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Former UK Visa CEO Takes Helm Of Crypto Consumer Payment Startup

The former head of Visa in the UK and Ireland has joined a startup bringing crypto to consumer payments, Business Insider NL reports today, May 19. Marc O’Brien, who worked for Visa between 2008 and 2014, has recently joined crypto consumer payment startup Crypterium, which aims to make it possible to spend crypto in everyday situations, Business Insider reports. Speaking ...

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CME in Partnership With UK Exchange Launches Ethereum Index

The CME has launched two new indexes on Monday to track the price of Ether the second largest cryptocurrency. CME Launches Ethereum Index According to a press release, The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) partnered with UK based digital asset exchange Crypto Facilities have launched the CME CF Ether-Dollar Reference Rate and Real Time Index, according to an announcement on May 14. ...

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UK Firm Launches Ethereum Futures Trading – The Merkle

Ever since Bitcoin futures contracts became a thing, people have been wondering when other currencies would receive a similar treatment. Although that is not a straightforward process, some progress has been made where Ethereum is concerned. Crypto Facilities, a UK-based trading platform, has begun offering ETH/USD futures. Ethereum Futures Have Arrived With so many people interested in speculating on cryptocurrency ...

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Ethereum Futures Launch on Regulated UK Trading Platform

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The world’s first regulated ethereum futures will soon begin trading on UK cryptocurrency trading platform Crypto Facilities. The London-based firm — which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) — on Friday announced that it will list an ethereum futures contract, providing institutional investors with ...

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Potential Conflict of Interest? UK Parliament Blockchain [and Ripple] Critic Worked For R3

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Last week, UK Parliament held an evidence session aimed to inform regulators on the nature of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. There were four guest panelists, with Director Martin Walker of the Centre for Evidence Based Management taking a hostile stance against blockchain as a financial instrument and ...

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Think Tank Director Tells UK Parliament That Blockchain Is ‘Pixie Dust’ and ‘Magic Wands’

Martin Walker, director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management, dismissed blockchain technology, calling it a “pixie dust” fad before the British Parliament, Business Insider reported May 1. Walker, who directs a think tank that aims to improve the quality of executives’ decision-making, spoke before the Treasury Committee at a hearing on blockchain in the financial system. Walker said it can ...

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CryptoUK Trade Association Calls On MPs To Regulate Cryptocurrency Sector In UK

CryptoUK, a self-regulatory trade association for the UK cryptocurrency industry, addressed several Members of Parliament (MPs) to advocate for favorable regulations in the sector, news outlet City A.M. reported May 1. The association set out its proposals in writing to the Treasury Select Committee’s inquiry into cryptocurrencies today. The inquiry intends to examine the role of digital currencies in the ...

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UK Financial Guru Sues Facebook over Fraud Crypto Ads

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. UK television personality, Martin Lewis is suing Facebook for defamation, stating the social media giant has failed to stop fake adverts that use his face and name. Some of these fake ads have been pushing cryptocurrency scams. The man who founded the UK’s biggest consumer website, ...

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