Author: Lubomir Tassev

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Cryptocurrencies Not a Risk to Stability, Russian Study Concludes

Cryptocurrencies Not a Risk to Stability, Russian Study ConcludesA study has found that despite their volatility, cryptocurrencies do not endanger the financial system and the economy of Russia, as the risks are offset by the highly concentrated ownership of digital assets. Crypto fluctuations are not believed to affect consumption either. Russian residents have controlled cryptocurrency worth between $7.5 and $14 billion in the […]

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June 8, 2018 0

Europe Introduces Customer Verification on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Europe Introduces Customer Verification on Crypto ExchangesThe European Parliament has voted in favor of stricter regulations in the crypto sector. Crypto exchanges and wallet providers will be required to introduce customer due diligence procedures, including identity verification. The platforms will have to apply for registration in order to offer their services. The new measures come with the latest update of the […]

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April 20, 2018 0

Yes, You Can Buy Your World Cup Ticket with Bitcoin

Yes, You Can Buy Your World Cup Ticket with BitcoinRussian crypto-media have asked a meaningful question – why World Cup tickets can’t be bought with cryptocurrency. Credit card payments and bank transfers are currently accepted, but are they an option for every fan who wants to go to the stadium? And, is it really impossible to get a ticket with your bitcoin? Also read: […]

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April 18, 2018 0

These Countries Won’t Tax Your Bitcoins Too Much

These Countries Won’t Tax Your Bitcoins Too MuchA growing number of governments can’t resists the temptation to get their hands on some of the bitcoins their citizens are making. Several states, however, think that leaving some breathing space for crypto users and entrepreneurs is a better idea in the long run. Crypto-friendly tax regimes can still be found around the world. Also […]

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April 14, 2018 0

Venezuela to Use the Petro to Buy Auto Parts from Russia

Venezuela Will Use the Petro to Buy Auto Parts from RussiaVenezuelan government intends to purchase Russian auto parts with its state-issued cryptocurrency. Ministers from both countries have discussed the use of the petro in bilateral transactions during a high-level meeting in Caracas. Possible Russian crypto investments are also on the agenda. Also read: Venezuelans to Buy Homes and Property with State Cryptocurrency Caracas to Build […]

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April 4, 2018 0

Russian Hotels to Surprise World Cup Fans with Bitcoin Payments

Russian Hotels to Surprise World Cup Fans with Bitcoin PaymentsFootball Fans will be able to pay with bitcoin for their accommodation when they visit Russia for this year’s World Cup. Hotels in Kaliningrad, expecting guests from eight countries, are partnering with a local payment provider to offer the service. Booking a room for the day when England plays Belgium will cost approx. $300 in […]

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March 29, 2018 0

0 to 50% – Time to Pay Crypto Taxes in the European “Union”

0 to 50% – Time to Pay Crypto Taxes in the European “Union”With the increasing popularity of bitcoin and the like, this year’s tax campaign in Europe comes with many questions on how to report and pay crypto taxes. Despite the obvious hesitation on the part of many governments to comprehensively regulate/legalize the sector, cryptocurrency incomes and profits “enjoy” special attention. Different decisions on the matter pose […]

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March 23, 2018 0

Coincheck Drops Anonymous Monero, Dash, Zcash

Coincheck Drops Anonymous Monero, Dash, ZcashCoincheck, the Japanese exchange that lost ~$550 million worth of NEM to hackers, will stop dealing with Monero, Dash and Zcash. The trading platform has recognized the risk posed by these cryptocurrencies which provide high levels of anonymity. Half of the NEM coins stolen in the hack may have been converted already on the darknet, […]

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March 19, 2018 0

Wirex Launching Bitcoin Debit Cards in Europe

Wirex Launching Bitcoin Debit Cards in EuropeNew crypto debit cards, with multiple currency accounts in GBP, EUR, USD, and BTC are offered by Wirex in Europe. The first plastic Visa cards were issued on Thursday, according to media reports. The new cards were made available for UK users on March 8. The service should be offered to customers in other EU […]

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March 9, 2018 0

Malta to Give “Peace of Mind” to Crypto Companies

Malta to Give “Peace of Mind” to Crypto CompaniesThe government of Malta has come up with an idea that businesses dealing with cryptocurrencies may find interesting. A new policy document seeks to set up a special agency which will “certify” blockchain platforms and “verify” crypto transactions. It is supposed to “bring peace of mind” to companies using these technologies to cut out central […]

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February 18, 2018 0