UK watchdog approves £2.9bn Viagogo and StubHub merger

Resale website StubHub’s international arm will be sold to US firm Digital Fuel Capital to meet the CMA’s conditions Last modified on Wed 8 Sep 2021 09.20 EDT The $4bn (£2.9bn) merger of controversial ticket resale websites Viagogo and StubHub can go ahead after the UK competition regulator approved a plan that will see StubHub’s… Continue reading UK watchdog approves £2.9bn Viagogo and StubHub merger

Court Approves MT Gox Rehabilitation Plan

The Tokyo District Court has approved a rehabilitation plan of MT Gox creditors said Nobuaki Kobayashi (pictured), the Rehabilitation Trustee. The plan will now go to creditors for a vote beginning on March 24th 2021 until October 8, 2021. A creditors meeting is then to be held on October 20th with distribution presumably to follow.… Continue reading Court Approves MT Gox Rehabilitation Plan

Senate approves barring illegal immigrants from getting stimulus checks

Too much stimulus will lead to inflation: Brian Brenberg The King’s College in Manhattan Business Professor Brian Brenberg weighs in on policy under the Biden administration so far, the upcoming coronavirus stimulus package and school closures. The Senate on Thursday approved an amendment to block illegal immigrants from receiving stimulus checks, as part of a… Continue reading Senate approves barring illegal immigrants from getting stimulus checks

EU approves Moderna Covid jab but it won't apply to the UK

Why HASN’T Britain approved Moderna’s Covid jab? EU gives jab the green light – but UK regulators haven’t because No10 can’t get ANY doses until March Moderna’s vaccine has been approved by European Medicines Agency European Commission is expected to give it the final sign-off within hours  Jab is already being used in the US,… Continue reading EU approves Moderna Covid jab but it won't apply to the UK

Germany Approves Legislature Enabling Electronic Securities on Blockchain

Germany has passed a new bill that would introduce all-electronic securities as part of its blockchain strategy. This information was released by the finance ministry and is part of the European nation’s plans to integrate a robust blockchain framework. A Shift from Paper Certification The new regulation eases the existing rules that mandated issuers and… Continue reading Germany Approves Legislature Enabling Electronic Securities on Blockchain

Dutch central bank approves first crypto service under AMLD5 regulations

The central bank of the Netherlands, De Nederlandsche Bank NV (DNB), has granted AMDAX BV the ability to operate under its jurisdiction. This marks the first time a digital asset company has been approved in the country following the introduction of strict new regulations that saw many crypto related businesses close or leave the Netherlands.… Continue reading Dutch central bank approves first crypto service under AMLD5 regulations

Visa Approves New DeFi-Enabled Crypto Card in EU and UK

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) aren’t really easy to spend in day-to-day life, mainly because retailers prefer to stay away from crypto’s volatility. In order to build a bridge between traditional finance and emergent assets like Bitcoin, a Swiss crypto startup called Eidoo has introduced a new Visa crypto debit card that uses regulated stablecoins for… Continue reading Visa Approves New DeFi-Enabled Crypto Card in EU and UK

FDA approves coronavirus antibody test that boasts near-perfect accuracy

The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency approval to a COVID-19 antibody test that boasts near-perfect accuracy, the company said Sunday. Swiss drugmaker Roche said the new test, which determines whether someone had a past infection, has proven 100% accurate at detecting antibodies in the blood and 99.8% accurate at ruling out the presence of… Continue reading FDA approves coronavirus antibody test that boasts near-perfect accuracy

Hong Kong: SFC Approves Bitcoin (BTC) Fund Geared Toward Institutional Investors | BTCMANAGER

According to a Bloomberg report published on April 19, 2020, Hong Kong-based Venture Smart Asia Ltd. Has launched the country’s first approved cryptocurrency fund that targets a first-year size of $100 million. The fund gives an official opportunity to institutional investors to add some Bitcoin (BTC) exposure to their portfolios. Hong Kong Regulator Approves Bitcoin… Continue reading Hong Kong: SFC Approves Bitcoin (BTC) Fund Geared Toward Institutional Investors | BTCMANAGER

