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Another Exchange Gets Pressured By Government Regulators

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It’s a hotly-debated topic around the globe: should governments regulate cryptocurrencies? Purists who are fully committed to the decentralized, peer-to-peer vision laid out by Satoshi Nakamoto, would much prefer no regulation of the industry whatsoever. They maintain that that the crypto world would be better off without it, and that crypto would flourish in an […]

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Litecoin To Be Added To Gemini Exchange

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Good news for all the Litecoin bugs out there: Gemini Exchange will be adding Litecoin and Zcash. There’s no doubt that an additional avenue for purchasing Litecoin directly with fiat will help mass adoption of the cryptocurrency. Gemini services 48 U.S. states, along with Canada, Peurto Rico, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. In addition […]

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Newly-Founded German Bank Uses Bitcoin To Bypass SWIFT

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Longtime Bitcoin proponents have consistently touted the peer-to-peer money transfer capability that Bitcoin provides, irrespective of national borders. By contrast, the traditional banking system has a myriad of rules for sending money across national lines, with some international transaction requiring as much as 2 to 3 weeks. German entrepreneur Radoslav Albrecht has developed an innovative way […]

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Bitcoin Leads Crypto Market Lower After Largest Korean Exchange Is Raided

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Just when Bitcoin and the entire cryptocurrency market was getting some bullish legs back, fear has knocked the bull to its knees. Overnight, the largest crypto exchange in Korea, Upbit, was raided by prosecutors for suspicion of fraud. South Korean authorities suspect that Upbit has been selling cryptocurrency to customers that it doesn’t actually own. […]

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High Profile Regulators Hint At Coming Crackdown On ICOs

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Former CFTC chairman, Gary Gensler, made a recent speech at the MIT Technology Review Business of Blockchain in which he stated in no uncertain terms that many – if not most – crypto currency exchanges are operating outside of U.S. regulations, and that they WILL be brought into compliance: The first event is the speech made by […]