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Africa Blockchain Conference 2018 • May 23-24, 2018

Organized by The Blockchain Association of Uganda, with support from the Government of Uganda, the Africa Blockchain Conference will concentrate…

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Goldman Executive Left Wall Street to Cryptocurrency Sector, Here’s Why

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

Goldman Executive Left Wall Street to Cryptocurrency Sector, Here’s Why

Timothy Tam, a former statistical arbitrage trader at Goldman Sachs and senior trader at major Asian hedge funds who managed more than $1.5 billion by trading equities, foreign exchange, and convertible bonds, recently explained why he had to leave Wall Street to enter the rapidly growing cryptocurrency sector. Escaping Wall Street On Entrepreneur Europe, Tam outlined his successful career in…

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Genesis Global Trading Joins the League of Bitcoin Businesses Granted New York BitLicense

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Genesis Global Trading Joins the League of Bitcoin Businesses Granted New York BitLicense

Genesis Global trading, a reputable cryptocurrency brokerage that services institutional investors and high caliber bitcoin investors have finally succeeded where many firms have failed. The Digital Currency Group-backed firm is now one of five crypto-related businesses to have been granted the New York BitLicense, the others being Coinbase, bitflyer, and Circle Genesis Cracks the BitLicense Hard Nut Thursday, May 17,…

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Iran Says Using Cryptocurrency Can Circumvent the Country’s U.S. Dollar Influence

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News, Regulation

Iran Says Using Cryptocurrency Can Circumvent the Country’s U.S. Dollar Influence

Always in the news for political controversies, Iran is surprisingly emerging as a “cryptocurrency-friendly” nation. As reported earlier, Iranis use the bitcoin (BTC) route to remit money abroad, with the government taking steps to capitalize on the trend. Iran’s Cryptocurrency Push In an official statement given by the Central Bank of Iran on May 17, 2018, the country is in…

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Tax Evasion: Bitfinex Cryptocurrency Exchange Set to Give Out Customer Data to Government

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Tax Evasion: Bitfinex Cryptocurrency Exchange Set to Give Out Customer Data to Government

Its stale news that world governments are finding it a herculean task getting cryptocurrency investors to pay their taxes. In the latest development, the fourth largest crypto exchange in the world, Bitfinex, is now working hand-in-hand with the government of the British Virgin Islands in a bid to clamp down on bitcoin tax evaders. Bitfinex Tax Office In a notice…

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Renewed EU KYC Enforcement May Reinforce Bitcoin Legitimacy

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Renewed EU KYC Enforcement May Reinforce Bitcoin Legitimacy

The general theme in the cryptocurrency market in 2018 has been government regulations. In many regions of the world, governments appear to be taking a more serious approach to monitoring the activities of the crypto ecosystem. KYC and AML Procedures The EU has been at the forefront of creating a robust regulatory framework for the burgeoning crypto market with a…

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Consensus 2018: U.S. Authorities Poised to Regulate the Cryptocurrency Industry Without Killing Innovation

Category: Commentary, Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

Consensus 2018: U.S. Authorities Poised to Regulate the Cryptocurrency Industry Without Killing Innovation

United States regulators present at the Consensus 2018 conference have made it clear that they are trying as much as they can to sanitize the crypto space by formulating policies that would protect investors and boost growth in the nascent digital currency ecosystem. The SEC and ICOs Highly reputable officials of the U.S. regulatory watchdogs, including Commodity Futures Trading Commission…

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Wyoming Becomes the New Home for Cryptocurrency Startups

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Wyoming Becomes the New Home for Cryptocurrency Startups

Over the past several weeks, the U.S. State of Wyoming “Utility Token” bill, formally called the Wyoming House Bill 70 (HB70), and other crypto-focused measures have been in the news. Wyoming state legislature passed the HB70 in early March 2018. The Difference of Opinion Attracts Crypto Business to the Cowboy State According to the bill, cryptocurrencies are considered as a…

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SEC Unveils Fraud ICO to Educate Investors

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SEC Unveils Fraud ICO to Educate Investors

 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has created a scam Initial Coin Offering to teach would-be investors what they should look out for before investing in such projects. The regulator has launched a fake coin offering website dubbed “Howey,” all in the effort of warning investors about fraudulent cryptocurrencies. SEC Launches Howey Coins HoweyCoins.com mimics a bogus coin offering in…

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Thailand Successfully Regulates Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin offerings

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Thailand Successfully Regulates Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin offerings

2018 continues to be a year of cryptocurrency regulations as a slew of nations have started putting the finishing touches to the rules that would govern their blockchain and digital currency space. Now, Thailand has announced that its royal decree to regulate virtual currencies has come into effect. Cryptocurrencies are Digital Assets Back in February 2018, BTCManager reported that Thai…

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Texas Regulator Issues Emergency Cease-and-Desist to Houston-based Crypto Firm

Category: Altcoins, Business, Crime, Finance, News, Regulation

Texas Regulator Issues Emergency Cease-and-Desist to Houston-based Crypto Firm

On May 15, 2018, the Texas State Securities Board entered into an emergency cease-and-desist order against cryptocurrency investment firm Wind Wide Coin for illegal, deceptive, and fraudulent behavior. Blowing in the Wind Wide Coin Scam The Houston-based firm was illegally offering a securitized cryptocurrency program while engaging in misleading practices. These included false endorsements from high profile celebrities, members of…

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