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BCH Community Leaders Bitcoin.com and Jonald Fyookball Clarify Positions on Funding Proposal

BCH Community Leaders Bitcoin.com and Jonald Fyookball Clarify Positions on Funding ProposalSince Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer revealed an infrastructure funding proposal from five major mining pools last week, which would fund BCH devs via redirection of 12.5% of BCH coinbase rewards, the Bitcoin Cash community has been understandably bustling with debate, discussion, and suggestions. Reactions have ranged from calling the move a “tax” that is incongruous […]

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Companies Keep Flocking to Swiss Crypto Valley, Over 1,000 Jobs Added in a Year

Companies Continue to Flock to Swiss Crypto Valley, Over 1,000 Jobs Added in a YearCrypto Valley, a fintech-friendly region centered on the canton of Zug, has been expanding to other parts of Switzerland and neighboring Liechtenstein. Despite all the challenges facing the blockchain industry, favorable regulations and improving access to banking and legal services are attracting more and more crypto companies. Their number has increased for a third consecutive […]

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Bitpay Users Can Now Purchase Crypto With Fiat In-App

Bitpay App Users Can Purchase Crypto Via the Firm's Multi-Service SolutionOn January 23, the cryptocurrency payment firm Bitpay announced it will be allowing customers to purchase digital assets using the Bitpay platform. The Atlanta-based company partnered with fiat-to-crypto payment processor Simplex to offer the crypto purchasing experience. Bitpay says the latest feature will provide an “all-in-one solution” for cryptocurrency-related activities. Also Read: Bitcoin.com Partners With […]

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Alexander Vinnik Accused of Laundering Billions Through BTC-e Extradited to France

Russian Alexander Vinnik Accused of Laundering Billions Through BTC-e Extradited to FranceAlexander Vinnik, the Russian-born IT specialist who spent over two years in detention in Greece, where he was arrested on a U.S. warrant, is now in Paris. The alleged BTC-e operator, suspected of laundering at least $4 billion through the now defunct crypto exchange, has been handed over to France after the Greek judiciary turned […]

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Trump ‘Loves’ Negative Rates and ‘Could Get Used to’ Them, Criticizes Fed at World Economic Forum, China Trade Deal

Trump 'Loves' Negative Rates and 'Could Get Used to' Them, Criticizes Fed at World Economic Forum, China Trade DealU.S. President Donald Trump spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Tuesday saying the U.S. and other nations are “forced to compete … with nations that are getting negative rates, something very new.” Trump took direct shots at the U.S. Federal Reserve, claiming they’ve not lowered rates quickly enough. The harsh words echo […]

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Millennial and Male: 3 Crypto Card Issuers Profile Their Average User

Millennial and Male, 3 Crypto Card Issuers Profile Their Average UserPlatforms offering debit cards that can be topped up with cryptocurrency have enjoyed growing popularity in the crypto community. They provide a payment solution for those who earn and own digital coins, enabling in-store and online crypto payments. Their expanding user base provides a snapshot of the kind of people who spend crypto on a […]

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Vodafone Becomes 8th Company to Exit Libra Association

Vodafone Becomes 8th Company to Exit Libra AssociationAfter a spate of big names parting ways with the Libra Association late last year such as Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, and Ebay, British telecommunications giant Vodafone has become the latest to bid the ambitious digital asset project farewell. While Vodafone’s statement notes it does not rule out the possibility of working with Libra in the […]

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Uzbekistan Prepares Crypto Tax Exemptions, Launches Licensed Exchange

Uzbekistan Prepares Crypto Tax Exemptions, Launches Licensed ExchangeA new presidential decree in Uzbekistan envisages the introduction of tax exemptions for income obtained from operations involving crypto assets. The draft document published recently also incorporates proposals for the establishment of a blockchain valley and licensing regime for cryptocurrency miners. The country has just launched its first licensed crypto exchange. Also read: Uzbekistan to […]

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Why User Experience Is Crypto’s True ‘Killer App’

Why User Experience Is Crypto’s True ‘Killer App’There’s been a lot of buzz in the space recently about the importance of user experience. Kim Dotcom’s proclamation that “Mass utility is going to lead to mass adoption,” speaks to this. Peter Schiff’s bitcoin wallet fiasco, CZ’s claim that centralized exchanges are safer than private wallets, and promises of a still undependable Lightning Network […]

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UK Tax Agency to Pay $100K for Blockchain Surveillance Software

UK Tax Agency to Pay $100k for Blockchain Surveillance SoftwareOn January 17, the UK tax agency Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) published a job opportunity for a private contractor to design a cryptocurrency blockchain analysis tool. According to the listing, the contract is for one year and HMRC will pay the contractor $100,000 for software that can “identify and cluster crypto asset transactions.” […]

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RBI Confirms Crypto Not Banned in India

RBI Confirms Crypto Not Banned in IndiaThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has confirmed that cryptocurrency is not banned in India. During the latest supreme court hearing of the crypto case, the central bank’s reply to the Internet and Mobile Association of India was read out in detail. The RBI clarified that it only fenced in the entities it regulates, such […]

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Indian Minister Inaugurates Blockchain Center of Excellence in Bengaluru

Indian Minister Augurates Blockchain Center of Excellence in BengaluruA Centre of Excellence in Blockchain Technology has been inaugurated by Indian Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Bengaluru. It will facilitate various government departments in their blockchain work, leading to large scale deployment of blockchain applications. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia New ‘Centre of Excellence in […]

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Lawsuit Against Ripple May Decide the Fate of XRP but Regulators Have the Final Say

Lawsuit Against Ripple May Decide the Fate of XRP but Regulators Have the Final SayA prolonged legal battle, which may hold the key to XRP’s future, has been extended again. The class action lawsuit alleges that Ripple issued and sold the coin, one of the largest by market cap, as an unregistered security. The decision on the defendant’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit has been postponed. But even a […]

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Gamble With Crypto at Bestecasinobonussen.nl

Gamble With Crypto at Bestecasinobonussen.nlThe advancements in the IT industry allowed for banking methods like Bitcoin to thrive in the online casino market, offering online casino goers the possibility to make their deposits in the most convenient way without the risk of exposing any of their financial information to unwanted third parties. Having reinvented the way we look at money transactions on the web, cryptocurrency has left the realm of “taboo” and became a trend.

