Category: Cryptocurrency

Dubai Launching Crypto Valley in Tax-Free Zone

Dubai Launching Crypto Valley in Its Tax-Free ZoneA Dubai government authority has announced that it is launching a crypto valley in the country’s free zone there is no personal or corporate income tax. With the help of its partners from the Swiss crypto valley, Dubai will offer a variety of services such as incubation for startups, coworking facilities, blockchain training, education, events, […]

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Indian Prime Minister Modi Awards Young Entrepreneur for Cryptocurrency App

Indian Prime Minister Modi Awards Young Entrepreneur for Cryptocurrency AppIndia’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has awarded a young entrepreneur for her cryptocurrency price tracking application while the government is still deliberating on the country’s crypto policies. News.Bitcoin.com caught up with the award recipient to find out more about her app. Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is being challenged in the supreme court […]

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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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Leading Swiss Stock Exchange Offers 12 Crypto Exchange-Traded Products With One That Shorts Bitcoin

Leading Swiss Stock Exchange Offers 12 Crypto Exchange-Traded Products With One That Shorts BitcoinSwitzerland’s principal stock exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange, now has 12 cryptocurrency exchange-traded products listed. The latest addition, the 21shares Short Bitcoin, allows investors to profit from falling prices of the digital currency. Other listed crypto products include those that track the price movements of BCH, BTC, ETH, XRP, BNB, and tezos. Also read: Regulatory Roundup […]

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Iran Issues More Than 1,000 Cryptocurrency Mining Licenses

Iran Has Issued More Than 1,000 Licenses for Cryptocurrency MiningThe Iranian government has reportedly issued more than 1,000 licenses for cryptocurrency mining since it began regulating the industry. A number of large mining farms have set up in the country, but high electricity tariffs have kept many small investors away. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — New US Crypto Tax Bill, Central Banks Join Forces […]

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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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How to Obscure Bitcoin Cash Transaction Data by Leveraging Cashfusion

How to Obscure Bitcoin Cash Transaction Data by Leveraging CashfusionBitcoin Cash developers recently released the alpha software for Cashfusion, a privacy-preserving feature added to the Electron Cash wallet. During the last week, crypto proponents and developers have been testing the protocol regularly in order to find issues and provide the Cashfusion team with feedback. News.Bitcoin.com tested the alpha version of Cashfusion so readers can […]

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Panic Withdrawals at Indian Bank Over Alarming KYC Notice

Panic Withdrawals at Indian Bank Over Alarming KYC NoticeHundreds of customers went on a withdrawal spree after an Indian bank announced its revised KYC requirements. The bank’s action followed the decision by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to include the National Population Register letter as a valid KYC document for opening bank accounts. Customers are worried their funds could be frozen. Also […]

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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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Indian Supreme Court Warms Up to Crypto – RBI’s Arguments Not Convincing

Indian Supreme Court Warms Up to Crypto - RBI's Arguments Not ConvincingIndia’s supreme court heard the crypto case on Thursday, starting with the arguments by the counsel for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). After pointing out that the RBI ban only hurts crypto businesses but does not stop crypto trading, the court explained that “being an honest contributor to the blockchain is more profitable than […]

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Regulatory Roundup: New US Crypto Tax Bill, Central Banks Join Forces on Digital Currencies

Regulatory Roundup: New US Crypto Tax Bill, Central Banks Join Forces on Digital CurrenciesIn this roundup, we cover an exceptionally busy week for crypto regulations around the globe. We start our coverage with the U.S. Virtual Currency Tax Fairness Act of 2020, actions by the SEC, Ripple’s lawsuit, India’s supreme court hearings, Australia green-lighting a bitcoin retail fund, Thailand approving a new crypto exchange, and new crypto guidelines […]

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Crypto vs RBI: Exchange Counsel and RBI Take Center Stage at Supreme Court Today

India’s supreme court spent all day on Wednesday hearing extensive arguments from both the counsel representing crypto exchanges and the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The counsel for the central bank confirmed again that cryptocurrency is not banned in India, but still justifies the banking restrictions on the crypto industry. Also read: […]

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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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How Is Bitcoin Cash Different From Bitcoin Core?

How Is Bitcoin Cash Different From Bitcoin Core?The crypto space can be hard to break into for those unfamiliar with the jargon, lingo, and foundational knowledge taken for granted by the already initiated. Adding to this difficulty is the fact that there are several different cryptos which bear the name “Bitcoin.” Convoluted as this all may seem, the differences are pretty easy […]

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Maduro Opens Crypto Casino in Venezuela

Maduro Opens Crypto Casino in VenezuelaVenezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has authorized the opening of a casino at a luxury hotel in Caracas where bets must be placed in petros, the country’s national oil-backed digital currency. Several cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies can be exchanged into petros to wager in the casino. The proceeds are expected to be used for healthcare and […]

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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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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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An In-Depth Look at the Multi-Currency Cold Storage Card Ballet

An In Depth Look at the Multi-Currency Cold Storage Card BalletLast September, Bobby Lee, the former CEO of China’s first cryptocurrency exchange BTCC revealed his new business venture Ballet, a non-electronic crypto wallet solution that offers multi-currency support. During the North American Bitcoin Conference Miami, all the attendees got a single Ballet crypto card and news.Bitcoin.com decided to test the product to show our readers […]

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Peter Schiff Forgets Bitcoin Wallet Password, Blames Bitcoin

Peter Schiff Forgets His Bitcoin Wallet Password, Blames BitcoinPeter Schiff hates Bitcoin almost as much as bitcoiners hate Schiff. The gold bug makes a point of dissing the cryptocurrency whenever he can, despite the hypocrisy of accepting BCT on his own website. Today, the eccentric entrepreneur found a new reason to rip on bitcoin after forgetting his wallet password – and apparently Bitcoin […]

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New Bill in Oklahoma Proposes Depository for Cryptocurrencies Used by Government

New Bill in Oklahoma Proposes Depository for Cryptocurrencies Used by GovernmentA bill has been introduced in the U.S. state of Oklahoma to establish a new type of state-chartered financial institution that will be “the central depository for virtual currency used by governmental agencies in this state.” The new establishment aims to provide financial and technical services to crypto innovators and developers. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: […]

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Malaysia Announces Digital Asset Guidelines

Malaysia Publishes Digital Asset GuidelinesThe Securities Commission Malaysia has published the country’s guidelines on digital assets which set out the regulatory framework for token sales. All token offerings must now be carried out only through platforms approved by the commission. The guidelines also detail the obligations of approved platforms as well as the requirements token issuers must meet. Also […]

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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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