Category Archives: Crypto News

US and Canadian Securities Regulators Coordinate ICO Probe in ‘Operation Cryptosweep’

US and Canadian regulators have reportedly opened the largest coordinated crypto probe into suspicious crypto investment programs. US and Canadian state and provincial securities regulators have opened probes into potentially fraudulent crypto investment programs in what has been dubbed “Operation Cryptosweep”, according to a press release May 21. The latest crackdown on suspicious crypto investment products is reportedly the largest such coordinated investigation by state and provincial officials. Regulators from across 40 jurisdictions coordinated by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) have initiated up to 70 […]

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Blockchain Streaming Platform To Host Hearthstone Tournament Within Days

sponsored A company is hosting the first-ever Hearthstone tournament to be powered by blockchain, with eight pro players and popular streamers going head to head. A company billing itself as “the world’s first decentralized streaming platform for gamers and esports fans” is preparing to host a virtual Hearthstone tournament within the coming days. Play2Live says this is the first-ever Hearthstone contest to be powered by blockchain technology, as well as the “next generation of streaming interactivity” that its platform provides. Eight players have been invited for the […]

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Vitalik Buterin Reportedly Pursued By Google, Asked Followers For Opinion In Deleted Poll

Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, reportdely posted and then deleted a tweet about being recruited to work for Google. Google is apparently trying to recruit Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin to join their team, according to a since removed tweet by Buterin, reportedly posted May 20. Buterin posted a since deleted tweet with a screenshot allegedly from a Google recruiter asking if Google “ma[d]e sense for you now or in the future,” along with a poll to the Twitter community over whether or not to take […]

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Taxes On Restricted Crypto And Options Can Be Confusing: Expert Take

How the IRS is going to tax your future income. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. This text shouldn’t be considered as legal advice. There is considerable talk today about crypto investments for everyone, for individual retirement accounts, via index funds, and more. There are also plenty of crypto-related startups, some of which have gotten […]

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Germany’s BaFin Visits National Bank of Georgia to Discuss Crypto Regulations

Germany’s supervisory authority met with Georgian financial authorities to share crypto regulation experience and expertise. One of the largest financial supervisors in Europe met with the National Bank of Georgia (NBG) and other members of the finance sector to discuss cryptocurrency regulation, according to a post on the NBG’s site May 18. According to the post, a representative from Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) met with members of the NBG, the international financial institutions (IFI), private sector, commercial banks, brokers, audit, and legal companies to increase […]

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Volatility: The Necessary Evil Of Cryptocurrency And How To Handle It

While crypto’s famed volatility can be terrifying for investors, it is something that needs to be weathered. Part of what has cemented cryptocurrencies on the map since they exploded into the mainstream investor market has been their volatility. Investors flooded to the likes of Bitcoin when, through November and December 2018, the value of the cryptocurrency increased in value exponentially. However, such volatility is a two-edged sword, and the cryptocurrency market has shown that in 2018 with Bitcoin’s price shedding more than 50 percent at times from […]

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Thai SEC Holds Focus Group to Clarify New Crypto, ICO Regulations

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission held a focus group today to discuss ICO regulations laid out in recently released crypto legislation. Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) held a focus group on cryptocurrency regulation today, May 21, streamed on Facebook Live. The hearing focused on the SEC’s approach to crypto-related businesses and fundraising through Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), local news outlet Siam Blockchain reports. Today’s focus group clarified that ICOs can only raise funds in the Thai baht and cryptocurrencies permitted by the SEC – those […]

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Walmart Files Patent for Blockchain-Based Customer Marketplace

Walmart’s latest blockchain-related patent proposes a platform that would let customers resell items they no longer need. Walmart has filed a patent for a blockchain-based marketplace for reselling purchased products, according to a US Patent and Trademark Office USPTO patent filing from May 17. The application describes a service that would record a customer’s purchases in a blockchain ledger, thus allowing the customer to resell the items on a sales platform using the record of purchase. The patent notes that since customers don’t always plan to use […]

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Japan’s Largest Bank and Cloud Delivery Giant Akamai Announce Blockchain Payment Network

Japanese banking giant MUFG and U.S.-based cloud service provider Akamai partner to create blockchain-based payment network The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) has partnered with major U.S.-based cloud delivery platform Akamai Technologies to release a global payment network based on blockchain, Cointelegraph Japan reports today, May 21. Akamai, a Massachusetts-based firm, was able to test the blockchain platform “under realistic business conditions,” showing a capability for processing a million transactions per second and a capacity for finalizing transactions in under two seconds, according to MUFG’s official press […]

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Polish Finance Ministry Rolls Back Crypto Tax, Promises Smarter Regulation

The Polish Ministry of Finance will drop the current taxation framework for cryptocurrency trades and research the industry to better create new legislation. Poland’s Ministry of Finance will temporarily suspend tax collection for cryptocurrencies, the Polish Press Agency (PAP) reported May 18. The Ministry says it will conduct an “in-depth analysis” of the crypto space to inform better regulation and taxation policies going forward. At the beginning of April – income tax statements in Poland are due on April 30 – the Ministry of Finance had released […]

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