The Thai cabinet has approved a draft decree to regulate cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. The definition of digital assets has been modified from the previous draft but the tax structure remains. All crypto businesses must obtain licenses and report information to the anti-money laundering office. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With […]
This week the popular cryptocurrency exchange based out of Delaware, Poloniex, has issued a notice to legacy account holders. According to the exchange, all traders who use the platform must verify their identity using the company’s upgraded verification portal. Also read: Dancing With the Devil: ‘Cashing Out’ Cryptos Into Fiat Not So Easy Legacy Account Holders […]
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Following the crackdown by the Chinese government last month, bitcoin exchanges in China are looking to continue their businesses in cryptocurrency-friendly countries. Nineteen chinese companies are reportedly applying for a license to operate in Japan, while others are considering Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Also read: Japan’s GMO Plans to Sell 7nm Bitcoin Mining Boards […]
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A professor at China’s Renmin University has offered his interpretation of why the regulators are shutting down Chinese bitcoin exchanges. He outlined seven key reasons. Also read: China’s Regulatory Crackdown Forces More Bitcoin Exchange Closures Professor Yang Dong is Deputy Dean of Renmin University’s Law School and Director of Renmin’s Centre for Fintech and Internet Security. […]
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Over the past week, bitcoiners everywhere have been focused on the speculative news of China ‘banning’ bitcoin and wondering if the stories were true. According to recent reports from local media and the country’s National Internet Finance Association (NIFA), bitcoin is not ‘illegal,’ but exchanges may face tighter regulatory supervision and might have to cease […]
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Digital asset exchange Shapeshift and its recently acquired hardware wallet maker Keepkey have announced that they are exiting the U.S. state of Washington. This is due to the state imposing strict regulatory requirements based on “Senate Bill 5031.” Also read: Washington Politicians Defend Regulations as Cryptocurrency Exchanges Flee Shapeshift & Keepkey Flee Washington State Shapeshift […]
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Following the news of the first bitcoin exchange launching in Egypt, a senior official at the country’s central bank promptly issued a statement that no entities have been authorized to trade bitcoin. As the central bank reiterates the legal status of the digital currency, other government agencies also weigh in. Also read: First Bitcoin Exchange […]
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150 Bitcoin ATMs will be installed in Ukraine this year, including 20-30 machines set to be installed on the streets of Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine, by the end of the summer. Also read: Coinbase Reverses – Plans to Allow Bitcoin Cash Withdrawals in January 2018 Approximately 20-30 Cryptomat Bitcoin ATMs (BTMs) will be installed […]