Major Exchanges Urge UK Regulator to Not Restrict Crypto Derivatives

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), a global trade association of publicly-regulated exchanges, has appealed to the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to not restrict cryptocurrency derivatives for retail investors. The WFE made a statement on Oct. 7 in response to the British financial regulator’s consultation paper on a potential ban on crypto derivatives …

CoinFlex to Offer ‘Prediction Futures’ on Whether Libra Launches in 2020

A crypto derivatives exchange is launching physically-delivered futures contracts that will be settled based on whether Facebook’s Libra does or does not launch in 2020. A crypto derivatives exchange is launching physically-delivered futures contracts that will be settled based on whether Facebook’s Libra does or does not launch in 2020. According to Bloomberg’s report on …

Samsung Pay Teams Up With RippleNet Member Finablr

Samsung Pay, the mobile payments service of South Korean tech giant Samsung, has partnered with payments platform Finablr, Ripple’s RippleNet member, to offer cross-border payments feature Money Transfer to its app’s users. Finablr announced the partnership on Oct. 3, claiming that the new feature “offers users seamless and secure cross-border payments to 47 countries through …

Æternity Blockchain Brings ‘Liquid Democracy’ to Uruguay

Open source decentralized application (DApp)-focused blockchain Æternity will team up with the Uruguay Digital Party to optimize the country’s democratic processes and internal voting. According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 3, the partnership aims to build a new system whereby Uruguay citizens and members of the Digital Party can participate in …