Author: Kevin Helms

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$15 Million Bounty on Maduro: US Charges Venezuelan President With Narco-Terrorism and Drug Trafficking

$15 Million Reward on Maduro: US Charges Venezuelan President With Narco-Terrorism, Corruption, Drug TraffickingThe U.S. has charged 14 high-ranking officials of the Venezuelan government, including President Nicolas Maduro, with “narco-terrorism, corruption, drug trafficking and other criminal charges.” The U.S. government is offering rewards of up to $15 million for any information leading to the arrest or conviction of Maduro. Also read: 2x Bitcoin: Wanna Double Your BTC to […]

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March 27, 2020 0

How to Buy Bitcoin in the Philippines

How to Buy Bitcoin in the PhilippinesThe Philippines has many places you can buy bitcoin from. Not only has the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas licensed some cryptocurrency exchanges, but there are also peer-to-peer marketplaces, bitcoin ATMs, and other services to help you. This guide will show you where and how to buy bitcoin in the Philippines using these avenues. Also read: […]

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February 7, 2020 0

EU Countries Commence Crypto Regulations as Mandated by New Directive

EU Countries Start Regulating Cryptocurrency as Mandated by New DirectiveThe European Union’s 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive mandates that member states start regulating crypto assets by Jan. 10. Crypto exchanges and custodial wallet providers are now covered by the same regulatory requirements as banks and other financial institutions. Also read: Regs Roundup: SEC Actions, Crypto Tax-Free in Korea, New Chinese Laws EU’s Regulatory Deadline: Jan. […]

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January 11, 2020 0

Deutsche Bank Strategist Predicts Crypto Could Replace Fiat Money

Deutsche Bank Strategist Says Crypto Could Replace Fiat Money in the Next DecadeDeutsche Bank analysts have made some predictions regarding the future of cryptocurrency. Strategist Jim Reid explained why cryptocurrencies are inevitable and how the existing fiat money system could crumble over the next decade, leading to soaring demand for cryptocurrencies. Also read: Swiss Licensed Crypto Bank Expanding Into 9 Markets ‘The End of Fiat Money?’ – […]

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December 8, 2019 0

Bitcoin ATMs Installed at 5 Major Malls in the US

Bitcoin ATMs Installed at 5 Major Malls in the USAfter installing a bitcoin ATM at Miami International Airport, Bitstop installed cryptocurrency ATMs at five major malls in multiple U.S. states. The malls are operated by Simon Property Group, the biggest shopping mall operator in the country. Customers can buy bitcoin while doing their Black Friday and Christmas shopping. Also read: Crypto ATMs Proliferate – […]

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November 28, 2019 0

Crypto ATMs Proliferate – 6,000 Installed and Counting

Crypto ATMs Proliferate Globally- 6,000 Installed and CountingThe number of cryptocurrency ATMs installed worldwide has surpassed 6,000, nearly a 50% growth since the beginning of the year. The U.S. leads other countries with over 4,000 crypto ATMs, followed by Canada and the U.K. Several producers offer a range of machines for anyone wanting to get started in this line of business. Also […]

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November 26, 2019 0

Visa, Mastercard, Ebay, Stripe Join Paypal in Leaving Libra

Visa, Mastercard, Ebay, Stripe Join Paypal in Leaving LibraMost payment companies have now pulled out of Facebook’s Libra project. Visa, Mastercard, Ebay, and Stripe have followed Paypal in dropping out of the project amid regulatory concerns. The Libra Association has responded to the exodus of these companies. David Marcus, who is in charge of the project, calls it “liberating.” Also read: European Countries […]

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October 12, 2019 0

10 Tax Tools to Help Crypto Owners

10 Tax Tools to Help Crypto OwnersWhile tax laws on cryptocurrency vary by jurisdiction, there are many useful tools to help you calculate crypto taxes, lower your tax liabilities, and simplify your filing — no matter where you are. Many of them work globally, supporting tax forms of multiple countries, and can import data directly from all major crypto exchanges. Also […]

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September 18, 2019 0

European Countries Step Up Response to Facebook’s Libra

European Countries Step Up Their Responses to Facebook’s LibraThe European Central Bank (ECB) and a number of countries in the region have stepped up their efforts in response to Facebook’s Libra, which has revived a competing ECB project for instant payments. As Facebook engages Switzerland’s financial regulator, the ECB clarifies how Libra can be regulated under EU laws. Also read: India’s Popular ‘Who […]

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September 16, 2019 0

G7 Agrees on Crypto Action Plan Spurred by Facebook’s Libra

G7 Agrees on Crypto Action Plan Spurred by Facebook's LibraG7 finance chiefs met this week and Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency was high on their agenda. They agreed on several crypto initiatives and fast regulatory responses to projects such as Libra, calling for them to meet the highest standards of financial regulation. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at Their […]

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July 20, 2019 0