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Russian Prosecutors Fail to Block Crypto Website

Russian Prosecutors Fail Blocking Crypto WebsiteA court case in Russia has signaled a change in the attitude authorities have towards the cryptocurrency space, at least on first glance. An online portal helping traders find the best exchange options for their digital assets will be allowed to restore normal operations. That’s after prosecutors gave up their efforts to block the website […]

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How India’s Election Could Impact Crypto Regulation

How India’s Election Could Impact Crypto RegulationIndia’s impending general election could affect the government’s process of regulating the crypto industry. A local lawyer has explained to news.Bitcoin.com how the election can impact regulations. According to the Indian Election Commission’s code of conduct rules, no new law can be passed during the election. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at […]

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In the Daily: Mt. Gox Claims, Crypto Derivatives, Facebook Vacancy, Swiss Regulations

In the Daily: Mt Gox Claims, Crypto Derivatives, Facebook Vacancy, Swiss RegulationsMt. Gox rehabilitation trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi has reviewed the claims filed by the exchange’s creditors and we’ve included his announcement in The Daily. Also, Caspian launches crypto derivatives trading in partnership with Deribit, Facebook is looking to hire a blockchain lawyer, and Swiss lawmakers have tasked the federal government with adapting existing regulations to cryptocurrencies. […]

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Market Maker Sues Lawyer Over $4 Million BTC Transaction Gone Awry

Market Maker Sues Lawyer Over $4 Million BTC Transaction Gone AwryMarket making and over-the-counter trading firm GSR Markets is taking legal action against lawyer Diana McDonald, who is accused of pocketing $2 million from a $4 million BTC transaction in which she acted as an escrow. Also Read: In the Daily: Bitcoin Begging, NEM Foundation Fights to Survive, Huobi Prime GSR Markets Sues Lawyer Over […]

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Indian Supreme Court Advocate Says Cryptocurrencies Cannot Be Regulated

Indian Supreme Court Advocate Says Cryptocurrencies Cannot Be RegulatedA supreme court advocate has explained the limitations of the Indian government’s power to regulate cryptocurrency, determining that the court should not get involved. Meanwhile, the crypto community awaits the government’s regulatory framework and the supreme court hearing of the petitions against the banking ban by the central bank. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key […]

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Petitions to End RBI Crypto Banking Ban Advancing in India

A lawyer representing the Internet and Mobile Association of India in its writ petition against the RBI banking ban has shared new details of the progress to lift the ban with news.Bitcoin.com. The supreme court recognizes the urgency of hearing the RBI case without waiting for the Indian government to introduce crypto regulation. Also read: Indian […]

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How US Government Shutdown Affects Bitcoin ETF Approval

Lawyer Explains How US Government Shutdown Affects Bitcoin ETF ApprovalThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is due to make a decision on the Vaneck Solidx bitcoin ETF next month, and the deadline cannot be extended further. However, since the U.S. government is currently shut down, a securities lawyer explains what is likely to happen to the ETF, including the likelihood of an automatic […]

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Plaintiff in AT&T SIM-Swapping Case Sues ‘Bitcoin Bandit’ for $81M

Plaintiff in AT&T SIM-Swapping Case Sues ‘Bitcoin Bandit’ for $81MThe plaintiff in a $224M lawsuit against wireless carrier AT&T has turned his attention to a new target. Michael Terpin’s legal team have filed a second suit, this time against 21-year-old Nicholas Truglia, dubbed the “bitcoin bandit” by the New York press. The Manhattan resident, who was arrested on unrelated SIM-swapping charges in November, now […]

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Korean Court Case Alleges Government’s ICO Ban Is Unconstitutional

Korean Court Case Alleges Government's ICO Ban Is UnconstitutionalA constitutional complaint has reportedly been filed in South Korea alleging that the government’s ban on initial coin offerings is unconstitutional. It has been more than a year since token sales were banned in the country but the government has yet to introduce any regulations for them, causing problems for startups. Also read: Indian Supreme Court […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: CME Volume Doubles Q2, Lawyer Predicts SEC Delays ETF Until March

Exchanges Round-Up: CME Volume Doubles in Q2, Lawyer Predicts SEC Delays ETF Until MarchIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has revealed that trading volume on its bitcoin futures markets nearly doubled during Q2; lawyer Jake Chervinsky has predicted that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may postpone its determinations regarding Vaneck’s proposed bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) until March 2019; and Bitmex […]

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Japan Gives Jail Sentence to Crypto Miner in a Remote Mining Case

Japan Gives Jail Sentence to Crypto Miner in a Remote Mining CaseA Japanese district court has, for the first time, sentenced a man to prison in a remote crypto mining case. The case follows the arrests of Coinhive users by the police in 10 prefectures. However, this case is different from previously discussed cases of mining cryptocurrencies using website visitors’ computers. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance […]

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