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Cypherpunk Bitstream Hosts Share Importance of Payments, Dropgangs, and ‘Meatspace’ Allies

Cypherpunk Bitstream Hosts Share Importance of Payments, Dropgangs, and 'Meatspace' AlliesThe Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast is a relatively new program that’s just released its fourth episode. The hosts, known as Frank Braun and The Real Smuggler, are so-called ‘privacy extremists’ and dyed-in-the-wool crypto-anarchists concerned with exposing cypherpunk ethos to a wider audience. Braun and Smuggler took time out recently to discuss their journeys to crypto-anarchy, the […]

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New Guidelines Subject Canadian Crypto Exchanges to Securities Laws

New Regulatory Guidance Subjects Crypto Exchanges in Canada to Securities LawsCanadian regulators have issued new guidance determining when current securities legislation applies to operations conducted by cryptocurrency exchanges. According to the clarifications in the document, many domestic and foreign entities serving Canadian users, for example those that provide custodial services, will have to abide by the country’s securities laws and act like securities dealers. Also […]

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Russia’s New Prime Minister Has an Opinion of Cryptocurrencies

Russia’s New Prime Minister Has His Opinion on CryptocurrenciesThe Russian Federation has a new prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, with a track record of statements regarding cryptocurrencies and an affection for digitalization. A stated goal of his government will be to turn the country into a digital platform “for the people.” Time will tell, however, whether his plan encompasses the legal use of decentralized […]

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Crypto Exchange Bithumb Takes Korean Tax Authority to Court Over $69 Million ‘Groundless’ Tax

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Takes Korean Tax Authority to Court Over $69 Million 'Groundless' TaxBithumb, a major crypto exchange in South Korea, has taken the country’s tax authority to court over a “groundless” tax imposed on the exchange. Experts explain that currently there are no grounds to tax crypto transactions in South Korea and existing tax laws do not apply to crypto transactions. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto […]

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Direct Democracy Party to Solve Issues With Crypto Rights in Russia

Direct Democracy Party to Solve Pending Issues With Crypto Rights in RussiaA new political force is being born in Russia out of the country’s tech business circles. The idea has been conceived by representatives of the country’s growing digital economy sector who want to embark on finding solutions to numerous issues that concern the crypto space. Also read: Eastern Europe Sees More Fiat Options for Trading […]

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Unnecessary Evil: How Government Regulations Kill Crypto Startups and Encourage Crime

Unnecessary Evil: How Government Regulations Kill Crypto Startups and Encourage CrimeThanks to the EU’s most recent money laundering directive, a small business called Post-a-coin, which sold cute postcards pre-loaded with tiny amounts of bitcoin, is being forced to shut down. Meanwhile, the most heinous criminals in history are continuing to facilitate violence, trafficking and laundering of cash with impunity. Also Read: Why the Counter Economy […]

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Silvergate Bank and Bitstamp Launch Bitcoin Collateralized Loans

Silvergate Bank and Bitstamp Launch Bitcoin Collateralized LoansU.S.-based Silvergate Bank has launched a bitcoin collateralized loan product with Bitstamp as its launch partner. The crypto exchange will act as the bank’s agent to manage and provide custody for bitcoin collateral. The product utilizes Silvergate Bank’s Exchange Network to fund loans and process repayments in real time. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto […]

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Uzbekistan to Create National Mining Pool, Launch Licensed Exchange

Uzbekistan to Create National Mining Pool, Launch Licensed ExchangeEstablishing a “national mining pool” has been declared a priority in Uzbekistan. Miners who join the pool will enjoy lower electricity rates, announced the country’s agency overseeing the crypto industry. The Central Asian nation is also preparing to launch a licensed cryptocurrency exchange, where miners will be able to sell the coins they have minted. […]

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Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia

Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, AsiaIn this roundup, we cover EU-wide crypto regulations and individual countries’ new digital asset rules including Austria and the U.K. We also cover numerous crypto regulatory developments in the U.S., China, Japan, South Korea, India, and the Philippines. Also read: Regs Roundup: SEC Actions, Crypto Tax-Free in Korea, New Chinese Laws EU-Wide Crypto Regulations Begin […]

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Japan and Philippines Discuss Pro-Crypto Laws, Cooperation Among Asian Countries

Japan and Philippines Discuss Pro-Crypto Laws, Cooperation Among Asian CountriesJapanese Minister Naokazu Takemoto and Philippine Cabinet member Raul Lambino of Crypto Valley of Asia recently met to discuss Asian countries’ crypto regulations. They urge the Philippine Congress to introduce legislation on cryptocurrencies and security tokens, calling for cooperation among Asian countries. Also read: Regs Roundup: SEC Actions, Crypto Tax-Free in Korea, New Chinese Laws […]

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