Blockstream

Blockstream

Blockstream’s Liquid sidechain has been approved by Japanese regulators for use with local Crypto Garage’s SettleNet platform. In a pilot program SettleNet will be used to facilitate issuance of stablecoins and settlements on Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges.

Lightning Network

The lightning transactions network reached a capacity of 500-bitcoin transactions on December 23, after having grown to a network of more than 14,000 bi-directional channels in recent months. Addressing the issue of bitcoin scalability, the lightning network facilitates micro transactions off-chain.

Bitmain

Bitmain

Bitmain’s IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the largest proposed public share offering by a cryptocurrency business to date, may be shelved due to regulators’ concerns, according to Hong Kong media sources.

Bitmain

Bitmain

Bitmain’s IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the largest proposed public share offering by a cryptocurrency business to date, may be shelved due to regulators’ concerns, according to Hong Kong media sources.

Tagomi

Tagomi

Tagomi launched its institution-oriented agency brokerage platform for cryptocurrency transactions yesterday. Tagomi is backed by several venture firms, including Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund.

Mark Karpelès

Mark Karpelès

Mark Karpelès may be facing a 10-year prison term in Japan for diverting Mt. Gox customer funds to his own account in 2013. @MagicalTux (aka Karpelès) pleaded not guilty to those charges as well as to embezzlement and data manipulation.

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