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Crypto Experts Join OECD ‘High Level’ Advisory Board

Crypto Experts Join OECD 'High Level' Advisory BoardThe Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, an intergovernmental body with 36 member countries, has formed “a high-level expert group” which includes executives from the crypto industry. They will provide advice in helping develop international blockchain policy principles. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia ‘High-Level Expert Group’ Formed […]

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33,000 Companies in China Claim to Use Blockchain Technology

33,000 Companies in China Claim to Use Blockchain TechnologyChina now has more than 33,000 registered companies claiming to use blockchain technology in their businesses, according to the country’s Center for Information and Industry Development. The information was released at a recent blockchain conference hosted by a Chinese municipal government and several state-backed research institutes. Also read: Regs Roundup – China Blockchain ETF, New […]

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Indian State of Kerala to Produce 20,000 Blockchain Specialists in 2 Years

Indian State of Kerala to Produce 20,000 Blockchain Specialists in 2 YearsBeijing’s sudden rush into blockchain development and digital currency hasn’t gone unnoticed. From America to Europe and back to Asia, governments have started thinking about this new racetrack in more serious terms. India has a history of tensions with China, although the countries have a lot in common as well. The two regional rivals share […]

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Crypto Salaries Gain Regulatory Recognition Around the World

Crypto Salaries Gain Regulatory Recognition Around the WorldSalaries paid in decentralized digital coins have become a norm across the crypto industry, but there’s really no reason why cryptocurrencies can’t be used for remuneration by businesses in other sectors as well. In many jurisdictions that should be legal even in the absence of dedicated legislation. Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan and Estonia are a […]

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VPN Providers Defy Order to Connect to Russia’s Internet Censor

VPN Providers Defy Order to Connect to Russia’s Internet SensorRussian regulators have once again moved to expand oversight of the online space in an attempt to ensure compliance with various restrictions Moscow is trying to impose. But as in other cases, their efforts have been met with resistance. Over a dozen VPN platforms, popular among crypto enthusiasts and other privacy-conscious users, have refused to […]

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Bitcoin People Directory Lists Crypto-Friendly Merchants

Bitcoin People Is a Directory That Lists Merchants Accepting CryptocurrenciesThe number of businesses accepting cryptocurrencies for goods and services has been growing, particularly for P2P coins such as bitcoin cash. Finding places where you can spend your digital cash is easy thanks to platforms such as Bitcoin People. Also read: How to Buy a Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet With Bitcoin Cash Find Products and Services […]

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These Tourist Destinations Welcome Bitcoin Cash Enthusiasts

Tourist Destinations Welcome Bitcoin Cash EnthusiastsSpending during the holiday season should be easy but borders, physical and financial, often complicate matters. A world currency that can travel with you and is widely accepted sounds like a good idea. Among cryptocurrencies, bitcoin cash is an ideal candidate, with its low fees and instant transactions. New opportunities to spend, buy and sell […]

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Bahrain’s Regulatory Sandbox Teeming With Crypto Companies

Bahrain's Regulatory Sandbox Teeming With Crypto CompaniesBahrain’s regulatory sandbox has become increasingly crypto-friendly as half of the companies approved are now either crypto exchanges or other crypto businesses including ATMs. There are currently 30 companies approved for the regulatory sandbox by the central bank. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request Regulatory Sandbox Thirty companies are currently […]

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Dozens of Crypto Trademarks Filed in the US This Year

Dozens of Crypto Trademarks Filed in the US This YearGeneral interest in cryptocurrencies is not what it used to be during the all-time highs of 2017 and established companies in the industry have been rethinking their priorities. Entrepreneurship in the crypto space, characterized by ingenuity and optimism, remains strong however. This is shown by the fact that dozens of businesses and individuals in the […]

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5 Major Indian Laws That Apply to Cryptocurrency

5 Major Indian Laws That Apply to CryptocurrencyIndia has a number of laws that currently apply to cryptocurrency. A new Cambridge University report explains some of these laws. News.Bitcoin.com talked to one of the authors of the report to uncover more details. Meanwhile, the Indian government is currently finalizing regulations specific to crypto assets. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case […]

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BCH Merchant App Allows Businesses to Accept Crypto Payments in Store

BCH Merchant App Allows Businesses to Accept Crypto PaymentsCryptocurrency gives companies another payment option to offer their customers that yields a host of benefits. In the case of bitcoin cash, crypto payments are an easy, fast and cheap option, thanks to ultra-low onchain fees. BCH Merchant is a Point of Sale app that allows businesses to accept bitcoin cash. Also read: Crypto-Friendly Banking […]

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Cryptojobs Is a Platform With 1,300 Vacancies in the Cryptocurrency Industry

Cryptojobs, a Platform Where Talent Meets OpportunitiesThe sight of new job ads being published regularly, at a time when some businesses have been downsizing to cope with the crypto winter, is a positive sign. The importance of job boards connecting companies with professionals is growing, with Cryptojobs one such platform. Also read: Coingapp Allows You to Exploit Arbitrage Opportunities Between Exchanges […]

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Bahrain Courts Indian Crypto Businesses in Collaboration With Government

