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Denmark’s Tax Agency Targets 2,700 Nationals for Hiding Bitcoin Trades

ccn | 12-12-2018

Skattestyrelsen (SKAT), the Danish tax agency, has accelerated crackdown against a large number of nationals who secretly traded bitcoin on a Finnish crypto exchange. According to information shared by the Swedish Tax Agency, a total of 2,700 Danes purchased circa $5.80 million worth of bitcoins from the exchange but sold them back for $6.1 million inThe post Denmark’s Tax Agency Targets 2,700 Nationals for Hiding Bitcoin Trades appeared first on CCN

Categories: Regulation|BTC|Exchange
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UAE and Saudi Arabian Central Banks to Jointly Launch a Cross-Border Cryptocurrency

ccn | 12-12-2018

It’s confirmed. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia will work on cross-border digital currency. The exact date when it would be issued is still unknown but we know one thing, the digital currency is not targeted at consumers. It’s strictly for banks. Arabian news outlet Gulf News reports that the central bank ofThe post UAE and Saudi Arabian Central Banks to Jointly Launch a Cross-Border Cryptocurrency appeared first on CCN

Categories: Regulation|Fiat
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Bitcoin to be completely illegal in India? Panel submits report.

coinnounce | 12-12-2018

Published on CoinnounceThe Government of India had earlier put a ban on financial institutions to deal in any transactions related to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies earlier this year and later arrested Unocoin Co-founders for operating an unregistered Bitcoin ATM or Kiosk service in the country. The Government of India had earlier appointed a panel for drafting the […]The post Bitcoin to be completely illegal in India? Panel submits report. appeared first on Coinnounce.

Categories: BTC|Regulation
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Allianz GI CEO Kicks Bitcoin While it’s Down, Wants Crypto “Outlawed”

newsbtc | 12-12-2018

Although Bitcoin (BTC) has experienced an unquestionably dismal 2018, with BTC losing 80% of its value since its year-to-date high, there are still a number of skeptics hell-bent at putting the crypto industry six feet under. Case in point, the chief of a world-renowned financial institution, set in its traditionalistic ways, recently lambasted this nascent...The post Allianz GI CEO Kicks Bitcoin While it’s Down, Wants Crypto “Outlawed” appeared first on NewsBTC.

Categories: BTC|Regulation
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Cheap Power Is Luring Battered Bitcoin Miners to Iran

coindesk | 12-12-2018

Some crypto miners are looking to Iran for its low-cost power – but the path to setting up shop in the country is anything but simple.

Categories: BTC|Mining|Technology
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Crypto Roundup - ICOs are "Effective Way to Raise Capital" & Israeli targets cryptocurrency earnings

cryptoglobe | 12-12-2018

Seven coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted negative changes, ranging from 0.33% to 4.32%. SEC chairman says ICOs are "Effective Way to Raise Capital" if rules are followed. Israeli tax authority targets undisclosed cryptocurrency earnings.

Categories: ICO|Regulation
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The Netherlands to License Crypto Firms that Report Customers

financemagnates | 12-12-2018

The Dutch authorities get ready to implement the EU's new anti-money laundering directive.

Categories: Regulation
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SEC Chairman Expresses ‘Optimism’ About DLT Investment Opportunities in Senate Testimony

cointelegraph | 12-12-2018

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton says he is “optimistic” about blockchain, aims to both foster innovation and protect investors

Categories: Regulation|Blockchain|Exchange|ICO|Business
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New York-based bank launches Ethereum-based payment solution for its clients

cryptonewsreview | 12-12-2018

Signature Bank presses ahead with its new Ethereum project… By Manoj Sharma for CNR As we’ve talked about before, New York-based commercial bank Signature Bank has partnered with a New York-based global financial technology firm, trueDigital Holdings LLC, to launch a new digital payments platform. A platform that’s powered by a permissioned version of the […]The post New York-based bank launches Ethereum-based payment solution for its clients appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.

