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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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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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FSB: Crypto-Assets Not a Threat to Global Financial Order

FSB: "Crypto-Assets do not Pose [...] Risk to Global Financial Stability"Cryptocurrencies do not pose a threat to global financial stability, but the diverse range of national regulatory regimes throughout the world continues to complicate efforts to establish an international legislative framework overseeing their use, the Financial Stability Board says in a new report.  Also Read: Billion-Dollar Startups Flourishing in Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ Report Advocates ‘Vigilant Monitoring’ In a […]

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Regulations Roundup: U.S. Govt. Pays $5.7 Million for Blockchain Analysis, Amit Bhardwaj’s Assets Seized

Regulations Round-Up: U.S. Govt. Pays $5.7 Million for Blockchain Analysis, Amit Bhardwaj’s Assets SeizedIn recent regulatory news, a report published by Diar has found that U.S. government agencies have paid approximately $5.7 million USD to blockchain analysis contractors, India’s Enforcement Directorate has seized $5.9 Million worth of assets linked to the case of Amit Bhardwaj, and the Bank of International Settlements finds cryptocurrencies to “not, at this point, […]

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Over 500 BTC Belonging to Iranians Seized by US Government: Report

Over 500 BTC Belonging to Iranians Seized by US Government: ReportAccording to the head of Iran’s Blockchain Association, over 500 BTC belonging to Iranians were confiscated by the U.S. government last year, and the number is still rising. He explains that Iranians are unable to take action through proper channels from within their country due to Iran’s legal status of cryptocurrency. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms […]

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ATO to Target Crypto Traders Using International Data Agreements

ATO to Target Crypto Traders Using International Data AgreementsAustralia’s financial press is expecting that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will take a hard stance on cryptocurrency investors this tax season, with the ATO recently vowing to leverage international data-matching agreements in order to track the taxation obligations of Australian cryptocurrency traders. Also Read: The Weekly: Coinbase Custody Opens, Malta Adopts Crypto Law, Bittrex Invades […]

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Retail Adoption of Crypto Would “Bring the Internet to a Halt” – BIS Report

Retail Adoption of Crypto Would "Bring the Internet to a "Halt" - BIS ReportThe Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has leased a chapter from its forthcoming annual report that delivers a critical appraisal of bitcoin and cryptocurrency. The report attacks virtual currencies from several main standpoints: claiming that cryptocurrencies do not effectively perform monetary functions due to price volatility, that the retail adoption of blockchain-based payment mechanisms would […]

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BIS GM Argues New Cryptos Are “the Alchemy of the Age of Innovation”

BIS GM Argues New Cryptos are "the Alchemy of the Age of Innovation"The Bank of International Settlements (BIS), a transnational institution owned by and comprised of central banks that seeks to “fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks,” recently published its quarterly review of “International banking and financial market developments” for June 2018. The report includes an op-ed written by […]

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China to Block Access to International Cryptocurrency Exchanges

China to Block Access to International Cryptocurrency ExchangesWe know you heard this one before, but China wants to ban bitcoin…again. Only this time the government plans to use one of its most far reaching tools, the Great Firewall of China, to completely prevent anyone in the country from reaching foreign exchange sites. Unless they have the technical capability to bypass it, of […]

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International Market Maintains Demand for Chinese Cryptocurrency Mining Hardware

International Market Maintains Demand for Chinese Mining HardwareThe future for manufacturers of bitcoin mining hardware in China appears bright despite reports that the Chinese central government will seek to rein in the power consumption of mining companies operating within its borders. Hong Kong-based media outlet, South China Morning Post, has reported that there is considerable international demand for Chinese mining hardware internationally […]

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