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Major Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Lists the World’s First Crypto ETP Amidst Market Collapse

Switzerland's principal stock exchange SIX Swiss Exchange will list the world’s first crypto-based exchange-traded product (ETP) next week, the Financial Times (FT) reported Saturday, Nov. 16.Backed by the Swiss startup Amun AG, the first global crypto ETP will be listed under index HODL, and will track five major cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin

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“Wall Street’s Bookkeeper” Enters Test Phase of DLT Replatforming Along With 15 Major Banks

On Nov. 6, the post-trade market infrastructure behemoth, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), announced that it is entering the test phase of its attempt to replatform its Trade Information Warehouse (TIW) via the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT).DTCC enters active trial phase for TIW replatformingThe move to

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After Yesterday’s Bloodbath, Losses Continue for Major Cryptos, XRP Overtakes Ethereum

Thursday, Nov. 15: yesterday's fall in crypto markets continues today, with Bitcoin (BTC) dipping below the $5,400 mark, and total market capitalization dropping as low as $174 billion, according to data from CoinMarketCap.After an extended period of low price volatility, crypto markets experienced a massive decline yesterday, Nov. 14, with

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Major Russian Art Gallery Tretyakov Launches Blockchain-Based Art Patronage Project

The prestigious State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia, is launching a blockchain-based art patronage scheme, Russian news agency TASS reports Nov. 15.The project, dubbed “My Tretyakov,” allows individuals or enterprises to make a private donation to contribute to the digitization of an item from the gallery’s collection, thereby becoming the

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Hong Kong Exchange KuCoin Nets $20 Million Investment From Major VC Firms

Hong Kong-based international cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin has closed a Series A funding round worth $20 million, the company confirmed Nov. 14.Led by IDG Capital, Matrix Partners and Neo Global Capital, the funds will go towards the release of KuCoin’s 2.0 platform, expansion into new markets, research and more.“We will continue

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Major South Korean Hospital to Use Blockchain Tech for Medical Information Services

One of the South Korea's largest hospitals has partnered with a local tech company to develop a medical services platform based on blockchain technology, according to the hospital’s official press release Nov. 12.Myongji Hospital, located in the city of Goyang, South Korea, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with

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