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Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses to Cryptocurrency Businesses

Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses to Cryptocurrency BusinessesIn less than a year since Estonia introduced licensing for companies operating in the cryptocurrency industry, the number of licenses issued has surpassed 900. Authorities in the Baltic country have adopted a rather progressive approach to regulating the crypto space but startups have complained that local banks are still reluctant to offer them regular services. […]

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Taiwan Passes Law to Crack Down on Anonymous Cryptocurrency Transactions

Taiwan Passes Law to Crack Down on Anonymous Cryptocurrency TransactionsThe Taiwanese government has amended its laws that regulate cryptocurrency transactions. The revisions reportedly give the country’s Financial Supervisory Commission “the authority to crack down on anonymous virtual currency transactions.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Amendments Passed The Legislative Yuan, Taiwan’s highest legislative body, on Friday passed some amendments to existing laws aimed […]

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‘Decentralized’ Exchange IDEX to Introduce Full KYC

IDEX, the world’s most popular decentralized exchange, is to transition to a full verification model. The move comes days after the platform began excluding residents of New York State as part of its compliance efforts. Its latest measure, described by IDEX as “pragmatic decentralization” has drawn ire from a segment of the cryptocurrency community. Also […]

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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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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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Wrapped Bitcoin Is Coming to Ethereum

Wrapped Bitcoin Is Coming to EthereumBTC is poised to make its Ethereum debut. An initiative involving several decentralized exchanges (DEXs) as well as crypto-custodians Bitgo will introduce ”BTC-backed” WBTC, with the W standing for “wrapped.” When WBTC launches in January 2019, it will enable ethereum-based ”bitcoin” to be traded on DEXs, boosting liquidity and opening the Ethereum ecosystem to a […]

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Blockchain Surveillance Firm Partners With Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance

Blockchain Surveillance Firm Partners With Cryptocurrency Exchange BinanceOn Oct. 17, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, Binance, announced a partnership with blockchain surveillance company Chainalysis. According to the exchange, Chainalysis has implemented a compliance solution that meets regulatory guidelines worldwide. Also read: Bizarro World: Federated Sidechain Technology Promoted Over Nakamoto Consensus Binance Is Using Chainalysis for Compliance    According to a press […]

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Norway Establishes New Rules for Crypto Service Providers

Norway Establishes New Rules for Crypto Service ProvidersThe Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway is enforcing new money laundering regulations that apply to crypto exchange and storage providers in the country. The law will go into effect on Oct. 15 and will affect companies established in Norway including branches of overseas companies. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals […]

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Nordic Region’s Largest Bank Nordea Suspected of Money Laundering

Nordic Region’s Largest Bank Nordea Suspected of Money LaunderingNordea, the largest bank in the Nordic region, is reportedly suspected of being part of a major international money laundering scandal. The scheme allegedly involved a Russian client and took place over multiple years at an international branch of the bank that is now closed. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator […]

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Op-Ed: KYC and Stringent Regulations Frustrate New Crypto Entrants

Op-Ed: Investment and KYC Regulations Frustrate New Crypto EntrantsThe following opinion piece on crypto regulations was written by Benjamin Pirus, a crypto trader who has written many articles for different ICOs, crypto news outlets, and clients. Government protection and regulations may provide reasons for thankfulness. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t significant frustrations and need for change in the current system. Regulation leads to […]

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