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Adoption
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Swiss Federal Council: Existing Financial Law Should Be Adjusted to Blockchain Industry

Brian Evans - Dec 14, 2018

The Swiss Bundesrat said that existing financial law in the country suits the blockchain industry, but needs some tech-specific adjustments

Bitcoin Scams
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US Government Tells Bitcoin Bomb Scam Victims to Inform FBI, Not Pay Ransom Money

Brian Evans - Dec 14, 2018

Don’t respond to Bitcoin bomb scammers or pay them ransom money, U.S. gov’t agency tells victims

Adoption
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Confirmed: Basis CEO Says Project Will Shut Down due to Regulatory Concerns

Brian Evans - Dec 13, 2018

Basis’ CEO has confirmed the stablecoin will shut down, citing regulatory concerns around its “secondary tokens”

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Report: Venezuela Converts Pension Bonuses into State-Issued Crypto Petro

Brian Evans - Dec 13, 2018

The Venezuelan gov’t has reportedly converted pensioners’ most recent monthly bonus into its national oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro

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Ripple Leads Crypto Coalition Seeking Gov’t Oversight Encouraging Crypto, Blockchain

Brian Evans - Sep 29, 2018

A crypto coalition led by Ripple plans to pay D.C. lobbyists to influence the government’s stance on cryptocurrencies and innovation

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CFTC Charges Two Defendants for Defrauding Investors and Impersonation of CFTC Officials

Brian Evans - Sep 29, 2018

CFTC files suit against two defendants for running two fraudulent businesses, as well as impersonating CFTC officials to request false crypto taxes

Bitcoin Regulation
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US Congressmen Call on SEC for Regulatory Clarity Regarding Cryptocurrencies

Brian Evans - Sep 29, 2018

U.S. congressmen have sent a letter to the SEC asking for more clarity in digital assets regulation

Bitcoin Regulation
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EU Markets Regulator Extends Restrictions for Selling Crypto-Based Derivatives

Brian Evans - Sep 28, 2018

EU markets watchdog to extend its restrictions on selling cryptocurrency derivatives for another three months due to “protection concerns”

Bitcoin Regulation
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US House Passes Bill for Task Force to Combat Crypto Use by Terrorists

Brian Evans - Sep 28, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would establish a task force to combat terrorist use of cryptocurrencies; it will now proceed to the…

Bitcoin Scams
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US SEC Files Charges Against Bitcoin-Backed Securities Dealer

Brian Evans - Sep 28, 2018

The U.S. SEC has filed charges against securities dealer 1pool Ltd. for violating federal securities laws by offering Bitcoin-backed security swaps