With Summer season holidays underway and in a gradual week for information, let’s check out the tales that dominated the foreign exchange, fintech, and crypto headlines, in our greatest of the week section.
CFTC Settles with Scotiabank for $127M for Regulatory Violations
As Finance Magnates reported this week, the US Commodity Futures Buying and selling Fee (CFTC) introduced on Wednesday the settlement of two separate enforcement actions towards the Financial institution of Nova Scotia (BNS), working as Scotiabank, for a complete fantastic of $127.four million.
The regulator charged the provisionally registered swap seller for spoofing and violations of swap seller compliances. It additionally discovered the corporate making false statements to cowl up each allegations.
Learn extra on the Scotiabank CFTC Settlement right here.
South African Regulator Asks MTI Purchasers to Urgently Withdraw Funds
South African regulator the Monetary Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has initiated an investigation towards the actions of Mirror Buying and selling Worldwide for a number of operational issues and urged its purchasers to “request refunds into their very own accounts as quickly as potential.”
The FSCA is worried in regards to the cryptocurrency buying and selling firm’s claims of holding 2.9 billion rands (over $168.eight million) in its purchasers’ buying and selling accounts because the regulator couldn’t affirm the existence of the funds.
The platform was additionally flagged by the US and Canadian watchdogs.
Learn extra on the Mirror Buying and selling Worldwide (MTI) FSCA Investigation right here
Might the US Postal Service’s Blockchain Be Constructed on the Ethereum Community?
America Postal Service (USPS) has filed a patent for a blockchain-based mail-in voting system, in line with documentation printed on america Patent and Trademark Workplace web site late final week. A paragraph within the submitting notes that the blockchain platform might be based mostly on “the Ethereum open software program platform or different related platforms,” although there isn’t a affirmation that the platform will probably be constructed in any respect.
In a Finance Magnates evaluation, we delved deeper into the topic and checked out how viable the proposition of blockchain within the USPS ecosystem actually is.
Learn extra on USPS and Blockchain right here
Plus500 Turns into Major Sponsor of Italy’s Atalanta B.C. Soccer Group
Plus500 introduced one more sports activities sponsorship this Wednesday, with the London listed dealer revealing that it has signed an settlement with Italian soccer staff Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio to develop into its sole and unique sponsor.
Below the settlement introduced at present, Plus500 would be the most important sponsor for Atalanta B.C. for 3 years commencing on the first of September 2020. That is the third sports activities sponsorship introduced by the Israel-based dealer this 12 months, with the final one introduced lower than two weeks in the past.
As the primary sponsor, Plus500’s emblem will seem on the entrance of the Atalanta B.C. jersey for each nationwide and worldwide video games. Moreover, the net CFD buying and selling supplier may have entry to branding rights.
Learn extra on the Plus500 Atalanta Deal right here.
US Regulators Cost AirBit Membership For Working Crypto Mining Rip-off
US authorities this week asserted that AirBit Membership has been promoting unlawful funding schemes in addition to claiming passive, assured day by day returns that can’t be verified.
The DoJ named defendants on this case as Pablo Renato Rodriguez, Gutemberg Dos Santos, Scott Hughes, Cecilia Millan, And Jackie Aguilar. The compliant recognized dos Santos and Rodriguez as founders of AirBit Membership. The pair are serial scammers that had been fined $1.four million three years in the past for operating one other Ponzi scheme referred to as “Vizinova.”
Learn extra on the AirBit Membership Prices right here.
Binance-Owned Crypto Playing cards Supplier Swipe to Launch within the US
Swipe, a digital asset pockets and debit card platform, has simply introduced that it’ll quickly be launching its companies within the US with plans to broaden elsewhere within the nation after receiving the mandatory regulatory sign-offs.
The information comes just a few weeks after Swipe’s takeover by Binance and issuance of a Swipe-powered crypto debit card, branded to the influential crypto change.
Swipe is already obtainable in 31 nations, largely within the European Union.
Learn extra on the Swipe US launch right here.
Sumitomo Mitsui Monetary Group Takes 14% Stake in SBI R3 Japan
As Finance Magnates coated this week, the Sumitomo Mitsui Monetary Group, Inc. has bought a 14 p.c stake within the three way partnership between SBI Holdings and blockchain expertise supplier R3 Holdo LLC, SBI R3 Japan Co., Ltd.
In an announcement from SBI Holdings on Monday, the corporate revealed that the three way partnership has signed a Share Buy Settlement and accomplished the switch of 14 p.c of its firm shares to Sumitomo Mitsui.
Learn extra on the Sumitomo Mitsui Monetary Group Stake in SBI R3 Japan
Unique: FX & CFD Dealer Zenfinex Raises £5m in Sequence A Funding Spherical
There’s about to be various modifications for overseas change and contracts for distinction dealer Zenfinex Restricted, with the corporate revealing solely to Finance Magnates that it has just lately accomplished a Sequence A funding spherical, elevating £5 million.
Zenfinex, which is presently regulated by the Monetary Conduct Authority (FCA), will put the money raised throughout the funding spherical in direction of its international operations. As such, purchasers can count on various modifications on the horizon for the buying and selling supplier.
Finance Magnates can affirm that these modifications embody geographical growth throughout Asia, the Center East and additional all through Europe, in addition to the growth of its product providing. Main the current funding spherical was Zenfinex Applied sciences Restricted which is headed by Oscar Hilt Tatum IV.
Learn extra on the newest Zenfinex developments right here.