Digital Assets and Stablecoins To Be Increasingly Monitored by US Regulators ( 12/05/2019 - 6:20am
Steven Mnuchin, US Treasury Secretary, and Jerome Powel, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, both urged state and federal officials to increasingly monitor digital assets. FSOC: Crypto Must Be Watched Through the annual report sent by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) that came on Wednesday, the group urges other firms to monitor the...
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Ripple News Today – Top Headline for Ripple XRP December 5th, 2019 ( 12/05/2019 - 4:34am
MoneyGram now supports Visa Direct to run Swift Cross-border transactions Ripple Price Analysis and Prediction – XRP/USD Ripple’s partner MoneyGram becomes the first company in the industry to support Visa Direct-powered international payments from the U.S. Money transfer giant MoneyGram recently announced its partnership with Visa that permits...
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European Central Bank is in favor of its own digital currency for faster and cheaper payments ( 12/05/2019 - 4:03am
The European Central Bank (ECB) has said that it could one day issue its own digital currency if the private sector fails to make cross-border payments faster and cheaper. “If industry efforts fall short of developing an innovative and efficient pan-European payment solution, the social need for it could potentially be met by issuing a CBDC [...
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Singapore-based US hacker arrested over Thanksgiving for conspiring with North Korea ( 12/04/2019 - 8:35pm
Singapore—Is Virgil Griffith a criminal or a hero? Opinions seem divided over the Singapore-based cryptocurrency enthusiast arrested in the United States at the Los Angeles International Airport on ..., Cryptocurrency, Hackers, Hero, International...,, North Korea, Singapore, United States
Global ag giants launch blockchain business ( 12/04/2019 - 8:02pm
Six global agribusiness powerhouses have unveiled the name of a collaborative blockchain project they hope will “modernise global trade operations” — Covantis. Bunge, Cargill, ADF, COFCO International ..., Blockchain, International..., SIX,
Blockchain This Week: EarthID, Blockchain-Powered Diploma Certificates, Blockchain Helps Victim of Sexual Abuse And More ( 12/04/2019 - 6:36pm
From government (both state and centre) promoting the adoption of blockchain in various segments, to international companies foraying into India and new startups emerging in the country, a lot has ..., Blockchain,, India, International...
Ethereum Devs Propose Hard Fork to Address Impending Ice Age ( 12/04/2019 - 3:26pm
Ethereum developers have proposed a hard fork, titled the Muir Glacier, which is aimed at addressing the impending Ice Age that could potentially slow down the Ethereum mainnet. A hard fork refers to a radical change to a network’s protocol that makes previously invalid blocks and transactions valid or vice-versa and requires all nodes or users to...
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Ethereum developer, Virgil Griffith, in custody for allegedly teaching North Korea about crypto ( 12/04/2019 - 2:53pm
Griffith was arrested on following grounds: Violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) by traveling to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) in order ..., Crypto, Ethereum,, International..., North Korea
Cointelegraph Announces Chinese HQ, Bolstering Its International Expansion ( 12/04/2019 - 2:26pm
Cointelegraph is continuing to expand its global reach. Guess which new headquarters we’ve opened?
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China Is Close To Issuing a Cryptocurrency: Here's What To Expect ( 12/04/2019 - 12:14pm
China is close to launching its own national digital currency. It's an effort that has been underway since late 2018 , and now, it's coming to fruition. The upcoming currency is called the Chinese Central Bank Digital Currency―or CBDC for short. It will be issued by the People's Bank of China, which serves as the country's central bank.There's...
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Real Name Virtual Bank Accounts Required for South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges ( 12/04/2019 - 11:51am
In a bid to ensure that cryptocurrency virtual assets-handling companies in South Korea are in compliance with the recommendations of the International Anti-Money Laundering Organization, Financial ..., Cryptocurrency,, International..., Laundering, South Korea
Starling Bank co-founder Julian Sawyer joins Gemini as Managing Director of the UK and Europe ( 12/04/2019 - 11:36am
Cryptocurrency exchange and custodian Gemini has appointed Julian Sawyer from Starling Bank as Managing Director overseeing the company’s operations in the United Kingdom and Europe. Sawyer is the co-founder and former chief operating officer of one of the UK’s largest mobile banks Starling Bank . According to Gemini’s press release , Sawyer...
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Attendee of North Korea’s Crypto Event Says Sanctions Weren’t Discussed ( 12/04/2019 - 9:31am
The cryptocurrency community at large was shocked last week when the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York revealed that it had arrested Virgil Griffith, an Ethereum Foundation researcher and prominent member of the blockchain space. The State Attorney accused the individual of violating the “International Emergency...
