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Bitfinex Join Forces with Market Synergy to the Hoorah of Professional Cryptocurrency Traders

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Bitfinex Join Forces with Market Synergy to the Hoorah of Professional Cryptocurrency Traders

In a bid to offer state-of-the-art, robust, and high-performance connectivity for its institutional clients, on July 11, 2018, Bitfinex announced a strategic alliance with Market Synergy, a highly reputable Swiss-based company whose primary objective is providing security and standard fail-proof connectivity for digital asset firms, banks, brokers, and hedge funds alike. Aiming for the Moon The fifth largest cryptocurrency exchange…

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Government Officials Have to Contact SEC Before Participating in ICOs

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Government Officials Have to Contact SEC Before Participating in ICOs

In a memorandum to all house members, government officers, and employees, the US House of Representatives Committee on Ethics has required government officials to disclose holdings of cryptocurrencies and digital assets as “other forms of securities.” Primarily For Tax Purpose The memorandum emphasized the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the national tax agency, has acknowledged cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and Ethereum as…

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CFTC Opens the Door to More Cryptocurrency Derivatives with New Advisory

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CFTC Opens the Door to More Cryptocurrency Derivatives with New Advisory

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a new advisory according to a May 21 announcement, which exchanges and clearinghouses planning to list cryptocurrencies derivatives must adhere. The instructions are in response to growing industry concerns about the vetting process for new derivative products pegged around digital currencies. Source: Steemit CFTC Crypto Derivatives Guidelines The exchanges must also…

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

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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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CFTC Executive Urges Federal Agencies in the U.S. to Quickly Clarify Ether’s Status

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CFTC Executive Urges Federal Agencies in the U.S. to Quickly Clarify Ether’s Status

The cryptocurrency debate seems to be back, and this time it has fallen on ether (ETH) as authorities in the U.S. face pressure to decide whether it should be classified as a cryptocurrency or as a commodity. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Brian Quintenz stated on Monday, May 14 that exchanges have shown interest in providing ether derivatives to…

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Two U.S Giant Financial Regulatory Watchdogs Join Forces to Fight Crypto-Related Fraud

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Two U.S Giant Financial Regulatory Watchdogs Join Forces to Fight Crypto-Related Fraud

Officials of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and that of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have pledged to collaborate more in the fight against bad actors in the U.S cryptocurrency, blockchain ecosystem and the nation’s finance sector. The Need for Collaboration Unlike most nations that have only one regulatory agency that oversees all issues about the…

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U.S. Congress Cuts Funding for Crypto Futures Monitoring Agency

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U.S. Congress Cuts Funding for Crypto Futures Monitoring Agency

The fate of the United States’ top cryptocurrency watchdog appears to have fallen victim of the quintessential internal Washington politics that is, government funding. With both Democrats and Republicans scrambling to reach an accord over a new spending plan to prevent another government shutdown, some compromises were surely going to be made. As part of the new spending plans released,…

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Punishing Cryptocurrency Scams and Pump and Dump Groups: A Game Theoretical Analysis

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Punishing Cryptocurrency Scams and Pump and Dump Groups: A Game Theoretical Analysis

Recently, the CFTC has put out a document regarding pump and dump groups, stating that any whistleblowers that come forward and their testimony leads to monetary sanctions of $1 million or more will receive a reward of ten to 30 percent. In this article, we examine the rationale behind the policy and why it could lead to more harm than…

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CFTC Employees Permitted to Trade Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

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CFTC Employees Permitted to Trade Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

It has been reported that the leading commodities regulator in the United States, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has provided clarity on whether their workers can engage in cryptocurrency investing, a net positive for the crypto market. The CFTC is also responsible for the regulation of the bitcoin futures market. The CFTC has altered their ethics guidance principles to…

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