Seed CX received two Bitlicences from the New York Department of Financial Services that let it conduct cryptocurrency trading and settlement with New York residents.
Bitpoint, the licensed Japanese cryptocurrency trading platform that reported a $32 million hack on Friday, today said that it had located $2.3 million of the lost funds trading on European platforms.
Mt. Gox creditors are being offered $900 per bitcoin to sell their claims to SoftBank’s Fortress Investment Group, less than 7.5% of bitcoin’s current value. Japanese bitcoin trading platform Mt. Gox has been insolvent since 2014 when it was hacked.
ItBit, the NY-based cryptocurrency trading platform, has started contributing live trading data for use in the CME’s Ether price indexes.
ErisX, the Chicago-based successor to swap futures exchange Eris, on Monday said its clearinghouse had been registered by the CFTC to clear physically settled digital asset futures. No launch date was announced.
Deutsche Boerse’s electronic stock platform Xetra has listed its first blockchain company for trading, Berlin-based Advanced Blockchain AG. The company supports internet-of-things blockchain applications.
LedgerX, a bitcoin swap platform planning to list deliverable bitcoin futures, was approved yesterday as a futures market by the CFTC. LedgerX’s members still may not clear trades for customers.
Kraken, one of the largest U.S-based cryptocurrency trading platforms, raised $13.5 million from 2,263 accredited investors in an indirect funding deal conducted on Bnk to the Future, an online investment platform. Kraken reportedly valued itself at $4 billion.
Libra, Facebook’s cryptocurrency, will launch in 2020 according to Calibra, Facebook’s special purpose subsidiary. Libra will be managed beyond Facebook’s control by an association that is targeted to have 100 members including Visa, Mastercard and Uber.
ICE’s Bakkt announced in a blogpost that it will begin user acceptance testing for its one-day and monthly bitcoin futures on July 22, although there still has been no indication the CFTC will bless Bakkt’s custody proposals.