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UK Financial Watchdog Grants License to London-Based Crypto Asset Firm

London-based crypto asset management firm Prime Factor Capital has obtained a license from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate as a full-scope Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM). The development was announced in a press release on July 1Being FCA-authorized gives Prime Factor Capital the right to operate as

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New York Supreme Court Grants Bitfinex’s Motion to Modify Injunction

Justice Joel Cohen of the New York Supreme Court has granted the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange’s motion to modify an injunction from the New York Attorney General (NYAG), Bitfinex announced on May 16.Per the announcement, the court order will allow Bitfinex and affiliated stablecoin operator Tether to continue their normal

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New York Financial Regulator Grants BitLicense to Robinhood and LibertyX

Stock and crypto trading app Robinhood has received a BitLicense to operate in New York, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) reports on Jan. 24.Robinhood now has permission to trade in seven cryptocurrencies — including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC) — in

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US Dept. of Energy Grants $4.8 Million to Fund Research of Tech Including Blockchain

The Department of Energy (DOE) of the United States has announced $4.8 million in funding for university research of technologies including blockchain, according to an announcement published Jan. 7.The funding has been announced by the department’s office of fossil energy. Projects eligible for funding include those researching emerging technologies, “such

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Thailand’s Finance Ministry Grants Licenses to Three Crypto Exchanges

The Ministry of Finance in Thailand has granted working licenses to three crypto trading companies and denied permits for two businesses seeking to become regulated exchanges. The ministry has also issued a working permit to a cryptocurrency broker and dealer. “The four applicants granted a license are three digital asset exchanges –

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