Highlighting what went right, and what went wrong, in this week’s crypto news analysis.
]The US government may have shut down, but speculation about what the SEC will do with crypto in 2019 certainly hasn’t. Especially since they released a report calling digital assets one of their top six priorities.
While probably unrelated to the report, but definitely related to the government shutdown, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that the Bakkt exchange will hit their January 24th launch date, unless federal employees decide to work this week in some kind of Christmas miracle.
Finally, if you believe crypto price charts, it looks like the bulls are back in town, just in time for the holidays. But don’t hold your breath that this year will end anything like 2017.
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.
Copper sat down with HRMC to clarify the key points from their massive 2018 tax guidance document
The good news is they are ahead of the curve, the bad news is you probably owe them some (fiat) money
In a blog post, Bitfinex claims it will lead to more efficient price discovery and enable hedging of stable coins
The US Dept. of Justice is still investigating the exchange for possible misconduct relating to Tether in 2017
Three senior executives at the Korean exchange, including the founder, have been indicted for fraud
Charges relate to questionable trading practices between Sept-Dec 2017, involving hundreds of millions of dollars
Only 20% of
are actively used
The number of
has fallen 20% since 2017
marks bottom of crypto market
Are Dapps and smart contracts dead?
Brad Garlinghouse outlines why
Philippine pawn broker will use
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