WATCH: Invest: Asia Keynotes and Panels Explore the Rise of Blockchain in Asia

Investors, builders, and HODLers all came together in Singapore last week for a two-day celebration of all things crypto… and CoinDesk was there. Our exclusive and extensive coverage of Invest: Asia 2019 features a myriad of major players including Ballet’s Bobby Lee and Su Zhu of Three Arrows Capital, alongside countless updates from global blockchain projects. […]

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Portugal Could Be a Tax Haven — Not Only for Crypto Traders

The Portugal Tax Authority (PTA) announced last month that cryptocurrency trading and payments in crypto would not be subject to value-added tax (VAT). According to the announcement, cryptocurrency payments that are subject to the provision of services under Article 9 (27) (d) of Portuguese tax law are exempt from VAT. This applies only to individuals, […]

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Major consulting firms are emerging as biggest promoters of blockchain tech

With so many industries due to be transformed by decentralized ledger technology, it is little wonder that many institutions are seeking guidance as they begin to enter and navigate the blockchain space. The response has been a rapid move by major consulting firms to provide necessary expertise. These companies have long played a role in […]

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South Korea’s Upbit Becomes Latest Exchange to Delist Privacy Coins

Another cryptocurrency exchange has delisted a slew of privacy coins following recent regulatory requirements from the international body the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). According to a notice from Korea exchange Upbit, transaction support for monero (XMR), dash (DASH), zcash (ZEC), haven (XHV), bittube (TUBE), and PIVX (PIVX) will end Monday, Sept. 30. Upbit announced […]

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Seed CX Cuts Trading Fees to Gain Market Share

Institution-oriented cryptocurrency exchange Seed CX has cut its trading fees to what it claims to be the most competitive levels globally. Competition heats up in crypto trading space On Sept 16, the Chicago-based crypto exchange Seed CX announced that it was lowering its trading fees to some of the lowest levels in the industry. The […]

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