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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ICO Raised With ‘No Strings Attached’ Led to Massive Abuse – iAngels Exec [Interview]

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.  A Hunter College and Kellogg MBA graduate, Shelly is a recognized expert in the areas of Fintech and Blockchain, and is a sought-after expert at international conferences about Israeli tech […]

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China Quietly Makes It Illegal to Run a Node Without Gov’t Approval

China has introduced new regulations intended to promote the ‘healthy development’ of blockchain technology. However, the new law also entitles the Cyberspace Administration of China to supervise node operators, as well as to request private information.  New Blockchain Regulations China’s Office of Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission (CAC) issued new regulations dubbed “Regulations on the Management […]

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Opinion: Winklevoss Twins Spam NYC With Ads ‘Proving’ Their Superiority

The Winklevosses certainly aren’t just twiddling their thumbs whilst waiting for an SEC decision on their ETF. This week saw them shilling their Gemini cryptocurrency exchange by spamming New York City with ‘regulations are good’ adverts. Crypto Needs Rules… But Does It? The message that the adverts purportedly push, is that regulatory measures lead to a future cryptocurrency market […]

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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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South Korea Stands Firm: Won’t Legalize ICOs For Now

South Korea stood its ground on the matter of legalizing initial coin offerings (ICOs), reaffirming the ban that the country instituted last fall. ICO Ban Stands The Financial Services Commission (FSC) – South Korea’s top financial regulator — reaffirmed October 11 that the country will maintain its position on initial coin offerings and keep them outlawed. […]

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