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Citigroup to Let Investors Trade Custodian-Held Cryptocurrency, Sources Claim

U.S. multinational bank Citigroup is developing a cryptocurrency product to give institutional investors access to crypto markets without owning cryptoassets directly, anonymous sources told Business Insider September 9. Citigroup, which had previously taken a centralized approach to cryptocurrency, will reportedly use a revamped version of

China: Central Bank, Gov’t Caution Public Over Fake Cryptocurrency Schemes

Multiple Chinese authorities issued a stark warning about illegal fundraising attempts claiming affiliation with the cryptocurrency industry in a bulletin Friday, August 24. Sounding the alarm on “lawless entities” attempting to amass funds “using the banner of ‘financial innovation’ and ‘blockchain’” and distributing “so-called ‘virtual

Is Blockchain About to Become a Patent War Battleground?

Last week, news of at least three major players applying for blockchain-related patents emerged: Bank of America sought to legally protect its blockchain-based system allowing the external validation of data, Barclays filed two patent applications relating to the transfer of digital currency and blockchain data