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New York Regulator Approves Fidelity Digital Assets to Offer Bitcoin Custody/Trading
New York Regulator Approves Fidelity Digital Assets to Offer Bitcoin Custody/Trading
19 November 2019, 19:45
The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has awarded a “limited purpose trust company charter,” to Fidelity Digital Assets.
Paraguay Set to Regulate Crypto Mining and Other Industry Activities
Paraguay Set to Regulate Crypto Mining and Other Industry Activities
19 November 2019, 12:33
Authorities in Paraguay hope to regulate the country’s emerging cryptocurrency ecosystem following a proposal submitted to the government
Joseph Lubin on Why Crypto Projects May Not Catch BTC and ETH
Joseph Lubin on Why Crypto Projects May Not Catch BTC and ETH
18 November 2019, 18:14
Joseph Lubin, the co-founder of the Ethereum project, shared his thoughts on why other crypto projects are behind Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Ukrainian Railways Unit Busted for Mining Bitcoin
Ukrainian Railways Unit Busted for Mining Bitcoin
15 November 2019, 12:23
Ukrainian Railways corporation (Ukrzaliznytsya) announced that the Lviv Railway unit used the state's electricity to power 100 cryptocurrency mining machines.
Bakkt Receives Approval From New York Regulator to Offer Bitcoin Custody
Bakkt Receives Approval From New York Regulator to Offer Bitcoin Custody
11 November 2019, 18:18

Recently launched bitcoin trading platform, Bakkt announced today that it had received approval from the New York Financial Services Department (NYDFS) to serve as a custodian for digital assets.

Argentina Bans Bitcoin Purchases With Credit Card
Argentina Bans Bitcoin Purchases With Credit Card
01 November 2019, 13:31
The Central Bank of Argentina (BCA) has prohibited citizens from using credit cards to buy Bitcoin (BTC) or any cryptocurrencies.
Authorities in Johannesburg Refuses to Pay 4 BTC Ransom to Hackers
Authorities in Johannesburg Refuses to Pay 4 BTC Ransom to Hackers
30 October 2019, 19:22
Authorities in Johannesburg, South Africa, refused to pay 4 bitcoins (appr. $37,000 at press time) to hackers who illegally gained access to municipal systems.
BTC Surf Expands Exclusive Offer for Community Members
BTC Surf Expands Exclusive Offer for Community Members
29 October 2019, 19:31
BTC Surf is a community, developed by the professionals of the Spanish Blockchain Association. Anyone can register for free and enjoy various benefits (depending on the type of membership).
Bakkt Set to Release Consumer App in First Half of 2020
Bakkt Set to Release Consumer App in First Half of 2020
28 October 2019, 15:17
Bakkt has announced it would launch a consumer app within the first half of next year.
The Bitcoin Network Has Transferred $11 Trillion Worth of Wealth in 10 Years
The Bitcoin Network Has Transferred $11 Trillion Worth of Wealth in 10 Years
25 October 2019, 15:24
The Bitcoin network has facilitated the transfer of wealth worth $11 trillion within the near ten years that it has been in existence (2009-2019).
Anthony Pompliano – Using Bitcoin and Other Cryptos Could Change the Narrative for Libra
Anthony Pompliano – Using Bitcoin and Other Cryptos Could Change the Narrative for Libra
14 October 2019, 16:09
Anthony Pompliano believes that Facebook's Libra project could overcome existing regulatory hurdles by simply launching a wallet that supports Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin Mining Firm Granted $500,000 By Virginia Beach Set to Liquidate
Bitcoin Mining Firm Granted $500,000 By Virginia Beach Set to Liquidate
10 October 2019, 10:50
BCause Mining LLC, a Virginia Beach-based Bitcoin mining company that was once awarded a $500,000 grant by the city, has been ordered by a federal court judge to liquidate its assets and shut down operations.
UNICEF Now Accepts Donations in Bitcoin and Ether via New Fund
UNICEF Now Accepts Donations in Bitcoin and Ether via New Fund
09 October 2019, 18:20

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the non-profit organization catering for the needs of children in the United Nations, now allows donors to send in donations using Bitcoin or Ether. 

