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The Indian Government is Considering its Own Cryptocurrency

The Indian government is reportedly considering its own digital currency, similar to bitcoin.The central government of India has discussed the proposal with a committee...

U.S. CFTC Files Charges Against NY Firm And CEO Over Alleged...

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a federal civil enforcement action against Gelfman Blueprint, Inc., a New York corporation, and Nicholas...

Chinese Cryptocurrency Aficionados Flee To Hong Kong

China's cryptocurrency clampdown has forced mainland investors and entrepreneurs to find ways to bypass the restrictions. Founders of cryptocurrency projects are now turning to...

The SEC is in Support of ICOs That Do Not Fall...

According to Gil Penchina a partner at IDG Ventures and Flight.vc, the US Securities and Exchange Commission is in support of initial coin offerings...

Down 38%: Bitcoin Stumbles Amid Regulatory Uncertainties In China

The price of bitcoin has fallen 38% since the beginning of this month as Chinese authorities are tightening their grip on cryptocurrencies.Today, ViaBTC became...

India’s Central Bank Says Digital Currencies Are ‘Susceptible to Misuse’

India’s central bank has said to a parliamentary committee that digital currencies are ‘susceptible to misuse or abuse.’In March, India’s finance ministry set up...

Central Bank of Finland: Bitcoin Can’t and Doesn’t Need to be...

In a research discussion paper entitled “Monopoly without a monopolist: an economic analysis of the bitcoin payment system” the central bank of Finland solidified...

ICO Regulation: Industry Experts Urge UK FCA To Not Stifle Innovation

As countries such as the US, China and Hong Kong are progressively tightening regulation around crowdsales and initial coin offerings (ICOs), the UK has...

Blockchain Companies Executives Comment On China ICO Ban

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have raised over US$1.5 billion in 2017 with 65 launches in China totaling 2.6 billion CNY, or US$389 million. But...

Russia’s First Bitcoin Criminal Case: Illegal Trading of 500 Million Rubles

On 1st September, local publications including Vedomosti Business Daily reported that the Russian government had officially opened its first criminal case involving bitcoin. Three...

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