EOS-Based Social Media Platform Voice Announces Beta Launch

Voice, a social media platform developed by EOS creator Block.One, announced that it will launch in beta on Feb. 14, 2020.

Voice, the social media platform first unveiled by EOS creator Block.One in June, announced that it will launch in beta on Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day — in 2020. Voice announced the beta launch date in a blog post published by the project on Dec. 5. The firm also promises that it will share its progress with the community as the development goes on.  Read more

Bitcoin Hovers Under $7,550 as Altcoins See Moderate Gains

Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate gains on the day, as Bitcoin hovers around the $7,550 mark again.

Saturday, Dec. 7 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate gains on the day by press time, as Bitcoin (BTC) hovers just under the $7,550 mark again. Read more

SEC Requests UK’s Intervention to Force Telegram’s Former Advisor to Testify

The U.S. SEC asked the U.K. authorities to force Telegram’s former chief investment advisor to testify in Grams tokens offering case.

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) asked the High Court of England and Wales to force Telegram’s former chief investment advisor John Hyman to testify in the case over the firm’s Grams tokens offering. Read more

Report: ‘Blockchain Is A Rapidly Maturing Technology in China’

According to a report by Forkast Insights, the research arm of Asia-based Forkast, blockchain is a rapidly maturing technology in China, “far beyond the experimental stage.”

Forkast Insights, the research arm of Asia-based Forkast, took an in-depth, comprehensive look at how blockchain technology is integrated in China. Read more

Ukraine Passes Law on Money Laundering With Crypto Policy Based on FATF

The Ukrainian government approves the final version of a money laundering law that will handle virtual assets and virtual asset service providers per FATF guidelines.

The Ukranian government has approved the final version of a money laundering law that will handle virtual assets and virtual asset service providers (VASPs) per FATF guidelines. Read more

Brazil’s Tax Authority Fines Those Who Fail to Declare Bitcoin and Crypto

Brazil’s tax authority has implemented a new tax code that fines taxpayers who fail to declare their Bitcoin and crypto transactions.

Brazil’s tax agency, the Department of Federal Revenue (RFB), published a new tax code that specifies fines for taxpayers who fail to declare their Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency transactions. Read more

Börse Stuttgart Digital Exchange Opens to All Users Based in Germany

The Digital Exchange of the Börse Stuttgart (BSDEX) Germany’s second-largest stock exchange is now open to all users with German residency.

Following the start of trading platform for selected investors in September, Börse Stuttgart Stock Exchange (BSDEX) has now opened to all interested users with residence in Germany. Börse Stuttgart made its announcement in a press release on Dec., 6.  Read more

Coinbase Card Rolls out DAI as First Supported Stablecoin: Official

Coinbase Card, a crypto-powered Visa debit card by Coinbase exchange, now supports Dai, a stablecoin pegged to the United States dollar.

Coinbase Card, a crypto-powered Visa debit card from major crypto exchange Coinbase, now supports Dai (DAI), a stablecoin pegged to the United States dollar. Read more

Japanese Financial Giant SBI Holdings Considers Paying Dividends in XRP

SBI Holdings is considering the option of paying shareholder dividends in XRP, months after its subsidiary MorningStar began the practice.

Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings is considering to pay shareholder dividends in the form of XRP tokens, following the same practice by its subsidiary MorningStar. Read more