Categories: Fiat|ETH|Blockchain|Technology
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Mt Gox’s former CEO: prosecutors now want a lengthy jail term

cryptonewsreview | 12-12-2018

Mark Karpeles, the former head of Mt Gox, continues to face legal ramifications for the collapse of the exchange… The saga of the Mt Gox cryptocurrency exchange continues, nearly five years after it abruptly shut down. At the time, the exchange claimed it was bankrupt, with suggestions that it had lost over 800,000 Bitcoins due […]The post Mt Gox’s former CEO: prosecutors now want a lengthy jail term appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.

Categories: Exchange|Regulation
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7 Major Exchanges in Korea to Create Healthy Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

bitcoin.com | 12-12-2018

Seven major crypto exchanges in South Korea have joined forces to create a sound cryptocurrency ecosystem. They have agreed on joint measures such as information sharing and real-time monitoring of abnormal transactions. Meanwhile, the Korean government is working on institutionalizing crypto exchanges. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Seven […]The post 7 Major Exchanges in Korea to Create Healthy Cryptocurrency Ecosystem appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Asia|BTC|Regulation
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The Future of ICOs: In the Hands of Regulators or Innovators?

coindesk | 12-12-2018

What is the future of initial coin offerings? One of the movements early leaders suggests the market might be at a tipping point.

Categories: ICO|Market|Regulation|Sponsored
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South Korean Crypto Exchange Launches Ripple-Based Blockchain Remittance Service

ccn | 12-12-2018

Coinone subsidiary Coinone Transfer has introduced Cross, South Korea’s first blockchain-based remittance app and web service, using enterprise blockchain technology created by Ripple. Cross gives people in Thailand and the Philippines access to faster and cheaper payment services. Coinone Transfer utilized RippleNet and connections with the Siam Commercial Bank (Thailand) and Cebuana Lhuillier (Philippines) toThe post South Korean Crypto Exchange Launches Ripple-Based Blockchain Remittance Service appeared first on CCN

Categories: Blockchain|XRP|Exchange|Technology|Fiat
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Next Bitcoin Bull Run Matter of When – Not If, Says BTC Investor Eric Dalius

bitcoinist | 12-12-2018

Real estate entrepreneur, Bitcoin investor, and cryptocurrency expert Eric Dalius in Tech Bullion says there’s still plenty of fight left in Bitcoin despite the mudslinging from the naysayers and falling Bitcoin price. He even goes on to say that the next bull-run is very close. The Many Bubbles of Bitcoin Bitcoin price. Even for people who barely have a grasp on what virtual currency is, these two words are inescapable lately. And they’re almost alwaysRead MoreThe post Next Bitcoin Bull Run Matter of When – Not If, Says BTC Investor Eric Dalius appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Categories: BTC|Trading|Business|Technology
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Upbit CEO: Crypto Regulation is Necessary, But is Korea on Right Track?

ccn | 12-12-2018

On December 10, Lee Seok-wu, the CEO of Dunamu, the parent company of South Korea’s largest crypto exchange Upbit, said that regulation is important to establish industry standards. During a meeting with several members of the Congress and the Financial Services Commission (FSC) hosted by Upbit, Bithumb, Gopax, Korbit, and Coinone, five of the biggestThe post Upbit CEO: Crypto Regulation is Necessary, But is Korea on Right Track? appeared first on CCN

Categories: Regulation|Asia|Exchange
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Press ReleasE: Rento – Rent, Share, Profit – Everything You Want

themerkle | 12-12-2018

Rento is creating a software solution for individuals and businesses to share items and services that, until now, needed to be purchased. The Rento solution is based on the increasing “sharing economy” market, but rather than focus on one vertical, Rento is providing a complete solution, including smartcontracts, for anyone to rent or borrow any […]The post Press ReleasE: Rento – Rent, Share, Profit – Everything You Want appeared first on NullTX.

