong Yuan

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