Singapore Central Banker: Regulators Have ‘Duty’ to Learn from ICOs

An executive at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has said that developments around initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies can offer lessons for...

Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Faces Extradition Hearing Next Month

An alleged money launderer tied to the defunct BTC-e bitcoin exchange and wanted by both Russia and the U.S. will attend an extradition hearing...

New Zealand Watchdog Warns Investors Over Marketplace ICO

New Zealand's financial markets watchdog has warned citizens from investing in a new initial coin offering (ICO). Reportedly run by 19-year-old Ashutoush Sharma, online marketplace Sell...

PRC Right to Ban ICOs and Exchanges says PBOC Vice President

According to a post that appeared in state-run media outlet Xinhua News, People’s Bank of China (中国人民银行) vice president Gongsheng Pan (潘功胜) made the following comment at a...

India’s Tax Man Knocks on Door of Cryptocurrency Exchanges; Seeks Identifying Information

India’s Income Tax Department, which falls under the Department of Revenue of the Ministry of Finance, began conducting surveys across the country on December...

Prosecutors File Charges in Alleged $250 Million Crypto Mining Fraud

Authorities in South Korea have reportedly filed suit against a U.S. cryptocurrency mining firm, alleging a multi-million dollar fraud. According to Korean news source Yonhap, prosecutors...

South Korea Law Firm Fights New ‘Unconstitutional’ Crypto Trading Regulations

Seoul-based law firm Anguk Law Offices announced Tuesday that it had filed a constitutional appeal on Dec 30 over the South Korean government’s recent cryptocurrency trading...

Korean Regulators Launch Investigations of Bithumb and Coinone Crypto Exchanges

The South Korean regulators have started investigating two major cryptocurrency exchanges. The country’s National Tax Service has conducted an on-site investigation of Bithumb and...

Another FUD String to JP Morgan Bow: Governments Will Ban Bitcoin, Mike Bell

In what looks like another well-timed attack out of JP Morgan, another one of their top men have made broad and sweeping statements against...

South Korea Intelligence Creates Task Force to Oversee Local Cryptocurrency Exchanges

South Korean financial authorities in cooperation with Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (KFIU) created a task force to oversee cryptocurrency exchanges and to ensure cryptocurrency...

SEC and CFTC Give Testimonies at Senate Hearing on Virtual Currencies

Today, February 6, 2018, the prospects for coherent U.S. regulation on cryptocurrencies became a little more clear, as were the impasses that were frustrating...

Citibank India to Not Permit Card Customers Purchasing or Trading Crypto

Citibank India notified debit card and credit card clients via email on the 13:th of February they would no longer be able to participate...

Bitpay Bans Payments to Merchants of Explicit Content, Cloud-Mining and Gambling

Bitcoin was originally created to free people’s money from the control and censorship of regulators, banks and governments. Companies in the ecosystem are supposed...

North Carolina Orders Crypto Mining Firm to Halt Share Sale

North Carolina's government has sent a cease-and-desist order to a cryptocurrency company they say is selling unregistered securities in the U.S. state. The North Carolina Secretary...

Ukraine to Legalize Crypto Mining as Economic Activity

The government in Kiev has taken concrete steps to legalize cryptocurrency mining. Ukraine’s Minister of Economy has ordered several ministries, agencies, and the National...

New ESMA Measures Impose 2:1 Restriction on Leverage for Crypto CFDs

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has announced that it will impose restrictions on the leverage offered for contracts-for-difference (CFDs) and binary options...

Pakistan’s Urdubit Exchange Shuts Down After Crypto Ban

Urdubit, a leading Pakistani bitcoin exchange, has closed down permanently. The news came after the central bank of Pakistan announced a ban on dealings...

In A Bid For Transparency, European Crypto Exchanges Call For Regulations

European cryptocurrency exchanges renewed calls for suitable regulations as the international legal landscape continues to vary, Bloomberg reports  May 7. Speaking to Bloomberg, UK trading platform eToro and Austrian...

No Disney, No PayPal? SEC Charges ICO Founder Over False Statements

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged a company and its president with securities fraud in connection with their efforts to raise...

Exclusive: Malta’s Government Approves Three Cryptocurrency Bills

The Maltese Parliament yesterday voted unanimously to approve three cryptocurrency and blockchain bills. These bills that are designed to make Malta one of the most...

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

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

Independent public charity Fidelity Charitable has received $100 million in cryptocurrency donations, according to its recently published report. In its “2019 Giving Report,” Fidelity Charitable...
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South Korean Blockchain projects are ditching the domestic market due to regulatory headaches, mainstream media report. South Korean Blockchain Projects...
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Bank of America is seeking to patent a “partitioned” security system for digital currency wallets that gives different users...
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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...