Categories: Business|Market|Technology|Sponsored
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Dutch Central Bank Wants to Regulate Crypto Companies to Stem Money Laundering

ccn | 12-12-2018

The Dutch Central Bank, De Nederlandsche Bank, wants to regulate crypto companies by requiring them to get licenses in order to operate. The bank claims the measure will deter money laundering and the use of cryptocurrencies to fund terrorism, according to a short brief in Dutch daily newspaper De Telegraaf. To qualify for a license, cryptoThe post Dutch Central Bank Wants to Regulate Crypto Companies to Stem Money Laundering appeared first on CCN

Categories: Fiat|Regulation
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Mobile Apps in India Require 45% More User Permissions for No Good Reason

themerkle | 12-12-2018

When cryptocurrency enthusiasts rely on mobile applications, there are always some pitfalls to take into account. Virtually all applications require users to provide the tool with access to various parts of the mobile device. In India, this situation is even worse, due to the vastly higher number of app permissions put in place. This is […]The post Mobile Apps in India Require 45% More User Permissions for No Good Reason appeared first on NullTX.

Categories: Technology
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Four Vermont State Agencies Establish Blockchain Working Group

cointelegraph | 12-12-2018

Four government agencies of the U.S. state of Vermont have formed a blockchain working group to learn more about the technology’s applications

Categories: Blockchain|Regulation
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British Crypto Exchange CEX.IO Now Requires Identity Info From Users

cointelegraph | 12-11-2018

London-based digital currency exchange CEX.IO now requires its users to reveal their identities to “provide users with high-level and reliable service”

Categories: Exchange|Regulation|Blockchain
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Cardano man warns that the SEC will come for EOS

cryptonewsreview | 12-11-2018

Charles Hoskinson – one of the creators of Cardano and head of the organisation guiding its development, IOHK, has warned that he believes the US Securities Exchange Commission will be looking very closely at its rival, EOS.  Speaking at the Cardano-centric PlutusFest, a get-together for the Cardano community that offers it the chance to showcase […]The post Cardano man warns that the SEC will come for EOS appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.

Categories: ADA|Regulation|Exchange|ICO
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Spanish Ruling Party to Introduce Regulation on Blockchain, Crypto

cointelegraph | 12-11-2018

Partido Popular, a major Spanish political party, will introduce a draft bill on crypto and blockchain

Categories: Blockchain|Regulation
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Exclusive: Invictus Capital CEO Explains How Machine Learning Can Help Cryptocurrency Investors

cryptoglobe | 12-11-2018

Daniel Schwartzkopff, the CEO of Invictus Capital, a cryptocurrency investment management firm, recently explained how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning may be integrated with blockchain-based digital currency platforms.In an interview with CryptoGlobe, Schwartzkopff explained that “machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence and the only workable technology able to create self-learning systems at this time.”

Categories: Technology|Business
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‘The Drug Is Gone’: Mike Novogratz Compares Current Bitcoin Markets to ‘Methadone Clinic’

cointelegraph | 12-11-2018

Comparing the current Bitcoin market to last year’s price highs, investor Mike Novogratz said “we’re at the methadone clinic”

Categories: Market|BTC|ICO|Regulation|Blockchain
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UK MP Wants to To Introduce Bitcoin Tax Payments

bitcoinist | 12-11-2018

UK Member of Parliament, Eddie Hughes, has called for local authorities to take a lead, and accept Bitcoin payments. The Conservative politician also believes that a lack of reliable information is holding back wider adoption. The UK Should Take the Lead MP Hughes’ comments, reported in the Express newspaper, follow the recent announcement that Ohio now allows local companies to pay taxes in Bitcoin. He said that a local authority should also ‘plant a flag’ andRead MoreThe post UK MP Wants to To Introduce Bitcoin Tax Payments appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Categories: BTC|Regulation
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Vermont Government Forms Working Group to Explore Blockchain Technology

ccn | 12-11-2018

The second-smallest state in the United States by population has formed a working group consisting of state agencies with a view toward studying blockchain technology. This was announced by Vermont’s attorney general, T.J. Donovan, who disclosed that the blockchain working group would commence work next year in January. The working group — which will seekThe post Vermont Government Forms Working Group to Explore Blockchain Technology appeared first on CCN

