Russia to Issue First State-Backed Cryptocurrency 'CryptoRuble'

Russia to Issue First State-Backed Cryptocurrency...

Russia has announced plans to launch a nationalized cryptocurrency called CryptoRuble, citing competitive advantage by being the first of its kind in Europe, and as state-controlled...

Matthew Tompkins | Oct 17, 2017 | 15:45

John McAfee: Governments Fear Cryptocurrencies Because They...

Famous cryptocurrency proponent and antivirus software developer John Mcaffee stated in a recent article that governments fear cryptocurrencies because they can’t tax them...

Ashour Iesho | Oct 10, 2017 | 16:00
Bitcoin Legalization Update: Malaysia, Ukraine, and Indonesia

Bitcoin Legalization Update: Malaysia, Ukraine, and Indonesia

This past week produced some mixed news for the Bitcoin community, with one win and two losses. While the Malaysian government has reportedly given the green light to legalize the use...

Karan Kapoor | Sep 24, 2017 | 15:45
Indian Crypto Trading Volume Increases Despite Central Bank Ban

Indian Government May Issue its Own Fiat Cryptocurrency

Beleaguered by so-called ‘black money’ and tax evasion, the Indian government is planning to issue its own fiat cryptocurrency according to recent news reports. Stronger...

Ashour Iesho | Sep 19, 2017 | 06:30
BTCChina Announces They Will Stop Trading by End of Month

BTCChina Announces They Will Stop Trading by End of Month

CHINA BANS BITCOIN; a phrase that many people in the Bitcoin community have heard a dozen times and will probably hear it a dozen more. But for the first time, it could have some truth...

Matthew Hrones | Sep 15, 2017 | 12:00
Russian Efforts

Kremlin For The Win? Russia To Regulate Cryptocurrency Markets

Russia’s Finance Minister announced the government’s goal of legalizing and regulating the circulation of cryptocurrencies. Unlike China, Russia will not outright ban ICOs as it...

Karan Kapoor | Sep 09, 2017 | 21:00
Italy Takes Labels OneCoin a Ponzi Scheme, Levies €2.5 Million Fine

Italy Labels OneCoin a Ponzi Scheme, Levies €2.5 Million Fine

Now fully exposed as a fraudulent pyramid scheme, Italian authorities have labeled OneCoin a Ponzi scheme and imposed a fine of  €2.5 million for the company to pay. While Hungary...

Darryn Pollock | Aug 11, 2017 | 22:15
ICO Haven Sent Packing; Singapore follows SEC Lead to Regulate Securities-type Token Sales

ICO Haven Sent Packing; Singapore follows SEC Lead to Regulate...

Exactly one week ago, the SEC issued a report concluding that certain token sales could be considered securities, and hence were subject to regulation. Today, the Monetary Authority of...

Emilio Janus | Aug 01, 2017 | 17:15
New SEC Report: Cryptocurrency Exchanges Trading Security Tokens Must Register

SEC Issues Warning for ICO Issuers and Investors

The SEC has officially published a report wherein it describes the potential risks of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO). The DAO Report The...

Ashour Iesho | Jul 26, 2017 | 14:00
South African Reserve Bank Planning to Test Cryptocurrrency Regulations

South African Reserve Bank Planning to Test Cryptocurrrency...

The South African Reserve Bank(SARB), has officially announced its plans to experiment with cryptocurrency and Bitcoin regulations. Adopting Digital Currencies Back in February 2017...

Ashour Iesho | Jul 22, 2017 | 18:30
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Asked to Provide a Clearer Cryptocurrency Tax Framework

Judge Slams IRS, Allows User to Challenge Case on Coinbase

In a contentious ongoing case between the IRS and Coinbase, a user of the exchange was granted the right to contest the governmental agency’s sweeping call for private...

Darryn Pollock | Jul 21, 2017 | 12:00
Regulation Making it Harder to Hide Wealth from the Government

Convictions, Jail Time On The Rise In The U.S. For Selling Bitcoin

incidents of People are increasingly being arrested in the U.S. for selling Bitcoin via online sites such as With the recent surge in the public’s interest in...

Matthew Tompkins | Jul 19, 2017 | 15:30

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