Category: p2p

LocalBitcoins Imposes Restrictions on Iranian Accounts

Major peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange LocalBitcoins.com has banned users living in Iran, according to their website as of today, May 24. Screenshot of LocalBitcoin Iranian page as of press time A source had previously told Cointelegraph in an email that the impetus for restricting Iranian transactions is to comply with financial […]

China: Hodling Bitcoin (BTC) and P2P OTC Trading is Legal

Good news for the Chinese crypto community. Xiao Wei, a Council Member at the Law Research Association of the Bank of China, shared with the local media that, despite the ban, Chinese citizens can safely hold Bitcoins (BTC) without this being considered a crime or an illegal activity. According to […]

Huobi Launches OTC Desk for Institutional Investors

Major global crypto exchange Huobi has launched a regulated over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk for institutional investors, according to a blog post on May 15. The new OTC crypto trading platform, Huobi OTC Desk, is fully regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (FSC), and enables major fiat-to-crypto and crypto-to-crypto trading pairs. […]

Decentralized Platform Launches New Features as Demand for Crypto Lending Increases

A decentralized peer-to-peer network says it is well placed to cater to the growing demand for crypto lending, and has unveiled new tool that allows users to borrow USD-backed stablecoins against cryptocurrency collateral. Nitrogen cites research from Bloomberg that shows how demand for loans backed by crypto collateral soared in 2018, […]

BitTorrent to Release P2P Social Media App BitTorrent Live in Q2 2019

Tron (TRX)-owned peer-to-peer (p2p) software company BitTorrent announced that it will release the public beta version of its decentralized social media app BitTorrent Live in Q2 2019 in a press release on March 27. Per the release, the company started offering early access to the BitTorrent Live streaming service today. […]

LocalBitcoins Announces Supervision by Financial Supervisory Authority of Finland

International peer-to-peer (P2P) crypto exchange LocalBitcoins will soon become supervised by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Finland, as the firm announced on its blog on March 25. Helsinki-based LocalBitcoins wrote that the Finnish Parliament approved new legislation that will provide a legal status for cryptocurrency assets on March 13, 2019. […]

Barclays Analyst Predicts Billions in Additional Revenue From ‘Facebook Coin’ by 2021

Facebook’s own cryptocurrency, if launched, could potentially generate $19 billion in additional revenue by 2021, CNBC reports on March 11. Barclays internet analyst Ross Sandler wrote in a client note that a cryptocurrency could establish a new revenue stream for Facebook, aiding its share price that tanked amid a series […]