Free Speech Social Network Gab Starts Accepting BTC

December 15, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

Free Speech Social Network Gab Starts Accepting BTCGab, a social network dedicated to preserving freedom of speech, has announced that its store now accepts BTC directly after banks and payment processors denied the platform service. “Literally no one can no-platform our new crypto shop,” Gab announced. The platform integrated Btcpay Server after it was refused service by Coinbase and Bitpay. Also read: Indian […]

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Japan’s Monex Group Launching Crypto Exchange in the US

December 14, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

Monex Group, a major Japanese financial services company and the parent company of cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, has unveiled its plan to launch a crypto exchange in the U.S. next quarter. The company has also shared its expansion plans for Coincheck in Japan. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations U.S. Expansion […]

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Zebpay Exchange Now Live in 21 European Countries

December 13, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

Zebpay Cryptocurrency Exchange Now Live in 21 European CountriesZebpay, formerly one of India’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has launched in Europe. Euro deposits, withdrawals, and trading are now live in 21 countries. While the exchange is not accepting new registrations from India, existing users can continue to use its wallet app. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Zebpay […]

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Bitwala Begins Offering Bank Accounts With Bitcoin Wallet and Debit Card

December 12, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

Bitwala Begins Providing Bank Accounts With Bitcoin Wallet and Debit CardCryptocurrency banking provider Bitwala has started offering its banking service to cryptocurrency users in Germany, starting with 40,000 pre-registered customers. A spokesperson for the company has shared details with news.Bitcoin.com about this new service which will soon add support for additional countries and cryptocurrencies. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive […]

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7 Major Exchanges in Korea to Create Healthy Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

December 12, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

7 Major Exchanges in Korea to Create a Healthy Cryptocurrency EcosystemSeven major crypto exchanges in South Korea have joined forces to create a sound cryptocurrency ecosystem. They have agreed on joint measures such as information sharing and real-time monitoring of abnormal transactions. Meanwhile, the Korean government is working on institutionalizing crypto exchanges. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Seven […]

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Japanese Lawmaker Proposes 4 Tax Cuts for Cryptocurrency Users and Traders

December 11, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

Japanese Lawmaker Proposes 4 Tax Cuts for Cryptocurrency Users and TradersA Japanese lawmaker has proposed four changes to Japan’s tax law to benefit crypto users and traders as well as widen the adoption of cryptocurrency in the country. The current tax rate of 55 percent could be lowered to 20 percent while crypto-to-crypto trading and small payments could be exempt from taxation. Also read: Indian Supreme […]

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Trace Mayer Draws Support for Proof of Keys — Celebrating Genesis Block Day

December 10, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

Trace Mayer Draws Support for Proof of Keys - Celebrating Genesis Block DayTrace Mayer is calling for all bitcoiners to participate in a “Proof of Keys” celebration on Genesis Block day. “Not your keys; not your bitcoin,” he emphasized, urging bitcoiners to declare monetary sovereignty by withdrawing all of their bitcoins held with trusted third parties to software for which they control the private keys. Also read: Indian […]

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Report: Indian Government Panel Submits Crypto Recommendations

December 10, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

Report: Indian Government Panel Submits Cryptocurrency RecommendationsThe Indian government panel appointed to recommend cryptocurrency measures has reportedly submitted its report to the country’s finance minister, suggesting a new legal framework for cryptocurrencies. The actual content of the report has yet to be announced publicly. Industry participants weigh in on speculation about the report’s content. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, […]

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Bithumb Launches Voting Platform to Screen New Cryptocurrencies

December 9, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

Major South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has beta launched a public voting system for screening new coins to be listed on its exchange. The platform, Pickthumb, aims to boost transparency and fairness in Bithumb’s listing process. Five coins are currently being evaluated with the current voting round ending in nine days. Also read: Indian Supreme Court […]

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Korean Court Case Alleges Government’s ICO Ban Is Unconstitutional

December 9, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

Korean Court Case Alleges Government's ICO Ban Is UnconstitutionalA constitutional complaint has reportedly been filed in South Korea alleging that the government’s ban on initial coin offerings is unconstitutional. It has been more than a year since token sales were banned in the country but the government has yet to introduce any regulations for them, causing problems for startups. Also read: Indian Supreme Court […]

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SEC to Decide Fate of Vaneck Solidx Bitcoin ETF by Late February

December 7, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

SEC to Decide Fate of Vaneck Solidx Bitcoin ETF by Late FebruaryThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed its decision on the Vaneck Solidx bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), which will trade on Cboe BZX Exchange. The SEC has received more than 1,600 comments and will make a decision by February next year. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations […]

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Buffett Bet 2.0: Asset Manager Wagers Crypto Fund Will Beat S&P 500

December 7, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

Cryptocurrency asset manager Morgan Creek Digital is betting $1 million that its crypto fund will outperform the S&P 500, calling the challenge Buffett Bet 2.0 to mimic the billionaire investor’s famous bet. The wager is expected to be taken by “someone who is bullish on the S&P 500, or someone who thinks cryptocurrencies are worthless […]

