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Israeli Authorities Plan to Tax Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies as Property

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Israeli Authorities Plan to Tax Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies as Property

Back in January, the Israeli tax authorities released a notice to all crypto investors and stakeholders in the country’s blockchain-based digital currency space of its intentions to tax ICO schemes. In the letter, it was made clear that the masses had a period of two weeks to send in their comments. However, the government confirmed on February 19, that it…

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Indian PM Narendra Modi Endorses Blockchain Technology

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Indian PM Narendra Modi Endorses Blockchain Technology

Indian prime minister Narendra Damodardas Modi expressed support for the future of the Internet of Things and Blockchain technology at 22nd Edition of the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT). Rapid Adaptation of Technological Shifts On February 19, 2018, The Prime Minister said disruptive technologies like blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) would have a significant impact on the…

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Mega Crypto Mining Facilities to be Established in Two Russian Provinces

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Mega Crypto Mining Facilities to be Established in Two Russian Provinces

Two provinces in the westernmost part of the Russian Federation have expressed willingness to host mega cryptocurrency mining facilities. Kaliningrad and Leningrad, two regions separated by over 900 kilometers are set to get involved in the world of cryptocurrency mining by allowing miners to set up shop within their jurisdictions. The two provinces want miners to upscale their activities from…

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Nebraska Possibly Introducing Their First Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Bills

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Nebraska Possibly Introducing Their First Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Bills

With the explosion in popularity of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in 2017, many of the world’s regulators and watchdogs were caught unawares and have been scrambling ever since to draw up legislation for these burgeoning sectors. Nebraska Takes a Step Ahead with Blockchain Technology As there are so many people getting involved in ventures related to cryptocurrency and blockchain, there…

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Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp Partners with Onfido to Scale Onboarding Effort

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Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp Partners with Onfido to Scale Onboarding Effort

Bitstamp, a Luxembourg-based bitcoin exchange, has picked digital identity verification firm Onfido to clear the piled up customer signup request which the exchange has been lagging to register. The decision was taken to adhere to Know Your Customer (KYC) norms and government regulations of countries around the world. Cryptocurrency trading is gaining momentum as more and more crypto enthusiasts plan…

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Swiss Financial Regulator Says ICO Tokens Will Count As Securities

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Swiss Financial Regulator Says ICO Tokens Will Count As Securities

Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), the financial regulator in Switzerland, has published new guidelines indicating that it will start treating some tokens sold during Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) as securities. FINMA issued a press release on February 16 saying that the move is aimed at addressing some of the questions raised about the regulations applicable to ICOs. These regulations indeed…

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U.S Federal Communication Commission Warns Bitcoin Miners to Desist from Interfering with Local Internet Connections

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Mining, News, Regulation

U.S Federal Communication Commission Warns Bitcoin Miners to Desist from Interfering with Local Internet Connections

It appears the bitcoin craze will not go away anytime soon. Telecommunications giants T-Mobile complained to the FCC that the activity of some bitcoin miners was causing dangerous interference with its broadband internet and now the Federal Communication Commission has passed its verdict. Dangerous Interference T-Mobile had informed the telecommunications regulatory body of interference to its 700 MegaHertz LTE network…

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A Political Party in Spain set to Implement Flexible laws to Attract Blockchain Companies

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Regulation

A Political Party in Spain set to Implement Flexible laws to Attract Blockchain Companies

While some countries are busy implementing harsh cryptocurrency and blockchain laws that make it hard for the crypto ecosystem to breath, top Spanish politicians are pushing for legislation that could lure blockchain-based firms to Spain. Blockchain is an Industry Driver People’s Party, which is the political party of the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy is looking to implement a law,…

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London Needs to Embrace Blockchain Post-Brexit to Stay Relevant Says Leading MEP

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London Needs to Embrace Blockchain Post-Brexit to Stay Relevant Says Leading MEP

The UK’s imminent exit from the European Union (EU) has left some politicians with some uncertainty about London’s future as the leading financial center. Kay Swinburne, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Wales, made her views known as she spoke to the Business Insider on February 13. She believes that UK needs to grasps the blockchain technology after…

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Divorcing Couple Fight over Bitcoin Fortune worth $830,000

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News, Regulation

Divorcing Couple Fight over Bitcoin Fortune worth $830,000

According to a news post by Business Insider, Royds Withy King, a UK law firm is handling three divorce cases where cryptocurrency dispute is part of the divorce proceedings. The post claims that spouses in each of the three cases are demanding for the full disclosure of cryptocurrency assets. To ensure the equitable sharing of these digital assets as part…

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