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The DASH Conference • September 24, 2017

The world’s first Dash cryptocurrency conference is coming to London this September. Keynote is excited to announce the first ever…

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Category: Regulation

Finnish Economists Say Bitcoin Cannot Be Regulated

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Finnish Economists Say Bitcoin Cannot Be Regulated

The Bank of Finland published a report on September 5 that heaped praise on the complex infrastructure behind Bitcoin that prevents manipulation from unethical agents. Economic Innovation Economists working for The Bank of Finland, Gur Huberman, Jacob Leshno, and Ciamac Moallemi, affirmed that Bitcoin is truly a revolutionary system of currency. The three also point out the great power behind…

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A Movement for the Introduction of a Code of Conduct for ICOs is Growing

Category: Finance, News, Regulation

A Movement for the Introduction of a Code of Conduct for ICOs is Growing

As the ICO, or initial coin offering, industry is now turning to the Kickstarter of the moment, governments are gazing at this new phenomenon with some concern. In an ICO, a startup sells tokens in exchange for cryptocurrencies. Basically, an ICO is a fundraising method in which companies attract investors looking score some more cryptocurrency by releasing their own coins….

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What’s “All of the Fuss” About China’s ICO Ban?

Category: Commentary, News, Regulation

What’s “All of the Fuss” About China’s ICO Ban?

The explosive growth of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have been one of the hottest news stories of 2017. These asset instruments allow organizations to raise investment capital through the sale of homegrown cryptocurrencies, that can be traded for cash or other forms of digital currency. The September 4 announcement, however, of an ICO ban in China caused a momentary global…

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Auckland University Professor: Government Must Regulate Bitcoin & Ethereum

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Auckland University Professor: Government Must Regulate Bitcoin & Ethereum

  In an interview with Interest.co.nz, Alex Sims, professor and head of the commercial law department at Auckland University, a prestigious education and research institution in New Zealand, stated that the government must legitimize Bitcoin and leading blockchain networks like Ethereum first before attempting to the facilitate the growth of its blockchain sector. Sims emphasized it is necessary for the…

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China Shocks Cryptocurrency Market By Banning ICOs

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News, Regulation

China Shocks Cryptocurrency Market By Banning ICOs

On the morning of September 4, cryptocurrency markets were rattled by news coming out of China that regulators have announced a ban of future initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the People’s Republic. According to local news outlet Caixin, a working committee tasked with overseeing the country’s digital financial sector has stated that new projects are banned from raising funds through…

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Bitcoin Foundation Fights Back Against Stifling Regulation in the US

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Bitcoin Foundation Fights Back Against Stifling Regulation in the US

The world’s leading bitcoin advocacy group, the Bitcoin Foundation, announced that it had retained legal counsel to seek advice on how to fight back against stifling federal and state level regulations that are hindering the progress of bitcoin and other digital currencies as an innovative new financial technology. According to a press release by the Washington-based nonprofit organization that seeks…

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Vietnamese Prime Minister Moves to Legalize Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Vietnamese Prime Minister Moves to Legalize Bitcoin

Vietnamese Prime minister approves plan to reevaluate the legal charter for the use of cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, in Vietnam. On August 25, VNA reported that Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has charged the country’s relevant ministries to reassess its status in regards to cryptocurrencies. This signifies a legislative turn of heart that could soon legally recognize cryptocurrencies in Vietnam….

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BSP Greenlights Two Bitcoin Exchanges for the Philippines

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BSP Greenlights Two Bitcoin Exchanges for the Philippines

Two companies operating out of the Philippines have just been given the approval to operate Bitcoin exchanges by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). The acceptance of two bitcoin exchanges comes only months after BSP recognized two bitcoin companies experiencing $5-6 million a month in volume, compared to just half that in 2016. It was only February 2017 when the…

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The IRS Hopes to Combat Bitcoin Tax Evasion with Tracking Software

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The IRS Hopes to Combat Bitcoin Tax Evasion with Tracking Software

Bitcoin’s anonymity or rather, the lack thereof, has become a major talking point in the Bitcoin community and a focus of investigation for law enforcement agencies as well as, as it turns out, the taxman. According to a report by The Daily Beast, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has contracted the blockchain start-up Chainalysis Inc. to use their bitcoin…

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BTC-E Claim Illegal Seizure by US Law Enforcement, to Recover User Funds

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BTC-E Claim Illegal Seizure by US Law Enforcement, to Recover User Funds

BTC-E, the oldest bitcoin exchange in the market which was seized by the US law enforcement in July due to the involvement of Alexander Vinnik, the founder of the exchange, in some of the largest bitcoin exchange hacks including the Mt. Gox and Bitcoinica incidents, is planning to recover its services and user funds by distributing BTE tokens to users….

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