SEC’s Division Clarifies Bitcoin Isn’t a Security
SEC’s Division Clarifies Bitcoin Isn’t a Security
05 October 2019, 19:49
The Division of Investment Management staff of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) clarified in a letter dated October 1 that Bitcoin is not a security.
“Bye Banks, Buy Bitcoin” Case Made in Turkey With Near 3.3 Million Accounts Frozen
“Bye Banks, Buy Bitcoin” Case Made in Turkey With Near 3.3 Million Accounts Frozen
04 October 2019, 16:52
Authorities in Turkey have reportedly foreclosed bank accounts of individuals who owe taxes and social security debts. Could Bitcoin have helped anyone?
Ohio No Longer Accepts Bitcoin for Tax Payments
Ohio No Longer Accepts Bitcoin for Tax Payments
03 October 2019, 12:45
Ohio State Treasurer, Robert Sprague revealed the suspension of the OhioCrypto.com website in an announcement on Wednesday.
Russian Nuclear Engineer Denis Baykov Fined $7000 For Illegal Bitcoin Mining
Russian Nuclear Engineer Denis Baykov Fined $7000 For Illegal Bitcoin Mining
01 October 2019, 12:13
Denis Baykov, an employee at Russia’s Sarov nuclear center, was fined $7000 for attempting to use one of the center's supercomputers to mine Bitcoin.
Venezuelan Central Bank Could HODL Bitcoin and Ether
Venezuelan Central Bank Could HODL Bitcoin and Ether
26 September 2019, 22:13
Venezuela could become the first country to use Bitcoin and Ether as part of its international reserves.
SEC Institutes Proceedings for the Wilshire Phoenix Bitcoin ETF Proposal
SEC Institutes Proceedings for the Wilshire Phoenix Bitcoin ETF Proposal
24 September 2019, 19:54
The US SEC has instituted proceedings to decide whether or not to approve a proposed rule change by Wilshire Phoenix to list and trade shares of their Bitcoin and Treasury Investment Trust on NYSE Arca.
£500,000 Seized Crypto To Be Auctioned This Week
£500,000 Seized Crypto To Be Auctioned This Week
23 September 2019, 18:06
Wilson Auctions received permission from a U.K police force to sale criminal proceeds seized worth £500,000 in Bitcoin, Ether, XRP and more.
Arab Bank Switzerland Offers Clients Access to Bitcoin and Ether
Arab Bank Switzerland Offers Clients Access to Bitcoin and Ether
19 September 2019, 10:45
Arab Bank Switzerland nows offer clients access to cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ether.
North Korea is Developing Their Own Bitcoin
North Korea is Developing Their Own Bitcoin
18 September 2019, 19:48
North Korea is planning to launch a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin.
Former Coinbase VP Now Heads CFTC’s Bitcoin Futures Division
Former Coinbase VP Now Heads CFTC’s Bitcoin Futures Division
17 September 2019, 18:26
Dorothy DeWitt has joined the U.S Commodity Futures and Trading Commission (CFTC) as the Director of the Division of Market Oversight (DMO).
Likely Over 10,000 Cubans Are Using Bitcoin To Subvert Sanctions
Likely Over 10,000 Cubans Are Using Bitcoin To Subvert Sanctions
13 September 2019, 15:20

Anyone who argues that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have no use case needs to travel elsewhere to make that argument, not in the Island nation of Cuba where the new kind of money has given citizens a lifeline.

