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Crypto-Friendly Statesman Takes Over Swiss Presidency

Crypto-Friendly Statesman Takes Over Swiss PresidencyAfter serving as finance minister of one of the most economically influential nations over the past three years, Ueli Maurer is now starting his term as President of the Swiss Confederation. Given his track record and liberal views regarding fintech regulation, Maurer’s election is considered a positive development for the Alpine nation’s expanding crypto industry. Also […]

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Nasdaq Confirms Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures in First Half of 2019

Nasdaq Confirms Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures in First Half of 2019Joseph Christinat, the vice president of Nasdaq’s media team, has confirmed that the exchange will soon launch bitcoin futures. In a recent interview with a newspaper in the U.K., Christinat revealed that the platform plans to start offering bitcoin futures contracts within the first half of 2019. Also Read: Chilean Court Rules in Favor of Closing […]

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Korean Incoming Minister Confirms Cryptocurrency Taxation Plans

Korean Incoming Finance Minister Confirms Cryptocurrency Taxation PlansSouth Korea’s incoming finance minister, Hong Nam-ki, has reportedly unveiled his government’s taxation plans for cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings. A task force consisting of experts from government agencies and the private sector will be formed to examine overseas cases to establish domestic cryptocurrency tax rules. Also read: SEC Fails to Show Court Blockvest Tokens Are […]

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Swiss Crypto Valley Association Leadership Steps Down After Governance Review

Swiss Crypto Valley Association Leadership Steps Down After Governance ReviewMore than half of the members of Switzerland’s Crypto Valley Association (CVA) board have announced their decision to step down in January. The news comes after reports about governance issues and allegations of conflicts of interest in the leadership of the growing organization. Also read: Estonia to Tighten Rules for Licensed Crypto Companies Four CVA […]

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President of Marshall Islands Faces Challenge Over National Cryptocurrency Plan

President of Marshall Islands Faces Challenge Over National Cryptocurrency PlanThe president of the Marshall Islands, Hilda Heine, has narrowly survived a no-confidence vote. One of the principal catalysts for the challenge to Heine’s leadership has been opposition to her plan to introduce a national virtual currency. Also Read: Venezuela: Petro Can Be Converted to Any Cryptocurrency If Bought This Year Heine Barely Survives No-Confidence Vote […]

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Uzbekistan Legalizes Crypto Exchanges and Trading

Uzbekistan Legalizes Crypto Exchanges and TradingA new presidential decree legalizes cryptocurrency trading in Uzbekistan, introducing licensing for crypto exchanges and a set of requirements they will be obliged to meet. To operate in the country, foreign trading platforms will have to establish local subsidiaries and abide by the country’s relevant laws. Also read: California Passes Bill Defining Blockchain and Crypto […]

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Venezuela to Have Two Units of Account – Petro and Petro-Pegged Bolivar

Venezuela to Have Two Units of Account – Petro and Petro-Pegged BolivarPresident Maduro’s Venezuela is preparing to effectively adopt next week two official units of account – the nation’s crypto, El Petro, and the new petro-pegged bolivar that will replace the inflated national fiat. New salary and pricing mechanisms will be implemented as well, the country’s leftist leader promised.   Also read: Malta Tops Exchange-Based Crypto […]

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Brazil’s Pro Bitcoin Presidential Candidate: É Boa Pra Caramba!

Brazil's Pro Bitcoin Presidential Candidate: É Boa Pra Caramba!É Boa Pra Caramba! roughly translated means ‘amazing’ in Brazilian Portuguese. Regional Bitcoiners might be using the expression more these days after Brazil New Party presidential candidate João Amoêdo came out recently as very pro-bitcoin. Mr. Amoêdo is heading into a contentious election this October. In an interview, when asked about cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, […]

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The Daily: US Presidential Candidate Accepts Crypto, KICKICO Hacked – $7.7M Stolen

The Daily: US Presidential Candidate Accepts Crypto, KICKICO Hacked - $7.7M StolenUS presidential candidate, Andrew Yang (D), has announced that his campaign for the 2020 election is now accepting cryptocurrency donations. Also in the Daily, Chinese social network, Tianya, is about to issue a native token, and the KICKICO project has been hacked – resulting in the loss of $7.7 million USD worth of tokens due […]

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