Exchanges

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has issued a BitLicense to the Bakkt trading platform.
Goldman Sachs-backed crypto custodian BitGo has acquired a New York Trust license from NYDFS to operate as an independent custodian.
Cryptocurrency custodian and banking company Anchorage announced Thursday that it raised $80 million in a Series C funding round.
MoneyGram has suspended trading on Ripple's platform due to the uncertainty concerning their ongoing litigation with the SEC.
What caused ASIC to suspend the AFS license of Investors Exchange Limited? The regulator states that IEL failed to meet their obligations.
Crypto Finance Group announced that its brokerage subsidiary, Crypto Broker AG, has been granted a securities house license by FINMA. 
According to a recent report, the cryptocurrency custodian Xapo is in the final stages of obtaining a banking license in Gibraltar.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand is launching a trading platform for digital assets in the second half of 2021, but has excluded cryptocurrency trading.
Australian crypto trader, Allan Flynn has sued ANZ and Westpac for blocking their bank accounts, demanding compensation of A$250,000.
Revolut has applied for a UK banking license to expand its scope of activities and provide customers with traditional banking services.
Bakkt, a US-based crypto exchange, will go public through a reverse merger. The deal is nearing completion, Bloomberg reported on Friday..
Xapo will discontinue its US operations as of March 1, 2021. Customers have been asked to transfer their Bitcoin to an external address.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Charles Schwab UK Ltd (CSUK) £8.96 million for failing to adequately protect client assets.
The German bank Bankhaus von der Heydt (BVDH), has partnered with Bitbond to issue a EURB secured euro stablecoin on the Stellar network.
Robinhood, the popular stock-trading app, has hired Goldman Sachs to lead its initial public offering (IPO) in 2021, Reuters reported.
Robinhood Markets Inc. is seeking banking advisers for a potential initial public offering (IPO) as soon as the first quarter of 2021.
Germany’s top financial regulator Bafin has issued a warning, announcing that 10cryptomarket.com is operating without its authorization.
The recent Robinhood hack had about 2,000 users accounts infiltrated, indicating the attacks were more widespread than previously realized.
Some Robinhood users had their accounts hacked and investments liquidated, according to Bloomberg. However, the company itself wasn’t hacked.
ASIC and the RBA have outlined their expectations of ASX as it replaces the Clearing House Electronic Sub-register System (CHESS).