Bitcoin Goes Mainstream With Logo to Appear on Watford FC Sleeves
Bitcoin Goes Mainstream With Logo to Appear on Watford FC Sleeves
12 September 2019, 11:41
Watford FC has revealed that its players would wear shirts bearing the famous Bitcoin logo for the 2019/2020 season.
Europol Tracks Down Gang That Swaps Fake Notes for Bitcoin Online
Europol Tracks Down Gang That Swaps Fake Notes for Bitcoin Online
10 September 2019, 17:47
The Portuguese Judicial Police and Europol arrested five people associated with the creation of fake banknotes shipped to buyers in different European countries. The leader had collected $1.4 million worth of Bitcoins from his clients.
Jay Clayton Reports ‘Progress’ is Being Made on Bitcoin ETFs
Jay Clayton Reports ‘Progress’ is Being Made on Bitcoin ETFs
10 September 2019, 07:14
Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC), Jay Clayton has reported that progress is being made on the path to approving the first Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).
Burundi Says No to Crypto! Bans All Forms of Trading
Burundi Says No to Crypto! Bans All Forms of Trading
04 September 2019, 20:49
Burundi has ruled that it is illegal to trade Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency within its shores.
7 Common Ways Newbies Lose Crypto and How to Avoid Them
7 Common Ways Newbies Lose Crypto and How to Avoid Them
02 September 2019, 11:24
Learn how newbies lose their cryptocurrencies and how you can protect yourself from fraudsters.
Fake HitBTC Customer Service Charged for $233,220 Bitcoin Theft
Fake HitBTC Customer Service Charged for $233,220 Bitcoin Theft
23 August 2019, 18:57
Karanjit Singh Khatkar and Jagroop Singh Khatkar allegedly posed themselves as customer service representatives of cryptocurrency exchange, HitBTC and stole BTC holdings worth of $233,220
It Took Bitcoin Only 10 Years to Get to G7 — Anthony Pompliano
It Took Bitcoin Only 10 Years to Get to G7 — Anthony Pompliano
20 August 2019, 20:48
It took Bitcoin less than a decade to go from the fringes of the internet to a subject of debate at the upcoming G7 2019 meeting in France
Mike Pompeo Says Anonymous Crypto Decreases Global Security
Mike Pompeo Says Anonymous Crypto Decreases Global Security
20 August 2019, 18:55
U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to CNBC about the emergence of cryptocurrencies as a tool for bad actors.
Bakkt Finally Cleared to Launch; Sets Sept 23 Target
Bakkt Finally Cleared to Launch; Sets Sept 23 Target
16 August 2019, 17:23
Bakkt has received approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to launch its Bitcoin futures products.
Top 5 Bullish Bitcoin Predictions. What’s Your Bet?
Top 5 Bullish Bitcoin Predictions. What’s Your Bet?
06 August 2019, 03:53
What are the most bullish Bitcoin predictions ever? Find out in this article what the future price value of Bitcoin according to Tim Draper, McAfee, Anthony Pomp, Tom Lee and Mike Novogratz.
Craig Wright to Pay $73,000 in Legal Fees for Losing Vs. Roger Ver
Craig Wright to Pay $73,000 in Legal Fees for Losing Vs. Roger Ver
01 August 2019, 16:07
U.K High Court Judge Sir Matthew Nicklin ruled that Craig Wright would payback $73,000 in legal fees after his libel lawsuit against Roger Ver was thrown out of court.
Bitcoin Preferred As Exchange of Value Network Over BCH and BSV
Bitcoin Preferred As Exchange of Value Network Over BCH and BSV
29 July 2019, 17:39
The Bitcoin (BTC) network transacted $3.58 billion to beat its Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) counterparts as a preferred exchange of value channel.
John McAfee is Pro Bitcoin But Recently Turned Pro Detainee
John McAfee is Pro Bitcoin But Recently Turned Pro Detainee
29 July 2019, 13:06
John McAfee has spent most of his time doing two things: promoting Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies and running away from authorities before eventually getting detained.
William Green May Face 5-Year Sentence for Unlicensed BTC Exchange
William Green May Face 5-Year Sentence for Unlicensed BTC Exchange
25 July 2019, 10:37
The United States DoJ announced an indictment against, William Green, a 46-year-old man residing in New Jersey who allegedly operated an unlicensed Bitcoin Exchange.
Brian Haney Charged With $19 Million Bitcoin Money Laundering
Brian Haney Charged With $19 Million Bitcoin Money Laundering
22 July 2019, 07:52

The United States Department of Justice on Thursday announced charges against Hugh Brian Haney, a resident Columbus Ohio who allegedly made $19 million from the sale of narcotics on dark web market place, Silk Road.

Robbers Unsuccessful With Raid on a Birmingham Bitcoin ATM
Robbers Unsuccessful With Raid on a Birmingham Bitcoin ATM
18 July 2019, 21:15

A group of three masked men failed to succeed after attempting to rob a Birmingham-based Bitcoin ATM according to a Daily Mail report, today July 18.

