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Crypto-Friendly Statesman Takes Over Swiss Presidency

Crypto-Friendly Statesman Takes Over Swiss PresidencyAfter serving as finance minister of one of the most economically influential nations over the past three years, Ueli Maurer is now starting his term as President of the Swiss Confederation. Given his track record and liberal views regarding fintech regulation, Maurer’s election is considered a positive development for the alpine nation’s expanding crypto industry. Also […]

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January 6, 2019 0

Nasdaq Confirms Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures in First Half of 2019

Nasdaq Confirms Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures in First Half of 2019Joseph Christinat, the vice president of Nasdaq’s media team, has confirmed that the exchange will soon launch bitcoin futures. In a recent interview with a newspaper in the U.K., Christinat revealed that the platform plans to start offering bitcoin futures contracts within the first half of 2019. Also Read: Chilean Court Rules in Favor of Closing […]

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December 6, 2018 0

President of Marshall Islands Faces Challenge Over National Cryptocurrency Plan

President of Marshall Islands Faces Challenge Over National Cryptocurrency PlanThe president of the Marshall Islands, Hilda Heine, has narrowly survived a no-confidence vote. One of the principal catalysts for the challenge to Heine’s leadership has been opposition to her plan to introduce a national virtual currency. Also Read: Venezuela: Petro Can Be Converted to Any Cryptocurrency If Bought This Year Heine Barely Survives No-Confidence Vote […]

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November 13, 2018 0

Uzbekistan Legalizes Crypto Exchanges and Trading

Uzbekistan Legalizes Crypto Exchanges and TradingA new presidential decree legalizes cryptocurrency trading in Uzbekistan, introducing licensing for crypto exchanges and a set of requirements they will be obliged to meet. To operate in the country, foreign trading platforms will have to establish local subsidiaries and abide by the country’s relevant laws. Also read: California Passes Bill Defining Blockchain and Crypto […]

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September 6, 2018 0

Russian Regulators Think They Found a Way to Identify, Tax, and License Crypto Miners

Russia’s regulators have revealed how they plan to find and tax cryptocurrency miners as well as license them. This follows their meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. At the meeting, they agreed to regulate cryptocurrency mining, alongside cryptocurrencies themselves including bitcoin. Last week, the finance ministry proposed creating a registry of crypto miners. Also read: Research […]

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October 15, 2017 0

Putin Tells Central Bank Not to Create Unnecessary Barriers to Cryptocurrencies

The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss cryptocurrencies. It was attended by top regulators including the central bank governor, her deputy, and the finance minister. While Putin acknowledged the risks associated with cryptocurrencies, he stressed the importance to not “build up unnecessary barriers” for new technologies. Also […]

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October 11, 2017 0