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Weekly Highlights

Daily Headline

Bitcoin breaks $9000 for the first time in 2020
Telegram decided to disclose bank records of Gram tokens sales to SEC
JPMorgan has fully launched its pubic blockchain which it calls the “industry’s first hybrid blockchain platform”

Daily News

Our daily recap of all things blockchain and digital assets related, to better serve our clients and to inform the public.

PBoC: Units in Shanghai and Shenzhen are both looking into illegal behavior by businesses that offer crypto trading, token sales, and foreign ICOs.
CANAAN: Raises $90m via IPO. Shares quickly correct after early gains.
BAKKT: To launch cash-settled BTC futures on Dec 9. Regulated by MAS.
TAGOMI: Onboards Binance.US as its 15th liquidity provider.
BINANCE: Acquires Indian exchange, WazirX. Adds INR gateway for crypto purchases.
TEMPLETON: Partners with wallet provider, Curv, to tokenize a new money mkt fund.
CHAINALYSIS: Lays off 20% of employees. R&D took the biggest hit.

BINANCE: Continues to expand fiat onramps (RUB, UAH, NGN, TRY, etc.)
WEIBO: Binance and Tron blocked due to legal violations.
BRICS: The five nations plan to create a cryptocurrency for settlements.
ICO: Firms missing deadlines to payback investors, a condition from SEC settlements.
LIBRA: Launches ‘pre-mainnet’ with 7 active nodes.
BCH: Hardfork initiated last Friday. New features include 1) non-malleable txs, 2) support for Schnorr signatures.

CRYPTO.COM: Will be launching an exchange. The platform will initially offer trading of nine tokens + super low fees (takers pay 2bps).
BLOCKCHAIN.COM: Lending biz comes out of stealth mode. On track to lend out $120m in Nov.
CANAAN: Offering 10m shares @ $9~11 per share; i.e. raising ~$100m with implied valuation of ~$1.6b.
COINBASE CARD: Visa debit card adds support for several more coins. Accepted in 29 countries across Europe.
BAKKT: Looking to offer cash-settled BTC futures and directly compete with CME.
BITFINEX: Options + gold stablecoin on the roadmap; eyeing 1Q20 launch.
LEDGER: Insto custody solution, Vault, secures $150m crime insurance policy.
EOS: Block.One to begin voting for BPs. Co holds ~9% of circulating supply.

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