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Dallas: Crypto Firm Arrested by FBI for $4 Million Fraud

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Dallas: Crypto Firm Arrested by FBI for $4 Million Fraud

The FBI has arrested the CEO of Dallas-based AriseBank on November 28, 2018, reports Dallas News.  The arrest was made after allegations of company CEO, Jared Rice Sr. duping hundreds of investors out of more than $4 million. Reportedly, Rice had tricked the investors into a ponzi cryptocurrency scheme, promising them federally insured accounts and VISA approved crypto credit cards….

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Vietnamese Authorities Propose Embargo on Importation of Bitcoin Mining Equipment

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Vietnamese Authorities Propose Embargo on Importation of Bitcoin Mining Equipment

While the Vietnamese crypto space has remained somewhat vibrant in recent times despite the warnings and efforts of the governments to crush the local digital currency industry, it appears the situation is about to get even worse for crypto investors in the region as authorities have proposed to ban the importation of bitcoin mining machines into the Asian nation. Miners…

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Apple Revises App Store Guidelines for Cryptocurrency Apps

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Apple Revises App Store Guidelines for Cryptocurrency Apps

Apple has recently revised its App Store guidelines and provided new rules concerning cryptocurrency apps. According to TechCrunch, a number of Apple developers recently worked together to form a group called “The Developers Union.” The Union requested Apple to offer free trial versions of their apps. It’s one of the first instances independent iOS app developers have pushed back at…

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HitBTC Cryptocurrency Exchange Stops Servicing Japanese Residents

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HitBTC Cryptocurrency Exchange Stops Servicing Japanese Residents

The regulatory wars continue. The eighth largest crypto exchange in the world by traded volume, HitBTC, has barred Japanese citizens from using its platform citing regulatory issues. Goodbye Japan According to a blog post by the firm on June 3, 2018, the HitBTC team has made it clear its effort towards getting approved by the nation’s regulatory authority is yet…

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Former VISA CEO Joins Cryptocurrency Payments Startup

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Former VISA CEO Joins Cryptocurrency Payments Startup

Marc O’Brien, the former CEO of Visa in the United Kingdom and Ireland, has recently joined a new cryptocurrency startup, which aims to make crypto transactions a routine habit for its spenders. Crypto-Startups Realise The Value of Experience The startup, Crypterium, was founded by a group of young entrepreneurs who aim to make the process of making payments via cryptocurrency…

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Research States Cryptocurrency Prices Driven Solely by Investor Sentiment

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Research States Cryptocurrency Prices Driven Solely by Investor Sentiment

Everyone who knows anything about cryptocurrencies knows one thing for sure; its value is highly volatile. This infamous reason is one of the biggest qualms toward why masses are hesitant of investing. Mood Swings Lead to Value Swings What many try to understand but fail is the reason behind the massive volatility. However, studies conducted at Warwick Business School (WBS)…

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Russian Bank Allows Venezuelan ‘Petro’ Investors To Circumvent U.S. Sanctions

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Russian Bank Allows Venezuelan ‘Petro’ Investors To Circumvent U.S. Sanctions

A small-time Moscow bank that boasts of President Nicolas Maduro as their largest shareholder, along with two Russian companies, is the new ‘it’ thing for investors that aim at investing in Venezuela’s new cryptocurrency ‘petro.’ Getting Around U.S. Laws The Moscow-based bank, called Evrofinance Mosnarbank, has made a name for itself in the international financial market as being the first…

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South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Executives Arrested For Stealing User Funds

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South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Executives Arrested For Stealing User Funds

The president and executives at HTS, a cryptocurrency exchange based in South Korea, were arrested this week for manipulating user funds and illegally reallocating the company’s holdings in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether to the personal accounts of executives according to Korean publication TokenPost. Illegal Transfer of User Funds The police department of Southern Seoul and local financial authorities led…

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Two Individuals Arrested in South Korea For Running $30 Million Cryptocurrency Ponzi

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Two Individuals Arrested in South Korea For Running $30 Million Cryptocurrency Ponzi

Two South Korean individuals, whose names remain anonymous, were arrested this week for running a $30 million cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme in Busan, the second largest city in South Korea behind Seoul. Ponzi Schemes Have Become a Major Issue Over the past nine months, the two individuals established an office in Busan without the approval of local authorities and received more…

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Government-Backed Cryptocurrency To Come Soon, Says Ex-Federal Reserve VP

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Government-Backed Cryptocurrency To Come Soon, Says Ex-Federal Reserve VP

After 2018’s bearish Q1 for the cryptocurrency market, Q2 is marked with positive news, increased adoption, institutional investing, and a generally bullish sentiment. Taking this trend further is a former Federal Reserve executive, who is certain about cryptocurrencies being adopted by central banks in the near future, providing customers and businesses with a fast, anonymous, and convenient payment tool. Currently,…

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