Mnuchin — U.S Will Ensure ‘Very Very Strong’ Crypto Regulation
Mnuchin — U.S Will Ensure ‘Very Very Strong’ Crypto Regulation
18 July 2019, 14:35
U.S Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says the U.S would police cryptocurrencies with “very, very strong” regulations so that they don’t become cloaked in secrecy.
Tim Draper Slams India’s Bitcoin Ban Over Unconfirmed Reports
Tim Draper Slams India’s Bitcoin Ban Over Unconfirmed Reports
17 July 2019, 19:47
Tim Draper claimed that India has banned Bitcoin when official reports suggest otherwise.
Morgan Hunt and Kim Hecroft to Pay Nearly $400,000 for Bitcoin Fraud
Morgan Hunt and Kim Hecroft to Pay Nearly $400,000 for Bitcoin Fraud
12 July 2019, 18:48
A Texas federal court has ruled that Morgan Hunt and Kim Hecroft will pay $400,000 for carrying out a fraudulent Bitcoin scheme while falsely impersonating the U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Did Jerome Powell Just Validate Bitcoin as Gold 2.0?
Did Jerome Powell Just Validate Bitcoin as Gold 2.0?
12 July 2019, 13:59
Jerome Powell: Bitcoin a good example, really no one uses Bitcoin for payments. They use it more as an alternative to gold. It’s a store of value; it’s a speculative store of value like gold.
What Fraction of My Portfolio Should Be in Bitcoin?
What Fraction of My Portfolio Should Be in Bitcoin?
06 July 2019, 18:04
What fraction of an investor's portfolio should be in Bitcoin (BTC)?
Lawyer Says Craig Wright Presented False Documents for Court Defense
Lawyer Says Craig Wright Presented False Documents for Court Defense
05 July 2019, 07:26
Craig Wright claims that the deed was signed on October 23, 2012, even though the Calibri font used itself was only copyrighted in 2015
Lake City Pays 42 BTC ($490,000) to Ransomware Gang
Lake City Pays 42 BTC ($490,000) to Ransomware Gang
26 June 2019, 17:53
Lake City on Monday agreed to pay the 42 Bitcoins ($500 million) ransom to ransomware attackers who invaded the region's computer systems.
Australia’s Central Bank Claims Crypto Adoption Still Far Away
Australia’s Central Bank Claims Crypto Adoption Still Far Away
20 June 2019, 19:37
The article titled ‒ Cryptocurrency: Ten Years On ‒ sought to provide insight regarding the emergence of cryptocurrencies and the proposition that these new payment tools would eventually overtake fiat currencies including the Australian Dollar (AUD).
What is a Bitcoin-Pegged Token? Binance Just Launched One
What is a Bitcoin-Pegged Token? Binance Just Launched One
17 June 2019, 14:26
What is Bitcoin-pegged Token? To easily understand what a Bitcoin-pegged token, you would have to define what ‘peg’ means in the crypto world.
John De Mol Sues Facebook Over Fake Crypto Ads
John De Mol Sues Facebook Over Fake Crypto Ads
05 June 2019, 18:49
John De Mol filed a lawsuit with the Amsterdam District Court against Facebook, regarding a fake cryptocurrency ad they allowed to run on their platform.
Sichuan Province to Investigate Illegal Bitcoin Mining Farms
Sichuan Province to Investigate Illegal Bitcoin Mining Farms
30 May 2019, 10:08
The Chinese province, Sichuan has opened an investigation into the operations of some illegal cryptocurrency mining farms situated within its terrain.
Crypto Regulation No Longer Top Priority — Dmitry Medvedev
Crypto Regulation No Longer Top Priority — Dmitry Medvedev
16 May 2019, 21:09
Dmitry Medvedev — "Nowadays, the popularity of cryptocurrency has decreased, and regulatory issues may not be so relevant.”
Blockstream Launches Bitcoin-based Token Issuance Platform
Blockstream Launches Bitcoin-based Token Issuance Platform
15 May 2019, 20:12
Bitcoin startup, Blockstream has announced at the ongoing Blockchain Week in New York, the release of its token issuance platform based on the Bitcoin blockchain.
U.S SEC Delays Bitwise ETF Proposal Again
U.S SEC Delays Bitwise ETF Proposal Again
14 May 2019, 19:32
The United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) will not give its ruling but will continue accepting public comments regarding a Bitcoin ETF application filed in January by Bitwise Investment Advisers in partnership with NYSE Arca.
Ron Paul Rules Out Sherman’s Suggestions to Outlaw Crypto
Ron Paul Rules Out Sherman’s Suggestions to Outlaw Crypto
13 May 2019, 21:07
Ron Paul, a former U.S Congressman, and a Presidential Candidate have lashed out at recent comments made by Congressman Brad Sherman that the U.S should outlaw cryptocurrencies by stopping Americans from using it.
Europol Seize Six-Figure Worth of Crypto from Dark Web Raid
Europol Seize Six-Figure Worth of Crypto from Dark Web Raid
04 May 2019, 02:19
A recent raid by the European Police authorities led to the arrest of three suspects as well as the seizure of cash worth €550,000 (appr. $616,600) and Bitcoin and Monero cryptocurrencies in the six-figure region.
Myanmar Warns Citizens Against Crypto Investments
Myanmar Warns Citizens Against Crypto Investments
03 May 2019, 18:12
The Central Bank of Myanmar is worried about the increasing number of citizens losing money to crypto fraudsters and for this reason, issued a second warning to the public regarding investment into the new asset class.
P2P Bitcoin Exchanger Eric Powers to Pay $35000 Fine
P2P Bitcoin Exchanger Eric Powers to Pay $35000 Fine
20 April 2019, 13:24
