Category: Israeli

Using a VPN May Get Israeli Crypto Traders in Trouble

Using a VPN May Get Crypto Traders in Trouble in IsraelDo you use a VPN? It’s a privacy-enhancing tool that everyone should be using, especially those with digital assets. Or do you happen to be older than the typical crypto trader? Both of these characteristics are part of a list of so-called ‘red flags’ that can get you in trouble with a new dragnet that […]

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Number of Israeli Blockchain Companies Grew by 32% in 2019

Number of Israeli Blockchain Companies Grew by 32% in 2019Despite the harsh market conditions this year, high profile closures of a few ventures and a lot of employee downsizing, the number of companies operating in the blockchain and cryptocurrency fields in Israel actually grew by 32% in 2019. Also Read: Bankrupt DX Exchange Didn’t Pay Israeli Suppliers and Employees Israeli Blockchain Industry Survives Crypto […]

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Israeli Supreme Court Stops Bank From Closing Crypto Exchange’s Account

Israeli Supreme Court Prevents Bank From Closing Account of Crypto ExchangeIn February 2018, the Supreme Court of Israel issued a temporary injunction order forbidding a major bank in the country from halting the activity of a local cryptocurrency exchange. Now the bank has been forced to accept that the company’s account will remain open indefinitely. Also Read: Community Funding and Bringing Smart Contracts to BCH […]

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Israeli University Sues Professor for Zero-Knowledge Proofs Technology

Israeli University Suing Professor for Zero-Knowledge Proofs TechnologyA leading Israeli university is suing one of its own senior staff members for allegedly creating a zero-knowledge proofs technology company based on the intellectual property the professor developed while working for the institution. Also Read: Will Belarus Be the First Country With Nuclear-Powered Bitcoin Mining? The Technion Wants a Piece of Starkware The Technion […]

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What It Takes to Air a TV News Channel Devoted to Crypto Assets

What It Takes to Air a TV News Channel Devoted to Crypto AssetsBlocktv is a new televised news source for the cryptocurrency community. News.Bitcoin.com recently visited the company’s headquarters in Israel to see what it takes to air a TV channel dedicated to reporting on the digital assets industry. Also Read: How a Large Crypto Mining Operation Is Handling the Current Market Tune in to Blockchain Television […]

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Tel Aviv Court Rules Bank Can’t Close Crypto Miner’s Account

Tel Aviv Court Rules Bank Can’t Close Crypto Miner’s AccountA court in Israel has once again ruled against a local bank which tried to close the account of a cryptocurrency related business without any due cause. This time a Tel Aviv court has determined that a bank can’t refuse to operate an account on behalf of a crypto miner. Also Read: Tel Aviv Court […]

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Israel Securities Authority Wants a Dedicated Token Exchange

Israel Securities Authority May Promote the Creation of a Token ExchangeAn Israel Securities Authority (ISA) committee tasked with examining the regulation of crypto coin offerings has submitted its final recommendations today, March 6. They include the option of creating a dedicated platform for trading digital assets. Also Read: In the Daily: Opera Browser, EY Tax Tool, Elliptic, Cryptopia Exchange Regulating Coin Offerings in Israel The […]

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Israeli Exchange to Launch Crypto Payments API Service for Local Businesses

Israeli Exchange to Launch Crypto Payments API Service for Local BusinessesThere is a new option on the way for Israeli companies that wish to accept orders from cryptocurrency users while they keep managing their books in fiat. A local bitcoin exchange, Bits of Gold, is launching an API service for regulated crypto payments. Also Read: Billions Living Under Authoritarian Regimes Need Bitcoin Says Human Rights […]

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The Daily: UFC 232 to Have Official Crypto Partner, 5% of Israelis Use Bitcoin

The Daily: UFC 232 to Have Official Cryptocurrency Partner, 5% of Israelis Use CryptoIn today’s edition of The Daily we feature the latest sports sponsorship by the cryptocurrency community. We also cover stories about new statistics on bitcoin usage in Israel, mining malware growth during 2018, and another bank blockchain patent. Also Read: Investment Robo-Adviser Wealthfront Adds Support for Coinbase UFC 232 to Have Official Cryptocurrency Partner The Litecoin […]

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Bitmain Shuts Down Research and Development Center in Israel

The ongoing bear market has caused another cryptocurrency company to downsize its operations. Bitmain, the Beijing-headquartered bitcoin mining technology giant, has now begun shutting down its research and development center in Ra’anana, Israel. Also Read: Former Israeli Prime Minister Calls Cryptocurrencies a ‘Ponzi Scheme’ Bitmaintech Israel Closes Down According to reports from Israel, Bitmain’s research […]

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Israel Tax Authority Launches Offensive on Undisclosed Crypto Earnings

Israel Tax Authority Launches Offensive on Undisclosed Crypto EarningsLocal reports have asserted that the Israel Tax Authority has launched a renewed crackdown on unreported cryptocurrency earnings. The Israeli tax regulator has opened hundreds of tax accounts and sent letters of notice to Israeli citizens suspected of failing to disclose earnings derived from cryptocurrency-relate activities. Also Read: $1 Million BTC Options Position Set to Expire […]

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Calls Cryptocurrencies a ‘Ponzi Scheme’

Former Israeli Prime Minster Calls Cryptocurrencies a 'Ponzi Scheme'Ehud Barak served as the prime minister of Israel from 1999 to 2001. These days he makes a lot of money as an investor and co-founder of startup companies in such fields as cyber espionage and cannabis. However, he seems to think that investing in cryptocurrency is less legitimate. Also Read: The Daily: Asus Wants […]

