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Japan’s FSA Set to Introduce New Cryptocurrency Regulations After Speculative Trading Runs Rampant

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

Japan’s FSA Set to Introduce New Cryptocurrency Regulations After Speculative Trading Runs Rampant

Per a report published on August 8, 2018, the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA), which is also Japan’s premier financial regulatory body, is planning to update its existing regulatory framework for bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. This is being done to tackle the rampant frauds and malicious attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges. The infamous attack on Coincheck in January 2018 resulted in a…

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Introducing SmartDrops: An Efficient Alternative to Cryptocurrency Airdrops

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, ICO News, Investment, News

Introducing SmartDrops: An Efficient Alternative to Cryptocurrency Airdrops

Any new cryptocurrency project has two primary options at its disposal when it comes to distributing tokens. One is to conduct an ICO in which digital token is sold to public investors, and the other involves hosting an airdrop for the crypto community. Undertaking an ICO is both, expensive and time-consuming. Airdrops Vs. ICOs There has been a significant increase in…

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Bitcoin Exchange Bits of Gold to Share Data with Israeli Tax Authorities to Prevent Money Laundering

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News, Regulation

Bitcoin Exchange Bits of Gold to Share Data with Israeli Tax Authorities to Prevent Money Laundering

Cryptocurrency exchange Bits of Gold and the Israeli Tax Authority have joined hands to fight against money laundering via digital assets in the country. Local news outlet Calcalist reported on July 5, 2018, the agreement between the two entities as Israel seeks to curb any illicit money laundering via cryptocurrencies while maintaining a decisive stand for the volatile asset class….

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Half a Million People in Toronto Hold Crypto and Don’t Know the Risks

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Half a Million People in Toronto Hold Crypto and Don’t Know the Risks

On June 28, 2018, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has revealed that while there are roughly 500,000 residents of the Canadian province who hold crypto, there exist serious information gaps among them regarding essential crypto markets investment determinants such as transparency, volatility, valuation, and liquidity. OSC Survey The information came from a survey launched by the OSC called “Taking Caution:…

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Crypto Bounty Hunters Aren’t Going Anywhere

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

Crypto Bounty Hunters Aren’t Going Anywhere

Many people use Twitter and other social media channels to connect with friends, family, and the world. The cryptosphere, along with almost every other emerging tech industry, has used these channels as their primary marketing platform and news agencies. As the mainstream public has yet to adopt blockchain technology or cryptocurrencies, many people interested in these innovations get their information…

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Thailand Skips Crypto Regulatory Debate in Search of Tax Revenues

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

Thailand Skips Crypto Regulatory Debate in Search of Tax Revenues

Widely known for a being a global tourism and hospitality destination, Thailand is looking to expand its tax revenue base by bringing its nascent crypto industry into the mainstream fold. A new law was passed recently with the specific target of regulating cryptos and digital assets, giving them an unparalleled level of government recognition. This has lessons and implications for…

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China: Banking Authority Considers Cryptocurrency Regulations while Venture Fund Announces $90 Million Worth ETH Investment for U.S. Market

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, Finance, News

China: Banking Authority Considers Cryptocurrency Regulations while Venture Fund Announces $90 Million Worth ETH Investment for U.S. Market

A Chinese report hinted at the country’s government considering forming regulations for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Meanwhile, a China-headquartered venture fund announced a massive 200,000 ether (ETH) budget for investing in U.S.-based blockchain and cryptocurrency projects. China’s Cryptocurrency Push In a paper released on June 28, 2018, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) revealed its positive stance on the cryptocurrency…

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South Korean Regulators Release new Anti-Money Laundering Guidelines for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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South Korean Regulators Release new Anti-Money Laundering Guidelines for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

In its commitment to de-risking the cryptocurrency market and more openly embracing the much-debated sector, the South Korean Financial Services Commission (FSC) has tightened the regulatory system guiding transactional activities on crypto exchanges in the country, in a bid to curb money laundering operations using cryptocurrencies. Hodlers Activities to be Scrutinized The chief financial agency, in its determination to align…

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Near-Instantaneous Cryptocurrency #MetaHash Launches ICO, Can Process Over 60,000 Transactions per Second

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Near-Instantaneous Cryptocurrency #MetaHash Launches ICO, Can Process Over 60,000 Transactions per Second

Switzerland-based #MetaHash, a decentralized real-time application that utilizes a MultiPOS consensus algorithm to process near-instantaneous payments, has launched its ICO on June 29, 2018. “Lighting Fast” Touted as a “lighting-fast” protocol, #MetaHash can process over 60,000 transactions per second – a statistic unrivalled by many of the currently-available cryptocurrencies. The company has developed its native blockchain protocol, called #TraceChain, which…

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Abu Dhabi Authorities Introduce Cryptocurrency Regulations in Special Economic Zone

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

Abu Dhabi Authorities Introduce Cryptocurrency Regulations in Special Economic Zone

The regulatory uncertainties that have surrounded the blockchain-based digital currency space for nearly a decade are gradually fading away, as various world governments are hard at work formulating laws for their cryptospace. In the latest development, Abu Dhabi’s international financial center has drafted new guidelines for cryptocurrency exchanges and virtual currency-powered businesses in the region. Protecting Consumers and Curbing Money…

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