Peer-to-peer Bitcoin Exchanger, Eric Powers, a resident of Kern County, California, will pay a fine of $35,000 and also lose any rights to work as a money services agent according to FinCEN.
Bakkt May Subvert CFTC Demands with Crypto License from New York
Bakkt May Subvert CFTC Demands with Crypto License from New York
18 April 2019, 16:44
Bloomberg sources say Bakkt will apply for a crypto license with the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to quickly bring its product to market
Paxful Nigerian Users Saga; Millions of Dollars Trapped
Paxful Nigerian Users Saga; Millions of Dollars Trapped
08 April 2019, 12:44
A new petition claims Paxful has allegedly shut down accounts belonging to some Nigerian users holding millions of dollars on the exchange.
We Don’t Suppress Crypto Assets Sector — U.S CFTC Chair
We Don’t Suppress Crypto Assets Sector — U.S CFTC Chair
05 April 2019, 16:38
CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo said the agency had resisted calls to use their legal powers to suppress the development of crypto-assets and the underlying technologies that support them.
Suspects in Ongoing $300m Crypto Fraud Case Get Interim Bail
Suspects in Ongoing $300m Crypto Fraud Case Get Interim Bail
04 April 2019, 21:07
Amit and Vivek Bharadwaj, as well as three other suspects (Ayush Varshney, Rupesh Singh, and Sanchit), are believed that be the masterminds behind GainBitcoin and other crypto-related schemes sometime in 2013
Canadian Court Asks Matthew Phan to Forfeit 281.41BTC Alleged Crime Profits
Canadian Court Asks Matthew Phan to Forfeit 281.41BTC Alleged Crime Profits
04 April 2019, 13:50
Judge Jane Kelly, a Superior Court Justice in Toronto, Canada ruled on April 3, that Matthew Phan, an online drug dealer, and dark web expert should relinquish his 281.41BTC (appr. $1.4 million) to authorities.
Can Crypto Reduce USD Domination in Argentina?
Can Crypto Reduce USD Domination in Argentina?
30 March 2019, 15:04
In the Deputy Minister’s opinion, encouraging citizens to adopt cryptocurrencies as a payment option will go a long way to reduce the demand for USD in Argentina
Innisfil, Canada Trials Bitcoin for Property Tax Payments
Innisfil, Canada Trials Bitcoin for Property Tax Payments
29 March 2019, 16:58
Would you pay your property taxes more promptly if you could use Bitcoin as a payment method? Innisfil Town, Canada now accepts Bitcoin for property tax payments.
Ukrainian Arrested for Crypto Malware That Got 1.5 Million Visits
Ukrainian Arrested for Crypto Malware That Got 1.5 Million Visits
28 March 2019, 09:15
The cyber crime department of the Ukrainian Police said in a March 26 press release that they arrested a 32-year old resident of Bukovina alleged to be distributing malicious crypto-related software to the public.
CME’s Terry Duffy — Bitcoin’s Fixed Supply Makes Regulation Difficult
CME’s Terry Duffy — Bitcoin’s Fixed Supply Makes Regulation Difficult
26 March 2019, 12:36
"The governments can't run unless they can run on a deficit. [They]can't borrow against anything.'"
B2C2 Wins $11.5m Lawsuit Against Quoine Exchange
B2C2 Wins $11.5m Lawsuit Against Quoine Exchange
14 March 2019, 23:18
A failed trade involving B2C2 and Quoine could see the exchange pay back as much $11.5 million unless they agree to more favorable terms with the victorious party.
1Pool To Pay $990,000 For Illegal BTC Transactions
1Pool To Pay $990,000 For Illegal BTC Transactions
12 March 2019, 10:41
For failing to register with the CFTC and not enforcing AML laws, a court order has mandated 1Pool Ltd to payback an outrageous sum of $990,000
Does the Rumoured Facebook Coin Endanger Bitcoin’s Future?
Does the Rumoured Facebook Coin Endanger Bitcoin’s Future?
04 March 2019, 13:31
Does the FacebookCoin endanger Bitcoin’s future? In this article, we put both cryptocurrencies into perspective and consider what possibilities lie ahead.
Thai SEC Approve 4 Cryptocurrencies For Investors
Thai SEC Approve 4 Cryptocurrencies For Investors
01 March 2019, 14:29
The Thai SEC has released a new list of four cryptocurrencies that it approves for ICOs and a base in trading pairs on crypto exchanges.
Russia's HR Official Wants Deportation of Alexander Vinnik
Russia's HR Official Wants Deportation of Alexander Vinnik
26 February 2019, 14:34
After spending eighteen months in the custody of Greek authorities, Alexander Vinnik, an alleged $4 billion BTC fraudster may soon make a return to the Russian Federation.
SEC Begin Countdown For Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Application
SEC Begin Countdown For Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Application
15 February 2019, 15:10
U.S SEC will have 45 days to make its decision on whether to approve, reject or extend its deadline Bitwise's proposed rule change.
SEC Halts ETF Sneaking Bitcoin Futures
SEC Halts ETF Sneaking Bitcoin Futures
14 February 2019, 12:31
The United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has asked Reality Shares Advisors to withdraw its clever draft ETF prospectus that included Bitcoin Futures.
Turkish Police Arrest 24 Suspects For $2.3 Million Crypto Crime
Turkish Police Arrest 24 Suspects For $2.3 Million Crypto Crime
14 February 2019, 10:43
The Turkish Police earlier this week arrested 24 suspects allegedly involved in the hack of 3 million Turkish lira ($2.47 million) from an unnamed crypto firm.
