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China Escalates Crackdown on Cryptocurrency Trading

China is escalating its clampdown on cryptocurrency trading, targeting online platforms and mobile apps that offer exchange-like services, according to people familiar with the...

ICO Pros Call for Self-Regulation Citing SEC Risk

The initial coin offering (ICO) community needs to embrace self-regulation now to lessen the blows likely to come from enforcement and regulatory actions, according to speakers...

Bermuda Government Approves First ICO Under New Regulatory Regime

The government of Bermuda has awarded the first certification for an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) under the island nation’s new regulatory regime for crypto and blockchain...

Bitcoin ATM Installations Draw Warning from Russian Prosecutors

Prosecutors in the Russian state of Tatarstan have issued a warning to a local businessman about two bitcoin ATMs. In a statement from Nov. 16, the Prosecutor's...

South Korea’s Policy Chief Calls for Legalization of ICOs

The chairman of Korea's National Policy Committee has called for the legalization of initial coin offerings (ICOs), provided that a regulatory framework is put...
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US SEC Bitcoin ETF Decision Will Influence Local Crypto Regulation: Korean Official

South Korea has joined the cryptocurrency community when it comes to waiting for the US’ verdict on Bitcoin exchange-traded...

Peer-to-Peer Bitcoiner Gets Year in Prison for Being Unlicensed

“Detroit Man Sentenced to a Year and a Day for Operating an Unlicensed Bitcoin Business”, boasts Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of...

US and Canadian Securities Regulators Coordinate ICO Probe in ‘Operation Cryptosweep’

US and Canadian state and provincial securities regulators have opened probes into potentially fraudulent crypto investment programs in what has been dubbed “Operation Cryptosweep”, according to a press release May 21. The latest...
France Adopts New Cryptocurrency Regulation

France Adopts New Cryptocurrency Regulation

The French government has adopted a financial sector bill that establishes a legal framework for cryptocurrency service providers and initial coin offerings. The bill...

European Union Terror Fears Drive New Crackdown on Bitcoin Across Member States

Citing pretext to end all pretexts, “terrorism,” European Union legislators moved Friday, December 15 to impose tighter controls on the world’s most popular cryptocurrency,...

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...

US House Unanimously Passes Bill to Help Fight Illicit Use of Cryptocurrencies

The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill to help prevent the illicit use of cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, dash, zcash, and monero....

BTCC Founder Positive the PBOC Will Remove China’s Exchange Ban

This week the founder and CEO of the trading platform BTCC, Bobby Lee, was featured on the broadcast ‘Squawk Box’ and spoke about last...

Moves in South Korea to make cryptocurrency trading more transparent

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean blockchain association announced on Friday measures to boost transparency in trading of cryptocurrencies, agreed by 14 exchanges in...

India’s Central Bank posts third bitcoin warning. No one is listening.

India’s central bank followed China’s lead Tuesday and issued a strong warning about bitcoin and the risks of investing in cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. Despite the advice, bitcoin’s...

South Korea to Decide on ICO Legality in November, Official Says

The South Korean government will make a decision in November on whether it will allow initial coin offerings (ICOs) again in the country, a...

Zimbabwe’s Central Bank Bans Financial Institutions From All Crypto Dealings

Zimbabwe’s central bank has recently banned dometic financial institutions from dealing with cryptocurrencies, local media outlet NewsDay reports today, May 12. According to the report, the Reserve Bank...

UK Government Minister Calls for ‘Proportionate’ Crypto Rules

The U.K.'s City Minister, John Glen, told reporters at the Treasury's International Fintech conference on Thursday that "proportionate" regulations could give the local cryptocurrency...

Cambodia Issues Warning Against Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Trading

Authorities in Cambodia have formally warned domestic investors that they risk incurring penalties for buying, selling, or trading cryptocurrencies without getting a license first. “Any...
Vancouver Bitcoin ATM Ban Is Wildly Misplaced

Vancouver Bitcoin ATM Ban Is Wildly Misplaced

Since Vancouver police described Bitcoin ATMs as ‘an ideal money-laundering vehicle’, the  council are considering banning them. Problem solved,...

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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...