FinCEN Unveils New Bitcoin Guidelines: Here’s What You Need to Know

On Thursday (May 9, 2019), the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published new guidelines showing how anti-money laundering (AML) laws apply to Bitcoin and the rest of the cryptocurrency in general. Mandatory KYC for P2P Bitcoin Trading Platforms In a tweet published on Friday (May 10, 2019) notable cryptocurrency legal expert Jake Chervinsky provided […]

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India Cryptocurrency Ban Unlikely, Says CEO Of Exiled Zebpay

The CEO of Zebpay, which left India due to banking restrictions, says the rumored cryptocurrency blanket-ban is unlikely to happen. Ajeet Khurana was talking as the company announced the opening of a new headquarters in Melbourne, Australia.  Nobody Who Could Ban It Has Said They Will Speaking to Australian news site Micky, Khurana said that […]

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Authorities Dismantle Shadow Bank That Handled ‘Hundreds of Millions’ for Crypto Exchanges

An Arizona Man and an Israeli woman have been charged in connection with providing “shadow banking services” to cryptocurrency exchanges — involving millions of dollars. The two individuals were charged by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in […]

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France Tells EU: Adopt Our Cryptocurrency Laws Across Europe

France wants the European Union (EU) to adopt its recently enacted cryptocurrency regulations for the entire region. French Finance Minister: Ours is the Right Way France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire says the EU should consider adopting the country’s approach to regulating cryptocurrencies. Speaking at the ongoing Paris Blockchain Week Summit on Monday (April 15, […]

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Brookings Institute Says the SEC Should Regulate Crypto-Assets

A report from the Economic Studies program of US think tank, Brookings, claims better regulation will benefit the crypto industry. It states that crypto-assets currently fall into a jurisdictional gap, and that the SEC should fill that role. Don’t Hate The Game, Hate The Players The report immediately scores an own goal with the choice […]

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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 halt short selling and margin trading of digital assets.  Ban on Cryptocurrency Short Selling and Margin Trading The Canadian Securities Administrators and the IIROC have filed a joint consultation paper called Proposed Framework […]

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Texas’ ‘Worst Than BitLicense’ Crypto-Bill is Dead on Arrival

Earlier this week, the cryptocurrency community reacted with abject horror towards Texas’ proposed ‘Verified Identity Digital Currency’ bill. Well, apparently it was a lot of worry over nothing, as the bill is allegedly dead in the water. Indecent Proposal The furor started on Monday, when the proposed bill, HB4371, first came to light. The bill declared that: […]

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US Regulators Should Give Bitcoin Some Breathing Space

The voices of a growing number of influential politicians and innovators are more loudly proclaiming the importance of preserving the United States’ supposed lead in the cryptocurrency industry.  ‘The US Cannot Afford to Lose Its Place as the Front-Runner in Crypto’ The importance of maintaining world technological supremacy is gaining momentum. In the United States, […]

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Japan Police: 98.3% of Money Laundering Cases Don’t Involve Cryptocurrency

Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) say cases of suspected money laundering reportedly linked to cryptocurrency increased by 900 percent in 2018 when compared to the previous year. However, this still comprises only 1.7 percent of all money laundering investigations. Cryptocurrency Money Laundering Up Tenfold in Japan According to The Japan Times, the NPA reports that […]

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Indonesia Follows Venezuela With Giant Localbitcoins Bitcoin Trading Surge

Indonesia Bitcoin traders have fled cryptocurrency exchanges to Localbitcoins in the week the government enacted anti-money laundering regulations for the industry. Volume Up 300 Percent In A Week Data from Coin Dance, which tracks weekly Localbitcoins volumes in various markets, confirms a huge spike for the seven days ending February 16. Localbitcoins functions on a […]

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