Brazilian Regulator Bans Forex Broker Offering BTC Options

October 1, 2019
The Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM) has banned a forex broker offering Bitcoin (BTC) options, Cointelegraph Brasil reported on Sept. 25. On Sept. 25, CVM published a public warning of irregular action concerning XM Global Limited through the Superintendent of Market and Intermediary (SMI) Relations. In its warning, the CVM states that XM Global Limited is

Foundation Uses Blockchain and Crypto to Help Save the Brazilian Amazon

September 10, 2019
Rainforest Foundation US is a New York-based, non-profit NGO working in Central and South America, which is now hoping to support anti-deforestation efforts with crypto and blockchain tech. Deforestation and fires in the Brazilian Amazon On Sept. 4, the Rainforest Foundation — which was founded in part by musician Sting — reached out to the crypto and

Latin America’s Largest Investment Bank to Launch Its Own Security Token

February 22, 2019
Latin America’s largest investment bank Banco BTG Pactual SA is releasing its own blockchain-based security token, Bloomberg reported on Feb. 21. The token dubbed “ReitBZ” — which will be backed by distressed real estate assets in Brazil —  will reportedly enable the bank to provide its real estate business to international investors at lower costs