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TALENTA DAILY NEWS

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Listed companies planning to conduct an initial coin offering (ICO) have a new set of guidelines to follow from the Singapore Exchange. The move is in response to questions regarding such offerings, noted Mr Tan Boon Gin, chief executive of Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo).

[Source: Straitstimes] ✩✩✩✩✩

2. SWIFT India Partners With Fintech Firm for Blockchain Pilot

SWIFT India has partnered with fintech firm MonetaGo to pilot a distributed ledger (DLT) network designed to improve the efficiency and security of financial products, according to a press release published Nov. 20.

[Source: Cointelegraph] ✩✩✩✩

3. Binance Invests $3 Million in US Crypto Trading Desk

Big news came from Binance this week, as their venture wing announced a significant investment in US over-the-counter (OTC) crypto trading desk Koi Trading.

[Source: CCN] ✩✩✩✩✩

4. Crypto Exchanges Begin to Disregard Bitcoin Cash SV After Block Reorg

Bitcoin Cash SV, the hard forked chain of Bitcoin Cash created by a camp composed of CoinGeek, Calvin Ayre, and Craig Steven Wright, suffered a block reorganization.

[Source: CCN] ✩✩✩

5. Blockchain-Powered Game Coming to the Playstation 4

Plague Hunters, an upcoming PS4 game, has passed Sony’s review process and will become the first blockchain-powered PlayStation game.

[Source: Cryptoglobe] ✩✩✩

https://www.cryptoglobe.com/latest/2018/11/blockchain-powered-game-coming-to-the-playstation-4/

6. India’s First Crypto Draft Bill Expected in December

According to documentation obtained by Tech News website Quartz India, a finance ministry which was set up in November 2017 is due to finalize the first draft for cryptocurrency regulations, something of which has been extremely contentious for the nation.

[Source: Bitcoinnews] ✩✩✩✩

7. US ‘INVESTIGATING’ IF TETHER, BITFINEX ‘ILLEGALLY MOVED’ BITCOIN PRICE TO $20K

Bitcoin’s latest price plunge has coincided with fresh scrutiny of stablecoin Tether and exchange Bitfinex almost a year after both received subpoenas from US authorities.

[Source: Bitcoinist] ✩✩✩

8. Microsoft Knocks out IBM for Enterprise Blockchain Crown: Report

Microsoft’s Blockchain-as-a-Service (Baas) platform has taken the top spot in a ranking compiled by market foresight advisory firm ABI Research. Per the report , Microsoft managed to beat competitors in the ranking owing to the advantage it has on the actual implementation front where a wide range of platform services are offered.

[Source: CCN] ✩✩✩

9. NYSE Operator’s Bakkt Confirms End of January Launch Date For Digital Assets Platform

The Bakkt digital assets platform, which was created by the operator of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), announced in a Medium post today, Nov. 24, that they are now “targeting” Jan. 24, 2019 as a launch date.

[Source: Cointelegraph] ✩✩✩✩

https://cointelegraph.com/news/nyse-operators-bakkt-confirms-end-of-january-launch-date-for-digital-assets-platform

10. NORTH KOREA ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL CRYPTOCURRENCY AND BLOCKCHAIN CONFERENCE

North Korea has announced plans to hold an international blockchain and cryptocurrency conference, marking the first time industry experts have been publicly invited to the reclusive state. The Pyongyang Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference will take place in the nation’s capital in April 2019 and attendees will be treated to a seven-day tour of the country.

[Source: Independent] ✩✩✩✩

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