FSA to Refuse Bitcoin ETF Application Approval

Info that the Japanese regulator can give the green light to a cryptocurrency ETF was previously announced by Bloomberg
10 January 2019   201

The Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA) does not plan to approve a bitcoin ETF in the near future. Reported by the Cointelegraph.

Information that the Japanese regulator can give the green light to a cryptocurrency ETF was previously announced by Bloomberg, citing some knowledgeable source.

At this moment, we are not exploring an approval of ETFs based on crypto assets.
 

FSA

Earlier, the FSA refused to release cryptocurrency futures to the market, pointing to their speculative nature.

Bitfury to Unveil BTC's Lightning Network Tools

An open-sourced LN wallet, software and hardware payment acceptance solutions, etc
23 January 2019   96

Bitfury Group presented a number of tools designed to foster the development of the Lightning Network (LN), CoinDesk reports.

Among them: an open-sourced LN wallet, software and hardware payment acceptance solutions for merchants and payment processing. The company also introduced tools for developers and an open-source LN node called The Peach.

According to Bitfury representatives, all these tools are designed to make working with a second-level network easier and more convenient for companies and ordinary users. New products created by the Lightning Peach team.

By providing these products to the market, Bitfury is encouraging worldwide adoption of this technology and providing unparalleled support to consumers and merchants.
 

Valery Vavilov

CEO, Bitfury

Among other things, last week Bitfury added support for LN solutions on the BTCBIT cryptocurrency exchange.