The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges with two initial coin offering issuers. These cases are the commission’s first to impose civil penalties “solely for ICO securities offering registration violations.” Both companies have agreed to refund investors, pay penalties, and register their tokens as securities. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the […]Bitcoin News.
11/16/2018 / 21:40:39
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The financial regulator of the Isle of Man recently introduced changes to its policy governing the registration of companies in the cryptocurrency industry. The British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea is also tightening rules applicable to projects that conduct initial coin offerings (ICOs). Also read: Vietnam at Crossroads on Cryptocurrency Regulations Financial Authority Adopts […]Bitcoin News.
11/15/2018 / 13:10:21
Economy & Regulation | crypto companies | Cryptocurrency | cryptocurrency businesses | Gibraltar | ICOs | Isle of Man | jurisdictions | malta | N-Economy | registrations | Regulation | Regulations | requirements | rules | Token Sales | Tokens | | ICO|BTC|Regulation
In recent cryptocurrency exchange news, Bitfinex has introduced new withdrawal fees, the CEO of Bitmex has refuted accusations that the exchange’s in-house trading desk trades against its customers, and Malta-based Bistraq Exchange has commenced operations. Also Read: Stablecoins Fetch a Premium as BTC Hits Year Low Bitfinex to Charge 3% on Frequent Withdrawals Bitfinex has introduced […]Bitcoin News.
11/15/2018 / 08:30:42
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According to court documents filed in Seattle, Washington, the mining rig manufacturer Bitmain has filed a lawsuit against an unidentified suspect who hacked the company’s Binance account. Bitmain hopes to identify the defendant “John Doe” and recover the stolen BTC siphoned from the organization’s cryptocurrency holdings held on the exchange. Also Read: Fork Watch: List of […]Bitcoin News.
11/10/2018 / 21:15:45
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The authorities in the island nation of Mauritius plan to start issuing custodian licenses to companies holding digital assets on behalf of clients. The financial regulator said the existing licensing regime is not suited for that purpose, although licensees under the new rules will have to comply with similar requirements. Also read: Abu Dhabi […]Bitcoin News.
11/07/2018 / 13:00:20
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Google has announced a number of upcoming changes concerning the development of new extensions for Chrome. Users of the web browser will soon benefit from improved security and better protection against malware including hidden miners and tools used to steal cryptocurrency. Also read: A Guide to Building Your Own Crypto Mining Rig Google Introduces Changes […]Bitcoin News.
10/02/2018 / 23:55:04
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Seeking Alpha has published an exposé by Logan Kane regarding free stock and crypto trading smartphone application Robinhood. Mr. Kane alleges the company “takes from the millennial and gives to the high-frequency trader” by accepting payment for order flow and selling order data for “over ten times as much as other brokers who engage in the […]Bitcoin News.
09/21/2018 / 05:22:57
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Journalist Logan Kane of Seeking Alpha conducted a deep dive on the practices of popular stock and cryptocurrency trading smartphone application Robinhood. According to Mr. Kane, “it seems that today’s Robinhood takes from the millennial and gives to the high-frequency trader. Not only does Robinhood accept payment for order flow, but on a back-of-the-envelope calculation, […]Bitcoin News.
09/18/2018 / 07:50:01
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The low-cost Robinhood investing app popular with millennials makes up for the lost profits of commission-free trades by selling users’ data to other financial companies. What’s the Logic of Robbing Peter to Pay Paul? A Second Quarter SEC filing shows that Robinhood Financial (Robinhood) is actually making millions of dollars from selling users’ data to high-frequency trading (HFT) firms. Recall, this is the same company that espouses values of ethical trading practices that benefit theRead MoreBitcoinist.com.
09/14/2018 / 07:00:04
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Low energy prices from the local hydroelectric plant attracted many cryptocurrency miners to Grant County, Washington. But it seems like the gravy train may soon hit the buffers as authorities announced a series of price hikes. Evolving Industries International Business Times reports that a late-August meeting saw the Grant County Public Utility District (PUD) vote-in a new rate for ''evolving industries.” However, this euphemism is specifically targetting cryptocurrency mining following the recent influx. The new ''RateRead MoreBitcoinist.com.
09/06/2018 / 21:00:45
A new presidential decree legalizes cryptocurrency trading in Uzbekistan, introducing licensing for crypto exchanges and a set of requirements they will be obliged to meet. To operate in the country, foreign trading platforms will have to establish local subsidiaries and abide by the country’s relevant laws. Also read: California Passes Bill Defining Blockchain and Crypto […]Bitcoin News.