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US cryptocurrency expert charged with helping North Koreans evade sanctions ( 12/04/2019 - 9:10am
A U.S. citizen who is a cryptocurrency expert was charged Friday with violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) by giving North Korea (DPRK) information that could help the ..., Cryptocurrency, International..., North Korea,
Japan Approves Its 21st Cryptocurrency Exchange ( 12/04/2019 - 8:24am
Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) approved the 21st cryptocurrency exchange in the country last week. The latest exchange to receive this approval is Lastroots. The exchange was earlier considered a “deemed cryptocurrency exchange.” Saying goodbye to the last deemed exchange Lastroots was the last remaining deemed exchange in Japan. This...
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Governments and Cryptocurrencies- Regulating Cryptocurrencies? ( 12/04/2019 - 8:20am
Following the recent regulatory situations as regards to regulating cryptocurrencies, E-cryptoNews reached out to experts within the cryptocurrency industry concerning the regulation of the cryptospace and here is what they had to say. Carlos J. Molina , Chairman of Private Investment Bank Limited Carlos is well-versed in the topics of global and...
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Australia Security Authorities Seize Over $1M Worth of Crypto in Drug Probe (coinfo) 12/04/2019 - 7:20am
In a combined effort by various security authorities in Australia , a record-breaking AUD1.5 million ($1 million) worth of cryptocurrency was seized in a drug bust. The Australian Border Force (ABF) reported today that they found illicit substances in the form of 27.5g of MDMA tablets and powder at the international mail Perth Gateway Facility on...
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China’s Renewed Crackdown Forces 5 Crypto Exchanges Out of Business ( 12/04/2019 - 7:09am
The Chinese government is tightening up its crypto crackdown efforts even as Beijing continues to advocate for increased blockchain technology adoption. This fresh assault on cryptocurrency trading avenues has seen more platforms, including over-the-counter (OTC) desks forced to shutter their services. Beijing’s renewed anti-crypto offensive also...
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Emirex Review: World Cryptocurrency Exchange Platform ( 12/04/2019 - 6:30am
The financial markets are changing, and Emirex is building a next-generation platform to help everyone in the financial world trade seamlessly. There are many areas that are underserved by the existing financial system. The tokenization of assets can change the way that people turn assets into tradable securities, and also shift who makes the...
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Gemini Aims For European Crypto Expansion Through New Hire ( 12/04/2019 - 6:19am
Gemini, the crypto exchange based in New York, had its European branch, Gemini Europe LLC., take in Julian Sawyer as Managing Director for UK and Europe. As one of the world’s leading crypto trading and custodian platforms, Gemini is showing a clear interest in expanding into the European Market. The company no doubt plans on capitalizing on the...
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Leveraging Lightning, Bitfinex Users Can Now Shop at Bitrefill ( 12/04/2019 - 5:00am
The Lightning Network may have just gotten its first business-to-business (B2B) payment channel. Two of the most prominent Bitcoin companies in the space are collaborating: Bitfinex users can now shop at Bitrefill, straight from their trading environment on . With access to the entire Bitrefill catalog, Bitfinex customers can use...
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Crypto Exchange Gemini Eyes European Expansion with New Hire ( 12/04/2019 - 3:13am
New York-based crypto exchange Gemini’s European wing Gemini Europe, LLC. has taken on board Julian Sawyer as the Managing Director for the UK and Europe. Gemini, one of the leading cryptocurrency trading businesses and custodian platforms, is tapping the rising interest of European traders for crypto-based investment. Europe Promises Growth in...
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Cannabis company Wayland Group Corp. files for creditor protection ( 12/04/2019 - 2:55am
to Cryptologic for shares in the cryptocurrency company. At the same time, it announced it was ending its proposed sale of its international assets, including production operations in Germany, ..., Cryptocurrency, Germany, International...,
Karatbars - The vision behind the creation of CashGold ( 12/04/2019 - 1:30am
CashGold is not the only innovation of Harald Seiz and Karatbars International. They have also created the KaratGold Coin (KCB) cryptocurrency. In appearance, CashGold is similar to normal cash. The ..., Cash, Coin, Cryptocurrency, Innovations, International...,, Karatgold Coin
Thailand Establishes Its Vision of Becoming the Next Blockchain Force at Trescon’s World Blockchain Summit ( 12/04/2019 - 12:51am
WBS Bangkok saw the participation of 300+ regional and international blockchain and crypto experts, who came together to assess Thailand’s blockchain ecosystem. Top speakers for the summit included Prinn Panitchpakdi, Deputy Leader & Head of Economic Team, Democrat Party; Mike David, Chief Fintech & Virtual Currency Officer, Spokesperson (...
