Category: Cryptocurrencies

SEC Wants Second Look at Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Proposal

SEC Wants Second Look at Bitwise Bitcoin ETF ProposalThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reviewing its order issued last week pertaining to a rejected proposal for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The proposal was filed by NYSE Arca for the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust. Meanwhile, the SEC is also evaluating a proposed rule change for a different type of bitcoin ETF. […]

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104 Addresses Hold 70% of Tether, Research Reveals

104 Addresses Hold 70% of Tether, Research RevealsThe ownership of tether (USDT) turns out to be quite concentrated. According to a recent report, a few addresses control the bulk of the stablecoin, which is widely used by bitcoin traders. The finding comes on top of fresh accusations of creating a bubble levied in a lawsuit against tether’s operators. That adds to the […]

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Bitcoin ATM in Miami Airport Raises Questions About Traveling With Crypto

Bitcoin ATM in Miami Airport Raises Questions About Traveling With CryptoMiami based bitcoin ATM maker Bitstop has recently installed Miami International Airport’s first crypto ATM, according to a press release issued October 15. The installation adds to the 106 machines the company has already placed across the U.S. Further, it raises important questions about the benefits and legality of traveling with crypto in lieu of […]

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‘Why Are You Afraid?’ – Watch Roger Ver Debate Nouriel Roubini on Cryptocurrency

'Why Are You Afraid?' - Watch Roger Ver Debate Nouriel Roubini on CryptoStarting a debate by calling nearly everyone in the room “economically illiterate” doesn’t usually end well for someone attempting to persuade an audience, but that’s just what American economist Nouriel Roubini did on Tuesday, in his debate with Bitcoin.com Executive Chairman Roger Ver. The 40-minute, high-energy volley of arguments and ad homs is as entertaining […]

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Survey: Chinese Students Want Crypto Jobs, 8% Own Cryptocurrencies

Survey: Chinese Students Want Crypto Jobs, 8% Own CryptocurrenciesA poll conducted among university students in China indicates that many of them see a bright future for cryptocurrencies in their country. A quarter of the respondents said they would seek employment in the industry that deals with digital assets and related technologies. Approximately one in 12 students already owns digital coins. Also read: Ukraine […]

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Rare Joint Statement From U.S. Regulators Proves Crypto Centralization Is Here

Rare Joint Statement from U.S. Regulators Proves that Centralization of Crypto Is HereThe U.S. SEC, Fincen and CFTC issued a rare joint statement Friday addressing regulation of “activities involving digital assets.” Citing crypto’s perceived role in money laundering and terrorism, the regulatory power trio prescribed stricter adherence to anti-money laundering (AML) policies and know your customer (KYC) protocols. The statement is a highly visible product of the […]

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Where US Regulators Stand on Crypto Assets

Where US Regulators Stand on Crypto AssetsThe U.S. has many regulators responsible for overseeing different aspects of crypto assets, each with its own stance on how they should be regulated. Major regulators in the U.S. with strong opinions on cryptocurrency include the SEC, the CFTC, the Federal Reserve, Fincen, and the IRS. Also read: Tax Guide: What Crypto Owners Should Know […]

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G20 Informed Stablecoins Could Pose Financial Stability Risk

G20 Informed Stablecoins Could Pose Financial Stability RiskThe Financial Stability Board has informed the G20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs of the risks stablecoins could pose to financial stability. Unlike crypto assets which do not pose financial stability risk at this time, stablecoins could pose a host of challenges. Also read: Unicef Launches Cryptocurrency Fund Financial Stability Risk The Financial Stability […]

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Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case to November

Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case to NovemberThe Supreme Court of India on Tuesday once again postponed hearing the case against the crypto banking restrictions by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The central bank has replied to crypto exchanges’ representation as directed by the court, which was supposed to resume hearing the case today. Also read: RBI Ban Stops Indian Police […]

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Diversified Crypto Fund Receives FINRA Regulatory Approval

Diversified Crypto Fund Receives FINRA Regulatory ApprovalGrayscale Investments has received regulatory approval to publicly quote shares of its diversified crypto fund. The product, which is the firm’s only diversified offering, invests in five main cryptocurrencies. In addition, the firm offers nine single-asset investment funds, some of which are also quoted publicly. Also read: 7 Crypto Exchange-Traded Products Now Live on Swiss […]

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The Fed Plans to Inject $60 Billion per Month Into the Economy

The Fed Plans to Inject $60 Billion per Month Into the EconomyOn October 11, the U.S. Federal Reserve explained that it would inject more easing into the economy by purchasing Treasury bills at an initial $60 billion per month for the next two months. The purchasing rate could decrease or increase, but the central bank expects the easing plan to last until at least Q2 2020. […]

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Tax Guide: What Crypto Owners Should Know

Tax Guide: What Crypto Owners Should KnowWith the rise in price and the growing adoption of cryptocurrencies, more governments worldwide have been ramping up efforts to tax them. Some countries are using extreme measures to get their hands on this new source of untapped revenue, but there are also tax-friendly countries that are not taxing crypto transactions. Furthermore, many tools exist […]

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More Nations Join the Club of Crypto-Friendly Jurisdictions

