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Over 50 Bitcoin ATMs Operate Legally in Russia, Study Finds

Over 50 Bitcoin ATMs Operate Legally in Russia, Study FindsAt least 51 cryptocurrency ATMs operate in compliance with the current regulations in Russia, estimates a new report. According to the study produced by the country’s crypto industry association, the average monthly turnover of each of these teller machines is around $27,000. Also read: Crypto Startups Push Swiss VC Investments to a Record $1.25B Most […]

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February 1, 2019 0

The ”Wrapped Bitcoin” Project Has Now Officially Launched on Ethereum

The Wrapped Bitcoin Project Has Officially Launched on EthereumOn Jan. 30, a group of cryptocurrency developers and organizations officially launched a project called Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) on the Ethereum network. The ERC20 token is a coin backed by bitcoin core (BTC) reserves and has started trading on several exchange platforms. Also read: A Look at Openbazaar’s Multi-Currency Wallet and Vendor Listings The Introduction of […]

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January 31, 2019 0

Xapo Transfers Key Operations to Switzerland

Xapo Transfers Key Operations to SwitzerlandGlobal crypto services provider Xapo is moving major operations from its base in Hong Kong to its office in Switzerland. The company is incorporated in the Asian financial hub but that may also change soon due to the friendlier business environment in the Alpine nation. Also read: Russian Institutions Back Proposal to Let Companies Use […]

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January 22, 2019 0

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

Colorado Regulator Issued Orders Against 18 ICOs, With More on the Way

The U.S. authorities appear to have greatly increased their focus on initial coin offerings (ICOs). In addition to the big federal bodies that are going after them on a national level, projects are also being targeted by regulators in states such as Colorado, where another another four were put on notice on Tuesday. Also Read: […]

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November 22, 2018 0

Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses to Cryptocurrency Businesses

Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses to Cryptocurrency BusinessesIn less than a year since Estonia introduced licensing for companies operating in the cryptocurrency industry, the number of licenses issued has surpassed 900. Authorities in the Baltic country have adopted a rather progressive approach to regulating the crypto space but startups have complained that local banks are still reluctant to offer them regular services. […]

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November 17, 2018 0

Russian Developers to Help Iran Build Its Crypto-Economy

Russian Developers to Help Iran Build Its Crypto-EconomyExperts from Russia will provide support for the development of Iran’s crypto-economy. The cooperation is part of an agreement reached by representatives of leading industry organizations from the two countries, both subjected to western sanctions.   Also read: Vietnam at Crossroads on Cryptocurrency Regulations Crypto Associations Sign Cooperation Agreement The document has been signed by […]

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November 15, 2018 0

Chinese Mining Farms Undergo Tax Inspection, Michigan Bans Campaign Donations in Cryptocurrency

Regulations Roundup: Chinese Mining Farms Undergo Tax Inspection, Michigan Bans Campaign Donations in CryptocurrencyIn recent regulatory news, we report on an authorized mining company in China that has had its operations temporarily halted for tax inspection and implementation of real-name registration processes. We also look at the Michigan Secretary of State’s ban on crypto-based political donations, as well as the recent certification of X8’s stablecoin for Shariah compliance. In addition, […]

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November 13, 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

French Regulator Blacklists More Fraudulent Crypto Businesses

French Regulator Blacklists More Fraudulent Crypto BusinessesAMF, France’s financial regulator, has expanded its list of entities involved in fraudulent activities often related to cryptocurrency investments. The agency has added 21 new websites most of which have been luring French investors with offers to participate in token sales and digital assets trading. Also read: Russian Crypto Groups in Telegram Increase Membership Despite […]

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September 27, 2018 0