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Digital assets firm Bequant granted VFAA licences for exchange and prime brokerage by Malta Financial Services Authority

Digital assets firm Bequant granted VFAA licences for exchange and prime brokerage by Malta Financial Services Authority

Bequant, a specialist global digital assets services firm, has been granted Virtual Financial Assets Act, 2018 (VFAA) licences by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) to operate a regulated Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) exchange and prime brokerage.  

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Acuant partners with Chainalysis to strengthen anti-money laundering and cryptocurrency compliance solutions

Acuant partners with Chainalysis to strengthen anti-money laundering and cryptocurrency compliance solutions

Acuant, the global identity platform for fraud prevention and AML compliance, has partnered with Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company, to help financial institutions and cryptocurrency businesses assess risk, automate workflows, safeguard against illicit transactions and protect their reputations with superior Anti-Money Laundering (AML) solutions. 

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Thailand’s Brooker Group invests nearly USD50m in diversified portfolio of DeFi and dApps projects

Thailand’s Brooker Group invests nearly USD50m in diversified portfolio of DeFi and dApps projects

The Brooker Group (BROOK), a financial consultancy and capital management company based in Bangkok, says it is the first publicly listed company in the world to invest in a diversified portfolio of decentralised Applications (dApps) and Decentralised finance (DeFi) tokens beginning with a USD48 million initial investment plan.

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SIA, CeTIF and Reply to launch digital sureties using blockchain technology

SIA, CeTIF and Reply to launch digital sureties using blockchain technology

The pilot phase of "Fideiussioni digitali" (digital sureties), the project promoted by CeTIF, SIA and Reply – which also saw the involvement of the Bank of Italy, the Institute for the Supervision of Insurance (IVASS) and the Italian Finance Police – to digitalise the surety management process on blockchain, has been successfully concluded.  

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Torstone Technology and Digivault partner

Torstone Technology and Digivault partner

Torstone Technology, a SaaS provider of post-trade securities and derivatives processing, has partnered with Digivault, a digital asset custody provider and custodial arm of Diginex, to provide Digivault’s clients with enhanced post-trade services while enabling Torstone Technology’s customers access to digital asset custody solutions.