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Israeli Firm Launches Three Cryptocurrency Investment Funds

Israeli Firm Launches Three Cryptocurrency Investment FundsAn Israeli investment firm has launched two cryptocurrency funds, with a third on the way. The company’s CEO explained the funds’ three investment strategies to news.Bitcoin.com. These funds are Cayman Islands-registered, available to institutional and accredited investors. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Three Funds, Investment Strategies Cryptocurrency investment firm Silver Castle has […]

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Israeli Central Bank to Hold off on Issuing Digital ‘E-Shekel’ Coin

Israeli Central Bank Decides Against Issuing a National CryptocurrencyA group under the Bank of Israel has published a report on a proposal to issue a national digital currency. The team, which was set up last November, has identified several potential advantages to the technology, but has advised the central bank not to act until other institutions throughout the world have done so first. […]

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ICO Roundup: SEC Annual Report, Israeli Offerings Raise $600 Million, Rapper Sued

The annual report of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement has detailed the actions taken against initial coin offerings during the preceding financial year. Also, a report published by One Alpha estimates that Israeli ICOs have raised more than $600 million during 2018, and 25 investors have filed a lawsuit accusing rapper T.I. and his business […]

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The Daily: Security Startup Raises $30M, Crypto Used to Fight Plastic Pollution

The Daily: Security Startup Raises $30M, Crypto Used to Fight Plastic PollutionIn today’s edition of The Daily, we focus on an Israeli crypto security startup that has raised $30 million in funding from a number of notable companies. We also look at how tokens are being used to clean up the environment, as well as efforts by major auditing firms to service clients in the cryptocurrency […]

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The Daily: Crypto-Skeptic Professor to Speak at US Senate, Coinmama Adds SEPA

The Daily: Crypto-Skeptic Professor to Speak at US Senate, Coinmama Adds SEPAIn today’s edition of The Daily we cover stories about a well known economics professor and outspoken crypto-skeptic who is going to speak about the subject at the U.S. Senate, bitcoin-buying service Coinmama adding support for SEPA bank accounts holders, and more. Also Read: Regulations Roundup: Crypto-Intermediaries in France, SEC Deadline for Rejected ETF Commentary […]

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The Daily: Secret Nasdaq Meeting, SALT Takeover Offer, Vitalik Wants More Cards

The Daily: Secret Nasdaq Meeting, SALT Takeover Offer, Vitalik Wants More CardsIn today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover a secret meeting at Nasdaq, a takeover bid for crypto-as-collateral loan platform SALT, Vitalik Buterin’s thoughts on the importance of enabling small retail transactions, and why Chinese investors come to Israel to find blockchain startups. Also Read: Largest Cannabis Market in Israel to Accept Bitcoin Payments […]

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Largest Cannabis Community Market in Israel to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Largest Cannabis Community Market in Israel to Accept Bitcoin PaymentsBefore it was turned into an investment asset, the invention of Bitcoin promised to usher in a world where anyone can pay for anything they like without a need for getting prior approval from the powers that be. The demand for uncensorable transactions still exists, and the latest example of this comes from Israel where […]

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Israel Tax Authority Convinces Local Exchange to Report Big Traders

Israel Tax Authority Convinces Local Exchange to Report Big TradersTax agencies around the world keep applying pressure on bitcoin and crypto companies to make their operations transparent to them. The latest example comes from Israel, where a local exchange with over 50,000 clients has been convinced to report its bigger traders to the national tax authority. Also Read: Decentral Launches Its New Crypto Wallet […]

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The Daily: Akon Launches Akoin, ICO Mogul Buys $19M Land with Bitcoin

The Daily: Akon Launches Akoin, ICO Mogul Buys $19M Land With BitcoinA musician who wants to use cryptocurrency to create a “real-life Wakanda” in Africa is the main feature in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Additional stories include an ICO mogul who bought land worth $19 million with bitcoin, a massive trove of Coinbase customers’ complaints and more. Also Read: Control of Highly Demanded Crypto […]

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Internet Company Asks Israeli Authorities Permission to Pay Salaries in Bitcoin

Internet Company Asks Israeli Authorities Permission to Pay Salaries in BitcoinThe Israeli high-tech sector is currently undergoing a severe talent squeeze, with companies having to compete over employees with higher salaries, stock options and better perks. One such company might have found a new way to attract and retain tech-savvy staff in this environment: offer to pay salaries in bitcoin. Now it only remains to […]

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Regulations Round-Up: SEC hits Titanium, Israeli Crypto Law Delayed, BTC Trading Legal for Chinese Citizens

Regulations Round-Up: SEC hits Titanium, Israeli Crypto Law Delayed, BTC Trading Legal for Chinese CitizensIn recent regulatory news, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken action against the Titanium Blockchain initial coin offering (ICO) for allegedly making false claims; the enactment of Israel’s cryptocurrency regulations have been delayed; and a Chinese professor has discussed the current legal status of bitcoin trading in China, asserting that it […]

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Draft Law Requires Israeli Firms to Report on Clients’ Crypto Activites

Draft Law Requires Israeli Firms to Report on Clients' Crypto ActivitesThe Israeli Ministry of Finance has published draft prohibiting money laundering regulations with provisions specifically pertaining to virtual currencies. The proposed regulations will also introduce a suite of new reporting requirements for financial service providers, including strict conditions regarding the cryptocurrency activities of clients. Also Read: South Korean Exchange Bithumb Blocks Trading in 11 Countries Israeli […]

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