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Coinbase is Set to Become First SEC Approved Broker Dealer

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Coinbase announced yesterday that it will be registering with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a broker-dealer. The cryptocurrency giant is making this move so that the company will be able to list cryptoassets that the SEC considers to be securities.

The president and COO of Coinbase Asiff Hirji explained that the firm had acquired the necessary licence and will be awaiting the approval of the SEC. They had acquired an alternative trading system (ATS), a registered investment advisor (RIA) license, and a broker-dealer license. However they will be operating as a broker-dealer under the oversight of the SEC and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Hirji explained in a statement, “Ultimately, we can envision a world where we may even work with regulators to tokenize existing types of securities, bringing to this space the benefits of cryptocurrency-based markets — like 24/7 trading, real-time settlement, and chain-of-title.”  However,
SEC Chairman Jay Clayton explained that cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin which where designed to replace sovereign fiat currencies were not subject to securities laws. But there’s still an ongoing debate about cryptocurrencies distributed through initial coin offerings.

However, Coinbase had clarified that the agency felt comfortable supporting just four assets which were listed on its platform — bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash, and litecoin. Hirji talked about the essence of operating as a broker-dealer to the company. He says, “There are now many types of blockchain-based digital assets, from cryptocurrencies to security tokens to collectibles. In the United States, some of these assets will be subject to SEC oversight. With this in mind, securing these licenses will bring us a step closer to our goal, which is to be the most trusted way for our customers to buy, sell, and use many different types of crypto assets.”

Coinbase has also acquired three companies equipped with various federal licenses: Keystone Capital Corp., Venovate Marketplace, Inc., and Digital Wealth LLC. Coinbase is working hard to get their licenses approved as this would broaden its potential service capabilities a great deal.

 

 

 

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Bolt secures first ever African Partnership for Cryptocurrency Education

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Bolt– a mobile entertainment company based in Germany, has recently partnered with Blockchain Association of Kenya for cryptocurrency education. this partnership seeks to bring  more awareness (education) about blockchain to the people of Kenya.

Bolt is a mobile only entertainment service which seeks to reward over 6 billion people for content creation. The company offers live channels, videos and games. With bolt, users can either stream content in-browers or download via the mobile apps on Playstore and Appstore.

Following the partnership with the Blockchain Association of Kenya, Kenya becomes the first country in Africa to be on the Bolt platform. One of the major reasons for this partnership is to foster Cryptocurrency Education within the country.

 

According to Michael Kimani, who is the Chairman of Blockchain Association of Kenya, “Education is a core theme in our 2019 strategy. We want to make an impact on how our young Kenyans can harness the Potential of Blockchain and address some of the Challenges of youth unemployment facing Kenya today”

With this great feat, the Blockchain community in Nigeria looks forward to a possible integration as part of this laudable project.

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Estonia Regulator has Issued over 900 Licenses to Crypto Entities

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Less than a year ago, Estonia introduced licensing for cryptocurrency related companies operating in the country. The Northern Europe country is among the first countries in the European Union to formally legalize cryptocurrencies. However, less than a year since the country regulated the sector, it has issued more than 900 licenses. Estonia has adopted a regulation that is crypto friendly. Citizens can file their company in less than an hour on the website of the Estonian government.

A local law firm, Njord, which works with the cryptocurrency sector, recently published an overview regarding crypto licenses in Estonia. Nikolay Demchuk who works with the firm reported that obtaining a license is a quick and easy process. However, it takes about two weeks to get approval. Estonia grants two different types of licenses. Businesses are however required to meet up with some basic terms and conditions which includes, know-your-customer and anti-money laundering regulations. The license is issued by the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). The regulatory body reviews each application within 30 days and grants approval within a period of one or two weeks. Also, a company can have its license revoked if the company has not started operations within six months of receiving it.

The FIU has issued around 500 licenses to companies operating cryptocurrency exchange platforms and over 400 licenses to cryptocurrency wallet providers. Crypto related companies registered in Estonia can operate legally in the EU. Licensed companies are also required to adhere to the local and European laws.