Categories: Blockchain|Technology
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State Farm is Testing Blockchain to Expedite Auto Insurance Claims

ccn | 12-11-2018

Insurance is one of the golden geese of the blockchain, an industry with so much paperwork, sensitive data, and manual processes that it almost seems obvious that it will eventually adopt blockchain technology to streamline its claims processes, data storage, and even — eventually — its payments. State Farm is among the first notable insuranceThe post State Farm is Testing Blockchain to Expedite Auto Insurance Claims appeared first on CCN

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British Lawmaker Proposes Tax and Utility Bill Payments in Bitcoin

bitcoin.com | 12-11-2018

U.K. lawmaker Eddie Hughes has proposed that taxpayers should have the option to pay council tax and utility bills in cryptocurrencies such as BTC. The 50 year-old conservative legislator for the Walsall North constituency said the move would place the country at the forefront of digital currency adoption in Europe. Also read: Gibraltar Exchange Obtains Insurance […]The post British Lawmaker Proposes Tax and Utility Bill Payments in Bitcoin appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Regulation|Exchange
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The CFTC Wants to Learn More About Ethereum

coindesk | 12-11-2018

The CFTC has published a request for input to learn more about ethereum and its underlying blockchain network.

Categories: ETH|Regulation|Blockchain
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Les Minimum Wage

bitcoinist | 12-11-2018

Master of the house, President Macron has heard the people singing a song of angry men. Though it’s possible he has a heart full of love, many French citizens still see him as living in a castle on a cloud.  If you’ve never heard the play Les Miserables, or if you’d like to listen to it again, here’s a good version on YouTube. Personally, I haven’t been able to stop listening to it since the Yellow JacketRead MoreThe post Les Minimum Wage appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Categories: Regulation
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UK Cryptocurrency Exchange CEX.IO Says No to Anonymity

financemagnates | 12-11-2018

The firm wants to comply with the EU's Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive.

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ICO Death March? November Inflows Fall to $65M From Yearly High of $2.6 Billion

ccn | 12-11-2018

The latest statistics on initial coin offerings suggest that the best days of the fundraising mechanism may have long passed. According to digital assets newsletter Diar, the month of November recorded the lowest inflows into initial coin offerings (ICOs) in 2018. With US$65 million raised last month, this was in sharp contrast to this year’sThe post ICO Death March? November Inflows Fall to $65M From Yearly High of $2.6 Billion appeared first on CCN

Categories: ICO|Regulation
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Coinone Exchange Launches Cross-Border Payments App With Ripple Tech

coindesk | 12-11-2018

South Korean crypto exchange Coinone has launched Cross, an app providing cross-border remittances using Ripple's xCurrent product.

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Interview: Nitin Gaur (IBM Blockchain Labs) on IBM’s blockchain business

cryptoinsider | 12-11-2018

IBM is a bright spot among fortune 500 companies with a vision for using blockchain to solve critical business challenges. Building on a history of deep experience in the transaction business, IBM is working today to take blockchain tech to the mainstream and find innovative ways to build on these trustless systems. Nitin Gaur, Director […]The post Interview: Nitin Gaur (IBM Blockchain Labs) on IBM’s blockchain business appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: Blockchain|Business|Technology
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Market Cap of Crypto Tokens Fall Under $100M, Struggling to be Relevant

ccn | 12-11-2018

The market valuation of ERC20 tokens and low volume crypto have started to fall below the $100 million mark amidst an intense market sell-off and increasing regulatory pressure from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). VeChain, Bytecoin, Bitcoin Diamond, ICON, and Qtum have fallen the most against the U.S. dollar in the past 12The post Market Cap of Crypto Tokens Fall Under $100M, Struggling to be Relevant appeared first on CCN