Bahrain Courts Indian Crypto Businesses in Collaboration With GovernmentThe Bahrain Economic Development Board is inviting Indian firms to take advantage of the opportunities its country has to offer including for crypto businesses. The board has been collaborating with the Indian government on a number of issues. The Central Bank of Bahrain recently published its final rules on crypto assets. Also read: SEC Chair […]

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State Treasurer: Ohio Companies Now Paying Tax in BTC

Ohio Companies Now Paying Tax in BTC, Says State TreasurerTreasurer in the U.S. state of Ohio Robert Sprague has revealed that at least two companies have paid their taxes using bitcoin since the state launched its cryptocurrency payment platform in December. Sprague did not disclose details pertaining to the amount or companies involved, citing confidentiality. Also read: Liechtenstein Bank Creates Cryptocurrency Trading Platform for […]

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South Korea Updates ICO Stance After 3-Month Investigation

South Korea Updates ICO Policy After 3-Month InvestigationThe South Korean government has updated its stance on initial coin offerings (ICOs) as well as announced the results of its 3-month investigation of ICO activities carried out by Korean companies. The government found that many companies have bypassed its ICO ban and conducted token sales overseas. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community […]

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Defying Crypto Winter, Swiss Crypto Valley Grows to 750 Companies

Defying Crypto Winter, Swiss Crypto Valley Grows to 750 CompaniesA new survey shows that the cluster of companies working with cryptocurrencies and related technologies in the Swiss Crypto Valley has expanded, despite the onset of what has been dubbed as “crypto winter.” The valley now covers a larger territory in the Alpine confederation and has spilled over into neighboring Liechtenstein.   Also read: Xapo […]

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Russian Institutions Back Proposal to Let Companies Use Cryptocurrency

Russian Institutions Back Proposal to Let Companies Use CryptocurrenciesAn idea to allow companies from certain sectors and in some regions to use cryptocurrencies is gaining traction in Russia. The proposal has been included in a draft law prepared by the Economy Ministry, a high-ranking parliamentarian has voiced his support, and big business is discussing its implementation. Also read: No Reason to ‘Bury’ Cryptocurrencies, […]

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Bulgarian Tax Authority to Inspect Crypto Exchanges and Traders

Bulgarian Tax Authority to Check Crypto Exchanges and TradersThe National Revenue Agency of Bulgaria is preparing to conduct inspections on cryptocurrency trading platforms and their customers. The authority wants to make sure that both are fulfilling their obligations under the country’s tax and social security laws. Also read: Denmark’s Tax Agency to Collect Information About Bitcoin Traders Nine Crypto Companies Subjected to ‘Control […]

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China Announces New Regulations for Blockchain Companies to ‘Promote Healthy Development’

China Announces New Regulations for Blockchain Companies 'to Promote Healthy Development'China is coming down hard on blockchain companies, even though the government appears to favor blockchain over cryptocurrency. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) announced new regulations on Jan. 10 that will compel blockchain platforms to eliminate “undesirable” content while giving authorities access to private stored data and to check the identity of users. Also […]

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67 Cryptocurrency Companies Probed by UK Regulator

67 Cryptocurrency Companies Probed by UK RegulatorThe U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reportedly provided an update of its investigations of crypto companies. A total of 67 inquiries were launched, 49 of which have been closed, leaving 18 businesses currently under investigation. The UK government has reportedly said it is ready to give power to the FCA to regulate the crypto […]

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50% of Chinese Stock Exchange Companies Investigated Fail to Demonstrate Real Applications for Blockchain

Chinese Stock Exchanges Investigate Blockchain Companies, Half Fail to Demonstrate DLT ApplicationsAccording to Chinese state media, the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges have carried out investigations into 30 percent of companies listed on their exchanges that are performing operations pertaining to distributed ledger technology (DLT). Of the companies investigated, less than half were able to demonstrate applications for blockchain technology. Also Read: Chatter Report: Vitalik Doesn’t Believe […]

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Study Finds Less Than 15% of Team Members in ICO Startups Are Women

A new study confirms the crypto industry has a lot of progress to make to bridge the gender gap. It shows that startups conducting ICOs are still markedly male-dominated – over 85 percent of the team members in the surveyed companies are men. The data also suggests women are even less likely to hold executive […]

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The Daily: Belarus Adopts New Regulations, Galaxy Digital Releases Q3 Results

The Daily: Belarus Adopts New Regulations, Galaxy Digital Releases Q3 ResultsIn this edition of The Daily, we look at the latest regulatory development in Europe – Belarus High Technologies Park has adopted new regulations for cryptocurrency companies. We also cover Galaxy Digital’s report into its third quarter financial results and an alert issued in Texas about a new scam promising refunds to Bitconnect investors.   […]

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Estonia to Tighten Rules for Licensed Crypto Companies

Estonia to Tighten Rules for Licensed Crypto CompaniesEstonia, one of Europe’s most crypto-friendly nations, plans to tighten its licensing regime for cryptocurrency companies. The financial authorities in Tallinn want to introduce stricter regulations for fintech businesses registered in the Baltic country.   Also read: Binance Terminates Services for Users in Belarus Regulators to Increase Oversight The Financial Intelligence Unit, the Estonian regulator […]

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