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Fiat Lite vs. Freedom Maximalist: The Two Types of Bitcoiner

As regulation continues growing exponentially for cryptocurrencies worldwide, a chasm is yawning ever deeper between supporters. On the one hand, many yearn for massive adoption and clear regulations so they can get on with their trading, and get on with their lives – not to mention the lucrative va..

EU Members Adopt Tougher Crypto Rules Than AML Directive Requires

Europe is gradually tightening the rules for the crypto space. A wave of new regulations are introducing stricter requirements for companies operating in the industry and cryptocurrency users are going to feel the difference in the coming months. The measures stem from the obligation of member state..

Tax Expert: IRS Letters Confirm That Trading Cryptos Is a Taxable Event

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on July 26 that 10,000 American cryptocurrency users will receive a letter reminding them to pay taxes or amend any mistakes on past filings. At the time, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig said U.S. taxpayers should take the warning letters “very serio..

US Regulator Plans to Outsource Running Cryptocurrency Nodes

A recently published document reveals that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has plans to hire contractors to run specific cryptocurrency full nodes for the government agency. According to the SEC documentation, the regulator wants third-party contractors to run nodes for Bitcoin Cor..

Banking Committee Chairman Crapo: US Couldn’t Ban Bitcoin

Yesterday saw yet another U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing on regulatory frameworks for digital currencies and blockchain. Libra got another bashing, and Chairman, Mike Crapo, surmised the U.S. “couldn’t succeed” in banning Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies even if it wanted to.Good Start For Bit..

Large Regulated Token Sales Indicate ICOs May Be Coming Back

Initial coin offerings have seen a significant decline in popularity, but they are not to be written off completely. Although you don’t hear the term “ICO” so often nowadays, some recent regulatory developments indicate they have a place in the digital economy realm. Crowdfunding through token sales..

Honestnode Founder Discusses the First Stablecoin Built on Bitcoin Cash

On June 12, the Honestnode team announced the release of a new stablecoin project built on top of the Bitcoin Cash network called Honestcoin (USDH). The new token was made using the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) and recently launched on the cryptocurrency trading platform Coinex. This week news.Bitco..

The Myth of Authority: Mnuchin Denies USD Is Used Criminally

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has once again weighed in on bitcoin, claiming the U.S. dollar has not been used to finance “nefarious” activity on a recent episode of CNBC’s Squawk Box. Democratic House Representative Maxine Waters also dropped a tasty nugget of a soundbite as well, sharing ..
Ripple Gets Favorable Signals from Financial Regulators

Ripple Gets Favorable Signals from Financial Regulators

Good news for Ripple Labs and its flagship XRP cryptocurrency: The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has decided to issue "No-Action" letters for digital currencies that can prove they can be used in...

Wall Street Crypto Insider: Ethereum Futures Would Create Healthy Markets

ErisX To CFTC: Ethereum Futures Would Be Positive Last year, as the crypto market stumbled, ErisX, instantly deemed a potential competitor to Bakkt, was unveiled to the desperate Bitcoin community. Yet, since the American upstart first hit headlines, the company, who has strategic partnerships with ..

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