Two U.S Pension Plans Just Invested a Digital Asset Fund
Two U.S Pension Plans Just Invested a Digital Asset Fund
12 February 2019, 20:21
The cryptocurrency industry is gaining new converts daily, and the latest of them are two major U.S pension plans who put in a majority of $40 million into a digital asset fund by Morgan Creek Digital.
Newly Proposed ETF Will Sneak Bitcoin
Newly Proposed ETF Will Sneak Bitcoin
12 February 2019, 07:00
Reality Shares To Sneak Bitcoin in Clever ETF proposal filed with U.S SEC
Leaked — Top SEC Official Says Bitcoin ETF Will Soon Happen
Leaked — Top SEC Official Says Bitcoin ETF Will Soon Happen
08 February 2019, 12:56
After several rejected applications, SEC Commissioner Robert J Jackson Jr says we are we closer than ever to the first approval for a Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) by the U.S SEC.
Bitcoin Is Money in Wyoming
Bitcoin Is Money in Wyoming
04 February 2019, 10:50
Senators in the U.S State of Wyoming has passed a bill that allows the Bitcoin to be classified as money. Now residents can hold Bitcoin freely without paying taxes on its usage.
CBOE Returns Bitcoin ETF Proposal To SEC
CBOE Returns Bitcoin ETF Proposal To SEC
01 February 2019, 10:50
Chicago Board and Options Exchange (CBOE) has resubmitted the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin ETF proposed rule-change to the U.S Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC)
Binance Users Can Now Use Credit Cards To Buy Crypto
Binance Users Can Now Use Credit Cards To Buy Crypto
31 January 2019, 22:42
For the first time ever, Binance users can now use their credits card to purchase cryptocurrencies on the platform.
Top 5 Crime Reports in Crypto This Week
Top 5 Crime Reports in Crypto This Week
28 January 2019, 15:27
In this article, we reveal the top five crime reports in crypto this week with Initial Coin Offerings and the hack of peer-to-peer crypto exchange, LocalBitcoins among the most prominent.
LocalBitcoins Hacked
LocalBitcoins Hacked
26 January 2019, 20:26
Peer-to-peer bitcoin exchange, LocalBitcoins, was hacked by an unauthorized source, today Jan 26, resulting in loss of bitcoins held by users on the platform
Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Now Awaits SEC Resumption
Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Now Awaits SEC Resumption
25 January 2019, 20:37
Latest update on the proposed Bitwise Bitcoin ETF shows that its ally, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Arca has submitted a filing pending the resumption of the U.S SEC.
FCA Release Proposed Regulation For Crypto Assets
FCA Release Proposed Regulation For Crypto Assets
23 January 2019, 17:53
For the first time, the U.K Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has defined Bitcoin and classified all type of cryptocurrencies in existence at this time. The proposed regulations have an April 5 deadline for public comments.
BIS Propose Solution After Last The Bitcoin is Mined
22 January 2019, 21:29
What happens after the last bitcoin is mined after 2140? The Bank for International Settlement (BIS) has proposed a new approach that will mean a move away from the Proof-of-work concept currently used on the Bitcoin Network
Wyoming To Make Bitcoin A Legal Tender
22 January 2019, 14:01
U.S State of Wyoming will likely make bitcoin a legal tender and allow banks to offer crypto custody if a new bill is approved by legislators this year.
Bitcoin For Taxes And Utility Offered By The UK Parliament
Bitcoin For Taxes And Utility Offered By The UK Parliament
10 December 2018, 22:49
Eddie Hughes, a Conservative Member of the U.K Parliament representing Walsall North, has recently suggested the introduction of Bitcoin as a payment option for taxes and utility bills in the region.
SEC Delay Bitcoin ETF Decision For The Last Time
SEC Delay Bitcoin ETF Decision For The Last Time
10 December 2018, 20:34
A document released by the US SEC last week confirmed that a decision on an application for such a derivative filed by fund manager VanEck and blockchain startup SolidX had been delayed for the third and final time until Feb. 27, 2019
Bitcoin Wallets Sanctioned By OFAC
Bitcoin Wallets Sanctioned By OFAC
30 November 2018, 08:36
Ali Khorashadizadeh and Mohammad Ghorbaniyan, the men collaborating with a crypto-targeted ransomware attack have been sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). For the first time in an OFAC sanction notice, the release included the bitcoin wallet addresses.
Nasdaq And VanEck Unite To Launch Bitcoin Futures
Nasdaq And VanEck Unite To Launch Bitcoin Futures
30 November 2018, 00:55
VanEck will use its digital asset pricing indices called MVIS to complement Nasdaq SMARTs Market Surveillance system in the development phase of the Bitcoin Futures contract. However, It is yet to be known whether returns on the contract will be physically-settled (paid in BTC) or backed with cash.
Nasdaq To Launch Bitcoin Futures in Q1 2019
Nasdaq To Launch Bitcoin Futures in Q1 2019
28 November 2018, 19:41
Nasdaq “has been working to satisfy the concerns of the U.S.’s main swaps regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission [CFTC]" and may Launch Bitcoin Futures contract in 2019
SEC Chairman: Almost All ICOs Are Non-compliant
SEC Chairman: Almost All ICOs Are Non-compliant
28 November 2018, 15:33

