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  • Insiders Weigh January Deadline for Bold AML Regulations Targeting Bitcoin and Crypto Exchanges

    The European Union’s Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD), published in April, is expected to be implemented in the UK on January 10, 2020. The legislation attempts to influence open-source software, making it subject to customer due diligence and anti-money laundering requirements.

    Through the directive, HM Treasury is attempting to regulate digital assets, the open-source community and developers who write code that facilitates Bitcoin and crypto transactions.

  • Uruguayan government asks open-source blockchain platform to solve regional challenges

    The open-source blockchain platform, Aeternity, was recently asked by the Uruguayan government and Universidad ORT Uruguay to prove real-world applications of the blockchain technology by solving seven challenges.

  • Open Source Built Exchange HollaEx Launched

    On January 1st, 2020,, a cryptocurrency trading platform engineered using open-source exchange software by bitHolla, will be open for trading. For the launch, HollaEx will be launching a promotion where users who register using the referral link will get 30% lower trading fees on the platform.
    BitHolla announced the release of as an innovative digital asset exchange utilizing in October 2019 and the exchange will be open to the public on January 1st, 2020.

  • Orbs co-founder Tal Kol: Don't decentralize for the sake of it

    The co-founder of Orbs and former head of engineering at Kin explains why setting up a business in blockchain is like building a colony on Mars.