Taiwan Approves Blockchain System to Streamline Insurance Policies | BTCMANAGER

The financial regulator for Taiwan recently gave 11 insurance companies the green light to trial a blockchain network that simplifies insurance policy issuance and modification. According to Ledger Insight, this will provide insurance companies and insurance buyers with a new level of efficiency, and potentially cost-savings in the long-run, April 9, 2020. Blockchain for Interlinked Insurance Financial services… Continue reading Taiwan Approves Blockchain System to Streamline Insurance Policies | BTCMANAGER

Turkish parliament approves sending troops to Libya

Istanbul: Turkey's Parliament has approved plans to send troops to Libya, escalating what has become a chaotic proxy war between multiple powers for control of the oil-rich country. The Turkish deployment, a dramatic intervention championed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, aims to bolster the fragile United Nations-backed government in Tripoli after nine months of siege… Continue reading Turkish parliament approves sending troops to Libya

House approves $1.4 trillion spending bill, repealing ObamaCare taxes

Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 17 Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 17 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com The Democratic-controlled House on Tuesday approved a $1.4 trillion federal spending bill to avoid a government shutdown that includes funding for President Trump's border wall, strips ObamaCare taxes, raises the minimum… Continue reading House approves $1.4 trillion spending bill, repealing ObamaCare taxes

Pennsylvania governor approves law giving victims of child sexual abuse more time to sue

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, right, shakes hands with Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, after signing legislation into law at Muhlenberg High School in Reading, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Wolf approved legislation Tuesday to give future victims of child sexual abuse more time to file lawsuits and to end time limits for police to file criminal… Continue reading Pennsylvania governor approves law giving victims of child sexual abuse more time to sue

SEC Approves Blockchain Tech Startup Securitize to Record Stock Transfers

Securitize, a provider of technology for issuing blockchain tokens, has registered as a transfer agent with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Administration (SEC), a move it says will boost adoption. Announced Wednesday, the registration means Securitize can now act as the official keeper of records about changes of ownership in securities. While that might sound… Continue reading SEC Approves Blockchain Tech Startup Securitize to Record Stock Transfers

G7 Approves Japan’s Cryptocurrency-Based SWIFT Alternative

The Japanese government is attempting to spearhead the creation of a new, global cryptocurrency payments network that would be similar to SWIFT. Replace SWIFT with a global crypto payments network? Citing an anonymous source, a Reuters report published on July 18 claimed that the country’s push for the network is motivated by a resolve to… Continue reading G7 Approves Japan’s Cryptocurrency-Based SWIFT Alternative

California approves power outages to prevent more wildfires

FILE – In this Nov. 8, 2018 file photo, a home burns as a wildfire called Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif. Pacific, Gas & Electric Co. initially planned to de-energize local powers lines in vulnerable rural areas during high winds, but has expanded its precautionary power outages to urban areas that could mean multi-day… Continue reading California approves power outages to prevent more wildfires

Swiss Federal Assembly Approves Instructions on Cryptocurrency Regulation

The legislative body of the Swiss government, the Federal Assembly, has approved a motion to instruct the Federal Council to adapt existing legislation for cryptocurrency regulation. Coitelegraph auf Deutsch reported on the development on March 20. The motion introduced by Liberal assemblyman Giovanni Merlini intends to instruct the Federal Council to adapt existing provisions on… Continue reading Swiss Federal Assembly Approves Instructions on Cryptocurrency Regulation

Switzerland approves the very first cryptocurrency ETP includes Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin

While the whole cryptocurrency community has been waiting for the SEC to approve a Bitcoin ETF, Switzerland has yet again proved that they are one step ahead than any other country in terms of encouraging institutional investors to participate in this space. According to reports by Financial Times, Switzerland’s main stock exchange has opened its doors… Continue reading Switzerland approves the very first cryptocurrency ETP includes Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin

Russia Approves First Draft on Cryptocurrency Legislature

Shunning blockchain and smart-contracts for years, financial institutions are finally waking up to the potential that decentralized technologies hold, with a flurry of government and corporate companies making moves in the sector. Cryptocurrencies are “Property of Value” According to an official report by Russia’s lower house of parliament, the first draft of the new laws… Continue reading Russia Approves First Draft on Cryptocurrency Legislature