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Bitwise Launches Bitcoin Fund, Driven by Client Interest

December 6, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

Bitwise Launches Bitcoin Fund, Driven by Client InterestBitwise Asset Management has launched two new cryptocurrency funds, one of which only invests in BTC. The launch “is driven by inbound client interest and investor dissatisfaction with existing options,” the company says. The market downturn has also given investors “a unique opportunity to enter the market at prices many thought we’d never see again.” […]

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Japan’s Money Forward Announces Details of Upcoming Crypto Exchange

December 5, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

Japan’s Money Forward Announces Upcoming Cryptocurrency ExchangeJapanese public company Money Forward, operator of a personal budgeting app with 7 million users, is preparing to launch a crypto exchange. Three cryptocurrencies will be supported. A representative of the company has shared some details with news.Bitcoin.com about the platform and the company’s future crypto projects. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community […]

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Korean Incoming Minister Confirms Cryptocurrency Taxation Plans

December 4, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

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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Japan Unveils Plans to Regulate Initial Coin Offerings

December 3, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

Japan Unveils Plans to Regulate Initial Coin OfferingsJapan’s Financial Services Agency has held several meetings to discuss how to best regulate initial coin offerings. In addition to registration requirements, the regulator reportedly plans to amend two existing laws that can be applied to token sales. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Registrations and Law Changes The […]

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Maduro Orders Price of Venezuela’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ to More Than Double

December 3, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

Maduro Orders Price of Venezuela’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ to More Than DoubleVenezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has announced that the price of the petro, his country’s national “cryptocurrency,” has been increased from 3,600 sovereign bolivars to 9,000. While the wallet for the petro is still unavailable, the Venezuelan government continues to sell the digital currency and issue certificates of purchase to buyers. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves […]

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Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange to Relaunch as Part of Huobi After Buyout

December 2, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange to Relaunch as Part of Huobi After BuyoutA regulated Japanese cryptocurrency exchange is shutting down to relaunch as part of the Huobi family. The new exchange will support six cryptocurrencies and 11 trading pairs. Existing Bittrade customers need to open new accounts, complete KYC verification, and transfer their assets to the new platform. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls […]

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SEC Fails to Show Court Blockvest Tokens Are Securities

December 2, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

SEC Fails to Show Court Blockvest Tokens Are SecuritiesA U.S. district judge has denied the motion filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against cryptocurrency company Blockvest and its founder. The SEC failed to show the court that Blockvest’s tokens are securities. The company has set up a fictitious regulatory agency and claimed its ICO is endorsed by three different U.S. regulators. Also […]

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Thai SEC Explains Two Laws Could Apply to Crypto Securities

December 1, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

Thai SEC Explains Two Laws Could Apply to Crypto SecuritiesThailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly clarified how existing laws can apply to crypto securities. In addition, Thai companies planning to issue securities tokens abroad would be guilty of wrongdoing under the Digital Asset Act for avoiding regulated fundraising channels. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Applicable […]

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Deutsche Bank Headquarters Raided by 170 Police Officers Over Money Laundering

November 30, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

Deutsche Bank Headquarters Raided by 170 Police Officers Over Money LaunderingDeutsche Bank’s headquarters and five other offices have been raided by 170 police officers, prosecutors, and tax inspectors over money laundering allegations. The bank’s written and electronic business documents were reportedly seized. Its employees allegedly helped clients set up offshore companies to launder money. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive […]

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LCX Now Licensed to Provide Crypto Trading Services in Liechtenstein

November 30, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

LCX Now Licensed to Provide Crypto Trading Services in LiechtensteinLiechtenstein cryptocurrency exchange LCX has been granted a license to provide crypto trading services for utility and payment tokens. The exchange will be offering four main crypto services including a custody service and a fiat-to-crypto exchange in partnership with Binance. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations A Regulated Exchange […]

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Court Drops Charges Against Alleged Btc-e Operator Alexander Vinnik

November 29, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

The lawsuit against alleged Btc-e operator Alexander Vinnik for “fraud, money laundering, and other grave crimes” filed in Cyprus has reportedly been dropped. His lawyer says the case “fell apart at the very early stage” at the initiative of the plaintiffs themselves. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Lawsuit […]

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Korean Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Promote Crypto Trading

November 29, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

Korean Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Promote Cryptocurrency TradingA South Korean lawmaker has reportedly introduced a bill to promote cryptocurrency trading and the development of crypto exchanges. In addition to requirements such as capital, manpower, and internal systems, the bill proposes establishing a committee to promote and support crypto trading. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Promoting […]

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SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval

November 28, 2018 Kevin Helms 0

SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF ApprovalThe chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has outlined the key changes in cryptocurrency markets he needs to see before he is comfortable with a bitcoin ETF. While some solutions to the problems he mentioned have already been implemented, the chairman insists on seeing more improvements. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, […]

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