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Bitcoin Futures Provider Bakkt Names Mike Blandina as New Head

Bitcoin warehouse and Intercontinental Exchange subsidiary Bakkt officially has a new head.The company announced Monday that Mike Blandina would become the new president of the company, effective December 20. He succeeds outgoing CEO Kelly Loeffler, who was recently appointed to become the next Senator from the state of Georgia.Loeffler has

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Crypto Payment Provider BitPay Adds USDC, GUSD, Paxos; Tether Is Still Out

The crypto payment provider BitPay has enhanced its payment processing systems to include 3 more stablecoins which are Circle’s USD Coin (USDC)trade, Gemini Dollar (GUSD), and Paxos Standard Token (PAX). Tether (USDT), the most popular stablecoin by huge margins (and occasionally even the most traded cryptocurrency by volume), is still

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Placeholder Leads $2 Million Seed Round for DeFi Services Provider Zerion

“Back in the 90's many of us intuitively understood the Internet was a powerful new infrastructure but it took Marc Andreeseen with Mosaic and then Netscape to make this powerful new infrastructure accessible to a broader audience,” he said. “DeFi, or decentralized finance, feels just as profoundly transformative today as

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Crypto ATM Provider Bitstop Begins Operating in Simon Malls Across the US

Bitcoin ATM provider Bitstop has partnered with Simon Property Group in a bid to expand the coverage of cryptocurrency ATMs across the country in malls.The new locations for the ATMs include Carlsbad Premium Outlets in Carlsbad, Califronia, Mall of Georgia in Budford in Georgia, Miami International Mall in Miami, Sawgrass

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LocalBitcoins Receives Finnish FSA Virtual Currency Provider License

The Finnish Financial Services Authority (FIN-FSA) has officially registered LocalBitcoins as a virtual currency provider, starting at the beginning of November 2019. Finland only allows officially registered providers who fulfill the legal requirements to operate in the country.A safe pair of handsIn order to receive the registration, LocalBitcoins had

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ConsenSys Fully Acquires Ethereum Infrastructure Provider Infura

Ethereum (ETH) venture production studio ConsenSys has announced that it had fully acquired Infura, a blockchain infrastructure provider that the firm previously backed.According to the blog post published on Oct. 4, Infura will continue its operations as a wholly owned business unit within the studio. Infura also noted that

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CME’s BTC Index Provider CF Benchmarks Wins EU License

CF Benchmarks, CME Group’s Bitcoin (BTC) index provider, received a benchmark license under the European Benchmarks Regulation (EU BMR).On Sept. 13, CF Benchmarks’ official Twitter account announced that the firm received its license from the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In the tweet, the firm also claims to

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