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Indian Supreme Court Set to Hear Crypto Case on March 29

Indian Supreme Court Set to Hear Crypto Case on March 29The four-week window that the Indian supreme court has given the government to come up with crypto regulation is coming to an end. According to the court’s Advance List, the crypto case is listed for March 29. Meanwhile, the community is ramping up efforts to bring about positive crypto regulation and the end of the […]

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Indian Exchange Launches Lending Program for 5 Cryptocurrencies

Indian Exchange Launches Lending Program for BTC and USDTAn Indian crypto exchange has launched a program that allows its users to earn interest on their cryptocurrencies held at the exchange. Initially, users can lend BTC, USDT, BNB, XRP, and ETH. The CEO of the exchange has shared details about this new offering with news.Bitcoin.com. Also read: Crypto Enthusiasts Unite in 4 Indian Cities […]

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Switzerland’s Largest Online Retailer Starts Accepting 10 Cryptocurrencies

Switzerland's Largest Online Retailer Starts Accepting 10 CryptocurrenciesThe largest Swiss online retailer, Digitec Galaxus, has started accepting crypto payments at its two stores. Customers can choose from 10 cryptocurrencies to pay with including BTC, BCH, BNB, ETH, TRX, OMG, and XRP. One of the stores specializes in consumer electronics while the other focuses on everyday needs. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key […]

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Real Estate Giant Holding Live Luxury Home Auction for Bitcoin

Real Estate Giant Holding Live Luxury Home Auction for BitcoinA major Australian real estate group is holding a luxury home auction that can be paid for with two cryptocurrencies. There will be a live auctioneer who will call out bids in BTC. The property owner says he wants to keep as many coins as possible. Also read: Crypto Enthusiasts Unite in 4 Indian Cities […]

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Bank of Mexico’s Attempt to Regulate Crypto ‘Is a Disaster,’ Exchange CEO Explains

Bank of Mexico's Attempt to Regulate Crypto 'Is a Disaster,' Exchange CEO ExplainsThe long-awaited rules on crypto assets recently published by the central bank of Mexico have caused quite a stir. A local cryptocurrency exchange’s CEO explains to news.Bitcoin.com that “the impact goes beyond the crypto industry.” Calling it “a disaster,” he asserts that the people within the central bank “have really shown their ignorance” about cryptocurrency. […]

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Crypto Enthusiasts Unite in 4 Indian Cities to Voice Regulatory Suggestions

Crypto Enthusiasts Unite in 4 Indian Cities to Voice Regulatory SuggestionsA community roadshow has been uniting crypto enthusiasts in several cities in India to share their ideas on the country’s crypto regulation. “The best ones will be included in the report to be submitted to the decision makers amongst the government,” the organizer of the events explained. Also read: Indian Government Confirms Cryptocurrency Regulation in […]

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Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Found Not Guilty of Embezzlement

Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Found Not Guilty of EmbezzlementMark Karpeles, CEO of the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, has been sentenced by the Tokyo District Court. The court convicted him of record tampering but found him not guilty of embezzlement. He received a suspended jail sentence of two and a half years. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF […]

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Pwc Report Finds STOs ‘Are Not Fundamentally Different From ICOs’

Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) has published a report in collaboration with Crypto Valley seeking to provide “a strategic perspective” on the initial coin offering (ICO) and security token offering (STO) sectors. The report finds that security tokens “are not fundamentally different from ICOs,” estimating that their combined total raised almost $20 billion during 2018. Also Read: […]

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Tel Aviv Court Gives Moshe Hogeg 30 Days to Settle $4M Lawsuit

Moshe Hogeg, the co-founder and chairman of venture capital investment fund Singulariteam, and the alleged head of Stox Technologies, has been given 30 days to settle with a Chinese investor. The disgruntled investor has brought a 17 million Israeli new shekels (approximately $4.23 million) lawsuit against Hogeg for allegedly misappropriating several million dollars worth of […]

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Quoine Found Liable for Wrongfully Reversing BTC Trades in Singaporean First

Quoine Found Liable for Wrongfully Reversing Trades in First Singaporean Trial Involving BitcoinIn the first Singaporean legal dispute involving BTC, Singapore-registered cryptocurrency exchange Quoine has been found to have wrongfully reversed seven trades placed by market maker B2C2 during April 2017. The ruling has been made following four months of proceedings. Also Read: Thailand Approves Country’s First ICO Portal Quoine Held Liable for Reversing Trades Selling 309 […]

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Suite of Crypto Services Including Mining, Trading, Custody to Leverage Nasdaq Framework

Suite of Crypto Services Including Mining, Trading, Custody to Leverage Nasdaq FrameworkNasdaq and Bcause have announced that a suite of new cryptocurrency services will be offered via the Nasdaq Financial Framework. These services include crypto mining and custody solutions, as well as spot and derivatives trading. They are expected to attract a broad range of users including “a new breed of investors wanting to participate in […]

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Thailand Approves Country’s First ICO Portal

