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Regulations Roundup: Chinese Mining Farms Undergo Tax Inspection, Michigan Bans Campaign Donations in Cryptocurrency

Regulations Roundup: Chinese Mining Farms Undergo Tax Inspection, Michigan Bans Campaign Donations in CryptocurrencyIn recent regulatory news, we report on an authorized mining company in China that has had its operations temporarily halted for tax inspection and implementation of real-name registration processes. We also look at the Michigan Secretary of State’s ban on crypto-based political donations, as well as the recent certification of X8’s stablecoin for Shariah compliance. In addition, […]

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Exchanges Roundup: Revolut CEO Discusses Investment, Etoro Starts Rollout of Wallets

Exchanges Roundup: Revolut CEO Discusses Investment, Binance Launches Research UnitIn recent exchange news, the chief executive officer of Revolut has expressed doubt regarding the institutional appetite for cryptocurrency exposure, Binance has launched a new research division, and Etoro has begun the gradual rollout of its wallet for Android and iOS users. Also Read: Korea’s Upbit to Launch Crypto Exchanges in Thailand and Indonesia Revolut CEO […]

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Exchanges Roundup: Binance ‘Very Healthy’ Despite Volume Drop, Gate.io Breached

In cryptocurrency exchange news, Binance’s CEO has described the exchange as “very healthy” despite the dramatic reduction in trade volume compared with early 2018, and Gate.io was recently breached via a malicious script added to web analytics provider Statcounter. Also, a South Korean ICO raising money for a crypto exchange desk appears to have pulled […]

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Regulations Roundup: CFTC to Embrace DLT, SIM Swapping Task Force

In recent regulatory news, the chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission has predicted that distributed ledger technology will soon be adopted by the CFTC to monitor the financial markets, and a supervisor of the REACT Task Force has emphasized the priority placed on policing SIM swapping in Northern California. In addition, Germany’s […]

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Exchanges Roundup: First UAE-Based Exchange, LXDX to Launch Security Token Offering

Exchanges Roundup: First UAE-Based Exchange, Lxdx to Conduct Security Token OfferingA partnership between Al Zarooni Group, Crypto Bulls and Gulf Coin Gold has fostered the launch of the first cryptocurrency exchange registered in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In other news, LXDX has announced that it plans to conduct a $5.7 million fundraising round via a security token offering (STO), and BTCC has announced indefinite […]

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Exchanges Roundup: Luno Expects ‘Open’ South African Rules, Bitstamp Updates Engine

In this edition of Exchanges Roundup, we look at a Luno executive’s belief that the South African government will introduce “open” crypto regulations. We also focus on Bitstamp, which expects a 1250x increase in matching speed after it integrates a customized version of Cinnober’s trading engine software into its platform, as well as the motivation behind a […]

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Exchanges Roundup: Devere Launches Crypto Fund, Binance Uganda Claims 40,000 Users

Exchanges Roundup: Devere Crypto Funds, Binance Uganda Claims 40,000 UsersDevere Group has announced the launch of a digital asset fund and Binance Uganda claims to have onboarded 40,000 users during its first week of operating. In other news, Grayscale’s quarterly report has estimated that 70 percent of the investments it received during Q3 came from institutions. Also Read: Regulations Roundup: Ebang IPO Challenged by Probe, […]

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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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Regulations Roundup: Ebang IPO Challenged by Probe, Plattsburgh Passes Mining Guidelines

Regulations Roundup: Ebang IPO Challenged by Criminal Probe, Plattsburgh Passes New Mining GuidelinesIn recent regulatory news, a criminal investigation may prevent Ebang from conducting an initial public offering, Plattsburgh has passed new regulations governing commercial mining operations, and Ron Paul has endorsed precious metals and cryptocurrencies as a viable alternative to fiat currency. Also Read: Another Token Project Launches on the Bitcoin Cash Network Criminal Accusations Pose Hurdle to […]

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Exchanges Roundup: BNB on Etoro, Binance Freezes Wex Funds, Bittrex International

Exchanges Roundup: BNB on Etoro, Binance Freezes Wex Funds, Bittrex InternationalIn cryptocurrency exchange news, Binance’s native coin has listed on Etoro, Bittrex has announced the upcoming launch of its Malta-based international exchange, and Chris Lee of Huobi has predicted that security token offerings will become a mainstream form of fundraising within five years. Also Read: Bitcoin Trader Faces Five Years in US Jail for Unlicensed Money […]

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Exchanges Roundup: Ironx Raises $22.3M in Private Sale, IDCM to Target STOs

In this edition of Exchanges Roundup, we focus on Ironx, which has just wrapped up a $22.3 million private sale. We also look at International Digital Currency Markets’ plans to provide solutions for security token offerings, as well as some of the new exchanges opening in Estonia. Also Read: The Daily: Outcry Over Censoring of Gab, […]

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Markets Roundup: Spot BTC Markets Shrug CME Settlement, Pantera CEO on Cyclical Sentiment

In the cryptocurrency markets, the recent settlement of CME futures contracts appears to have exerted little impact on spot BTC prices, the CEO of Pantera Capital has shared his outlook on initial coin offerings, and October has proven to be the least volatile month of 2018, with only a single day producing a price swing […]

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Regulations Roundup: Cryptocurrency Campaign Donations, US Judge Warns Malaysians