Categories: Market|ICO|BTC|Exchange|Regulation
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Vitalik Buterin: Proof-of-Stake Blockchains of the Future Will Be 'Thousands of Times' More Efficient

cryptoglobe | 12-11-2018

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin recently went over some of the non-financial applications of blockchain technology in a Twitter thread. He also noted that “as blockchain scalability gets better and better, and user interfaces (UX) improve and fees drop as a result, this will become a bigger and bigger part of the story.”Buterin, who recently received an honorary doctorate from Switzerland’s University of Basel, believes “one underappreciated way to view blockchains is as an extension of cryptography that does different things. Cryptography allows you to encrypt data [and] prove data was signed by someone.”

Categories: ETH|Blockchain|Technology
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Crypto-Focused VCs Invest $30 Million in Digital Banking App

bitcoin.com | 12-11-2018

Good Money, a digital banking startup, has announced it’s raised $30 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Galaxy Digital with investments from Breyer Capital, Blocktower Capital, Boost VC, Ken Howery, Blockchange Ventures, Cross Culture Ventures, Troy Carter, Mitch Kapor, Peter Diamandis, Blake Mycoskie, Justin Rosenstein and others. Also Read: Law Professor: […]The post Crypto-Focused VCs Invest $30 Million in Digital Banking App appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|ICO|Regulation
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‘We’ll Be Right Back!’ – Signs Point to Exit Scam For Cryptocurrency Platform Cubits

bitcoinist | 12-11-2018

Users are venting frustration at UK-based cryptocurrency wallet and exchange Cubits after the service went offline following alleged payment delays. Cubits Website Disappears Overnight Cubits, the trading name of Dooga, a company formed in London in 2014, became involved in a legal battle over allegations it was hacked earlier this year, a court ruling in the company’s favor in August. While it remains unclear whether those legal proceedings subsequently impacted on Dooga’s business, officials haveRead MoreThe post ‘We’ll Be Right Back!’ – Signs Point to Exit Scam For Cryptocurrency Platform Cubits appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Categories: Regulation|BTC|Exchange|Trading|Business
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A $30 Billion Marshal Plan for Central America Announced, Can Crypto Play a Role?

trustnodes | 12-11-2018

Mexico’s newly elected President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has made a surprise announcement of a $30 billion Marshal Plan to lift the people of Central America. “We’re putting together a...The post A $30 Billion Marshal Plan for Central America Announced, Can Crypto Play a Role? appeared first on Trustnodes.

Categories: Regulation
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How OriginTrail Can Disrupt the Supply Chain Industry

blokt | 12-11-2018

Taking a step back to look at what blockchain technology might do for our civilization, we can see that history is about to take a turn towards the truth. It’s often said that “winners write the history books,” but with a decentralized and immutable ledger accessible worldwide, objectively recording history has officially become possible. The […]How OriginTrail Can Disrupt the Supply Chain Industry was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

Categories: Blockchain|BTC|ICO|Technology|Wallet
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US Congress Discussion to Introduce Two Crypto Bills on Thursday

cryptopotato | 12-11-2018

TL;DR On Thursday, December 13th, the US Congress is expected to address the issue of crypto legislation and at the same time, introduce two new bills. The bills will address fraud and price manipulation, as well as possible consequences for the US, but also methods for the US to remain relevant on a global crypto […]The post US Congress Discussion to Introduce Two Crypto Bills on Thursday appeared first on CryptoPotato.

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Blockchain-Friendly UK Lawmaker Calls for Crypto Tax Payments

coindesk | 12-11-2018

British politician Eddie Hughes has proposed allowing local taxes and bills to be paid with cryptocurrencies.