09/06/2018 / 14:35:08
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Japan’s financial regulator has reportedly introduced new screening requirements for crypto exchanges seeking approval to operate in the country. The agency now extends its focus beyond the registrants’ financial health and system safety measures. Among additional criteria are the assessment of the companies’ decision-making process and their links to antisocial groups. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek […]Bitcoin News.
09/03/2018 / 01:55:06
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Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison back in 2015 for operating the Silk Road marketplace but many people believe he should be set free. The Ulbricht family, aided by his new Twitter account @RealRossU, has managed to gather close to 60,000 signatures in a petition for his clemency. Meanwhile, many questions surrounding the […]Bitcoin News.
08/13/2018 / 21:50:34
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A court in Thessaloniki, Greece has accepted an extradition request from Russia for suspected Btc-e operator, Alexander Vinnik. Last month, a French request for Vinnik’s extradition was also accepted by Greece. Also Read: Markets Update: Monster Liquidations and Flash Crash Fear Russian Extradition Request Accepted for Alexander Vinnik Accepted by Greek Court A senior panel of […]Bitcoin News.
08/04/2018 / 02:55:13
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This week one of Europe’s largest speed trading platforms and exchange-traded fund (ETFs) dealers, Flow Traders NV, announced the firm is entering the cryptocurrency space by offering bitcoin and ethereum exchange-traded notes (ETNs) to its clientele. Also read: Switzerland Considers Granting Crypto Businesses Access to Banking Services Speed Trading Platform Flow Traders Enters the Cryptocurrency Trading […]Bitcoin News.
07/06/2018 / 22:25:29
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This week the cryptocurrency firm Circle revealed it has seen a significant uptick in institutional interest. According to Circle CEO and co-founder, Jeremy Allaire says even though cryptocurrency markets were down in during the month of May the company saw a 30 percent spike from institutional clients last month. Also read: Meet Three More Applications That […]Bitcoin News.
06/27/2018 / 18:35:51
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The Dutch financial regulator, The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) has published a letter addressed to new and currently existing institutions invested in cryptocurrencies. The letter seeks to inform that certain cryptocurrency investment activities may require licensing from the AFM, however, expresses “serious doubts” as to “whether managers of investment institutions in cryptos […]Bitcoin News.
06/17/2018 / 00:20:44
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In recent regulatory news, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has rejected a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request regarding the subpoenas recently received by Bitfinex and Tether; the United States Securities and Exchanges (SEC) Chairman, Jay Clayton, has indicated that the regulator will not alter existing securities legislation to cater to cryptocurrencies. […]Bitcoin News.
06/08/2018 / 05:20:18
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More than two thirds of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges and wallet providers on both sides of the Atlantic fail to conduct proper identity verification checks. According to new research into their onboarding practices, most of the studied platforms do not meet the requirements of the upcoming regulations under the updated EU anti-money laundering directive. Also […]Bitcoin News.
06/05/2018 / 23:40:05
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Open source programs have become a vital part of the organizational framework of many business ventures across the globe. However, with increasing interest in this technological domain, a whole new set of growing pains have come to light. For example, open source platforms present a severe lack of incentives for developers, thereby rendering many projects inactive within a short span of time. FundRequest is an all-new venture that has been designed to fund open source issues on any project, irrespective of the programming language that has been used to develop it. The platform makes use of a blockchain-driven framework as well
06/01/2018 / 15:00:06
The Israeli Ministry of Finance has published draft prohibiting money laundering regulations with provisions specifically pertaining to virtual currencies. The proposed regulations will also introduce a suite of new reporting requirements for financial service providers, including strict conditions regarding the cryptocurrency activities of clients. Also Read: South Korean Exchange Bithumb Blocks Trading in 11 Countries Israeli […]Bitcoin News.
05/28/2018 / 16:40:29
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This week after a few months of controversy, the owners of Bitcoin.org reverted its descriptions about what Bitcoin is on the website’s front page back to “fast peer-to-peer transactions” and “low processing fees” after removing the descriptions this past January. The front page descriptions were changed by the website’s co-owner, a pseudonym called ‘Cobra Bitcoin,’ […]Bitcoin News.
04/29/2018 / 17:06:29
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