NAFCU Joins Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

NAFCU became a part of global blockchain initiative
08 December 2017   1600

On December 07 The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU), a U.S. trade organization, announced it has joined Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), a business-focused blockchain consortium. NAFCU is the first non-profit financial services trade association to join EEA.

NAFCU is pleased to be invited to join Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and we look forward to contributing to one of the world's leading blockchain technology initiatives. With this new partnership, NAFCU hopes to bring critical knowledge of blockchain technology to the credit union industry and create an innovative environment where NAFCU members can inform technology firms of what credit unions need most.

 

Dan Berger

President and CEO, NAFCU

EEA's members include more than 300 organizations in technology, financial services, government, healthcare, energy, pharmaceuticals, and a number of fast-growing Ethereum startups.

NAFCU's Cybersecurity and Payments Committee will also engage with EEA to discuss ways for credit unions to get directly involved with the blockchain community.

Recently, we reported that PetroBLOQ joined to Enterprise Ethereum Alliance.

Binance Singapore Unit to Apply For License

Under the new law, aimed at regulating crypto paymetns and trading, firms must register with the Monetary Authority to receive a license
17 February 2020   314

Binance, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange unit, has applied for a license under the new Payment Services Act, which entered into force on January 28.

We have already applied. We submitted the application pretty fast. Binance’s Singapore entity has been in close touch with the local regulators, and they have always been open-minded.

 

Changpeng Zhao

Founder and CEO, Binance

Under the new law, crypto companies in Singapore must register with the Monetary Authority and receive one of three licenses: an exchange of money, a standard or large payment institution. The measure is aimed at regulating payments and crypto trading using requirements for participants in the traditional finance industry. Zhao did not specify which of the licenses Binance Singapore chose.

Binance has been offering crypto-fiat trading services in Singapore since April 2019 and works with eight coins, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP. The trading platform is supported by Vertex Venture Holdings, a venture division of Singapore's Temasek Holdings.