The recent clampdown on ICOs is not expected to end soon after the U.S SEC Chairman; Jay Clayton told CNBC reporters that the regulators’ definition of Initial Coin Offerings ICOs) remain the same and projects who fail to meet up to their requirements will still be considered “non-compliant.”

Ohio Accepts Bitcoin For Taxes
Ohio Accepts Bitcoin For Taxes
28 November 2018, 12:53
The tax agency of U.S State Ohio has opened up a portal that allows businesses to pay off any percentage of their taxes using Bitcoin. The gateway is Ohiocrypto.com and people could start using them for paying anything ranging from employee withholding tax to sales tax.
French Tobacco Stores Selling Of BTC Not Endorsed By Central Bank
French Tobacco Stores Selling Of BTC Not Endorsed By Central Bank
24 November 2018, 11:25
From Jan 1 of 2019, around 4000 French Tobacco stores will get a license to start selling Bitcoin Vouchers issued by KerplerK. French central bank issued a notice that the project was not approved by them but by the ACPR
The US DOJ Probes Tether Over Bitcoin Pump in 2017
The US DOJ Probes Tether Over Bitcoin Pump in 2017
22 November 2018, 17:05
Following BTC’s recent decline, the U.S Department of Justice has reportedly opened a probe into whether Tether and Bitfinex used USDT issuance to manipulate crypto market prices and pump Bitcoin in December 2017
Bitstraq, Malta exchange launches security tokens trading with VFA License
Bitstraq, Malta exchange launches security tokens trading with VFA License
13 November 2018, 12:51

