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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SEC Commissioner: Decentralization Is At The Root of Our Economic System

Commissioner Hester Peirce wants to open the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) to innovation and entrepreneurship. And she calls for a novel and better regulatory framework that is more adaptable to the crypto space. Commissioner Peirce: SEC to Open the Doors to Innovation Speaking at an event entitled Protecting the Public While Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship: […]

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New Hampshire Closer to Accept Bitcoin for Taxes as Subcommittee Votes Yes

The state of New Hampshire has moved one step closer to accepting Bitcoin for tax payments. The state’s House Subcommittee has unanimously approved Bill 470-FN filed January 5th, 2019. New Hampshire House Bill Uninmously Approved Earlier in January, Bitcoinist reported that House bill 470-FN has been filed, seeking the acceptance of cryptocurrencies as payment for taxes, as […]

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Wyoming Looks Determined to Legalize Bitcoin as Money

Wyoming is introducing a bill that will put cryptocurrency like Bitcoin on the same legal footing as money. The bill will also provide a precise classification of digital assets, especially for custody administration. Cryptocurrency to Have the Same Legal Status as Money Sponsored by Sen. Tara Nethercott (R-WY) along with five other state Senators and […]

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Russia Planning $10B Bitcoin Investment, Insists Kremlin Economist

Russian economist, Vladislav Ginko, says Russia is looking to invest $10 billion in Bitcoin as the State Duma has put cryptocurrency legislation high on the agenda for 2019. Rumored $10 Billion Bitcoin Investment Ginko, an economist with ties to the Kremlin, says the Russian government will convert some of its USD reserves into Bitcoin, a […]

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Wyoming Passes Blockchain Bank Bill Despite Industry Opposition

Despite serious opposition from the banking industry, the state of Wyoming has passed a blockchain bank bill almost unanimously. The move further cements the state’s welcoming approach to blockchain integration. 13-1 Majority to Pass the Bill The state of Wyoming has a reputation for being welcoming towards blockchain technology. This reputation was strengthened by a legislative […]

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France Considers a Flat Capital Gains Tax for Bitcoin

The finance commission in France’s lower house of parliament has reportedly backed plans to decrease taxes on bitcoin sales, putting it on the same level as the standard capital gains tax. 30% Flat Tax on Bitcoin Gains Reuters reports that the finance commission in the lower house of the French parliament has backed plans to […]

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U.S. Federal Election Committee Considers Request to Mine Cryptocurrency for Political Campaigns

Candidates for the 2020 presidential election may be able to accept cryptocurrency mining profits as campaign donations.  Could Mining Reform Political Campaigning? Osia Network, LLC, recently made a request to embed cryptocurrency mining tools on the FEC website and the U.S Federal Election Committee (FEC) is considering whether or not mining profits could be used […]

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Russia Is Spearheading Global ICO Regulations But Can It Ever Work?

Samuel Rae · December 1, 2017 · 1:45 pm The Russian Association of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency is trying to establish a network of regulators for the ICO space but – whatever they achieve – doubts remain as to whether it can ever be totally effective. The part that various global nations will play in the […]

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