Platform News: FinTech trading app Robinhood

Robinhood to permanently shift most employees to remote working

Robinhood has said it plans to move a majority of its 3,400 employees to remote work permanently, joining a slew of top tech firms embracing a hybrid culture.

Crypto Coins

Digital pound could hit financial stability and erode privacy

A digital pound used by consumers could harm financial stability, raise the cost of credit and erode privacy, though a version for wholesale use in the financial sector demands gre...

Platform News: Bitcoin and the rise of cryptocurrencies

Macro and technical headwinds accrue for bitcoin

A weak start to 2022 and a host of looming macro and technical headwinds are setting cryptocurrencies up for a rough ride in the weeks to come.

Crypto Coins

Cryptocurrency crime in 2021 hits all-time high in value

Cryptocurrency-linked crime surged to a record high last year in terms of value, with illegal addresses receiving $14 billion in digital currencies, up 79% from $7.8 billion in 202...

Bitcoin, ether near multi-month lows following hawkish Fed minutes

Bitcoin fell below $43,000, testing multi-month lows after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting showed it leaning toward more aggressive policy action, which sappe...

Dogecoin cryptocurrency

The Year of the Doge? 2021 was crypto’s wildest year yet

Bitcoin close to $70,000, “memecoins” worth billions of dollars, a blockbuster Wall Street listing and a sweeping Chinese crackdown: 2021 was the wildest yet for crypto...

Platform Industry: Tesla's Elon Musk

‘Has anyone seen Web3?’ Musk, Dorsey mock tech’s latest buzzword

Billionaires Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey dismissed the so-called Web3 and criticized the involvement of venture capital firms such as Andreessen Horowitz in building out what some ha...

Crypto Coins

Russian cenbank official: We see no room for cryptocurrencies

Bank of Russia Deputy Governor Vladimir Chistyukhin has hinted that privately run cryptocurrencies may soon no longer be used in the country’s financial markets, TASS news ag...

Platform News: NFT

Controversial social media app Parler plans to expand into NFTs

Social media platform Parler has said it will expand its business into non-fungible tokens (NFT), in a move that underpins the rapid growth of the digital asset in recent months.

Platform News: Coinbase

Coinbase says connectivity issues fixed, investigating delays

Coinbase Global Inc said on a Twitter post on Wednesday it has resolved the connectivity problems that denied customers access to the cryptocurrency platform.

Platform News: A visualisation of Bitcoin, digital currency and cryptocurrency

Germany’s trillion-euro savings banks mull crypto wallet

Germany’s savings banks, a conservative bastion that holds more than 1 trillion euros for thrifty Germans, is looking into offering a wallet to trade cryptocurrency, a group ...

Platform News: Binance

Binance affiliate says will withdraw Singapore licence application

The Singapore affiliate of Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, said in a statement it will withdraw its local license application and wind down its ...

Platform Industry: Modi PM of India

Indian PM Modi’s personal Twitter handle ‘briefly compromised’

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal Twitter handle was “very briefly compromised,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a tweet on Sunday m...

Platform News: Bitcoin and the rise of cryptocurrencies

Self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor largely prevails in $54 billion bitcoin trial

A computer scientist who has claimed to be the inventor of bitcoin largely prevailed in a Florida jury trial over whether the estate of a former business partner deserved half of a...

Visa Payment

Visa launches crypto advisory service for financial institutions, merchants

Visa, the world’s largest payment processor, launched a global crypto advisory service for clients such as banks and also merchants, as the adoption of digital currencies gai...