Despite the favourable regulatory environment, Nikolay Demchuk revealed, “Opening a bank account is the biggest problem facing crypto companies. Estonian banks are not yet ready to serve clients operating with cryptocurrency.” Since access to regular banking services remains restricted to Estonian fintech businesses, many of these companies are now seeking services from foreign banks and payment providers.

 

 

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Huobi Global Meets Gemini Co-founders to Discuss Global Synergy

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Bridging the gap between crypto communities is very important in the cryptosphere. This has lead two leading cryptocurrency exchange operators to discuss on global synergy. The CEO of Huobi Group Leon Li and COO Robin Zhu recently met with Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss Co- Founders of Gemini in Beijing on November 7th. The two operators discussed on constructing a bridge connecting crypto communities in the east and west.

The two prominent operators were also keen on stablecoins and building a flatter global economy. Leon explained the aim of the meeting saying, “Huobi wants to build a bridge between the US and China in the crypto space.” He added, “There are a lot of good digital assets and products around the world, especially in America, and we want to bring them to China. We also plan to bring more awareness about Huobi’s digital assets and financial services in
China to the world.” Leon is also hopeful that there would be further cooperation between Huobi and Gemini.

The Gemini Dollar (GUSD) was incorporated by the Huobi Group last month. Leon and Robin were impressed by GUSD’s stability and its advantages as a stablecoin. The two party run prominent international exchanges and explained the benefit of listing GUSD within HUSD to millions of Huobi Global and Huobi Cloud traders. Huobi has also incorporated True USD (TUSD), Paxos Standard Token (PAX) and USD Coin (USDC) into its stable coin solution, HUSD. The parties spoke on how listing GUSD within HUSD allows millions of Huobi Global and Huobi Cloud traders exposure to it.

Huobi is the world’s fourth largest crypto exchange and a synergy with Gemini will create a bridge for U.S residents to gain access to Huobi’s products. Companies can open their exchange based on Huobi’s model called the Huobi cloud. U.S. residents can also gain access to Huobi’s OTC for over the counter trades.

More traders in the West are yearning for discounted transaction fees, this synergy between Huobi and Gemini will offer the Western markets reduced transaction fees with Huobi’s OTC or Huobi PRO.

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GreenHouse Lab Set to Launch Demochella

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GreenHouse lab, Nigeria’s first female focused tech accelerator program, set to launch “Demochella”, a demo day where each companies get to pitch the various problems aimed at solving. The launch is set to happen on 17th Nov, 2018 at Vibranium Vally in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, with prominent venture capitalist.

About Greenhouse Lab

Greenhouse lab is a group of five female lead companies comprising “Bitmama”, “Bankly”, “AMPZ”, “Allpro” and “Nicademia” each with different problems they aim at solving.

bitmama.io
 Bitmama is a crypto-fiat exchange that allows customers and trader to buy and sell Bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital currencies in Africa while also offering institutions and professional the ability to trade a variety of digital currencies on a regulated exchange.

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Bankly is a global based digital saving and peer to peer transfer product that allows users fund their wallet using tokens available on Bankly vouchers nationwide in a recharge to save model.

ampz
AMPZ is an online media platform that connect the Africa sport ecosystem from grassroots using mobile and web technology with aim to bring Africa 928 million sports enthusiasts together.

allpro

Allpro is an end-to-end lending platform for schools in Nigeria. Allpro’s solution underwrites credit risks for lenders while making financial-access easy for various users in the school ecosystem including school owners, parents and teachers.

nicademia

Nicademia is a video streaming and content distribution animation company for promoting the culture and languages of Nigeria and other African countries with the mission to prevent the extinction of Nigeria and Africa languages as well as create market for Africa Animation.

The main discussions will be focused at each company pitching the various problems they aim at solving and unleashing the potential of Africa. This with no doubt is a remarkable feat as it will cause a great deal of diversity and a great thing that women are getting involved.

The more problem solved, the more impact is being made. So if you are in the neighborhood, join in by registering for free here

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