Having become one of the first VFA Class 4 licensed crypto exchanges in ‘blockchain island’ Malta, Bitstraq is now eyeing the introduction of a security token trading platform for its clients.

Fake News: China Has Not Reversed Cryptocurrency Ban
Fake News: China Has Not Reversed Cryptocurrency Ban
11 November 2018, 23:37

Fake news has been going round in the past 24 hours after a crypto news publication site reported that the Chinese government reversed a crypto ban imposed in 2017. The fake news report has the title - China Lifts Bitcoin Ban; Individuals and Businesses Can Now Own Cryptocurrencies Legally.

FINMA tells banks to weight crypto risk at 800%
FINMA tells banks to weight crypto risk at 800%
05 November 2018, 22:05

Swiss-based banks who are interested in trading cryptocurrencies have been provided with new guidelines by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

11 Arrested for Bitcoin Hack worth $80k
11 Arrested for Bitcoin Hack worth $80k
05 November 2018, 15:06

The arrest of 11 suspects has now been confirmed by the Cybercrime Department of the Turkish National Police. According to the Turkish Corps who carried out the operations claims that the victims hacked several crypto accounts and made away with Bitcoin with $80,000. The news confirms what earlier reported was on Friday, Nov. 2. By Hürriyet, a major Turkish newspaper.

Morgan Stanley proclaims crypto as New Institutional Investment Class
Morgan Stanley proclaims crypto as New Institutional Investment Class
03 November 2018, 13:09

Can anyone stay away from crypto right now? Maybe, but not the researchers at Morgan Stanley who just released an update to a paper titled  "Bitcoin Decrypted: A Brief Teach-In and Implications," which they published earlier this year.

BlackRock CEO Says Bitcoin ETF Will Happen But Not Just Now
BlackRock CEO Says Bitcoin ETF Will Happen But Not Just Now
02 November 2018, 05:06

Anyone hoping to see a Bitcoin ETF soon will have to wait until the cryptocurrency industry becomes more 'legitimate’ according to Larry Fink, CEO of investment management firm BlackRock.

5 years jail time for BTC selling in US
5 years jail time for BTC selling in US
30 October 2018, 21:08
On Monday, October 29 Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of California issued a press-release stating that Jacob Burrell-Campos, 21 years was charged statutory maximum: 5 years prison, $250,000 fine. Also Burrell agreed to forfeit to the United States a total of $823,357.00