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Bitcoin Scam Ads Featuring Martin Lewis Now Spotted on Instagram

News Bitcoin (BTC) scam ads featuring the likeness of Martin Lewis have continued to appear on social media despite Lewis’ previous efforts to prevent such illegal practices. After the British financial expert settled a defamation lawsuit against Facebook for showing unendorsed fake Lewis crypto a..

Who Got Gifts from Crypto Santa in 2019… and Who Got Coal

New Year Special On Christmas Eve, Crypto Claus did his rounds after checking the list to see who was naughty and nice. But who got some lovely presents after making a positive impact in 2019 — and who got coal for setting the industry back? Here, we take a look at the people and businesses who ha..

What You Need To Know About Congress’s Two Proposed Crypto Laws

News As the cryptocurrency universe enters 2020, U.S. lawmakers are drafting bills to provide clarity around stablecoins and offer regulations for tech companies like Facebook that might want to create their own cryptocurrencies. The draft legislation “Keep Big Tech Out Of Finance Act” was propose..

The Biggest Crypto Winners and Losers of 2019

New Year Special Even though the cryptocurrency industry is not new to ups and downs, 2019 has turned out to be the year with the most surprising reveals. The long-lasting bear market of 2018 moved market analysts to call it the year of regulatory reckoning, leaving many jurisdictions uncertain ab..

Facebook’s Libra Has Failed in Current Form, Says Swiss President

News The basket of assets backing Facebook’s Libra stablecoin needs to change in order for the project to be accepted by regulators, according to Switzerland’s President. “Central banks will not accept the basket of currencies underpinning it”Reuters reported on Dec. 27 that Swiss finance minister..

Fed Governor: Global Stablecoins Like Facebook Libra May Endanger Consumers

One of America’s top central bankers has joined a growing regulatory chorus of concerns over the prospects of large stablecoin projects like the Facebook Libra running roughshod throughout the world without adequate accountability. That banker is Lael Brainard, a member of the Board of Governors of..

Crypto Regulation: Is It Good or Bad for the Industry?

Use CaseIt’s the issue that never seems to go away: regulation. Some crypto advocates insist it is good for the industry, paving the way for mainstream adoption among consumers and businesses alike. Others warn a legal framework will only end in tears — stifling innovation and putting digital cur..

Darknet ICO, Bitmain Infighting, Calls for Cotten to Be Exhumed: Hodler’s Digest, Dec. 9–15

Hodler’s Digest Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week..

The Modern Great Game — Facebook’s Libra Project

Opinion Since Facebook’s digital currency project, Libra, was announced in June, there has been a growing chorus of central bankers and policy makers pushing back against its ambitions. Germany’s Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz and France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire have both, separately, made i..

Libra Updates White Paper, Removes Dividends for Libra Association

News The white paper for Facebook’s proposed Libra currency has been quietly updated, according to a Dec. 10 article written by Georgetown University law professor, Chris Brummer. Aside from expected amendments reflecting the revised Libra Association members, the biggest change is the removal of ..

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