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Crypto Markets Decline Stopped by SEC Decision That Decentralized Cryptocurrencies Are Not Securities: Week in Review Jun. 18

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Crime, Ethereum, Finance, News, News Digest, Regulation, Tech

Crypto Markets Decline Stopped by SEC Decision That Decentralized Cryptocurrencies Are Not Securities: Week in Review Jun. 18

It has been a sobering week for crypto investors as the price of bitcoin continued last week’s decline to drop another ten percent versus last week’s close after a new study suggested that Tether (USDT) trading manipulated the bitcoin rally of late-2017. Fortunately, for bitcoin and – especially ether – holders, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) director William…

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Localbitcoins Introduces Strict KYC Mandates Amongst Host of Guidelines to Comply with EU Regulations

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News

Localbitcoins Introduces Strict KYC Mandates Amongst Host of Guidelines to Comply with EU Regulations

The Wild West Days of cryptocurrencies may soon be a feature of the past, as crypto-trading and exchange platforms are increasingly introducing identity verification features for their businesses, presumably in a big to escape the clutches of legal authorities.   After a Reddit post in April 2018, which notified high-volume cryptocurrency traders about popular trading platform Localbitcoins asking its users…

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Bitcoin Trading Platform LocalBitcoins is Now Complying with AML/KYC

Category: Bitcoin, News

Bitcoin Trading Platform LocalBitcoins is Now Complying with AML/KYC

LocalBitcoins, a popular peer-to-peer bitcoin trading platform, is now complying with AML (Anti-money Laundering) and KYC (Know Your Customer) procedures, according to a post from April 17. The new AML and KYC developments were brought to the public’s attention when a new thread emerged on Reddit. The original Reddit post featured a screenshot of Reddit user, YellowCuda’s experience of using…

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Singaporean Resident to be Caned and Jailed in Connection with Bitcoin-related Robbery

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Singaporean Resident to be Caned and Jailed in Connection with Bitcoin-related Robbery

A Singaporean citizen who orchestrated a robbery during a bitcoin sale is to be jailed, according to reports from local police on April 12, amidst a wave of crypto-related thefts occurring outside of the cybersphere. In recent times cryptocurrency-related crimes have been on a steady increase in tandem with the sudden surge in the value of bitcoin and the wider…

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LocalBitcoins Seller Pleads Guilty to Running an Unlicensed Currency Exchange

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

LocalBitcoins Seller Pleads Guilty to Running an Unlicensed Currency Exchange

On May 2, Missouri-based tech entrepreneur Jason R. Klein pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of running an illegal money transmitting business by converting bitcoin into cash without a license using the popular peer-to-peer marketplace LocalBitcoins. For his actions, Klein could face up to five years in federal prison. Instead of bringing the case in front of a grand…

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