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Spain Approves Bill Requiring Cryptocurrency Owners to Disclose Crypto Holdings

Spain’s government has reportedly approved a bill that requires cryptocurrency owners to disclose their crypto holdings and any gains on their assets. Spain’s Finance Minister and the government’s spokesperson, Maria Jesus Montero, said at a press conference following the weekly cabinet meeting that this bill is part of broader legislation to crack down on tax […]

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October 13, 2020 0

Bitcoin for Spain’s Congress: BTC Sent to 350 Spanish Parliament Members

Bitcoin for Spain’s Congress: 350 Spanish Parliament Members Receive BTCBitcoin has been sent to 350 deputies of the Spanish Congress as part of an educational initiative similar to the “Crypto for Congress” campaign that sent bitcoin to all Members of U.S. Congress. Bitcoin Sent to 350 Spanish Lawmakers All 350 members of Spain’s Congress of Deputies have been sent bitcoin worth a euro each […]

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October 11, 2020 0

Hacker from the 2016 Bitfinex Breach Transfers $21M Worth of Bitcoin to Unknown Wallets

Hacker from the 2016 Bitfinex Breach Transfers $21M Worth of Bitcoin to Unknown WalletsOn Wednesday morning (ET), around 2,034 BTC ($21.6 million) from the 2016 Bitfinex hack moved into a few unknown wallets. The action was caught by the Btcparser program as five transactions with around 400 BTC each moved for the first time in four years. On August 2, 2016, the popular digital currency exchange Bitfinex was […]

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October 8, 2020 0

Venezuela To Start Using Cryptocurrency in Global Trade in Efforts To Fend off U.S. Sanctions

Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro says the country is to start using cryptocurrency in both domestic and global trade, as part of efforts to neutralize crippling U.S. economic sanctions. Speaking in the country’s parliament on Sept. 29, Maduro revealed that the move will “give new strength to the use of petro and other cryptocurrencies, national and […]

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October 1, 2020 0

Venezuela Passes Law Legalizing Crypto Mining, Forces Miners to Join National Mining Pool

Venezuela Passes Law Legalizing Crypto Mining, Forces Miners to Join National Mining PoolReports say Venezuela has now legalized bitcoin mining following the decree recently issued by the National Superintendency of Crypto Assets and Related Activities (Sunacrip). As part of the new regulations, all entities and individuals interested in legally mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies must now apply for a license from the agency. According to a report, […]

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September 24, 2020 0

Bitcoin ATMs Surpass 10,100 Worldwide: Expert Shares Industry Outlook

Bitcoin ATMs Surpass 10,100 Worldwide: Expert Shares Industry OutlookThe bitcoin ATM industry has reached a milestone as the number of machines installed worldwide has surpassed 10,000 after seven years since the first machine was installed. There are now 10,162 bitcoin ATM locations spread across 71 countries. Number of Bitcoin ATMs Exceeds 10K The number of cryptocurrency ATMs has grown significantly over the years, […]

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September 22, 2020 0

Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange Gets US Banking License, Plans to Be Global Bank

Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange Gets US Banking License, Plans to Be Global BankCryptocurrency trading platform Kraken has received a banking license recognized under federal law to operate as a bank in the U.S. The company has outlined its plans to offer a number of cryptocurrency-focused financial services locally and globally. Kraken Now a US Bank Kraken announced Wednesday that it has received a U.S. bank charter. “The […]

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September 17, 2020 0

CEX.IO to Offer Instant Cryptocurrency-Backed Lending Service in 217 Countries and Territories

LONDON, the United Kingdom – CEX.IO, one of the largest international exchanges in the cryptocurrency market, is set to launch a digital asset-backed lending service in September. Available in 217 countries and territories – including Australia, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and most nations in Asia – CEX.IO LOAN will allow various cryptocurrency market […]

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September 9, 2020 0

Argentina Government Refuses to Pay $4M Bitcoin Ransom to Hackers Who Paralyzed Its Borders

Argentina Government Refuses to Pay $4M Bitcoin Ransom to Hackers Who Paralyzed Its BordersThe government of Argentina has reportedly refused to pay a $4 million bitcoin ransom demanded by hackers who hijacked the country’s immigration systems, temporarily crippling cross-border movements. On Aug. 27, the cybercriminals – now identified as a group calling itself Netwalker – hacked Argentina’s immigration agency, Dirección Nacional de Migraciones, in an attack that halted […]

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September 9, 2020 0

CEX.IO Cryptoexchange Makes CryptoCompare Top 10

The international cryptocurrency exchange CEX.IO made it into the CryptoCompare top 10 July 2020 report, with an overall A grade. The CryptoCompare Exchange Benchmark rating evaluates over 165 exchanges around the world on aspects like adherence to regulations, platform security, liquidity, asset diversity, senior management team, API connectivity stability and performance, and number of negative […]

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September 8, 2020 0