In recent regulatory news, a report by the Center for Public Integrity has explored the potential for cryptocurrency donations to obfuscate politicians’ sources of funding, a U.S. judge has urged the Malaysian public to exercise due diligence when considering seeking exposure to cryptocurrencies, and a report conducted by IBM Blockchain and the Official Monetary and […]

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Exchanges Roundup: SBI to Develop Wallet, Huobi Targets New Markets

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, SBI Group has unveiled a partnership with Sepior that will see the companies jointly develop a proprietary wallet, Huobi has announced it is establishing an operational base in Dubai to target the African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian cryptocurrency markets, and Trijo, a Swedish crypto exchange, has received […]

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Exchanges Roundup: UK MP Quits Ironx After Four Days, Daily OTC Volume Estimated at $250M

Exchanges Roundup: UK MP Quits Ironx After Four Days, Daily OTC Volume Estimated at $250MIn recent news regarding cryptocurrency exchanges, a member of the British Parliament has quit his role with a cryptocurrency exchange just four days after joining the company, analysts have estimated the daily volume of the over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency markets to be $250 million, and Poloniex’s new terms of use have banned residents of Germany, China, Pakistan, […]

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Regulations Roundup: Shenzhen Court Recognizes Bitcoin, Coinbase Lawsuit Dismissed

Regulations Roundup: Shenzhen Court Recognizes Bitcoin, Motion to Dismiss Coinbase Case GrantedIn recent regulatory news, a Shenzhen court has ruled in favor of protecting an “equity transfer agreement” involving bitcoin, the judge presiding over a class action lawsuit against Coinbase has granted a motion to dismiss, and an Australian woman has been arrested for stealing 100,000 XRP following a 10-month investigation. Also Read: Regulations Roundup: SEC Considers […]

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Regulations Roundup: SEC Considers Crypto Fund Criteria, South Korea Warns Investors

Regulations Roundup: SEC Considers Crypto Funds, South Korea Warns InvestorsIn this edition of Regulations Roundup, we focus on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) ongoing discussions with companies that are interested in setting up cryptocurrency funds. We also look at a recent warning by the South Korean financial regulator about virtual currency investments, as well as a call by the CEO of U.S. […]

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Regulations Roundup: Investors Not Protected in China, Albania to Regulate

Regulations Roundup: Investors Not Protected in China, Albania to RegulateIn recent regulatory news, a court in China’s Futian District has ruled that cryptocurrency investments are not protected by law, Albania’s government has indicated that it intends to develop a regulatory framework for crypto, and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has published a memorandum from a recent meeting pertaining to the proposed Vaneck […]

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Exchanges Roundup: Yobit Unveils Random Coin Pump, Okcoin USA Plans Stablecoin

In recent news pertaining to crypto exchanges, Yobit has announced a “random coin” pump for Oct. 11, the founder of Okgroup has announced Okcoin USA’s plan to launch a stablecoin, and Coinbase’s chief policy officer has predicted that the exchange will attain Japanese regulatory approval by 2019. Also Read: A Bitcoin Rat Is Occupying Wall Street […]

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Exchanges Roundup: Glen Oaks Escrow Supports Crypto, Binance to Delist 4 Altcoins

Exchanges Roundup: Glen Oaks Escrow Supports Crypto, Binance to Delist Four AltcoinsIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Glen Oaks Escrow has announced that it has partnered with Bitpay to support cryptocurrency payments and Binance has revealed that it will delist Bytecoin, Chatcoin Iconomi and Triggers next month. Etoro, meanwhile, has announced a “significant cut” in the spreads on cryptocurrency markets on its platform. Also Read: Korean […]

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Regulations Roundup: Crypto-Intermediaries in France, SEC Deadline for Rejected ETF Commentary

Regulations Roundup: Crypto-Intermediaries in France, SEC Deadline for Rejected ETF CommentaryIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency regulations, French lawmakers are considering a proposed amendment that would introduce a regulatory framework for crypto-asset intermediaries; the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced October 26th as the deadline for the submission of public comments relating to the nine exchange-traded funds (ETFs) it recently rejected; and a […]

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Exchanges Roundup: Tether, Bitfinex Drop Noble Bank, Bitmex Hires COO

Exchanges Roundup: Tether/Bitfinex Drops Noble Bank, Bitmex Hires COOIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Noble Bank is looking to sell after reportedly losing Bitfinex and Tether as clients, Bitmex has announced the former compliance head of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited as its new chief operating officer, and Huobi’s director of research into blockchain applications has discussed the company’s goals for […]

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Regulations Roundup: Industry Leaders Want Clarity, Alliance Capitals Earns FINMA Warning

Regulations Roundup: Industry Leaders Want Clarity, Alliance Capitals Earns FINMA WarningIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency regulations, industry leaders have urged U.S. lawmakers to provide regulatory clarity or risk a crypto firm exodus, a Greek representative to the European Parliament has advocated for a lightweight cryptocurrency apparatus to avoid stifling innovation across the distributed ledger technologies industries, and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority has […]

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Exchanges Roundup: Ledgerx Readies ETH Futures, Coinbase Partners With Caspian

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, anonymous sources have stated that Ledgerx is preparing to launch ETH futures trading, Coinbase has announced a partnership with Caspian intended to target institutional investors, and the chief executive officer of Binance has shared his opinions regarding “trans-fee mining” and decentralized exchanges. Also Read: European Regulator Renews Restrictions on […]

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