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Japan Teaches Western Governments a Lesson in Cryptocurrency Regulation

Japan Teaches Western Governments a Lesson in Cryptocurrency RegulationBitcoin is a phenomenon that provokes conflicting emotions in people. Fear. Excitement. Elation. Doubt. For governments tasked with regulating every new thing that comes along, be it the motor car or the internet, bitcoin presents a conundrum. How to regulate such a seemingly unregulatable creation? While many western governments have reached for the button marked […]

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November 13, 2017 0

Julian Assange Thanks U.S. Government for 50,000% Gains on Wikileaks’ Bitcoin Holdings

The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has posted a tweet thanking United States government officials and the financial institutions that refused services to Wikileaks for driving them to invest in bitcoin during 2010. Assange’s tweet indicates that Wikileaks’ bitcoin holdings have seen gains of over 50,000%. Also Read: Your Bitcoins Open to CIA and Criminals, Heed […]

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October 15, 2017 0

JP Morgan Boss Can’t Stop Talking About Bitcoin — Calls Investors “Stupid”

JP Morgan Boss Can't Stop Talking About Bitcoin Calls Investors "Stupid"The Wall Street tycoon and JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon is once again talking about bitcoin investors in a derogatory fashion. On October 12, Dimon told CNBC that he was done talking about bitcoin and that it was basically irrelevant to him. However, Dimon won’t shut up about bitcoin as the bank executive called bitcoin […]

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October 14, 2017 0

Free Society Foundation Plans to Establish Libertarian Country

The Free Society Foundation is in the process of realizing a libertarian and crypto-anarchist dream. Currently, the organization is taking steps to purchase a piece of land from governments hoping it will be the first truly sovereign country to exist.  Also read: Money Psychology: How Cryptocurrency Makes Us More Compassionate (Part 1) Free Society Foundation The project was […]

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September 21, 2017 0

South Korea Takes Steps To Regulate Digital Currencies

South Korea’s top financial regulators have jointly announced their plans to deal with digital currencies such as bitcoin and ether. Specific measures were outlined such as requiring banks to perform due diligence on bitcoin exchanges and strengthening user verification procedures. Also read: South Korea Legalizes Bitcoin International Transfers, Challenging Traditional Banks Attempt to Regulate Digital […]

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September 4, 2017 0

Philippine Central Bank Approves Registration of Virtual Currency Exchanges

Local media has reported that the Philippines’ central bank, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), has approved the registration of two virtual currency exchanges. The announcement comes after the BSP introduced legislation designed to recognize and regulate virtual currency exchanges earlier this year. Also Read: Philippines’ Central Bank Issues Guidelines for Virtual Currency Exchanges The […]

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August 21, 2017 0

Australia Introduces Bill That Regulates Bitcoin Exchanges

The Australian Government has announced a bill that would regulate digital currency exchanges including bitcoin exchanges for the first time. Also read: Three Ukrainian Lawmakers Declare Bitcoin Holdings Worth $47 Million Australia to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Australia’s Coalition Government announced a bill on Thursday that would regulate digital currency exchanges. This legislation is part of the […]

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August 18, 2017 1

Venezuelan Bitcoin Mining Continues Despite Government Crackdown

The Atlantic has reported that Venezuelan bitcoin mining continues despite government efforts to crack down on miners. Venezuela has long suffered from extreme hyperinflation, inspiring many Venezuelans to mine cryptocurrency to supplement their incomes. Also Read: Bitcoin Trading in Venezuela Intensifies, Bolivar Still Down and Devalued Bitcoin Mining Is Gaining Popularity in Venezuela in Part Due […]

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August 15, 2017 0