New Research Offers Insight Into Iranian Bitcoiners

Iran has been a mixed environment for Bitcoin lately, with citizens interested in participating in the community, a government hit heavily with economic sanctions and nationally subsidized power that makes it an attractive hub for mining operations. Research announced by analytics firm Gate Trade on September 11, 2019, offered some more insight into the popularity…

The Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Warehouse Is Live

Bakkt has announced that the Bakkt Warehouse, its qualified custodian arm, is now open for business. The company has previously announced that the warehouse is protected by $125 million in insurance and leverages the same protections that are used by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) serves as a parent company…

CipherTrace Unveils Travel Rule Protocol for Cryptocurrency Businesses

Blockchain security firm CipherTrace has formally announced the release of its Travel Rule Information Sharing Architecture (TRISA); a new way for cryptocurrency businesses to satisfy regulatory pressure to enforce the travel rule, which requires financial institutions to share information of fund transfers. TRISA is described as a reference implementation that can be integrated into cryptocurrency…