Moscow Exchange Ready for “Fast and Easy” Crypto Derivatives Trading

Moscow Exchange Ready for “Fast and Easy” Crypto Derivatives TradingWith authorities in Moscow still trying to find their bearings on Bitcoin, the largest Russian exchange has announced its readiness to organize trading of crypto-based financial instruments. It would be faster and easier, MOEX stated, when asked by local media if it was ready to start trading cryptocurrencies. Russia’s Central Bank, however, has rejected calls […]

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Calls for “Legal Bitcoin” in Ukraine, as Natsbank Mulls E-Fiat

Calls for “Legal Bitcoin” in Ukraine, as Natsbank Mulls E-FiatUkraine, now serious about crypto regulation, is setting up a special working group to oversee the completion of the necessary framework. Dedicated legislation has been making its way through parliament since October. The National Bank is considering plans to emit “e-hryvnias”, while the justice minister says bitcoin is a fact and calls for its legalization. […]

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Mining Operations Offered to India After Mixed Signals from Beijing

Mining Operations Offered to India after Mixed Signals from BeijingMembers of the Indian crypto community have received offers to set up mining facilities after reports of potentially negative developments for miners in China. According to local media, businesses are already exploring such opportunities as India has some of the lowest electricity rates. Upcoming regulation, however, may put some hurdles on the track. Also read: […]

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The Mystery of the ”Lost” Bulgarian Bitcoins Sparks Questions Again

The Mystery of the Bulgarian Bitcoins Sparks Questions AgainMissing, stolen, lost or buried…these are all adjectives attracting attention when attached to the noun “cash”, physical or digital. Comments and shares on social media have revived curiosity and sparked questions about one particular monetary mystery – what happened with the 200,000 bitcoins Bulgaria seized from gangsters? As with any urban legend, a mix of facts, claims […]

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Hong Kong Hacker Arrested in Blackmail for Bitcoin Case

Hong Kong Hacker Arrested in Blackmail for Bitcoin CaseA suspect in a case involving hacking, blackmailing and Bitcoin has been arrested in Hong Kong. A 30-year-old computer technician has been taken in custody in connection with cyberattacks against two travel agencies. The man risks years of imprisonment. Personal data of customers was held for ransom. Tour operators were asked to pay 1 Bitcoin […]

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South Korea to Cooperate with China and Japan on Regulation

South Korea to Cooperate with China and Japan on RegulationSouth Korean regulators are seeking cooperation with counterparts from Beijing and Tokyo to address cryptocurrency speculation. Six commercial banks have been targeted by Seoul authorities inspecting crypto trading. Korean experience is to help a possible trilateral approach to regulation. Also read: Vietnam Expedites Cryptocurrency Legal Framework – Ready End of January “Trial-And-Error” to Shape the […]

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Vietnam Expedites Cryptocurrency Legal Framework – Ready End of January

Vietnam Expedites Cryptocurrency Legal Framework – Ready End of JanuaryThe government of Vietnam has taken steps to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency regulation that will affect Bitcoin. The executive power in Hanoi has insisted that the framework should be ready by the end of January. Amendments to the tax code are expected to help tap into proceeds from “virtual property and digital money”. Also […]

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British Bank Says “No” to Crypto Firms from Gibraltar

British Bank Says “NO” to Crypto Transactions from GibraltarLess than a week since it started licensing blockchain businesses, Gibraltar has received bad news from the United Kingdom. A leading British bank has refused to process orders from crypto firms based in the overseas territory. Gibraltan banks are now on the lookout for another UK banking partner. Also read: Britain: Where You Can Bet […]

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Ripple Dips After Coinbase Rejects Rumors of Adding New Assets

Ripple Dips after Coinbase Rejects Rumors of a New AssetRipple has taken a hit by a move to end rumors that Bitcoin’s centralized competitor might be introduced to the leading trading platforms in the US. No decision to add new assets to either GDAX or Coinbase has been made, the exchange said in a blog post dismissing any statements to the contrary. Ripple lost […]

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Canadians Harness Wind to Mine Bitcoin – in Romania

Canadians Harness Wind to Mine Bitcoin – in RomaniaCanadian investors have decided to put money and effort into a wind-powered crypto mining undertaking in Romania. To make it happen, they have finalized a deal to acquire a wind farm capable of producing enough energy to light the bulbs in over 30,000 homes. Driven by enthusiasm about the project, they have even added “Blockchain […]

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