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Singapore Fires Compliance Warning at 8 Crypto Exchanges, Orders an ICO to Halt Sales

Singapore regulators have reminded eight cryptocurrency exchanges of the need to have legal permission to trade securities or futures contracts. Singapore’s central bank said today, May 24, that it had issued a warning to eight cryptocurrency exchanges over securities compliance and ordered an ICO to stop issuing tokens. In a press release, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) reiterated operators in the city-state “are responsible for ensuring that they comply with all relevant laws.” The warnings continue the narrative put forward by authorities this year, with Singapore […]

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Bitcoin Use Case: Limiting Government Growth

The Institute for Justice (IJ) bills itself as the national law firm for liberty. IJ works to slow the growth of government in the US in all its forms: economic freedom, education, private property, freedom of speech, not to mention amicus briefs to the Supreme Court. Now bitcoiners can help support IJ’s valuable work, a real world use case, through Bitpay and bitcoin cash (BCH). Also read: Roger Ver and Ryan X. Charles Reveal the Future of Cash Freedom, a Use Case for Bitcoin Cash This year […]

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Top Ethereum Token Protocols Which May Replace ERC20

From ERC20 tokens to collectible coins: What do we know about the Ethereum protocols that manage our ICOs and private transactions? Disclaimer: The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelegraph.com Today, anyone can create a smart contract based on the Ethereum blockchain and release their own tokens. Until recently, the implementation of a particular coin was entirely entrusted to the developer of that coin, and it had rather an experimental nature often accompanied by a number of related […]

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UN’s Project Services Arm Partners With IOTA to ‘Expedite’ its Mission With Blockchain

The United Nations’ UNOPS is working with blockchain company IOTA on upgrading its processes using blockchain technology. The United Nations signed a “memorandum of understanding” with blockchain platform IOTA to explore how the technology can increase efficiency, the two parties confirmed May 22. In a press release about the partnership, which features the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the organization said the focus was on cutting intermediaries using blockchain. “We share a vision where machines, devices, sensors and people connect and communicate to each other […]

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Bloomberg: US DOJ Opens Criminal Investigation Into BTC, ETH Price Manipulation

Bloomberg reports that the U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal probe into the illegal practices that could result in the manipulation of crypto markets. A criminal probe into Bitcoin (BTC) price manipulation by crypto traders has been opened by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), Bloomberg reports today, May 24. Bloomberg cites four unnamed sources close to the matter as reporting that the criminal investigation – run by U.S. federal prosecutors and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) – will look into how traders could have […]

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Verification Is Getting Weird

Back in the day, before cryptocurrency was worth anything, an email address and a password was all you needed to login to an exchange. Then came 2FA, using email verification or Google Authenticator. Then came the third generation of secure sign-in methods, and that’s when things started getting weird. Also read: Darknet Market Rapture Has Been Down for a Week — Users Grow Leery From Fit the Puzzle to Make the Gesture As attackers have gotten more sophisticated, so have the measures cryptocurrency exchanges have taken to keep […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Main Street Adopts Bitcoin Ahead of Wall Street

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we feature stories that show how fast and nimble banks that support cryptocurrency-based businesses are benefiting at the expense of the larger players that have yet to enter the market, how more financial institutions want to join and how crypto ventures are making it easier for them. Also Read: Indian Government Considering 18% Retroactive Tax on Crypto Trading, Mining Small Banks Love Bitcoin With major US banks too afraid to serve all American bitcoin users and businesses, smaller banks are picking […]

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Coinbase Acquires Decentralized ERC-20 Trading Platform Paradex

On Wednesday, May 23 the San Francisco based exchange Coinbase announced the acquisition of a decentralized digital token relay-trading platform called Paradex. Alongside adding the decentralized exchange (Dex), the firm has also revealed it is retiring the name GDAX and that platform will soon be known as ‘Coinbase Pro.’ Also Read: Markets Update: Stormy Weather Continues to Plague Cryptocurrency Traders Coinbase Exchange Acquires Decentralized Token-Relay Platform Paradex Coinbase has revealed some interesting decisions today as the cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage service purchased a peer-to-peer Dex that allows users […]

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PR: Energi Mine Adds to Ecosystem of Energy Saving Partners with Simply EV Partnership

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Partnership announced in same week as Energi Mine launches promotion with OKEx, the world’s biggest exchange London – Energi Mine, the blockchain platform that financially rewards energy saving behaviour using EnergiTokens (ETK), and Simply EV, a leading provider of EV accessories today, […]

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Russian Duma Adopts Three Crypto Bills on First Reading

Russian State Duma has approved its first reading of the long-awaited legislation package regulating crypto-related matters and activities. The legal texts, voted almost unanimously, will open the way for legalization of cryptocurrencies in the Russian Federation, including their exchange and circulation under certain conditions. Deputies now have about two weeks to propose amendments before they proceed to final adoption of the three bills. Also read: Cryptocurrency is Property in Russia, Justice Minister Confirms The Bills Regulate Crypto Assets, Crowdfunding and Digital Rights The lower house of Russia’s […]

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