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Russian Central Bank to Pilot First Official ICO

Brian Evans - May 24, 2018

Russian state-owned bank Sberbank and the National Settlement Depository will test the country’s first official ICO using the Russian central bank’s regulatory sandbox

Bitcoin Companies
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Crypto Exchange Kraken Hires Bush Administration Prosecutor as General Counsel

Brian Evans - May 24, 2018

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has hired a former federal prosecutor appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as its general counsel. Business Insider reports that…

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Poland Continues its Aggression Towards Crypto, But the Community Shows Force

Brian Evans - May 24, 2018

Polish government orders more anti-crypto social media campaigns, but the market players are ready to defend and cooperate

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

Brian Evans - May 24, 2018

Singapore’s central bank sends eight unnamed crypto exchanges warnings about trading unregulated securities

Bitcoin Regulation
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India Considers Taxing Cryptocurrency at 18% As ‘Intangible Property’: Reports

Brian Evans - May 23, 2018

India considers taxing cryptocurrency transactions despite the central bank ban remaining in place

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CFTC Issues New Guidance on Cryptocurrency Derivatives

Brian Evans - May 23, 2018

The top US markets regulator has issued new guidance to exchanges and other trading platforms that are interested in listing bitcoin futures and other cryptocurrency derivatives products.…

Bitcoin Regulation
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US: Crypto Could Pose a Problem for Candidates Seeking Security Clearances

Brian Evans - May 23, 2018

The US Department of Defense is uncertain whether to consider crypto assets a risk when processing candidates for security clearances

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SEC Chair Jay Clayton Applauds Operation Crypto Sweep’s Crackdown on ICO Scams

Brian Evans - May 23, 2018

Jay Clayton, chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, praised state-level regulators across the United States and Canada for cracking down on cryptocurrency fraud through their…

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U.S. CFTC Seeks to ‘Provide Regulatory Clarity’ for Listing Virtual Currency Derivatives

Brian Evans - May 22, 2018

U.S. CFTC releases staff advisory highlighting key areas for listing virtual currency derivatives

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Bullish ETF Provider Liquidates Bitcoin Holdings, Citing Regulatory And Tax Issues

Brian Evans - May 22, 2018

The ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK), one of the first exchange-traded funds to invest in bitcoin, has divested much of its bitcoin holdings, citing regulatory and tax concerns,…