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After the huge success of Decentralized 2017, the University of Nicosia is proud to announce that Decentralized 2018 will take…

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Swedish County Battles with Unpaid Electricity Bills Left by Bitcoin Mining Companies

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, Mining, News, Regulation

Swedish County Battles with Unpaid Electricity Bills Left by Bitcoin Mining Companies

The Swedish county of Norrbotten has seen the failure of not one, but two recent cryptocurrency mining initiatives, has two companies have disappeared leaving millions in unpaid electricity bills, Sverige Radio reported on November 13, 2018. Crypto Mining in Sweden Stalls as Companies Bail The prolonged bear market of 2018 appears to have affected two cryptocurrency mining operations in the…

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The Marshall Islands Pushes ahead with State-Backed Cryptocurrency

Category: Altcoins, Development, Finance, News, Regulation

The Marshall Islands Pushes ahead with State-Backed Cryptocurrency

Hilda Heine, the President of the Marshall Islands, recently survived her vote of no confidence. According to an article from Nikkei Asian Review’s published on November 13, 2018, Heine is pushing ahead with the plan to introduce Sovereign, the state-backed cryptocurrency for the Marshall Islands. Heine Survives the Vote of No Confidence BTCManager reported last week that Heine received a…

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Israeli Cryptocurrency Mining Firm Files for Canadian IPO after 6,500 Percent Gains in Tel Aviv Stock Indices

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

Israeli Cryptocurrency Mining Firm Files for Canadian IPO after 6,500 Percent Gains in Tel Aviv Stock Indices

Last week, cryptocurrency mining company Bitfarms filed a preliminary prospectus with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) in a bid to offer public shares on one of Canada’s most prominent bourses, reported Calcalistech on November 12, 2018. Shifting to Booming Canada Bitfarms CEO Wes Fulford noted Canada has “one of the most active public markets” in the burgeoning blockchain sector, with…

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B2BX Cryptocurrency Exchange Secures Estonian Blockchain License

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

B2BX Cryptocurrency Exchange Secures Estonian Blockchain License

B2BX, a European digital assets exchange that supports major cryptocurrencies like bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), NEO (NEO), monero (XMR) and several others, has gotten approval from the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), making it one of the cryptoassets exchanges to be entirely regulated in crypto-friendly Europe, reported Finance Magnates on November 11, 2018. B2BX Gets Regulators Greenlight Per sources close…

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Colorado Issues Four Cease and Desist Orders to ICOs

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

Colorado Issues Four Cease and Desist Orders to ICOs

The Colorado Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome has recently issued an immediate cease and desist orders to four companies undergoing initial coin offerings (ICOs). According to DCEBrief’s article published on November 11, 2018, the Colorado Division of Securities has already cracked down on 12 ICOs that have violated the Colorado Securities Act. Task Force Hunts Down Fraudulent ICOs The Colorado Department of…

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New Report Reveals Worrying Trend of Continued Decline in Internet Freedom

Category: Commentary, News, Regulation, Tech

New Report Reveals Worrying Trend of Continued Decline in Internet Freedom

In a report titled, “Freedom on the Net 2018: The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism,” an independent human rights watchdog, Freedom House, has uncovered alarming levels of declining Internet freedom across the world. The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism Freedom House is a non-governmental organization dedicated to upholding democracy and human rights. The organization has been in existence since 1941 and creates…

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Democrats Victories in California, Colorado Gubernatorial Elections Good for Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

Democrats Victories in California, Colorado Gubernatorial Elections Good for Bitcoin

At a time when the bears have the upper hand in the cryptocurrency markets, the recent victories for blockchain and crypto loving political candidates in the recently concluded 2018 midterm elections within California and Colorado could be the much-needed catalyst for another bullish rally soon, reported ETF Trends, on November 7, 2018. Bitcoin Moon Again? Per sources close to the matter,…

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Crypto Regulation Roundup: More Cryptocurrency Control Urged in South Korea and Thailand, France Plans to Ease Crypto Taxes

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

Crypto Regulation Roundup: More Cryptocurrency Control Urged in South Korea and Thailand, France Plans to Ease Crypto Taxes

South Korea’s lawyers have lobbied the government to establish a better legal framework around blockchain that would help develop the industry and protect investors. More regulation was also urged in Thailand, where on November 7, 2018, the Deputy Prime Minister has called for more measures to control cryptocurrencies and prevent them from being used to fund terrorism. Back in Europe,…

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SEC Penalizes EtherDelta Founder for Failing to Register Crypto Exchange

Category: Altcoins, Crime, Ethereum, Exchange, Finance, News, Regulation

SEC Penalizes EtherDelta Founder for Failing to Register Crypto Exchange

On November 8, 2018, the SEC announced the conclusion of an investigation into the digital token trading platform EtherDelta. According to the financial authority, EtherDelta failed to register as a national securities exchange despite offering the buying and selling of security-like assets on a secondary market. Disgorged, Penalized, and Prejudgement Interest Founder Zachary Coburn neither affirmed nor denied the claims…

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Maritus Regulators to Equip Crypto Businesses with Custodial Licenses

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

Maritus Regulators to Equip Crypto Businesses with Custodial Licenses

Due to the inadequacies of the previously laid down guidelines for its blockchain and cryptocurrency industry, the Financial Services Commission (FSC), Mauritius’ financial watchdog, has drafted new regulations to cover its DLT ecosystem and crypto-based businesses are now required to obtain a custodial license for cryptoassets, reported Finance Magnates on November 6, 2018. A New License for Blockchain Firms At…

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