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The Daily: Critical Bug Found in Beam Wallet, Wirex Adds Another Cryptocurrency

The Daily: Critical Bug Found in the Beam Wallet, Wirex Adds Another CryptocurrencyIn Friday’s edition of The Daily, we cover the news about a vulnerability found in the Beam Wallet days after the launch of the Mimblewimble-based coin. Also, crypto card provider Wirex has added waves to its list of supported cryptocurrencies, and digital asset exchange Exmo has registered an increase in the number of Belarusian users […]

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Indian Bank Forcing Customers to Agree to Anti-Cryptocurrency Policy

Indian Bank Forcing Customers to Agree to Anti-Cryptocurrency PolicyAn Indian bank is reportedly forcing customers to agree that they “will not deal with any transactions related to cryptocurrency including bitcoins” when signing up for an account. In addition, there are reports of banks blocking accounts of their existing customers if they are found to have made crypto-related transactions. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves […]

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Iran Labels Telegram’s Coin a Threat to National Security

Iran Labels Telegram’s Coin a Threat to National SecurityTehran has once again targeted the users of the popular messaging application Telegram. A law enforcement official warned Iranian citizens against providing any support for the launch of the instant messaging app’s native token, the Gram. Also read: Bill to Curb Iranian National Crypto Filed in US Congress ‘Disruption to the National Economy’ Authorities in […]

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Russians to Be Allowed ICO Investments up to $9,000 per Year

Russians to Be Allowed to Invest in ICOs up to $9,000 per YearRussian lawmakers have revised another bill regarding the regulation of the industry built around cryptocurrencies. In its latest version, the draft law on crowdfunding sets the maximum amount of money ordinary Russians will be permitted to invest in projects such as ICOs at less than $9,000 per year.      Also read: Lawyers to Help the […]

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Binance Terminates Services for Users in Belarus

Binance Terminates Services for Users in BelarusCryptocurrency exchange Binance has informed Belarusian customers that its services will no longer be available in their country. The announcement follows reports of similar restrictions for residents of other nations under economic sanctions, such as the Islamic Republic of Iran and Zimbabwe. Also read: Russian Miners Sell Their Equipment Amid Market Plunge Belarusians Lose Access […]

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Crypto Experts From Sanctioned Countries to Receive Training in Crimea

Crypto Experts From Sanctioned Countries to Receive Training in CrimeaThe leading crypto industry association in Crimea has proposed establishing an international training center to prepare experts from countries that have been placed under western sanctions. The idea is to use advanced technologies associated with cryptocurrencies to attract foreign investors to these jurisdictions. Also read: Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses to Cryptocurrency Businesses Plan for […]

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European Regulator Renews Restrictions on Crypto-Based Derivatives

European Regulator Renews Restrictions on Crypto-Based DerivativesEurope’s securities watchdog, ESMA, has decided to extend the restrictions applied to a number of financial derivatives, including contracts-for-differences (CFDs) based on cryptocurrencies. The limits that were introduced in August of this year will now remain in place until the end of January 2019.   Also read: French Regulator Blacklists More Fraudulent Crypto Businesses ESMA […]

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Russian Crypto Groups in Telegram Increase Membership Despite Ban

Russian Crypto Groups in Telegram Increase Membership Despite BanThe members of crypto-related Telegram channels have increased in number since the messenger was banned by a Moscow court in April, according to a study covering the top 50 Russian language groups. Despite a decrease in the views of published posts during the summer months, the readership of all examined groups has jumped by 21%, […]

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Iran Steps Up Plan for National Crypto After US Sanctions

Iran Steps Up Plan for National Crypto After US SanctionsRight after Washington’s move to impose sanctions that will restrict Iran’s access to US currency, reports came out that Tehran is speeding up the project to develop a national cryptocurrency. Officials in the Islamic Republic believe the state-issued coin could help circumvent the restrictions imposed by the Trump administration. Also read: New Bill Proposes 5% […]

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Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Planning Several Trading Restrictions: Report

Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Planning Several Trading Restrictions: ReportThe association of 16 government-approved bitcoin exchanges is reportedly working on imposing a number of trading restrictions. Jiji Press reported that there is a plan to impose trading limits for all users and additional restrictions for minors and the elderly. This follows recent reports of the association introducing margin trading limits as part of its […]

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