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France Cracks Down on Unregulated Cryptocurrency Futures Trading
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France Cracks Down on Unregulated Cryptocurrency Futures Trading

France’s chief financial markets watchdog said Thursday that it will crack down on unregulated cryptocurrency futures and derivatives trading. In a statement, the Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF) said that it had observed a variety of online trading pl...
Nebraska Possibly Introducing Their First Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Bills
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Nebraska Possibly Introducing Their First Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Bills

With the explosion in popularity of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in 2017, many of the world’s regulators and watchdogs were caught unawares and have been scrambling ever since to draw up legislation for these burgeoning sectors. Nebraska Takes...
Wyoming Introduces New Bill To Exempt Crypto From Property Taxation
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Wyoming Introduces New Bill To Exempt Crypto From Property Taxation

A new tax bill has been introduced in the Wyoming state senate on Feb. 16 that would exempt virtual currencies from state property taxation, and suggests an effective date be provided for the tax exemption implementation. Wyoming Senate Bill 111 was introdu...
Swiss Financial Regulator Says ICO Tokens Will Count As Securities
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Swiss Financial Regulator Says ICO Tokens Will Count As Securities

Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), the financial regulator in Switzerland, has published new guidelines indicating that it will start treating some tokens sold during Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) as securities. FINMA issued a press release on ...
U.S Federal Communication Commission Warns Bitcoin Miners to Desist from Interfering with Local Internet Connections
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U.S Federal Communication Commission Warns Bitcoin Miners to Desist from Interfering with Local Internet Connections

It appears the bitcoin craze will not go away anytime soon. Telecommunications giants T-Mobile complained to the FCC that the activity of some bitcoin miners was causing dangerous interference with its broadband internet and now the Federal Communication Commi...
Shark Tank’s Herjavec Thinks Bitcoin And Blockchain Are ‘Here To Stay’
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Shark Tank’s Herjavec Thinks Bitcoin And Blockchain Are ‘Here To Stay’

According to Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec, Bitcoin is “here to stay” in the long term, cryptocurrency will definitely be regulated, and investors should both get in and get out now, according to an interview with financial news outlet TheStreet. While Herja...
S&P Global Ratings: Crypto Needs ‘Some Rules’ For ‘Future Success’
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S&P Global Ratings: Crypto Needs ‘Some Rules’ For ‘Future Success’

S&P Global Ratings released a report Monday, Feb. 19, entitled the “The Future Of Banking: Cryptocurrencies Will Need Some Rules To Change The Game,” that details the possible outcomes for the global financial markets in relation to the actions of the crypto m...
SEC Suspends Trading of 3 Penny Stocks With Tenuous Ties to Cryptocurrency, Blockchain
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SEC Suspends Trading of 3 Penny Stocks With Tenuous Ties to Cryptocurrency, Blockchain

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a press release announcing trading suspension of three companies that acquired AAA-rated assets from “a subsidiary of a private equity investor in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, among other things....
Malaysian Central Bank: Cryptocurrency Belongs to the People, They Must Regulate it Themselves
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Malaysian Central Bank: Cryptocurrency Belongs to the People, They Must Regulate it Themselves

While some governments and central banks see cryptocurrency as a massive threat to their existence and therefore formulate ‘acidic’ laws that would cripple the growth of the crypto ecosystem, Bank Negara, Malaysia’s Central bank is taking a more democratic app...
US Government Not Passing Bitcoin Regulations Anytime Soon: White House Official
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US Government Not Passing Bitcoin Regulations Anytime Soon: White House Official

The US government won’t be passing Bitcoin regulations anytime soon, at least according to one White House official. Rob Joyce, special assistant to the president and White House cybersecurity coordinator, stated during an interview with CNBC that although ...