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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

The Baltic Honeybadger conference is the first major event in Latvia dedicated to Bitcoin and the technologies built around it.…

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China-Based Bitcoin Miners Consider New Territories Due To Crackdown Fears

Category: Mining, News, Regulation

China-Based Bitcoin Miners Consider New Territories Due To Crackdown Fears

China’s Bitcoin mining industry is teetering on the edge of the abyss as miners fear the government’s crackdown will strike them next. Despite China not having expressed such intentions explicitly, the atmosphere in the industry remains tense. With many believing that it is simply a matter of time before their operations are forcefully halted, they are exploring their options abroad….

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The Controversial Relationship Between Bitcoin Cash And Taxes

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

The Controversial Relationship Between Bitcoin Cash And Taxes

In an unprecedented event on August 1 this year, bitcoin split into a new currency following a ‘hard fork.’ It was also something a lot of bitcoin loyalists were trying to avoid since such a hard fork (or split) would lead to problems for both currencies down the road. A Split To Suit Differing Interests Because of discord within the…

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China’s Bitcoin Ban Made Way for Japan’s Substantial Cryptocurrency Trade

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

China’s Bitcoin Ban Made Way for Japan’s Substantial Cryptocurrency Trade

Just a year ago, China was responsible for ninety percent of global bitcoin trade. Their controversial move to ban initial coin offerings (ICOs) has given Japan the green light, following China’s strict bitcoin exchange prohibition. Mass Acceptance in Japan Earlier this year, Japan recognized bitcoin as an official payment option, and since have had over 4,500 stores accepting the cryptocurrency….

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The State vs. Free-market Crypto-vigilantes

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

The State vs. Free-market Crypto-vigilantes

Throughout the evolution of cryptocurrencies, there have already been many winners and losers; and there are sure to be many more, as thousands of layer-two protocols, digital currencies, exchanges, marketplaces, and ICOs all compete for their place in the volatile crypto-space. But perhaps it’s the largest and most powerful Government States that stand to lose the most at the hands…

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CME Proposes Limits To Temper Bitcoin’s Volatility

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

CME Proposes Limits To Temper Bitcoin’s Volatility

Price volatility is perhaps the primary concern for investors in the cryptocurrency market. Looking back to at Goldman Sachs prediction, Bitcoin was soaring to all-time high nearing $7,400 on November 8 and then suddenly declined to $6,170 on November 12, according to Coinmarketcap. The signature dips and spikes of bitcoin have become the heart and soul of Hodler’s the world…

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German Regulator BaFin Warns Consumers Against ICOs

Category: ICO News, News, Regulation

German Regulator BaFin Warns Consumers Against ICOs

On November 11, Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) issued a warning about the numerous risks posed by Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and warned citizens that they might lose total investment by participating in ICOs. Smoke & Mirrors Despite the recent hype, however, very few of them are real. Here’s a fact: On December 15, more than 35 ICO’s will…

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Regulators Investigate ICO Introduction in Europe

Category: ICO News, News, Regulation

Regulators Investigate ICO Introduction in Europe

As Initial Coin Offerings begin experiencing growing pains in the United States, regulators in Europe are just starting to take their stance.  Initial Coin Offerings as Securities As the SEC has pointed out in some different situations, the legality of an Initial Coin Offering is determined through select terminology. The rise of terms like, “App Tokens” and  “Token Securities” is convenient…

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Cautious of Bitcoin and Dark Web

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Cautious of Bitcoin and Dark Web

During an interview on November 9, 2017 with Yahoo Finance the current U.S. Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, expressed concerns over bitcoin and its potential illicit uses on the dark web. “The first issue and the most important issue is to make sure that people can’t use bitcoin for illicit activities. So we want to make sure that you don’t have the…

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Writing on the wall for Bitcoin with the RBI’s Official Statement Against it

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Writing on the wall for Bitcoin with the RBI’s Official Statement Against it

Until today, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in India have operated within a legal gray area. There has been no official stance on their usage by the government. A Director of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) however, made a public statement on the subject in Mumbai on November 6. The Executive Director of the RBI, Mr. Ganesh Kumar, declared that…

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SEC Releases Statement Warning about Celebrity Endorsements

Category: Altcoins, ICO News, Regulation

SEC Releases Statement Warning about Celebrity Endorsements

In a statement on November 1, the SEC made clear that the endorsement by artists, musicians, actors or athletes, does not ensure the credibility of a purchase. Potentially Unlawful Promotion of ICOs The U.S. Securities Commission announced that many of the recent celebrity endorsements behind ICOs and relevant cryptocurrencies may be unlawful. Insofar as the endorsement revolves around the celebrity’s…

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