Monthly Archives: February 2019

Indonesia: New Legislation Recognizes Crypto as Trading Commodity

New legislation introduced in Indonesia recognizes cryptocurrencies as trading commodities and gives legal certainty to crypto exchanges. Indonesia has introduced new legislation that recognizes Bitcoin (BTC) as a trading commodity, Asia-oriented news outlet KrASIA reported on Feb. 15. Indonesia’s Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency, also known as Bappebti, initially signed a decree to make cryptocurrency a commodity future legally tradable on stock exchanges last June. The agency then stated that the Indonesian government would soon release corresponding legislation regulating currency exchange companies, taxation, and other related issues. […]

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Apple Notes Blockchain Guidelines in Recent SEC Filing

A recent SEC filing revealed Apple’s involvement in the development of blockchain standards for mineral supply chains. Tech giant Apple has mentioned its work in forming the Blockchain Guidelines of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) in a filing with the United States Security Exchange Commission (SEC). The document, entitled “Conflict Minerals Report” was published on Feb. 15. In general, the document pertains to Apple’s business practices and ethics in sourcing minerals for its various consumer electronic devices. Apple states that it is “committed to going beyond the […]

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Wyoming Passes New Friendly Regulations for Crypto Assets

The Wyoming state government has been expanding its status as a hub for crypto and blockchain technology by passing several new bills this February. According to Wyoming-based blockchain advocate Caitlin Long, the state of Wyoming has recently passed resolution SF0125 on February 14, 2019, claiming that Wyoming “law recognizes property rights in the direct ownership of digital assets.” The bill plainly states “that digital assets are property within the Uniform Commercial Code” and goes on to elaborate some of its ramifications. Long gave a succinct rundown of […]

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QuadrigaCX CEO Widow Sells Estate Assets, Reportedly Places Others in Trust

Jennifer Robertson, the widow of the late QuadrigaCX exchange CEO, appears to be liquidating and shuffling some estate assets. When QuadrigaCX founder and CEO Gerald Cotten passed away suddenly in December of 2018 in India, he was allegedly the only person with the knowledge of the exchange’s cold storage keys. In his will, Cotten names Robertson executrix of his estate, as well as endowing her as its primary beneficiary. The exchange waited roughly a month from Cotten’s reported time of death to making his passing public, enough […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, TRON, Stellar, Binance Coin, Bitcoin SV: Price Analysis, February 15

Some experts predict the downfall of tokens with no clear use cases, while touting Bitcoin as a clear winner in the long run. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. United States banking giant JPMorgan Chase, whose CEO has been one of the most vocal critics of cryptocurrencies, […]

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Crypto Markets Continue to See Mixed Signals, Dow Jones Up Over 360 Points

Crypto markets continue trading sideways, Bitcoin keeps holding its weekly momentum. Feb. 15 — crypto markets have continued trading sideways after hitting a multi-month high of daily trading volume of more than $36 billion yesterday, according to CoinMarketCap data. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is slightly down over the past 24 hours, and is trading at $3,626 at press time. At press time, the biggest cryptocurrency is up around 0.41 percent over the past 7 days, while down some 0.1 on the day. On Feb. 11, […]

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RSK Sidechain Is Now Secured by 45% of BTC’s Hashrate

On Feb. 14, the cryptocurrency infrastructure organization led by RSK Labs announced the one-year anniversary of the RSK network and highlighted several notable achievements. Over the last 12 months, the project’s merge mining has managed to gather 45 percent of the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network hashrate, making the RSK smart contract system more secure than most blockchains. Also Read: Bitcoin’s Social Contract Must Be Resilient to the Whims of Future Generations Smart Contract Infrastructure Backed by More Than 20 Exahash of PoW At approximately 1:41 a.m. CST on […]

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Japan Economic Alliance Asks Financial Regulator FSA to Reduce Tax on Crypto

The Japan Association of New Economy has asked the country’s financial watchdog to reduce crypto tax from 55% to 20%. The Japan Association of New Economy (JANE) has asked the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) to reduce the current tax rate for crypto trading income, Cointelegraph Japan reported on Feb. 14. Led by Hiroshi Mikitani, the CEO of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, JANE has reportedly sent a proposal request to the country’s financial regulator asking them to tax crypto in compliance with progressive taxation instead of general […]

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Argentina Settles Export Deal With Paraguay Using Bitcoin

Argentina settles agricultural chemicals export deal worth $7,100 with Paraguay, accepts payment in Bitcoin. Argentina has settled an export deal with Paraguay in Bitcoin (BTC), Cointelegraph en Español reported on Thursday, Feb. 14. In a reported first for both countries, Paraguay has bought pesticides and fumigation products  worth $7,100 from Argentina, using cryptocurrency to settle the deal. The purchase was paid for in BTC and then converted into Argentine peso to settle accounts with the exporter of the agricultural chemicals. To proceed with the payments, Argentina applied […]

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Ledger Commits to Remedying Nano S Update That Decreased Storage Capacity

Ledger published a post apologizing for how a recent software update for the Ledger Nano S decreased the device’s storage capacity. French cryptocurrency hardware wallet company Ledger published a post on its official blog  on Feb. 14 apologizing for issues with a recent firmware update for its Ledger Nano S. Specifically, the update reportedly decreased the device’s storage capacity, which the firm has promised to remedy. “This was not planned obsolescence, simply put, we messed up. We apologize and we’re committed to making it right,“ the post […]

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