Bittrex International Halts Service in Venezuela and 30 More Countries

Bittrex International, Malta-based international unit of United States’ crypto exchange Bittrex, will cease operations in Venezuela and 30 other countries. No clear reason for the action In an email to Venezuelan customers, Bittrex International announced that the exchange will halt account and trading access to users on Oct. 29, asking them to withdraw their funds …

UK-Based Digital Exchange to Use R3’s Corda for Post-Trade Processes

Archax, a London-based digital securities exchange, will use blockchain software firm R3’s Corda technology to manage post-trade activities. On Oct. 18, Archax announced in a press release that its post-trade processes will now run on distributed ledger technology. Archax will use a private version of Corda Enterprise within its own ecosystem. Graham Rodford, CEO of …

Sacramento Kings Pro Basketball Team Launches Crypto Collectibles

The Sacramento Kings NBA basketball team has partnered with CryptoKaiju to launch crypto-collectibles. In a press release on Oct. 16, the Sacramento Kings announced a new collaboration with the creator of Ethereum-based Kaiju toys, CryptoKaiju. The companies will give away 100 limited-edition Kaiju collectible toys throughout the 2019–2020 basketball season. Each collectible is backed by …

CFTC File Lawsuit Against $11M Ponzi-Like Cryptocurrency Scam

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the filing of a civil enforcement action against Nevada-based Circle Society. Defendants guaranteed investors 300% return On Oct. 16, the CFTC announced that it was charging Circle Society and its owner, David Gilbert Saffron, with “fraudulent solicitation, misappropriation, and registration violations relating to an $11 million …