Wisconsin Mulls Guidelines for Campaign Contributions in Bitcoin

Wisconsin Mulls Guidelines for Campaign Contributions in BitcoinAuthorities in the state of Wisconsin have discussed the adoption of guidelines regarding cryptocurrency contributions to political campaigns, as requested by the Libertarian Party. Other states, like California, have urged politicians not to accept bitcoin donations. Kansas is the only state prohibiting such contributions. The Federal Election Commission allows crypto donations to campaigns for federal […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Wary Giants, Eager Dwarfs

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Wary Giants, Eager DwarfsFor some obvious reasons, but also irrational fears, big players like China, Russia, and the European Union are wary of cryptos like bitcoin. Centralized control doesn’t square with decentralization. However, often that’s not how their own regions and smaller neighbors feel about cryptocurrencies. In today’s Bitcoin in Brief we cover some recent developments mirroring this […]

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Half of the ICO Money in Russia Went to Pyramids

Half of the ICO Money in Russia Went to PyramidsRussian ICOs attracted a total of $300 million last year but half of the funds went to financial pyramids, according to the Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain. The organization that represents the crypto community in the country is now working on an ICO standard to help investors distinguish real projects from fraudulent schemes. Russian […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Snatching Blockchain, Tracking Bitcoin

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Snatching Blockchain, Tracking BitcoinNo one likes missing the train. Of course, jumping on the wrong one is sure to delay the arrival even more. In today’s Bitcoin in Brief, we cover the latest attempts by big corporations to stay close to the crypto waters without really wetting their feet. Also, do you want to know how Cryptokitties have […]

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Bitcoin Payments Are on the Rise in the Baltics

Bitcoin Payments Are on the Rise in the BalticsCryptocurrencies are gaining popularity in the Baltic states where no comprehensive regulations have been introduced yet. Businesses from multiple sectors, including real estate, online trade, the hospitality industry, and even healthcare, are taking advantage of crypto payments. Some companies from the region are already offering their services globally.    Also read: Blind Denial of Cryptocurrencies […]

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Russia’s Supreme Court Overturns Decision to Block Bitcoin Website

Russia’s Supreme Court Overturns Decision to Block a Bitcoin WebsiteThe Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has struck down the ban imposed on the Bitcoininfo.ru portal. The outlet is one several dozens of crypto-related websites that have been taken offline by the Russian authorities in the past few years. The decision sets a precedent which and is likely to determine the faith of many […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Truths, T-Shirts, Things That Matter

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Truths, T-Shirts, Things That MatterIn today’s Bitcoin in Brief we are focusing on some truths that have been uttered recently in regards to the latest attempt by authorities in New York to cross borders, when it comes to crypto controls and regulations. Also, crypto T-shirts, inspired by digital aesthetics, have been put on sale. Do you want to know […]

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Russia to “Tame and Test” Crypto Technologies in Crimea

Russia to “Tame and Test” Crypto Technologies in CrimeaA proposal to “tame” crypto technologies in Crimea has been made in Russia’s parliament this week. A local representative of the Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain told deputies the republic’s jurisdiction can be used to “test the new phenomenon”. RACIB has been working on a roadmap to implement the “Crypto-Crimea” plan and set up […]

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Russian Authorities Criticized over Proposed Crypto Regulation

Russian Authorities Criticized over Proposed Crypto RegulationCriticism aimed at authorities and the new legislation on “digital financial assets” is mounting in Russia. Local officials have rebuked lawmakers in the capital over slow progress, warning that the country will have to catch up with others. Experts from the crypto sector have expressed concerns about many unresolved issues in the proposed legal framework. […]

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Bafin Clarifies Stance on ICOs as More Germans Ask About Tokens

Bafin Clarifies Stance on ICOs As More Germans Ask About TokensGermany’s financial regulator has clarified its position on initial coin offerings. Bafin admitted it was receiving many inquiries about the status of tokens and cryptocurrencies distributed to investors through ICOs. The federal agency advised interested parties to refer to regulations applicable to traditional financial instruments and comply with current requirements. A new survey found out […]

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