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Shakespearean Stabbings, How to Feed a Dictator and Other New Books to Read – Smithsonian.com

An estimated 74 heroes, villains and sidekicks featured in William Shakespeare’s writings meet unsavory onstage ends. Thirty of these men and women succumb to stabbing, according to a 2015 analysis by the Telegraph, while five die by beheading, four by poison, and three by both stabbing and poison. At the more unconventional end of the […]

Latest Fiat-Crypto Exchange Launches In India as Local Trade Volumes Soar

A new fiat-crypto exchange has launched in India, two months after lifting the country’s stringent ban on banks’ dealings with crypto businesses. The Bangalore-headquartered exchange, dubbed BitPolo, went live on May 6. It was originally founded in March; the same month the Supreme Court ruled against the central bank’s longstanding moratorium on crypto-related banking support. […]

ErisX Becomes Latest Crypto Firm to Receive New York’s BitLicense

Eris Clearing, the clearing and settlement arm of ErisX, has been awarded the hard-to-come-by Virtual Currency License from New York’s Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). “We are pleased that the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) recognized our commitment to the high standards we borrowed from existing capital markets structures and applied them to […]