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Japan Solidifies its Position as Bitcoin Powerhouse, Processes 61% of Global...

Over the past month, following The PBOC's crackdown on Chinese Bitcoin exchanges, Japan has successfully evolved into the largest Bitcoin exchange market by trading volume,...

Japan FSA Grants Virtual Currency Exchange License To 11 Companies

Eleven digital currency companies in Japan have been granted a Virtual Currency Exchange license by the Financial Services Agency (FSA), the country's financial watchdog....

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...

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...

Banks Unite Around Ripple to Launch Blockchain-Based Cross-Border Wiring Service

MUFG and six other international banks plan to launch next year a cross-border wiring services that leverages blockchain technology. The solution promises to be...

Controversial IRS Request To Coinbase Highlights Need For Updated Tax Guidelines

Last week, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed paperwork in federal court requesting the disclosure of all Coinbase US customers' records over a...

NY DFS Grants BitLicense to Ripple XRP For Institutional Applications

Ripple has been granted a "BitLicense" to sell and custody XRP, the digital asset native to the Ripple Consensus Ledger, becoming the fourth company...

Bitstamp Wins Payment Institution License From Luxembourg, Launches EUR/BTC Trading

Leading Europe-based bitcoin exchange Bitstamp, has been granted a license as a regulated Payment Institution by Luxembourg. The license is passportable into the 28...

Regulators Won’t Hesitate to Shut Down the Smallest of Bitcoin Startups

Mixed emotions are often found in the audience during the regulatory panel at any Bitcoin conference. While it’s important for individuals involved in the...