Almost two thirds of British people would not support a cryptocurrency issued by their central bank, according to a survey. Pollsters also found that the majority of Britons have already heard of bitcoin, however, a third of the respondents admitted they would be more likely to invest in cryptocurrencies if they were regulated.
Don’t fall for “crypto-euphoria” but look at “potential benefits,” says IMF chief Lagarde. #NEWS
Ripple urges UK regulators to find a balance between “capturing risk and enabling innovation”, claiming good regulations will help the crypto market mature. #NEWS
Report: Less Than 1% of Bitcoin Used for Illegal Purposes newsBTC Full coverage
According to Indian media, eleven people were involved in a kidnapping and bitcoin extortion ring, and of the accused ten are police officers, including an Inspector. Three victims were abducted and beaten until they allegedly gave up 200 bitcoin worth over one million dollars USD.
Bank of England examines DLT system open to regulatory oversight, which would maintain inter-participant privacy and keep data distributed. #NEWS
The Spanish Guardia Civil arrested 11 individuals suspected of laundering EUR 8 mln using a Finnish crypto exchange. #NEWS
A European Commission vice-president has called on EU nations to commit to blockchain technology which he says is moving out of the lab and going mainstream. In a speech centered on digitization, a vice president of the European Commission – the executive arm of the European Union – pinpointed blockchain technology as an area that The post Blockchain is Going Mainstream from the Laboratory: EU Official appeared first on CCN
Fintech funding reaches $3.49bn in March, up 150% Gigabit Magazine – Technology News, Magazine and Website Full coverage
The Rockefeller family’s venture-capital arm is moving into cryptocurrencies. Venrock (“Venture” plus “Rockefellers”) is partnering with the cryptocurrency investor group, CoinFund, to help entrepreneurs launch blockchain-based businesses. “We wanted to partner with this team that has been making investments and actually helping to architect a number of different crypto economies and crypto token-based projects,” Venrock The post Rockefellers Go Long On Cryptocurrencies to Invest in Blockchain Startups appeared first on CCN