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Bitcoin Ban Blues? India Reportedly Weighs Draconian Law to Ban Cryptocurrency

Brian Evans - Apr 26, 2019

By CCN.com: The Indian government is working on a draft bill that would impose an outright ban on cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, as reported by The Economic…

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Banks Can’t Snub Crypto Startups Thanks to France’s New Blockchain Law

Brian Evans - Apr 25, 2019

France's wide-ranging new blockchain law aims to solve a longstanding problem for crypto startups: banking, or lack thereof.

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Japan Regulator Surprises Crypto Exchanges with Sudden On-Site Inspections

Brian Evans - Apr 24, 2019

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has reportedly carried out unscheduled onsite inspections at cryptocurrency exchanges Huobi Japan and Fisco Digital Asset Group(FDAG). According to Reuters, the inspection…

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Chainalysis Adds Real-Time Transaction Monitoring for 4 More Cryptos

Brian Evans - Apr 24, 2019

Blockchain compliance startup Chainalysis has added support for Binance’s native token BNB and three stablecoins to its transaction monitoring tool.

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California Jails Student to 10 Years for $7.5 Million SIM-Swap Bitcoin Hack

Brian Evans - Apr 23, 2019

By CCN.com: A 21-year-old Boston man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for stealing $7.5 million in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by hacking his victims’…

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The Hidden Effects of Crypto Money Laundering Rules

Brian Evans - Apr 20, 2019

CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson looks at anti-money laundering regulation’s increasing focus on cryptocurrencies, and at the opportunity this presents.

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Elon Musk, SEC Need More Time to ‘Put on Their Reasonabless Pants’

Brian Evans - Apr 20, 2019

By CCN: Elon Musk and the SEC are talking, demonstrating progress in a regulatory battle that has been drawn out for months. While the Tesla CEO and…

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India Shuns Bitcoin Legalization Again, Excludes Crypto Startups from Fintech Sandbox

Brian Evans - Apr 19, 2019

By CCN.com: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has published its official document on a draft framework for fintech regulatory sandbox entitled “Draft Enabling Framework for Regulatory…

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FinCEN Takes First Enforcement Action Against P2P Cryptocurrency Exchanger

Brian Evans - Apr 19, 2019

FinCEN has assessed a civil money penalty for a California resident accused of violating money transmission laws in his work as a peer-to-peer exchanger of virtual currencies

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NYDFS: Why We Rejected Bittrex’s Application for a BitLicense

Brian Evans - Apr 18, 2019

Bittrex is not telling the full story about its BitLicense denial, a New York Department of Financial Services official writes.