Blockchain Market Update – January 23, 2019

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Blockchain Market Update – January 23, 2019

LSELondon Stock Exchange enters crypto industry by agreeing to sell some if its trading technology to digital asset exchange AAX. AAX is set to launch on Q1 2019, and is first digital asset exchange to be built on LSEG technology Millennium Exchange matching engine as used by LSE, HKEX, and SGX—Project Development

CoinbaseLaunches cross-border wire transfers for institutional clients in Asia, U.K., and Europe. For clients in countries where fiat payment rails aren’t yet available, the firm will now support inbound and outbound SWIFT transfers from non-US bank accounts—Exchange

HFGHana Financial Group, one of largest bank holding companies in South Korea, joined Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and Hyperledger. They will introduce platform called Global Loyalty Network that enables capital settlement and remittance using blockchain tech—Project Development

myCryptoWallet: Autralian crypto exchange informed users that due to National Australia Bank closing their account without notice, user withdrawals are disabled until further notice. It will not affect user deposits as they have opened a separate bank account to handle all future deposits. NAB has not given any reason for their actions, prompting myCryptoWallet to file complaints to Autralian Financial Complaints Authority, who required NAB to respond before Mar. 6, 2019—Exchange

Blockchain Exchange AllianceSingapore-based holding company, who owns controlling interest in Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb, is looking to list in U.S. by acquiring publicly traded company. This reverse merger is their way to get into the public markets of the U.S. without going through a lengthy IPO—Other

PolandRegulators added 2 crypto startups to its register of payment providers, despite their increasing negativity towards cryptos in general. Polish Financial Supervision Authority granted operating licence to Coinquista and BitClude, who both provide crypto-related services including exchange platforms and digital wallets—Regulation

BitGrail: Italian crypto exchange that was hacked in early 2018 and lost approximately $195M in crypto is now declaring bankruptcy—Exchange

TRON DApps: Blockchain security firm SlowMist reports TRON dApps are now targeted by attacks formerly aimed at EOS and Ethereum. Hackers are seen deploying their own smart contracts designed to probe for and exploit vulnerabilities in dApps‘ smart contracts—Other

AlphaPointScott Grayson, former chief sales officer at R3, has joined AlphaPoint as senior vice president for institutional sales, working with large institutions that want to tokenize assets like real estate, private equity, securities, and loans on a global scale—Project Development  

Spain, Marbella: Spanish city releases its own crypto, MarbellaCoin. Initiative was promoted by Marbella’s Blockchain Cultural Association, and is framed within series of actions related to blockchain technology—Project Development

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Simon Chou is a B2B reporter and content manager specializing in technology and finance. He has worked with many clients in the fintech and blockchain space. He holds investment positions in bitcoin and other large-cap cryptocurrencies, and has been reporting on cryptocurrency since 2017. Currently, Simon is the content manager for a major cryptocurrency exchange @HybridBlockHQ.

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