Thailand Approves Country's First ICO PortalThailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly approved the country’s first portal for initial coin offerings (ICOs). The main purposes of these portals are to screen tokens, perform due diligence, ensure project consistency with its whitepaper, and verify the know-your-customer process. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval First […]

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Mexico’s Central Bank Publishes ‘Catch-22’ Rules Impacting Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Mexico's Central Bank Publishes 'Catch-22' Rules Impacting Cryptocurrency ExchangesThe central bank of Mexico has published rules on crypto assets that put crypto exchanges in “a catch-22 type of situation,” the CEO of a local exchange explained to news.Bitcoin.com. They “essentially stipulated that they wouldn’t authorize any cryptocurrency to be offered by regulated financial companies.” Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for […]

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Invesco Blockchain ETF Trading Commences on London Stock Exchange

Invesco Blockchain ETF Trading Commences on London Stock ExchangeInvesco, an American investment management company that is traded on the S&P 500, has launched an exchange-traded fund (ETF) targeting companies operating in the distributed ledger technology sector. The blockchain ETF will track nearly 50 companies that stand to benefit from growth in the distributed ledger technology industry including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and Apple. […]

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EY Executive Says Bitcoin Has No Practical Use in India

EY Executive Says Bitcoin Has No Practical Use in IndiaAn EY executive who recently visited India and met with a number of government agencies has voiced his opinion about the future of cryptocurrencies in the country. He believes that bitcoin has no practical use, is just another “foreign” currency, and its widespread adoption could be “very damaging to the global economy.” Also read: SEC […]

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Indian Crypto Exchange Wazirx Taking Auto-Matching P2P Services Global

Indian Crypto Exchange Wazirx Taking Auto-Matching P2P Services GlobalCryptocurrency exchange Wazirx is expanding globally. “While India has a banking ban,” the CEO of the exchange told news.Bitcoin.com, “we realized there’s banking trouble in a lot more countries.” Over 40 cryptocurrencies will be available to all major countries, with the exchange’s auto-matching P2P services to launch one country at a time based on user […]

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Niall Ferguson Retracts Critical Appraisal of Crypto and DLT

Prominent British historian and author of ‘The Ascent of Money,’ Niall Ferguson, has retracted the pessimistic assertions that he had previously made with regards to the prospective utilities for Bitcoin and distributed ledger technology. The comments come one month after Ferguson was announced as an advisor to the stablecoin Ampleforth. Also Read: How to Use […]

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‘Bitcointopia’ Founder Admits Selling Government-Owned Land to Bitcoiners

‘Bitcointopia’ Founder Admits Selling Government-Owned Land to BitcoinersThe founder of a scheme called Bitcointopia to sell land in the U.S. state of Nevada to bitcoiners has admitted in a federal court that some land was not his to sell. Previously arrested for selling BTC to an undercover agent through Localbitcoins, he also pleaded guilty to running an unlicensed money transmitting business. Also […]

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Most Popular Cryptocurrencies in India According to Exchanges

India’s Most Popular Cryptocurrencies According to ExchangesSeveral Indian crypto exchanges have shared data with news.Bitcoin.com on the most traded cryptocurrencies on their platforms so far this year. Crypto enthusiasts in India have been buying and selling a wide range of cryptocurrencies despite the central bank’s roadblock which stops crypto exchanges from accessing banking services. Also read: Indian Government Confirms Cryptocurrency Regulation […]

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1.3 Million Leaked Transactions Link Major Banks to $8.8 Billion Money Laundering Scheme

1.3 Million Leaked Transactions Link Major Banks to $8.8 Billion Money Laundering SchemeA new set of reports by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, compiled from over 1.3 million leaked transactions from 238,000 companies, have linked many major banks to a scheme to channel billions of dollars out of Russia. The Troika Laundromat is unique in that “it was created by a prestigious financial institution.” Also […]

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Swiss Stock Exchange Launches Trading for ETH ETP

Swiss Stock Exchange Launches Trading for ETH ETPSwitzerland’s SIX stock exchange has announced the launch of an ETH exchanged-traded product. March 5 comprised the first trading day for the ETP, which is backed by Swiss company Amun AG. The launch comes one month after SIX announced its intention to launch a blockchain-powered exchange during the second half of this year. Also Read: […]

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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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Venezuelan Government Launches Cryptocurrency Remittance Service

Venezuelan Government Launches Cryptocurrency Remittance ServiceThe government of Venezuela has begun offering a cryptocurrency remittance service. Remittances can be sent using two types of cryptocurrency. The service was launched by the Superintendency of Cryptoassets and Related Activities, the country’s main crypto regulator, which has also set a monthly limit and a commission per transaction. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key […]

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Bahrain Courts Indian Crypto Businesses in Collaboration With Government

Bahrain Courts Indian Crypto Businesses in Collaboration With GovernmentThe Bahrain Economic Development Board is inviting Indian firms to take advantage of the opportunities its country has to offer including for crypto businesses. The board has been collaborating with the Indian government on a number of issues. The Central Bank of Bahrain recently published its final rules on crypto assets. Also read: SEC Chair […]

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