Anastas Chobanov

Master in Balkan Linguistics, photographer, creative writer, working class hero, past graffiti artist and wannabe music encyclopedia. A man with many interests, still searching for the beauty in life that doesn't exist.

Kik Messaging to Shut Down, Focus on Dispute with SEC

  • After 18 months of disputes, the SEC left the foundation with only one choice – to label the token a security, which would kill its usability.
  • While the Kik messaging app is shutting down, the core of its developer team will continue to work towards developing the KIN token.

Bakkt Launched its Bitcoin Futures at Long Last

  • CEO of LevelTradingField, Lanre Sarume commented rather positively on the launch and expressed optimism.
  • Experts do not expect a sudden big rush to the global crypto market as this increasing demand would take time.

Wells Fargo’s Stablecoin is Better than SWIFT

  • Using the new method will allow Wells Fargo to transfer funds 20 hours a day.
  • After a successful proof-of-concept, the blockchain venture will enter its pilot phase next year.

Germany Approves Strategy for Exploring Valuable Blockchain Use Cases

  • The program came out after extensive talks which engaged 158 professionals and company representatives.
  • At the European and international level, the Federal Government will work to ensure that stablecoins are not allowed in the economy.

Harbor Unlocks Liquidity for $100 Million, Partnering with iCap Equity

  • The new mechanism will make trading with these securities far easier for all 1,100 investors and and the 17 broker-dealers and placement agents.
  • When such securities are bought they require a one-year lockup per law and this partnership addresses just that.

Santander Digitalized a $20 Million Bond Trade on Ethereum

  • Santander could not accomplish this task without the help of London-based company Nivaura.
  • Nivaura CEO is proud that they securely used relevant data to tokenize both the assets and cash to enable on-chain settlement.

Libra to be Licensed as a Payment System in Switzerland

  • FINMA is adamant that the services planned by the Libra project would clearly go beyond those of a pure payment system.
  • The requirements that Libra needs to pass would relate in particular to capital allocation, risk concentration and liquidity.

Stellar to Airdrop 2 Billion XLM

  • Stellar Development Foundation CEO explained that Keybase is an important part of their adoption strategy and advocate their vision.
  • All the big messaging apps and Keybase competitors are soon to enter the cryptocurrency game but with a different approach.

Ripple Appoints Legal Expert Who Previously Led the Token Taxonomy Act

  • Ripple aims to enhance their position and approach towards U.S. legislators.
  • Michelle Bond, Ripple's Global Head of Government Relations, welcomed Hammond via her LinkedIn profile.

Whole Network Introduces Low-Priced Blockchain Phone

  • Acute Angle can be bought via Huobi’s native token at approximately half the price of its competitor.
  • Whole Network’s phone will use Android and will come with useful built-in blockchain functionality.