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German Banks Allowed to Sell and Custody Crypto Assets From 2020: Report

From next year, banks in Germany will be allowed to offer the sale and storage of cryptocurrencies under new legislation.

IBM Patents Blockchain to Stop Drones From Stealing Packages

IBM has won a patent for a blockchain system which tracks packages in case they're stolen by drones.

Canadian Fund Manager 3iQ Files Prospectus for Bitcoin Fund IPO

3iQ has listed the preliminary prospectus for its bitcoin fund as the next step toward an initial public offering (IPO), likely on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

WATCH: Chainalysis Chief Economist Wants Crypto to Move Past ‘Buying Drugs on the Silk Road’

Chainalysis’ chief economist sits down with Daniel Kuhn to talk about how to cut crypto use in the cybercrime ghetto.

What the Fed Reserve’s Balance Sheet Expansion Means for Bitcoin

The U.S. Federal Reserve is again expanding its balance sheet – prominent experts believe that could bode well for bitcoin in the long run.

Coinbase Patents Automated KYC Enforcement Tool

Coinbase has patented a system which would automatically identify accounts violating AML rules.

Bitcoin Eyes $7,800 After Biggest Daily Price Gain in a Month

Bitcoin's price recovery is gathering steam and $7,800 could be the next stop for the bulls.

A Third of Crypto Exchanges Have Little or No KYC, Says CipherTrace

Around one third of the top 120 exchanges are "weak" when it comes to know-your-customer (KYC) verification, while two-thirds "lack strong KYC policies," the firm said.

ECB Official Says Digital Currency Could Be an Alternative to Cash

A digital currency could ensure that citizens remain able to use central bank money even if cash is eventually no longer used, according to Benoît Cœuré.

What the Crypto Markets Are Saying About the Future of Bitcoin

Bitcoin has been sliding amid a lack of capital inflows, raising questions about the future for bitcoin in the long-term.

Upbit Is the Seventh Major Crypto Exchange Hack of 2019

These seven major hacks remind us: not your keys, not your crypto.

Lebanese Bitcoiners Show How to Talk About Crypto At Thanksgiving

Amid civil unrest, bitcoin is helping some Lebanese get by. Emphasis on the word “helping.” Traditional social ties are as important as technology.

India Plans to Issue a National Blockchain Framework

The Indian government is drafting a paper outlining a new national blockchain framework, a minister wrote Wednesday.

Ethereum Scaling Fix Cuts Time to Create a Block in Half, Test Finds

BloXroute Labs' "Blockchain Distribution Network" cut ethereum block propagation time in half, according to a test by Akomba Labs.

MARKETS DAILY: UpBit Hack Reactions & Crypto Liquidity Insights

On today’s episode, we’re talking markets reaction to UpBit exchange hack, crypto liquidity, and VeChain’s November rally.

HSBC to Track $20 Billion in Assets on a Blockchain Next Year

HSBC plans to track $20 billion in private-placement assets on its Digital Vault, allowing investors real-time access to their records.

Swiss Government Moves to Remove Legal Barriers for Blockchain Development

The Swiss Federal Council has adopted a revised proposal to remove legal hurdles still holding up blockchain innovation, and will pass the legislation to the parliament.

Former UBS Banker Launches Digital Securities Platform Tokenyz

A veteran of megabank UBS is launching a startup to enter the increasingly crowded field of platforms for issuing digital securities on a blockchain.

Ghana May Issue Digital Currency in ‘Near Future,’ Says Central Bank Chief

Ghana is joining the ranks of nations eyeing the launch of a central bank digital currency, and is already in talks over a pilot project.

Bitcoin Is Looking at a Short-Term Bull Reversal if Prices Pass $7,400

Bitcoin needs to break above resistance at $7,380 to confirm a short-term bull reversal and invite stronger buying pressure.