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Chilean President Considering Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

Chilean President Considering Regulation of CryptocurrenciesThe Chilean president, Mario Marcel, has made comment seemingly in favor of developing a regulatory apparatus for virtual currencies. The apparent openness to regulating cryptocurrencies contrasts significantly from the recent banking embargo targeting virtual currency recently witnessed in Chile. Also Read: Spanish Regulator Open to Approving Funds Investing Directly in Cryptocurrencies Chilean President Discusses Benefits of […]

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70+ Investigations: 40 Regulators Crack Down on Suspicious Crypto Schemes

70+ Investigations: 40 Regulators Crack Down on Suspicious Crypto SchemesForty regulators in the US and Canada are reportedly collaborating in the largest coordinated crackdown on cryptocurrency scams to date by state and provincial officials. The operation has triggered over 70 investigations so far, with 35 cases completed or pending. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Mass Crackdown The North American Securities […]

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Canadian Regulator Warns Investors of Five Cryptocurrency Firms

Canadian Regulator Warns Investors of Five Cryptocurrency FirmsThe Ontario Securities Commission has issued a warning against five unlicensed crypto companies involved in schemes to encourage investors to trade or invest in cryptocurrencies. The regulator started gathering information about these platforms after receiving complaints about them. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Warning to Investors The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) […]

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Spanish Regulator Open to Approving Funds Investing Directly in Cryptocurrencies

Spanish Regulator Open to Approving Funds Investing Directly in CryptocurrenciesSpain’s financial regulator has clarified its position on regulated investment funds investing directly in cryptocurrencies. These type of funds are legal under Law 22/2014, and investments can be made through three types of legal entities. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Funds Directly Investing in Cryptocurrencies Spain’s National Securities Market Commission (CNMV […]

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Poland Backpedals on “Irrational” Crypto Tax After Strong Backlash

Poland Backpedals on “Irrational” Crypto Tax After Strong BacklashAuthorities in Poland have realized how inapplicable their decision to tax all crypto transactions really is. A high-ranking official from the Finance Ministry said in an interview that his department “accepts the irrational effect” of the tax it wanted to levy on every purchase and sale of cryptocurrency, regardless of their profitability. Other reports suggest […]

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Cryptocurrency is Property in Russia, Justice Minister Confirms

Cryptocurrency is Property in Russia, Justice Minister ConfirmsThe Russian Ministry of Justice has taken side in what looks like a lively debate about the status of cryptocurrencies that are still unregulated in the country. A bankruptcy case involving a modest amount of bitcoin has sparked discussions in Russian legal circles. Some say a crypto is nothing more than “a set of characters.” […]

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Five Petitions Pile Up Against India’s Crypto Crackdown – High Courts Ordered to Ignore

Five Petitions Pile Up Against India's Crypto Crackdown – High Courts Ordered to IgnoreFive writ petitions have now been filed against the order by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) banning banks from providing services to entities dealing with cryptocurrencies. The country’s Supreme Court has set a date to hear all petitions but has barred all other courts from accepting any new ones. Also read: US State Issues Emergency […]

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South Korea to Follow G20 Unified Cryptocurrency Regulations

South Korea to Follow G20 Unified Cryptocurrency RegulationsThe South Korean government reportedly plans to soften its crypto regulations in line with the policies set by the G20 nations in an effort to create “unified regulations.” The Korean regulators have also agreed to apply the standards set by the Financial Action Task Force to its crypto policies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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Cryptocurrencies to be Called “Digital Money” in Russia, Tokens – “Digital Rights”

Cryptocurrencies to be Called “Digital Money” in Russia, Tokens – “Digital Rights”Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has shed some light on the progress authorities are making towards adopting the long-awaited crypto regulations. Legislators will replace common words like “cryptocurrencies” and “tokens” with legal terms such as “digital money” and “digital rights”, he revealed. Two draft laws have been filed in the Duma. One of the bills […]

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US Government Launches Scam Crypto Site

US Government Launches Scam Crypto SiteIn an effort to get ahead of the next round of scams, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) created and published its own version of an initial coin offering (ICO) scam website. It’s a rather innovative way at approaching investor education in the brave new world of cryptocurrency. Also read: Federal Reserve Pres: People […]

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