- Jack Dorsey’s Square recruiting for open source contributions
- Stellar and IBM launch global payments network
- 4 Countries moving towards crypto regulations
- CBOE brings Bitcoin Futures to hold
- Patricia plans to get stablecoin to Africa
Jack Dorsey’s Square recruiting for open source contributions
Jack Dorsey again made major headlines this week as he continued progressing on its crypto projects and plans. According to the recent tweet, Jack announced that Square is forming a new vertical called Square Crypto which will be an “open source initiative independent of [their] business objectives.” To accomplish this new venture, Jack mentioned that they have been hiring three to four cryptocurrency engineers and one designer.
Stellar and IBM launch global payments network
Cryptocurrencies and payments took another leap when IBM announced the launch of its Blockchain World Wire, a service that uses the Stellar protocol to smoothly facilitate cross border payments and point-to-point money transfers. IBM had originally announced the World Wire in October 2017and since then has been working on its development. With this announcement, the network is finally here and officially accessible in a handful of markets.
4 Countries moving towards crypto regulations
The market for cryptocurrency is just going to take a huge leap as 4 counties of the world are inching closer to regulating it. Canada and the emerging countries pack of Mexico, India, and Israel are all standing on the verge of regulating cryptocurrencies. While regulators in Canada are seeking input from the country’s crypto industry players regarding regulation, the government is soon to be presenting its set of rules in front of the apex court. Mexico and Israel are looking at various aspect before the give a legal nod.
CBOE brings Bitcoin Futures to hold
While the world is waiting for newer investment instruments for crypto, the existing one seems to be falling in danger. This week, the Chicago Board Options Exchange which launched Bitcoin Futures has put them on hold. The exchange purportedly stated that it is not going to list Bitcoin Futures in March this year, however, the previous Bitcoin Futures contracts listed on the exchange will remain listed till their expiry in June.