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Pakistan Bars Banks from Crypto and ICO Trading

Pakistan's central bank issued a statement barring financial companies in the country from working with cryptocurrency firms, becoming the latest institution of its kind...

ICE CEO Won’t ‘Rule Out’ Crypto Futures Launch

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) won't "rule out" cryptocurrency-based futures contracts. ICE chief executive Jeffrey Sprecher discussed the issue in an interview with Bloomberg TV Monday, saying it...

‘48 Percent Returns Monthly’: How 32,000 Vietnam Investors Got Caught By Ponzi Scheme

What could well become known as the largest Initial Coin Offering (ICO) scam in historyhas highlighted the need for the cryptocurrency community to promote financial...

‘Many ICOs are Dubious, Downright Frauds’, Says Hong Kong Regulator

A senior official at Hong Kong’s securities regulator has, once again, reminded the public to be cautious of investments in initial coin offerings (ICOs). In...

Russian Supreme Court Orders To Review Bitcoin Website Ban

The Supreme Court of Russia has ordered the St. Petersburg City Court to consider an appeal to the ban of a cryptocurrency information website, Russian Legal...

British Finance Expert To Sue Facebook For Scam Cryptocurrency Ads

Martin Lewis, an English finance journalist and money-saving expert, is set to issue High Court proceedings against Facebook Monday April 23, accusing the social network of...

France Is Cutting Taxes for Retail Crypto Traders

Amateur cryptocurrency investors in France are currently stung heavily when it comes to tax day, but that is about to change, reports indicate. The French...

I Would Short Ether Before Bitcoin, Says Citron’s Andrew Left

"I'd rather short ether." Andrew Left, the activist short-seller behind Citron Research, told CoinDesk on Tuesday that he thinks both bitcoin and ether, the cryptocurrency...

Meetup’s Crypto Secret? Blockchain Scams Are Running Rampant

The line between crypto education and self-promotion has blurred. And nowhere is this more evident than on social media, where imposters are everywhere and scams...

New Report On Crypto Ownership Shows ‘Majority Of Early Adopters Already On Board’

New research into the current state of global bottom-up adoption of cryptocurrencies was released in a report by Dalia Research on their Medium blog, May...

Siacoin Developer: ASICS Are “Money Printing Machines” for Manufacturers

ASIC miners are hugely profitable machines – provided you’re the manufacturer. That’s the view of Siacoin lead developer David Vorick, who’s published his thoughts...

First New-York Based Crypto Trading Company Receives BitLicense

Genesis Global Trading, a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group, has been granted a BitLicense from the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), according to...

‘51 percent attack’ in Silicon Valley TV Series – Real Life Possibility?

Most modern technological marvels make their way into mainstream media, but a select few are influential enough to feature on some our favourite TV...

Singapore Fires Compliance Warning at 8 Crypto Exchanges, Orders an ICO to Halt Sales

Singapore’s central bank said today, May 24, that it had issued a warning to eight cryptocurrency exchanges over securities compliance and ordered an ICO to stop issuing tokens. In a press release,...

Poloniex Breaks Promises, Forces KYC on Legacy Account Holders

Goldman Sachs-tied cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex is now giving legacy account holders 14 days to comply with new KYC restrictions, while failing to honor promises...

Crypto Exchange Huobi Confirms Move Into Brazilian Market

Huobi, a major cryptocurrency exchange originally from China, has told CoinDesk that it's setting up shop in Brazil. The news first broke Tuesday when a...

Indonesian Regulator Gives Green Light for Crypto Futures Trading

Indonesia's Futures Exchange Supervisory Board (Bappebti), a commodities market regulator under the country's Ministry of Trade, has reportedly ruled that cryptocurrencies are commodities that...

The Crypto Community Isn’t Sad or Surprised By R3’s Reported Woes

Distributed ledger startup R3 is reportedly running low on cash – and judging by the social media response, the crypto-community isn't showing much sympathy. Fortune reported...

US Bank Wells Fargo Bans Crypto Purchases With Its Credit Cards

San-Francisco-based bank Wells Fargo has announced that it will no longer allow its customers to purchase cryptocurrency using its credit cards, Fortune reported June 11. Wells Fargo,...

South Korea to Develop ‘Crypto Beach’, Modelled After Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’

South Korea has revealed plans to launch a blockchain center in Busan city modeled on the Swiss Crypto Valley, local news outlet Edaily reported June 14. At a recent blockchain event in...

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Fidelity Charitable Received Over $100M in Crypto Donations Since 2015

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Coinbase Admits Putting 3,500 Traders’ Crypto Funds at Risk

A bug could have lost the users of Coinbase a lot of money, confesses the exchange itself in its...