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News In a letter to investors, Telegram encouraged investors to view the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hearing recently rescheduled for February as “a positive step.” Cause for optimismThe letter, sent on Oct. 19, briefly reassures investors that the recent rescheduling of..
News A German law professor has argued that permissionless networks such as Bitcoin (BTC) pose the greatest challenge when it comes to applying private law to the blockchain. In an Oct. 18 article entitled Who Owns Bitcoin? Private (International) Law Facing the Blockchain, Professor Matthias Lehm..
News Cointelegraph's website has become widely inaccessible in Russia as authorities added the domain to a registry of blacklisted sites. The blacklistAlthough Cointelegraph has been publicly on a list of blocked sites since 2017, it was only yesterday, October 16, that the Russian Federal Se..
News The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the filing of a civil enforcement action against Nevada-based Circle Society. Defendants guaranteed investors 300% returnOn Oct. 16, the CFTC announced that it was charging Circle Society and its owner, David Gilbert Saff..
News United States law enforcement agencies analyzed Bitcoin (BTC) transactions to locate and subsequently shut down a global child pornography site. Per an Oct. 16 press release, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the shutdown of the largest-to-date child sexual exploitation market called W..
News United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has attributed the recent spate of firms abandoning Facebook’s Libra stablecoin project to regulatory concerns. On CNBC’s Squawk Box on Oct. 14, Mnuchin stated that companies are abandoning the Libra project because it is “not up to par” with Am..
News Telegram Open Network (TON) developers responded to its investors after American regulators abruptly announced that its $1.7 billion token sale was illegal. No clear feedback from SEC for 18 monthsAccording to a TON letter to investors obtained by Cointelegraph, the firm has been trying to so..
Local News The story of Brazil’s crypto scams took a new twist over the past week as CEO of an alleged pyramid scheme reportedly fled the country after rejecting court deadlines. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph Brasil. Banco Or..
News Following a recent red flag from United States. regulators, a private Telegram channel for Telegram Open Network (TON) is taking a break. Temporary halt for more clarityOn Oct. 12, TON Board channel on Telegram announced a temporary halt of work due to the increased level of regulatory uncert..
News Bank of Ireland (BOI) executives have backed out of the testimony before the United States Government in the criminal proceedings regarding a $400 million worth money laundering scheme through cryptocurrency scam OneCoin. No testimony on voluntary basisAs fintech-focused news outlet FinanceFe..