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cryptocurrencies and tokens

Anonymity-Enhancing Cryptocurrencies May Increasingly Enable Money Laundering

Dec 1st, 2017
Jeremy Nation
Cryptocurrencies are being used more frequently for money laundering, according to Homeland Security Investigations – but bitcoin’s digital traces may not be as anonymous as criminals hope.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

White House Team Is Monitoring Cryptocurrencies

Dec 1st, 2017
Adam Reese
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has revealed that White House personnel are monitoring goings-on in the world of cryptocurrencies.
NEWS
opinion

Tax Havens Are Hungry For A Piece Of The Crypto Action

Dec 2nd, 2017
Media Team
Some popular tax havens, including certain Caribbean island nations, may be seeking “crypto haven” status as well.
business and finance

CFTC Releases Statement After Self-Certification Of Bitcoin Futures And Binary Options

Dec 1st, 2017
Matthew De Silva
As traditional exchanges announce bitcoin derivatives, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission shared an update about its oversight of cryptocurrency markets.
NEWS
business and finance

Nasdaq, Cantor Fitzgerald Hope To Launch Bitcoin Futures In 2018

Dec 1st, 2017
Matthew De Silva
On Wednesday, Nasdaq and Cantor Fitzgerald became the latest financial giants to proclaim interest in offering bitcoin derivatives. But with the new wave of interest, we must examine whether bitcoin’s value is being driven by its utility or simply its scarcity.
NEWS
law and legislation

UK's Crown Prosecution Service To Seize Criminals' Cryptocurrencies

Dec 1st, 2017
Jeremy Nation
UK criminals who believe they can hide their assets in cryptocurrency might need to rethink their strategy.
NEWS
business and finance

ECB Exec Implores Banks To Deliver Non-Crypto Instant Payments ‘ASAP’

Nov 30th, 2017
Adam Reese
A member of the ECB’s executive board has urged banks to implement instant payment systems, lest customers grow to prefer alternative services and move away from patronizing banks.
NEWS
business and finance

Federal Reserve Vice Chair Addresses Crypto And Payment Systems

Nov 30th, 2017
Jeremy Nation
Remarks by Randal K. Quarles acknowledged cryptocurrencies and applying blockchain to payment systems. Instead of a central bank-created crypto, the Fed Vice Chairman implied he's looking to private-sector banking to begin leveraging new technologies.
NEWS
business and finance

‘Big Four’ Firm PwC Receives Payment In Bitcoin

Nov 30th, 2017
Adam Reese
PwC, one of the world’s “big four” accounting firms, has received bitcoin in exchange for its services.
NEWS
technology

UN Holds Conference On Blockchain, Crypto In Africa

Nov 30th, 2017
Adam Reese
A United Nations organization held a meeting in Ethiopia where attendees discussed potential benefits and challenges of blockchain adoption on the African continent.
NEWS
law and legislation

Court Issues Ruling In Coinbase IRS Case

Nov 30th, 2017
Matthew De Silva
Update on the IRS Summons on Coinbase – The Court has issued an order directing Coinbase to produce specified documents for customer accounts with at least the equivalent of $20,000 in any one transaction type (buy, sell, send, or receive) in any one year during the 2013 to 2015 period.
NEWS
law and legislation

Mexican Legislation Proposes Regulated Cryptobanks, Transfer Services

Nov 30th, 2017
Adam Reese
The director general of Mexico’s central bank has said that if a bill regulating FinTech activities is passed into law, it will establish a framework regulating institutions that store and transmit cryptocurrency on their clients’ behalves.
wallets and exchanges

bitFlyer Receives BitLicense, Begins Institutional Bitcoin Trading In US

Nov 29th, 2017
Matthew De Silva
On Tuesday, Japanese bitcoin exchange bitFlyer announced the launch of a San Francisco-based subsidiary that will serve institutional investors and has received approval for a BitLicense from the NYDFS.
NEWS
business and finance

Bitcoin Too Small To Threaten Global Economy, Says Bank of England Deputy Governor

Nov 29th, 2017
Adam Reese
The BoE’s deputy governor says that bitcoin’s market capacity is too small to pose a significant threat to the global economy.
NEWS
law and legislation

Mulvaney Chosen To Lead Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Nov 29th, 2017
Media Team
Mick Mulvaney will act as director of the CFPB as ruled by US District Judge Timothy J. Kelly.
world

Are The Kids High On Bitcoin? South Korean Prime Minister Worries

Nov 29th, 2017
Matthew De Silva
According to a statement released on November 28, 2017, the prime minister of South Korea is concerned by the influx of young investors into cryptocurrency, which he worries could expose them to a life of crime.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

Confido May Refund Some Token Offering Proceeds

Nov 28th, 2017
Adam Reese
A letter from a Dutch law firm, which suggests that at least some investors in Confido’s token offering may receive refunds, has appeared on the troubled company’s website.
NEWS
law and legislation

Fed Chair Nominee Powell Testifies On Bitcoin & Blockchain Technology

Nov 28th, 2017
Matthew De Silva
Earlier today, Jerome Powell testified before the Senate Banking Committee, an early step in the process to his confirmation as chair of the Federal Reserve. Cryptocurrency is “not big enough” to matter just yet, said Powell, but he signaled interest in blockchain technology, possibly applied to wholesale payments systems.
NEWS
law and legislation

Slew Of Crypto Laws Submitted To NY Assembly

Nov 28th, 2017
Adam Reese
Three of four crypto-related bills submitted to the New York State Assembly propose taskforces that would investigate various applications of blockchain technology. The fourth seeks to establish the legal validity of executable distributed code contracts and blockchain-based digital signatures.
NEWS
application

House Of Lords Seeks Development Of DLT Public Sector Systems

Nov 28th, 2017
Jeremy Nation
Distributed ledgers, many of which are backed by blockchain technology, fell into the focus of a report released by the UK House of Lords.