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Confronting Bitcoin Network Issues Using Nakamoto Consensus and a Mining Parliament

A Look at Confronting Issues Using Nakamoto Consensus and a Mining ParliamentOn June 28, Bitcoin Cash proponent Javier Gonzalez announced the launch of an interesting protocol called the Bitcoin Mining Parliament (BMP). The theory behind BMP is backed by the concept of Nakamoto Consensus where “miners are the executive power of Bitcoin” and “any needed rules and incentives can be enforced with this consensus mechanism.” Also […]

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Lithuania to Adopt Crypto Regulations Even Stricter Than the EU’s

Lithuania to Adopt Crypto Regulations Stricter Than the EU RulesLithuania, one of the Baltic tigers that has in past few years demonstrated it doesn’t shy away from new technologies and the digital economy, is preparing to introduce stricter rules for crypto companies. The government in Vilnius is working on amendments that according to officials will go beyond the requirements of the latest, fifth EU […]

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Bitcoin’s Social Contract Must Be Resilient to the Whims of Future Generations

Bitcoin's Social Contract Must Be Resilient to the Whims of Future GenerationsOver the last few years, infighting and different visions has led to significant divides within the Bitcoin community, weakening the network effects no matter which chain you support. With all the arguments about scaling, privacy, consensus changes and the various forks, it is amazing that these public networks are still thriving. Nevertheless, the people who […]

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Venezuela’s New Cryptocurrency Rules Enter Into Force

Venezuela’s New Cryptocurrency Rules Enter Into ForceThe decree establishing a legal framework for cryptocurrencies in Venezuela has entered into force. It contains 63 articles including rules for the purchase, sale, use, distribution, and exchange of cryptocurrencies and related products. It also mandates a registration system and details audit procedures, penalties for non-compliance, and how mining equipment can be confiscated. Also read: Indian Supreme […]

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Bulgarian Tax Authority to Inspect Crypto Exchanges and Traders

Bulgarian Tax Authority to Check Crypto Exchanges and TradersThe National Revenue Agency of Bulgaria is preparing to conduct inspections on cryptocurrency trading platforms and their customers. The authority wants to make sure that both are fulfilling their obligations under the country’s tax and social security laws. Also read: Denmark’s Tax Agency to Collect Information About Bitcoin Traders Nine Crypto Companies Subjected to ‘Control […]

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Malaysia Starts Regulating Cryptocurrencies Today

Malaysia Starts Regulating Cryptocurrencies TodayMalaysia’s finance minister has announced that the order to regulate cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings as securities has come into force. Crypto service providers and exchanges are required to obtain authorization from the country’s Securities Commission, which will work with the central bank to ensure compliance. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls […]

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Japanese Regulator Clarifies Stance on Bitcoin ETFs and Derivatives

Japanese Regulator Clarifies Stance on Bitcoin ETFs and DerivativesJapan’s top financial regulator has clarified to news.Bitcoin.com its stance on bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), cryptocurrency derivatives, and upcoming regulatory changes. This follows reports that the agency may be considering approving an ETF that tracks cryptocurrencies. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Bitcoin ETFs and Derivatives Following recent reports […]

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Japanese Regulator Publishes Proposed Rules for Cryptocurrency Service Providers

Japanese Regulator Publishes Proposed Rules for Cryptocurrency Service ProvidersJapan’s top financial regulator has published the final report outlining proposed rules for cryptocurrency service providers to follow. The rules address areas such as hacking incidents, coin listings, financial and price disclosures, margin trading, and crypto custodial services. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Final Report of Proposed Rules […]

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The Daily: Belarus Adopts New Regulations, Galaxy Digital Releases Q3 Results

The Daily: Belarus Adopts New Regulations, Galaxy Digital Releases Q3 ResultsIn this edition of The Daily, we look at the latest regulatory development in Europe – Belarus High Technologies Park has adopted new regulations for cryptocurrency companies. We also cover Galaxy Digital’s report into its third quarter financial results and an alert issued in Texas about a new scam promising refunds to Bitconnect investors.   […]

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New Bitcoin Cash Opcode Shows an Onchain Game of Chess is Possible

New Bitcoin Cash Opcode Shows an Onchain Game of Chess is PossibleSince the recent Bitcoin Cash (BCH) upgrade, the protocol now has some newly added features like the re-enabled opcode OP_Checkdatasig. After the implementation, a few developers have been experimenting with the opcode and have developed concepts such as “spending constraints.” Moreover, in another instance, a programmer recently used the opcode to create an onchain chess game […]

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Isle of Man Updates Registration Rules for Cryptocurrency Businesses

Isle of Man Updates Registration Rules for Cryptocurrency BusinessesThe financial regulator of the Isle of Man recently introduced changes to its policy governing the registration of companies in the cryptocurrency industry. The British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea is also tightening rules applicable to projects that conduct initial coin offerings (ICOs). Also read: Vietnam at Crossroads on Cryptocurrency Regulations Financial Authority Adopts […]

