Telegram Denies Almost Everything in Latest Court Response

Telegram finally responds to the US SEC’s complaint about its ICO, which the US regulator believes to be illegal by denying all allegations. Telegram, a company behind one of the most popular messaging apps by the same name, became a topic of controversy somewhat recently. The matter revolves around its cryptocurrency project, Telegram Open Network […]

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BitMEX Blocks Services in Three Countries amid CFTC Probe –

Cryptocurrency derivatives exchange BitMEX has discontinued offering services to the users of three countries. Fun fact: it has offices in those regions. BitMEX said in a statement issued today that it is limiting access to users residing in Seychelles, Hong Kong, and Bermuda. The Seychelles-based exchange stated that it decided to go ahead with its decision […]

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Bitcoin ETFs Will Either Launch Or Die This October, SEC Confirms

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) must approve or disapprove at least two Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) this October. 2-Month Countdown To Bitcoin ETF Decision In filings released August 12, the SEC chose to postpone final judgement on three ETFs it is currently considering. The offerings, sponsored by VanEck/SolidX, Bitwise and Wilshire Phoenix, all […]

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Goldman Sachs Arrests Render Mnuchin Bitcoin Comments Useless

Goldman Sachs vice president and known Bitcoin skeptic Richard Gnodde is among 17 senior executives who could face ten years’ in prison for money laundering.  Vice President Could Face 10 Years In Jail According to a press release from Malaysia’s attorney general August 9, Gnodde is now wanted in connection with the infamous 1MDB scandal […]

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Cryptocurrency Space Needs Room To Grow: SEC Commissioner

Speaking on the topic of cryptocurrency regulation, U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC) Commissioner Hester Peirce says the crypto space requires some leeway for innovation. SEC Shouldn’t Stifle Cryptocurrency Innovation Speaking during the Bakkt Digital Asset Conference, ‘crypto mom,’ as Peirce is affectionately dubbed within the industry called on regulators to allow room for digital innovation. […]

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Telegram Set to Go Ahead With ICO on This Crypto Exchange

Telegram has reversed its earlier decision to not carry out a public sale of its native token Gram by announcing a listing on the Liquid cryptocurrency exchange. U-Turn for Telegram? In a press release issued on Tuesday (June 11, 2019), the messaging platform declared that it would be going forward with a public initial coin […]

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Facebook Talks ‘GlobalCoin’ With CFTC (While Bitcoin Never Had To)

Facebook is reportedly in talks with US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission regarding the future of its GlobalCoin ‘cryptocurrency.’ Facebook In Talks With The CFTC The world’s largest social media website, Facebook, has reportedly entered into a conversation with the US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). According to the reports, the Chairman of the […]

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Binance Launchpad Alumni Fetch.AI Partners With Deutsche Telekom

IEOs are becoming the new fundraising vehicle for Blockchain and crypto startups. A recent industry report revealed that IEOs such as Fetch.AI have raised about $1.4B in the first five months of 2019 to mark the birth of an era, as the Blockchain and cryptocurrency industry transitions away from the ICO frenzy of 2017 to […]

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Bitcoin Exchange Bitfinex Scores Win Against NY Attorney General –

Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex has secured a temporary reprieve in its ongoing legal tussle against the New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) office. NY Judge Grants Stay of Document In a press release issued on Wednesday (May 22, 2019), Bitfinex announced that Hon Joel M. Cohen on the New York Supreme Court granted its motion for an […]

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Goldman-Sachs Backed Circle Blames ‘Restrictive’ US Laws for Layoffs

Bitcoin and crypto are rising, but Goldman Sachs-backed Circle laid off 10 percent of its workforce blaming a ‘restrictive’ regulatory climate. But is that just a smokescreen to mask Circle’s dwindling user base? SEC Bullish on Bitcoin, Bearish on Alts OK, so we may not call the SEC exactly ‘bullish’ on Bitcoin. In fact, quietly […]

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