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Venezuela Starts Regulating Cryptocurrency Remittances

Venezuela Starts Regulating Cryptocurrency RemittancesThe Venezuelan government has begun regulating cryptocurrency remittances. The regulator has set a monthly limit and will be collecting commissions of up to 15 percent of the transaction amount. Additionally, new details of its comprehensive registry of crypto service providers have been announced. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations […]

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February 11, 2019 0

Venezuela’s New Crypto Rules Enter Into Force

Venezuela’s New Cryptocurrency Rules Enter Into ForceThe decree establishing a legal framework for cryptocurrencies in Venezuela has entered into force. It contains 63 articles including rules for the purchase, sale, use, distribution, and exchange of cryptocurrencies and related products. It also mandates a registration system and details audit procedures, penalties for non-compliance, and how mining equipment can be confiscated. Also read: Indian Supreme […]

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February 4, 2019 0

Wyoming Senate Passes Bill Recognizing Cryptocurrency as Money

Wyoming Senate Passes Bill Defining Cryptocurrency as PropertyThe Senate of the U.S. state of Wyoming has passed a bill which defines cryptocurrency as property and establishes rules including for allowing banks to provide crypto custodial services. For secured transactions, however, the bill recognizes cryptocurrency as money subject to some of the same rules as money in the state. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves […]

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February 2, 2019 0

Malaysia Starts Regulating Cryptocurrencies Today

Malaysia Starts Regulating Cryptocurrencies TodayMalaysia’s finance minister has announced that the order to regulate cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings as securities has come into force. Crypto service providers and exchanges are required to obtain authorization from the country’s Securities Commission, which will work with the central bank to ensure compliance. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls […]

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January 15, 2019 0

Venezuela Decrees Crypto Operators Must Pay Taxes in Cryptocurrencies

Venezuela Decrees Crypto Operators to Pay Taxes in CryptocurrenciesThe Venezuelan government has published a decree requiring taxpayers with crypto operations in the country to pay their taxes in cryptocurrencies. Similarly, operators of foreign currencies must pay their taxes in those currencies. The decree states that the change is necessary for the “strengthening of the current fiscal regime.” Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, […]

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January 9, 2019 0

Google Play Store Forces Samourai Wallet to Remove Security Features

Google Play Store Forces Samourai Wallet to Remove Security FeaturesSamourai Wallet has announced that, due to the Google Play Store’s “new extremely restrictive policies,” a number of security features are being removed from the wallet. The developers have applied for an exemption to the new rules, but Google has rejected their request. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations […]

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January 8, 2019 0

7 Major Exchanges in Korea Agree on Joint Measures

7 Major Exchanges in Korea to Create a Healthy Cryptocurrency EcosystemSeven major crypto exchanges in South Korea have joined forces to create a sound cryptocurrency ecosystem. They have agreed on joint measures such as information sharing and real-time monitoring of abnormal transactions. Meanwhile, the Korean government is working on institutionalizing crypto exchanges. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Seven […]

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December 12, 2018 0

Japan’s Money Forward Announces Details of Upcoming Cryptocurrency Exchange

Japan’s Money Forward Announces Upcoming Cryptocurrency ExchangeJapanese public company Money Forward, operator of a personal budgeting app with 7 million users, is preparing to launch a crypto exchange. Three cryptocurrencies will be supported. A representative of the company has shared some details with news.Bitcoin.com about the platform and the company’s future crypto projects. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community […]

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December 5, 2018 0

Maduro Orders Price of Venezuela’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ to More Than Double

Maduro Orders Price of Venezuela’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ to More Than DoubleVenezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has announced that the price of the petro, his country’s national “cryptocurrency,” has been increased from 3,600 sovereign bolivars to 9,000. While the wallet for the petro is still unavailable, the Venezuelan government continues to sell the digital currency and issue certificates of purchase to buyers. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves […]

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December 3, 2018 0

Deutsche Bank Headquarters Raided by 170 Police Officers Over Money Laundering

Deutsche Bank Headquarters Raided by 170 Police Officers Over Money LaunderingDeutsche Bank’s headquarters and five other offices have been raided by 170 police officers, prosecutors, and tax inspectors over money laundering allegations. The bank’s written and electronic business documents were reportedly seized. Its employees allegedly helped clients set up offshore companies to launder money. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive […]

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November 30, 2018 0