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...

US Treasury Secretary: We’re Looking ‘Carefully’ at Illicit Uses of Bitcoin

The U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, has said his department is looking into the illegal uses of bitcoin. In an interview with Yahoo Finance, Mnuchin said the...

Canada’s York Regional Police Warn Against Bitcoin Tax Scam

Canada's York Regional Police have warned citizens against a Bitcoin tax scam after fraudsters victimized more than 40 residents in the area. The perpetrators claimed to be...

More Charges Filed Against Trader Who Used Bitcoin to Conceal Fraud Profits

New charges have been filed against a Philadelphia-based day trader accused of manipulating a series of online brokerage accounts and using bitcoin to hide...

Coinbase Escalates Showdown on U.S. Tax Probe as Bitcoin Surges

The 10,000 bitcoins that seven years ago famously paid for the delivery of two Papa John’s pizzas would be worth more than $74 million...

Germany’s Securities Regulator Warns ICOs Pose ‘Numerous Risks’

Germany's top finance regulator has issued an investor warning on initial coin offerings (ICOs), becoming the latest markets watchdog to comment on the blockchain...

Make Big Money on Bitcoin Cash? The IRS Might Be Watching

Bitcoin holders in the U.S. might be feeling giddy about the "free money" they've received as of late from bitcoin hard forks. But with tax...

India Drug “Cartel” Uses Bitcoins, Two Arrested: A Closer Look at Mainstream Media Libel

This week, Delhi Police accused two people of operating a drug ring, according to the Daily Mail India edition. Using the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin,...

Canadian Police Issue Warning Over Bitcoin Tax Scam

Police in Canada have issued a warning over a bitcoin tax scam after more than 40 York region residents fell victim to fraudsters. According to...

Wall Street Exec Sued for Role in Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Scheme

Four investors in GAW Miners have sued Stuart A. Fraser for his role at the defunct crypto business, following a guilty plea of wire fraud...

Israel Securities Authority Chairman Outlines Concerns Regarding ICOs

The chairman of the Israel Securities Authority (ISA), Professor Schmuel Hauser, has recently outlined a number of the regulator’s concerns regarding cryptocurrencies and initial...

Dr. Doom or Mr. Realist? Nouriel Roubini Says Regulation Will Kill Bitcoin

The economist who describes himself as “Mr. Realist” and predicted the 2008 financial crisis has said Bitcoin “will find its end.” In an interview with Business Insider...

Australia and China Sign Agreement for Financial Technology Cooperation

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) have signed a Financial Technology (fintech) cooperation agreement to advance innovation with each countries’...

Reserve Bank of India Hints on Possible Ban on Cryptocurrencies

India’s central bank, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has previously announced its plan to ban the use of virtual currencies as a form of payment across...

Bittrex on SegWit2x: We Need ‘Clear Chain Preference’ From Industry

Major Bitcoin and altcoin exchange Bittrex has released a key statement on its treatment of the SegWit2x hard fork. Bittrex: Bitcoin is BTC Until ‘Clear Chain Preference’ In explanatory...

No bitcoins for payments and settlements, says the Reserve Bank of India

Crypto-currencies may be one of the most intriguing subjects in the world of finance right now but they have failed to impress India’s central...

Malaysia’s Securities Watchdog Plans Cryptocurrency Regulations

Malaysia's securities regulator has revealed it is planning a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. Speaking yesterday at the SCxSC Digital Finance Conference in Kuala Lumpur, the...

SEC Warns Celebrity-Endorsed Initial Coin Offerings Could Be Illegal

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned that the initial coin offerings (ICO) that were endorsed by celebrities could be illegal. The...

Nepal Continues Crackdown, Two More Bitcoiners Arrested

Whereas bitcoin exchanges and information are prized on other parts of the globe, in Nepal dealing in the world’s most popular cryptocurrency will get...

US Treasury to Audit FinCEN’s Cryptocurrency Practices

The U.S. Treasury Department's inspector general is planning to review the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)'s cryptocurrency practices as they relate to money laundering...

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

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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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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...