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World Ethical Data Forum 2018 • September 19-20, 2018

Held at the World Trade Centre in the Catalan city of Barcelona and covering areas such as cryptocurrency and ICO…

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CFTC Wins Case Against Cryptocurrency Promoter That Ran Bold and Vicious Frauds

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Exchange, Investment, News

CFTC Wins Case Against Cryptocurrency Promoter That Ran Bold and Vicious Frauds

The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) won a court case against a cryptocurrency promoter that cheated investors by running “a bold and vicious fraud.” According to Bloomberg on August 24, 2018, the CFTC managed to ban the cryptocurrency operator permanently, Patrick McDonnell ordering, him to pay a hefty fine in restitution and penalties. Nonjury Trial Concluded that Bitcoin Operator Ran a…

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SEC and CFTC May Approve Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs This Fall

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

SEC and CFTC May Approve Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs This Fall

Citing two unnamed sources within the SEC and CFTC, ZeroHedge reported on July 24, 2018, that bitcoin and ether ETFs are likely to be approved this fall. This is one of the final steps before these Exchange Traded Funds are listed on the NYSE exchange. Speculative Leaks about U.S. Regulation of Crypto Exchange Traded Funds Sources from both the SEC…

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

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Exchange, Finance, Investment, News

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

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, News, Regulation, Tech

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

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Ethereum, News, Regulation

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

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

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News, Regulation

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

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

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

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

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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