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SEC Chairman Says ICOs Are "Effective Way to Raise Capital" If Rules Are Followed

cryptoglobe | 12-11-2018

In a recent speech, the chairman of the SEC discussed ICOs, saying that they are an effective way to raise capital, but could be risky. The speech focused on how to protect investors while at the same time encouraging growth in the market.

Categories: ICO|Regulation|Market|Business
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The Daily: Coinbase Expands Gift Card Program, Facebook Seeks Blockchain Talent

bitcoin.com | 12-11-2018

In Tuesday’s edition of The Daily we cover stories about an electronic gift card program that Coinbase is extending to the U.S. market, new job offerings from Facebook that hint at the company’s blockchain plans, and an investment in the field from Unicef. Also Read: US Law Professor: Confusing Cryptocurrency Regulations Will Hamper Innovation Coinbase […]The post The Daily: Coinbase Expands Gift Card Program, Facebook Seeks Blockchain Talent appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Bitcoin ETF Approval Chances Down to 10%, Says Legal Expert

bitcoinist | 12-11-2018

Following last week’s delay of the SEC to decide on whether to approve or not the proposed, commodity-backed bitcoin ETF proposal of VanEck and SolidX, legal expert Jake Chervinsky now says that there is a 10 percent chance of its approval.  ‘I Think the ETF is in Trouble’ Jake Chervinsky, a legal expert who correctly predicted that the SEC will delay its final decision on the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF proposal into February 2019, now believes there’sRead MoreThe post Bitcoin ETF Approval Chances Down to 10%, Says Legal Expert appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Categories: Regulation|BTC
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Coinone Uses Ripple’s Tech To Become South Korea’s First Blockchain-Based Remittance Service

blokt | 12-11-2018

Coinone Transfer, the payments business subsidiary of cryptocurrency exchange Coinone has introduced the first-ever blockchain-powered remittance service to South Korea. Named Cross, the web service and mobile app will enable remittance payments to the Philippines and Thailand, at a faster pace with lower costs. A Quick Roll-out to RippleNet Clients Cross does not depend on the […]Coinone Uses Ripple’s Tech To Become South Korea’s First Blockchain-Based Remittance Service was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

Categories: Technology|BTC|XRP|Exchange|Asia
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ICO Takings Tank by 97.5% from November to January

financemagnates | 12-11-2018

How many groundbreaking blockchain apps will miss out on the billions that they deserve?

Categories: ICO|Blockchain|Regulation
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Japanese Lawmaker Proposes 4 Tax Cuts for Cryptocurrency Users and Traders

bitcoin.com | 12-11-2018

A Japanese lawmaker has proposed four changes to Japan’s tax law to benefit crypto users and traders as well as widen the adoption of cryptocurrency in the country. The current tax rate of 55 percent could be lowered to 20 percent while crypto-to-crypto trading and small payments could be exempt from taxation. Also read: Indian Supreme […]The post Japanese Lawmaker Proposes 4 Tax Cuts for Cryptocurrency Users and Traders appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Regulation|BTC|Asia|Trading
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SEC Chairman: ICOs Are Effective Way of Fundraising

coinspeaker | 12-11-2018

CoinSpeakerSEC Chairman: ICOs Are Effective Way of FundraisingJay Clayton said that ICOs should willingly follow securities laws which ensure higher protection of customers' funds while eliminating fraud and manipulation.SEC Chairman: ICOs Are Effective Way of Fundraising

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Major Crypto OTC Exchange in Korea: Gov’t Should Acknowledge Fidelity, Nasdaq

ccn | 12-11-2018

At the first official meeting between five of the biggest crypto exchanges and the government of South Korea, Cumberland Korea CEO Hong Joon-ki said that both the government and local financial institutions have to acknowledge the efforts of Nasdaq, Fidelity, and some of the largest conglomerates in the global market working to strengthen the infrastructureThe post Major Crypto OTC Exchange in Korea: Gov’t Should Acknowledge Fidelity, Nasdaq appeared first on CCN

Categories: Asia|Exchange|Market|Regulation