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UK Regulator: 3% of Consumers Surveyed Have Bought Cryptocurrency

The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published two reports on consumer attitudes and awareness to crypto assets in the country. The research includes qualitative interviews and a national survey of 2,132 British consumers. Also Read: In the Daily: Tokenized ETFs, Chainalysis, Binance Labs in Argentina 3% of Brits Report Buying Crypto

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Wirex Introduces Global Crypto Accounts for Businesses

With the beta launch of crypto and fiat-enabled business accounts, crypto payments platform Wirex has taken a major step toward mainstream business acceptance. Using a cryptocurrency business account will eliminate the need to convert to fiat unnecessarily during inter-company fund transfers, validate crypto businesses in the wider marketplace, and

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The Daily: New Institutional Crypto Wallet, Korean Won Stablecoin

In today’s edition of The Daily, we feature a couple of new offerings in the cryptocurrency market including a wallet made for exchanges and token issuers as well as the latest fiat-backed stablecoin. Additionally covered are an exchange that underwent an auditor’s inspection and a crypto CFDs provider that

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UK Regulator: Utility Tokens Are Not Subject to Securities Laws

Britain’s financial regulator is seeking to clarify which cryptocurrency activities need to be officially authorized. The regulator is specifically cautioning that it may ban the sale of crypto derivatives such as CFDs later this year. It’s also clarified that cryptocurrencies and utility tokens are not securities. Also Read: Blockchain.com Launches

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Analysis: Why Crypto Derivatives Are Considered Dangerous

There is a new generation of cryptocurrency-based derivatives being launched in 2019 which could significantly increase overall trading flow and attract a new breed of investors. Derivatives are not without their controversies however. Over the years, they have acquired a negative reputation in some quarters, exacerbated by movies such as “The

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Allianz Global Investors CEO Calls for Cryptocurrencies to Be Outlawed

The head of one of Europe’s largest asset managers, Allianz Global, has called for global regulators to “outlaw” crypto assets. The outburst from CEO Andreas Utermann came during a panel discussion in London.  Also read: Netherlands to Regulate Cryptocurrencies in Bid to Curb Money Laundering Cryptocurrencies Have “Wiped out People’s Savings” Allianz Global Investors

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