Highlighting what went right, and what went wrong, in this week’s crypto news analysis.

The Super Bowl may have been one of the most boring on record (Spoiler Alert: guess who won their sixth ring?) but there is plenty afoot in the world of digital assets. Perhaps the biggest news last week was Binance allowing card payments for crypto. Other noteworthy events include a UK firm receiving FCA authorisation to offer crypto CFDs; Fidelity made another non-announcement that they’re almost ready; and the VanEck Bitcoin ETF has been re-submitted.

Stay tuned as we post our January regulator roundup later today. You’d be forgiven for thinking dry-January was going to be a slow month, but with Davos, and multiple European regulators weighing-in, there is a lot to cover.

Below we have our weekly roundup of industry and coin specific news. If you’d like to get in touch with us about any of our products or services, we look forward to hearing from you. Just send us a note.

Latest Industry News

Binance accept credit and debit card purchases

  • The popular crypto-crypto exchange will now accept fiat purchases for a limited number of pairings, following integration with payments provider Simplex

  • The Visa and MasterCard purchases will require valid ID checks and will not be available in every country

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Did CME BTC futures effect the market?

  • BTC futures expired last week, in the midst of the longest bitcoin bear market on record

  • Being cash settled, it’s unlikely. However, it’s worth watching whether Bakkt’s physically settled futures have a different impact when they launch in March

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Security tokens vs. tokenised securities

  • It seems vocabulary has contributed to the confusion regulators face about how to treat cryptocurrencies

  • And it’s important to draw distinctions, as they “imply different constructs, different investors and potentially different regulation”

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Latest Coin News

BTC

ETH

  • Price analysis

  • An in-depth look at why

    can and will scale

  • On core-dev’s call,

    for Geth and Parity announce

XRP

  • Price analysis

  • Partnership with

    announced to test SWIFT integration

  • Euro Exim bank launches

    after successful tests

 

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