More Nations Join the Club of Crypto-Friendly JurisdictionsRegulatory barriers are a major concern for businesses working with decentralized assets. Not all governments, however, are putting obstacles in front of crypto companies. In fact the number taking a crypto-friendly stance is in fact increasing. Also read: Ukraine in a Rush to Legalize Cryptocurrencies Under Zelensky Executives View Regulations as the Biggest Threat Government […]

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Android Tool Lets You Check Crypto Payment Apps for Double-Spends

Android Tool Lets You Check Crypto Payment Apps for Double-SpendsThe risk of double-spending has traditionally been a major obstacle to creating and fully using digital money. A flaw of this kind would be detrimental to the credibility of any system claiming to provide universal solutions to the financial needs of our era. Whoever created Bitcoin elegantly solved the difficult task, but a growing ecosystem […]

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IRS to Require 150 Million Tax Filers to Disclose Crypto Dealings

IRS to Require 150 Million Tax Filers to Disclose Crypto DealingsThe U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has unveiled a new draft tax form used by some 150 million people in the country to file tax returns. It has a section that requires them to answer whether they have received, sold, sent, exchanged, or acquired any financial interest in any cryptocurrencies during the year. Also read: […]

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Visa, Mastercard, Ebay, Stripe Join Paypal in Leaving Libra

Visa, Mastercard, Ebay, Stripe Join Paypal in Leaving LibraMost payment companies have now pulled out of Facebook’s Libra project. Visa, Mastercard, Ebay, and Stripe have followed Paypal in dropping out of the project amid regulatory concerns. The Libra Association has responded to the exodus of these companies. David Marcus, who is in charge of the project, calls it “liberating.” Also read: European Countries […]

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Ukraine in a Rush to Legalize Cryptocurrencies Under Zelensky

Ukraine in a Rush to Legalize Cryptocurrencies Under ZelenskyThe new administration in Kiev, headed by the young president Volodymyr Zelensky, has brought renewed interest in cryptocurrencies. Fresh energy is now being injected into efforts to legalize decentralized digital money and regulate related economic activities. New draft laws have been proposed or are under preparation to accommodate the nascent industry, from which the Ukrainian […]

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5,200 Tobacco Shops in France Now Sell Bitcoin

5,200 Tobacco Shops in France Now Sell BitcoinBitcoin can now be purchased at 5,200 tobacco shops in France. Fintech startup Keplerk launched the service on Oct. 10 after halting it for many months. France’s 24,000 licensed tobacco shops have diversified into non-tobacco products to boost revenue. Also read: IRS Issues New Crypto Tax Guidance – Experts Weigh In Buy Bitcoin at Tabacs […]

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If You’d Bought These Coins in 2014, This Is What You’d Have Made

Crypto Time Machine - Revisiting Fall, 2014 to Invest in the Top CoinsFall is here, and it’s a good time for reflection, regrouping and gearing up for the coming new year. In the case of crypto, looking back at the markets of the past puts things into similar perspective. An examination of the top 10 cryptocurrencies of just five years ago sheds light on how far crypto […]

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Bitcoin Cash Acceptance Grows in Southeast Asia via Alchemy’s PoS System

Bitcoin Cash Acceptance Grows in Southeast Asia Via Alchemy's PoS SystemThe payments and technology provider Alchemy recently announced the launch of the startup’s hybrid payment solution, a platform that aims to connect cryptocurrency with retailers worldwide. Alchemy’s crypto solution features integration with Qfpay, a well known third-party payment company that provides payment services for more than 1.2 million affiliated merchants. So far the starting point […]

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Why the Maximalist Narrative of Just Hodl and Wait Is Unsustainable

Why the Maximalist Narrative of Just Hodl and Wait Is UnsustainableIt’s encountered all over the crypto space these days — the idea that the only correct way to “Bitcoin” is to hold and not spend, and to desperately lash out on crypto Twitter at anyone who thinks differently. But what ever happened to Satoshi’s original call for an “electronic payment system based on cryptographic proof […]

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SEC Rejects Another High-Profile Bitcoin ETF Proposal

SEC Rejects Another High-Profile Bitcoin ETF ProposalAnother high-profile proposal for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) has been denied by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The agency, however, emphasized that the disapproval was not based on whether bitcoin has utility or value as an innovation or an investment. Shares of the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust were to be listed on […]

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IRS Issues New Crypto Tax Guidance After 5 Years – Experts Weigh In

IRS Issues New Crypto Tax Guidance After 5 Years - Experts Weigh InThe U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued long-awaited guidance on the tax treatment of cryptocurrencies. It is generally described by the crypto community as a mixed bag since some parts are useful while others have raised many more questions, particularly how cryptocurrencies from hard forks and airdrops are taxed. Also read: 10 Tax Tools […]

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Sean Walsh: Cryptocurrencies Can Harness More Human Energy

Sean Walsh: Cryptocurrencies Can Harness More of the Human EnergyBitcoin scores high in terms of ‘moneyness’ compared to other forms of money as it has some technical advantages and social inertia. In an interview with Bitcoin.com’s Humans of Bitcoin podcast, brilliant contrarian thinker Sean Walsh shared his opinion about cryptocurrencies and their place within the global financial system. The crypto investor believes decentralized digital […]

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