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News

Switzerland Moves Forward to Fit Cryptocurrency Into Traditional...

 The Federal Assembly of Switzerland has voted in favor of putting cryptocurrency on equal footing as traditional assets. A Hesitant Vote 99 members of the National Council...

Georgi Georgiev | Mar 21, 2019 | 13:00
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Canada Lawmakers Propose a Ban on Cryptocurrency Short Selling

The Canadian Securities Administrators and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) have jointly proposed a framework for cryptocurrency exchanges that would...

Georgi Georgiev | Mar 19, 2019 | 21:00
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Pro-Bitcoin Colorado Governor Signs Cryptocurrency-Friendly Bill

Jared Polis, the Governor of Colorado, has signed a cryptocurrency-friendly bill exempting digital tokens from state securities laws — if their primary purpose is as a...

Georgi Georgiev | Mar 10, 2019 | 06:00
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Thailand Greenlights Security Token Offerings (STOs)

Thailand is set to legalize the issuance of tokenized securities using blockchain technology with a recent amendment to the Securities and Exchange Act. Thailand to Greenlight STOs...

Georgi Georgiev | Feb 22, 2019 | 20:00
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Bitcoin Regulation

Indonesia Officially Recognizes Bitcoin as a Commodity

Regulators in Indonesia have finally recognized Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as commodities, thus providing legal backing for trading virtual currencies. Consequently...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Feb 15, 2019 | 07:00
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Bitcoin Regulation

Indonesian Bitcoin Traders Protest BTC Futures Capital Requirements

Bitcoin traders in Indonesia are protesting what they call excessive capital requirements imposed by the government on cryptocurrency futures trading. The aggrieved brokers say the...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Feb 14, 2019 | 13:00
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Venezuela Imposes Capital Controls on Bitcoin Remittance Amid Record...

Venezuela continues to reach new heights in terms of weekly Bitcoin trading volume. Meanwhile, the country’s government has issued new regulations that impose fees on Bitcoin...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Feb 12, 2019 | 00:00
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Localbitcoins Warns Over ‘Major Changes’ For Users in...

P2P Bitcoin trading platform Localbitcoins has has said it will launch fresh user identification requirements as part of its push to remain compliant with EU law. EU Compliance Looms...

Esther Kim | Feb 11, 2019 | 03:00
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Interviews

ICO Raised With ‘No Strings Attached’ Led to Massive...

Bitcoinist spoke with Shelly Hod Moyal, Founding Partner and Co-CEO of iAngels, on why the ICO market popped and where the cryptocurrency industry is headed next.  Goldman Sachs alumn...

Allen Scott | Feb 10, 2019 | 10:00
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Venezuela Breaks Bitcoin Trading Record Again As New Regulations...

Venezuela set a new record for the amount it traded for Bitcoin (BTC) last week, showing cryptocurrency’s continued appeal in the face of ongoing political turmoil. 17.1 Billion...

Esther Kim | Feb 04, 2019 | 04:00
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ShapeShift Aided 60 Law Enforcement Inquiries in 2018, Erik Voorhees...

It seems like ShapeShift has done exactly as its name suggests, changing form almost beyond recognition. Founder, CEO, and no fan of the SEC, Erik Voorhees’ exchange once existed...

Christina Comben | Jan 18, 2019 | 15:00
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China Quietly Makes It Illegal to Run a Node Without Gov’t...

China has introduced new regulations intended to promote the ‘healthy development’ of blockchain technology. However, the new law also entitles the Cyberspace...

Georgi Georgiev | Jan 11, 2019 | 12:00

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