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Venezuela: Petro Can Be Converted Into Any Cryptocurrency If Bought This Year

Venezuela: Petro Can Be Converted Into Any Cryptocurrency If Bought This YearThe Venezuelan government has announced that its national digital currency, the petro, can be exchanged into any cryptocurrency if purchased this year. However, the wallet for the petro is still not available and petro buyers receive certificates of purchase. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space ‘Special Period’ Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, visited […]

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November 13, 2018 0

‘Asia’s Amazon’ Starts Using Bithumb’s Payment Service for Cryptocurrency Users

'Asia’s Amazon' Starts Using Bithumb's Payment Service for Cryptocurrency UsersOne of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb, has begun providing a cryptocurrency payment service to a major online marketplace it refers to as “Asia’s Amazon.” Korean users can use their cryptocurrencies held at the exchange to pay for purchases on Qoo10 using this service. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Qoo10 […]

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November 10, 2018 0

Texas Takes Action Against Crypto Company Promising 200% Profit

Texas Takes Action Against Cryptocurrency Mining Company Promising 200 Percent ProfitThe Texas State Securities Board has issued an emergency cease and desist order to an Australia-based cryptocurrency mining company and its affiliates. According to the order, the company represents that investments in its mining contracts are “guaranteed to 200% profit.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Cease and Desist Order The Texas State […]

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November 8, 2018 0

Venezuela’s Supreme Court Orders Payment in National Cryptocurrency

Venezuela's Supreme Court Orders Payment in National CryptocurrencyVenezuela’s Supreme Tribunal of Justice has ordered a compensation payment of 266 petros, the country’s national cryptocurrency, in a workplace injury case. Meanwhile, the Venezuelan government has launched the petro savings plan, backed by 4 million of the digital currency. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Venezuela’s Supreme Court Recognizes Petro The […]

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November 6, 2018 0

Venezuela Begins Public Sale of National Cryptocurrency Petro

The Venezuelan government has opened up an exchange desk for the country’s national cryptocurrency at the headquarters of the Superintendency of Cryptoassets. According to the government, investors can now purchase the petro with a number of fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies. Delegates from China have reportedly purchased some with yuan. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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October 31, 2018 0

South Korea Cracks Down on Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Funds

South Korea Cracks Down on Unauthorized Cryptocurrency FundsSouth Korean financial regulators are cracking down on unauthorized cryptocurrency funds. In particular, one crypto fund launched by a local exchange is reportedly being investigated. The exchange claims no wrongdoing as its token activities were carried out overseas, but has promptly canceled its plan to launch a second fund. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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October 30, 2018 0

Bitstamp Confirms Acquisition by South Korean Company

Bitstamp has confirmed that it has been acquired by a European subsidiary of a South Korean corporation. Nejc Kodrič will remain the CEO of the exchange. The Korean group also owns gaming giant Nexon and Korbit, the country’s fourth largest crypto exchange. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Bitstamp Acquired The oldest […]


October 30, 2018 0

Belgium Adds 21 Websites to List of Fraudulent Crypto Trading Platforms

Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority has updated the list of websites it says are cryptocurrency trading platforms showing signs of fraud. Twenty-one websites have been added to the existing list, bringing the total to 99 blacklisted sites. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 21 New Suspect Sites The Belgian Financial Services […]

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October 27, 2018 0

Indian Police Seize Unocoin’s ATM, Arrest Two Founders

One week after Indian cryptocurrency exchange Unocoin announced the launch of its ATM, local police have reportedly seized the machine and arrested two founders of the company, including the CEO. Police say the machine was set up without approvals. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Several Items Seized Indian police have seized […]

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October 25, 2018 0

Venezuela Authorizes 6 Exchanges to Start Selling National Cryptocurrency Petro

Venezuela Authorizes 6 Exchanges to Start Selling National Cryptocurrency PetroVenezuela has authorized six cryptocurrency exchanges to start selling its national cryptocurrency, the petro, according to the government’s website. The petro, which recently became a Venezuelan national currency, can now be purchased at the six exchanges, local media report. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Six Websites Authorized to Sell Petro The […]

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October 18, 2018 0