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Asia-Pacific Stocks Mixed in Reaction to Released Minutes of Federal Reserve’s Meeting

Stocks in Asia-Pacific are mixed as the US Federal Reserve released the minutes of their November meeting. Chinese JD Health filed for IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.On the 26th of November, stocks in Asia-Pacific mixed in after the US Federal Reserve released its November meeting minutes. During the meeting,

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Major Meeting of Central Banks Produces Same Old ‘Evaluating’ CBDCs Refrain

Central bankers continued to evaluate the merits, or lack thereof, of a digital currency (CBDC), explaining that digital innovation has its benefits but policy considerations abound during a panel discussion hosted by the International Monetary Fund on Monday. The panel, featuring Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell; Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Nor

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First Mover: Sleepy Fed Meeting Belies Tense Economic Reality (Brrr) That May Buoy Bitcoin

After a two-day closed-door meeting this week, the Federal Reserve issued a six-paragraph statement on Wednesday and held an hour-long press conference. None of that was news, of course, and neither was anything else emanating from the U.S. central bank, which announced no policy changes.  You’re reading First Mover, CryptoX’s daily markets newsletter.

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BitFlyer Holds First Virtual Shareholders Meeting With Blockchain Voting App

BitFlyer Holdings, which runs one of Japan's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, held its general shareholders meeting Friday and, for the first time, used a blockchain voting app.In the “new normal” where social distancing is required, blockchain technology finds another use case. The voting app, called bVote, was developed by BitFlyer’s subsidiary

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FATF Meeting Scheduled to Discuss VASPs Compliance With Travel Rule

[sociallocker id="55298"] The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has a plenary meeting scheduled on June 24 to assess the progress of Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) worldwide in enforcing the organization’s “travel rule”.According to Pawel Kuskowski at Forbes, the FATF meeting will be held virtually in two weeks to discuss

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Wyoming’s Congressional Blockchain Committee Holds First Meeting

On May 22, Wyoming’s Select Committee on Blockchain, Financial Technology and Digital Innovation technology convened in full for the first time, albeit virtually.Initially announced on May 17, the new select committee evolved from the previous Blockchain Task Force.Task force to select committee: What has changed?In today’s meeting, Chairman Chris Rothfuss

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CFTC Holds A Meeting to Learn All About Stablecoins

American financial regulators have sat down with major stablecoin projects in an effort to better understand the industry.The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Technology Advisory Committee held a public meeting on Feb. 26 to learn about stablecoins, cryptocurrency insurance, custody practices and cybersecurity.Three stablecoin projects: JPM Coin, MarkerDao and Paxo

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Blockchain Fintech Firm Diginex, 8i Set Up Special Meeting on Merger Deal

Investment holding company 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp. and blockchain financial services and technology firm Diginex have scheduled a shareholders meeting to consider the proposed business merge.The special meeting will take place on March 20 in New York, according to a Feb. 24 press release. Initially, the companies announced the

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