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JPMorgan’s Focus on Blockchain Is Part of Digital Transformation Roadmap, New Study Reveals

A study into JPMorgan’s digital transformation initiatives has revealed that blockchain is a key technology for the bank’s roadmap, according to a press release published by ResearchAndMarkets.com (RM) October 3. RM has analyzed JPMorgan’s enterprise-wide strategies to secure its “competitive edge” against rival banks, non-financial firms, and fintech startups. The bank has reportedly earmarked $10.8 billion for technology spending in ...

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Porsche Increases Investments in New Technologies With Focus on Blockchain and AI Startups

German automobile manufacturer Porsche AG will increase in its investments in startups — with a focus on blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) — by around $176 million over the next five years, according to a company press release published September 25. The increase in Porsche’s total investment in venture capital activities for next five years was prompted by the need ...

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Coinbase, BitGo Reaffirm Plans to Focus on Serving Institutions in Crypto

Two US-based crypto behemoths, Coinbase and BitGo, will continue to facilitate growing demand for Bitcoin from institutional investors by operating as trusted custodians. Earlier this week, BitGo was approved by South Dakota regulators to create and operate a crypto custody solution, while Coinbase established a new office in New York exclusively to handle institutional demand into the market. Coinbase New ...

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Digital Gold Exchange Enters Cryptocurrency Market with a Strong Focus on Ecosystem

This is a sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. Digital Gold Exchange (DGE), a blockchain-based, online/offline electronic gold exchange based in South Korea, listed its cryptocurrency, TMTG (The Midas Gold Touch), on the IDCM Exchange in Hong Kong on Aug 2. As of ...

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China’s IT Ministry Makes Blockchain, Data Security Focus of One of Its Key Labs for 2018

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has included a blockchain-dedicated laboratory on the list of its key labs for 2018, published August 13. According to the ministry’s post, the lab will be dedicated to harnessing blockchain for the data security industry and IT, and will be overseen by the National Industrial Information Security Development Research Center. Earlier this ...

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Investors ‘Overreacting’ to ETF Delay, Should Focus on Bullish News

Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead claimed that crypto markets are reflecting some overreaction from investors recently, in comments to CNBC August 8. Speaking in an interview on CNBC’s “Fast Money,” Morehead suggested that investors have exaggerated the importance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). recent delay on their decision regarding a Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF). As per ...

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Japan to Focus Cryptocurrency Regulation on Speculative Investments

The Financial Services Agency, the government agency that oversees banking, securities, and exchange services in Japan, plans to set up stricter requirements on cryptocurrencies and its use for speculative purposes. Japan Regulator May Impose Cap on Cryptocurrency Trading Leverage Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have mainly become tools for speculative investment in recent months. Recently, a DEA agent explained that around 90% ...

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Congress Should Make Cryptocurrencies a Key Focus: U.S. Rep

At a Congressional hearing earlier this year, a key member affirmed his intention “to not sit by idly” while the cryptocurrency investors remain unprotected. That congressman, Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI), has once again called Congress for oversight of what he believes is a “muddled and fairly opaque” cryptocurrency market. A contender to lead the House Financial Services Committee, Huizenga promised ...

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Financial Stability Is the Focus of New FSB Monitoring Framework

Cryptocurrencies are getting more attention every day, it seems, as the Financial Stability Board (FSB) announced on Monday that it had put together a standardized framework with which to monitor cryptocurrency assets. This body was called upon by the G20 Ministers of Finance and the Central Bank Governors to report by the end of July on the work of standard-setting ...

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Donald Trump’s US Government to Focus More On Crypto-Related Fraud

A new task force created by Donald Trump seeks to further investigate “cyber fraud” and “digital currency fraud,” as per an executive order from the U.S. President and his administration. Trump Looking at Crypto The announcement, made today, looks to place digital currencies amongst more traditional crimes like money laundering and fraudulent investment schemes targeting the elderly as a focus ...

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