Security Token Platform iSTOX Admitted to Central Bank Sandbox

iSTOX, a Singapore Exchange-backed security token platform, has been admitted into a fintech regulatory sandbox set up by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country’s de facto central bank. Operating within the sandbox since the start of this month, iSTOX is now onboarding its first batch of issuers and investors to enable trading of digitized securities on its platform from Q4 of this year, the firm announced in a Medium post Friday. The platform aims to move into full operation by early 2020 as a “fully-regulated” capital markets platform helping…

Crypto Derivatives Platform Vows to Tackle Socialized Losses Seen on Other Exchanges

A crypto futures exchange says its features mean it is well-positioned to solve current problems that exist among rivals. The team behind FTX claims they were driven to act after “hours of feedback” to established exchanges about the problems with their products went ignored. As a result, the company claims that its platform “reduces the likelihood of clawbacks” through a three-tiered liquidation model — tackling the problem represented by “significant amount of customer funds on other derivatives exchanges that have been claimed by socialized losses.” In a blog post, the…

Singapore’s iSTOX to Launch a Regulated Digitized Securities Platform in 2020

Capital markets platform iSTOX has joined Singapore’s regulatory sandbox to launch digitized securities trading in late 2019, the firm announced in a tweet on May 24. Following its addition to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)’s FinTech Regulatory Sandbox on May 1, the Singapore-based company will start providing service for the trading of digitized securities starting from Q4 2019, according to an iSTOX official press release. Operated by ICHX Tech, a blockchain infrastructure firm incubated by major Singapore investment firm ICH Group, iSTOX expects to graduate from the sandbox and…

The Abyss Platform Partners With Epic Games

Epic Games—the developer behind the global success Fortnite—is partnering with blockchain game distribution platform, The Abyss. The company made the announcement earlier today. Epic Games and The Abyss Blockchain The Abyss blockchain is a new digital gaming platform that offers MMO’s (Massively Multiplayer Online games) and other video games. Offering a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) business model, it gives indie-studios the ability to develop, run, market and manage their games. There is no interference from a third party. Further, users can generate income via “the unique multilevel referral program which serves as…

PewDiePie Boosts Blockchain Streaming Platform with 67% Subscriber Spike

By CCN: Sweden’s Felix Kjellberg AKA PewDiePie, YouTube’s most popular streamer, has been up and running on cryptocurrency startup DLive for a little over a month and is already drawing in the crowds. DLive’s subscriber numbers are already up 67% since PewDiePie joined the platform. The company has not released official numbers regarding Kjellberg’s specific impact but it’s safe to say that most of their success can be attributed to Mr. Pie’s exclusive streaming deal. Signing established streamers will be key to stealing market share from current players like Twitch.…

Crypto Exchanges Bitfinex and Ethfinex Jointly Launch Initial Exchange Offering Platform

Major cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and its spin-off Ethfinex have launched a new initial exchange offering (IEO) platform dubbed Tokinex. The news was revealed in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 21. As reported, IEOs have recently emerged as an alternative model of token offering wherein a centralized crypto exchange acts as a form of underwriter. The exchange, besides operating the sales, ostensibly vets both the projects themselves and prospective investors. Tokinex will reportedly use Know Your Customer (KYC) checks powered by the Blockpass mobile app for each sale…

Dutch Bank ABN AMRO Launches Blockchain Inventory Tracking Platform ‘Forcefield’

Dutch bank ABN AMRO announced that it is launching a blockchain inventory tracking platform dubbed Forcefield in a press release published on May 17. Per the announcement, the platform is an Internet of Things solution that allows the monitoring of physical trade inventories with sensors and near-field communication chips. Forcefield was developed over the past year as a stand-alone product and became an independent company following a successful proof-of-concept that was conducted with consulting firm Accenture. The bank claims that the system can lead to more secure physical handling processes…

Blockchain-Powered IPO Platform to List First Company in June

SprinkleXchange, a blockchain-powered initial public offering platform, is preparing to list its first company in June, Bloomberg reported on May 17. According to Alexander Wallin, the bourse’s CEO, it is hoped that up to 1,000 companies will join over the next three to four years. The Ethereum blockchain is used for settlement and clearing, and its users will be able to trade listed companies and cryptocurrencies 24 hours a day. Switzerland’s SIX stock exchange is also planning to launch a blockchain-powered digital exchange, which will be powered by blockchain consortium…

Platform Allows Users to Send and Receive Cryptocurrency With Gadget of Their Choice

The team behind a private digital currency for secure payments says its goal is to make every consumer their own bank — enabling them to send and receive crypto with the gadget of their choice. Xeonbit says its peer-to-peer technology ensures that every user’s accounts and transactions are “out of reach to any prying eyes.” A feature known as “ring signatures” means public keys are shuffled in order to ensure that particular users cannot be identified once a transaction has taken place. The startup says this is not at the…

Crypto Platform Says It Has Launched Two Products to Challenge Banks and Empower Customers

A “next-generation” mobile payment platform has unveiled two products that are designed to help users smartly manage money matters and enjoy “greater financial empowerment.” Crypto.com’s first new offering, Crypto Earn, gives the public “the freedom to grow their assets.” Available through the platform’s flagship app, the service allows users to deposit virtual currencies and accrue incentives, the company said. Consumers can choose to hold their assets for either one month or three months, and the company said a flexible plan will follow in the future. The Hong Kong-headquartered company, which…