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Hong Kong Regulator Announces New Plans for Cryptocurrency Industry

The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong has announced new plans to regulate the cryptocurrency industry. The regulator issued two circulars on Thursday outlining new rules for crypto exchanges as well as crypto asset portfolio managers, intermediaries, and fund distributors. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Regulatory Approach The Hong […]

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Korean Court Rules in Favor of Cryptocurrency Exchange Against Bank

A South Korean district court has ruled that Nonghyup Bank, a major bank in the country, cannot block transactions to the account of cryptocurrency exchange Coinis based solely on the government’s anti-money laundering guidelines. This is reportedly the first time a Korean crypto exchange has taken legal action against a bank for blocking its transactions. […]

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Chrome Extensions Will Soon Protect Against Miners and Hackers

Chrome Extensions to Ensure Protection Against Miners and HackersGoogle has announced a number of upcoming changes concerning the development of new extensions for Chrome. Users of the web browser will soon benefit from improved security and better protection against malware including hidden miners and tools used to steal cryptocurrency. Also read: A Guide to Building Your Own Crypto Mining Rig Google Introduces Changes […]

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Mexico Publishes Crypto Rules, Puts Central Bank in Charge

Mexico Publishes Rules for Crypto Firms, Puts Central Bank in ChargeThe government of Mexico has published provisions regarding cryptocurrency. The Bank of Mexico will decide which cryptocurrencies are legal and fintech companies must gain approval from the central bank to operate in the crypto space. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Fintech Law Applies to Crypto The Mexican government published […]

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Bittrex to Launch Crypto Exchange in Malta Next Month

Bittrex to Launch Crypto Exchange in Malta Next MonthUS-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex is reportedly launching a crypto exchange in Malta at the beginning of next month. Bittrex says the new platform will allow them to list coins “a lot faster.” It will operate within the regulatory framework established by the European Union and the Maltese government. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter […]

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Japan Introduces New Screening Requirements for Crypto Exchanges

Japan Introduces New Screening Requirements for Crypto ExchangesJapan’s financial regulator has reportedly introduced new screening requirements for crypto exchanges seeking approval to operate in the country. The agency now extends its focus beyond the registrants’ financial health and system safety measures. Among additional criteria are the assessment of the companies’ decision-making process and their links to antisocial groups. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek […]

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Crypto Exchange Okex Introduces Stricter KYC Rules

Crypto Exchange Okex Introduces Stricter KYC RulesHong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Okex is enforcing tightened identity verification procedures. Daily withdrawal limits will soon depend on the KYC level passed by its users. The changes will apply to customers of Okex’s partnering platforms as well. Also read: Report: North Korea to Hold a Crypto Conference Withdrawal Limits to Depend On the Level of […]

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Another US City Imposes a Moratorium on Crypto Mining

Another US City Imposes a Moratorium on Crypto MiningThe city of Salamanca in the U.S. state of New York is reportedly establishing a moratorium on cryptocurrency mining operations in the city. This will stop crypto miners from “using up all the residents’ power and effectively make all of them get a price increase on their utility bills,” a member of the city’s council […]

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License Needed for Crypto Trading, Circulation, and Settlement in Cambodia

License Needed for Crypto Trading, Circulation, and Settlement in CambodiaThree Cambodian government bodies have jointly announced that the propagation, circulation, buying, selling, trading, and settlement of cryptocurrencies without obtaining a license are illegal activities. The agencies have also outlined four main risks associated with crypto trading or investing. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space License Needed The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), […]

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All Regulated Japanese Exchanges to Prohibit Insider Trading and Privacy Coins

All Regulated Japanese Exchanges to Self-Prohibit Insider Trading and Privacy CoinsThe association comprising of 16 government-approved cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan has reportedly provided a sneak peak of its self-regulatory rules. The focuses are on banning insider trading and preventing exchanges from listing privacy coins. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Insider Trading Banned The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) has given […]

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Apple’s App Store Revises Cryptocurrency App Rules

Apple's App Store Revises Cryptocurrency App RulesJust recently the tech giant Apple has revised its App Store policies concerning cryptocurrency applications offered within the platform marketplace. The new rules are a bit stricter and apply to cryptocurrency wallets, exchanges, and platforms that facilitate Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Also Read: Three Luxury Apartments Sold for 420 BTC in the Coastal Region of Montenegro […]

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Research: Majority of EU, US Exchanges and Wallets Fail to KYC Users

Research: Majority of EU, US Exchanges and Wallets Fail to KYC UsersMore than two thirds of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges and wallet providers on both sides of the Atlantic fail to conduct proper identity verification checks. According to new research into their onboarding practices, most of the studied platforms do not meet the requirements of the upcoming regulations under the updated EU anti-money laundering directive. Also […]

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