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Category: Cryptocurrency Regulation

What Bakkt Launch Means For Bitcoin

In August 2018, the New York Stock Exchange parent company-Intercontinental Exchange announced that they would be venturing into cryptocurrencies with the launch of Bakkt, a new company. It was one of the biggest news last year at a time when prices were all over the place. The parent company stated that it would go live […]

Ripple (XRP) Wallets for Beginners

In the last few months of 2018, Ripple has received significant coverage from all media outlets. The largely positive reports have not only been focusing on the payoffs of acquiring XRP as the Cryptocurrency of choice but also the advantages of using XRP as a cross-border payment currency. These benefits include faster transactions, easier and […]

Plans for ICO and Cryptocurrency Regulations Announced by U.S Congressman

The United States is in the process of introducing ICO and cryptocurrency regulations as announced by U.S Congress Representative Warren Davidson. The regulations will mitigate the risks and ensure that investors get maximum returns from their investments in digital currencies. ICO and Cryptocurrency Regulations in the U.S Davidson announced his plans to create ICO and […]

Recent International Monetary Fund Report Optimistic that Cryptocurrencies will Impact the Global Financial Industry

A recent report by International Monetary Fund (IMF) indicates that the rapid growth of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will have a major impact on the international financial system. The report dubbed “World Economic Outlook: Challenges to Steady Growth” in part stated that Cybersecurity attacks on this critical and fundamental financial infrastructure present an additional risk […]

Malta Tells United Nation Cryptocurrency is the Future Money

During the just concluded 72rd General Debate, Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat who has being strongly advocating for adoption of cryptocurrency in Malta told United Nations that cryptocurrency is the future money. He further went ahead to state that this form of digital innovation is unstable and it will inevitably change the manner in which […]

No, Agustín Carstens, Bitcoin is not a parasite, central banks are

  • By Micha Sprick
  • August 9, 2018
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In a speech at the University of Germany’s financial capital, Frankfurt, Agustín Carstens, head of the Bank for International Settlements, called bitcoin a “bubble” and “a snowball system”.  Nothing new actually. All just words that we keep hearing since Bitcoin is around basically. But he did not stop there, he went on to say that […]

‘Bitcoin Maven’ Trader on LocalBitcoins Sentenced to Prison for Exchanging Cash for Cryptocurrency

The justice department is making an example of what happens to investors that use unethical trading in the bitcoin market. Theresa Tetley operated under the screenname ‘Bitcoin Maven’. Based in Los Angeles, she worked tirelessly on the LocalBitcoins site to make trades of cash for cryptocurrency. However, she ended up earning more than money with […]

Crypto Regulation: Weekly Roundup #27

  • By Micha Sprick
  • July 7, 2018
  • 1 Comment
Bermuda Several smalls states have successfully established themselves as crypto friendly. As Malta, Lithuania and Panama could boost their local economy, the government of Bermuda now follows their example. With its latest amendment, the island state creates a new legal status for banks providing financial services for blockchain companies. Although Bermuda already has a decent legal […]

Crypto Regulation: Weekly Roundup #26

Malta Three new crypto regulation laws Malta passes three Blockchain laws which are mainly of regulatory nature. Companies that conduct ICOs are required to publish whitepapers that outline their projects in detail. Also, they have to publish their complete financial history. The market regards this regulation as positive. While Malta hopes to attract more crypto […]

Japan Proposes Credit Evaluations to Stop Criminal Activity in the Cryptocurrency Arena  

As the popularity of cryptocurrency has risen, so has the number of ways that it can be used. Unfortuantely, this has led to a crackdown on cryptocurrencies offering anonymous services, including Monero, Dash, and Zcash, in Japan. The Japanese government has taken measures that allow credit agencies to evaluate people using cryptocurrency.
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