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Virgil Griffith Will Be Released From Jail Pending Trial, Says Attorney ( 12/03/2019 - 9:22pm
Virgil Griffith, the Ethereum Foundation developer who was recently arrested for allegedly aiding North Korea by educating them on cryptocurrencies, will soon be released from jail pending trial. Griffith’s lawyer Brian Klein tweeted the development and the charges will be tested in court. The Ethereum Foundation developer who was arrested for...
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Andreas Antonopoulos Slams Intuit After Payments Block for Crypto Use ( 12/03/2019 - 9:10pm
According to Antonopoulos, who undertakes regular international tours as a speaker and educator on Bitcoin (BTC) and associated topics, the company even requested he stop referencing cryptocurrency on ..., Bitcoin, Block, Cointelegraph,, Crypto, Cryptocurrency, International...
Max Property Group Raising €3.75 Million with Security Token Offering ( 12/03/2019 - 8:57pm
On December 2nd, 2019, Max Property Group announced plans to launch a security token offering. The group hopes to raise nearly €4 million to launch its real estate crowdfunding platform, Max Crowdfund. The company is well versed in the real estate sector, as it maintains more than €7 million worth of property assets. Details of Max Property Group’...
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UK Sotheby’s Realty to ‘explore tokenisation’ of two luxury properties ( 12/03/2019 - 7:37pm
UK Sotheby’s International Realty has partnered with PropTech platform Smartlands to look into blockchain-powered fractional ownership options for a London penthouse and a Greek villa. This content is ..., Blockchain, International..., Platform,, Smartlands
#BitcoinTuesday: Tax Deductible Crypto Charity on International Day of Giving ( 12/03/2019 - 5:00pm
A crypto-focused charity organisation has declared today #BitcoinTuesday in an effort to promote the perks of donating cryptocurrency to non-profits. The initiative is the work of TheGivingBlock, with sponsorship from several notable blockchain -related companies. Cryptocurrency donations, being considered as property, are not subject to capital...
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LIVESTREAM Crypto is NOT for Commies! Examining the Fateful Virgil Griffith Trip to North Korea ( 12/03/2019 - 4:56pm
TL;DR: Host Collin Enstad will livestream Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 9pm EST to discuss the arrest of Ethereum Foundation researcher Virgil Griffith on charges of helping North Korea to evade US economic sanctions. Griffith is well-known within the cryptocurrency community, and his plight has divided opinion. Enstad will try and sort it all...
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DeFi Startup Zerion Raises $2M From Placeholder, Blockchain Ventures and Gnosis (coinfo) 12/03/2019 - 2:32pm
Decentralized finance (DeFi) startup, Zerion announced today that it had raised $2 million in a seed funding round led by major venture capital firm, Placeholder, with Blockchain Ventures, and Gnosis as the other participants. Zerion will use the newly raised funds to improve its decentralized finance platform, which currently allows non-technical...
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National Digital Currency: The Next Step of Blockchain Evolution. ( 12/03/2019 - 1:07pm
This is a great leap for blockchain from being labeled as a Ponzi in the past and now attaining a status of legitimacy. As per a research report published by Bank for International Settlements (BIS), ..., Blockchain, Digital Currency, International...,
Ethereum developer arrested over North Korea controversy ( 12/03/2019 - 12:00pm
U.S. authorities arrested Ethereum researcher Virgil Griffith at Los Angeles International Airport on Black Friday on charges of conspiracy to assist North Korea with evading sanctions.,, Ethereum, International..., North Korea
Real Name Virtual Bank Accounts Required for South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges ( 12/03/2019 - 12:00pm
In a bid to ensure that cryptocurrency virtual assets-handling companies in South Korea are in compliance with the recommendations of the International Anti-Money Laundering Organization, Financial ..., Cryptocurrency, International..., Laundering,, South Korea
Galaxy Digital Loses $68 Million in Q3, Blames Libra ( 12/03/2019 - 11:43am
Galaxy Digital has reported a net loss of $68.2 million in the third quarter. The crypto-focused merchant bank suffered from tough trading conditions in crypto markets, with Bitcoin falling 30 percent since Q2. Not All Bad News for Galaxy, Says Novogratz With assets under management approaching half a billion dollars, the company remains capable...
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Blockchain to become mainstream in finance - International Investment ( 12/03/2019 - 11:40am
Blockchain to become mainstream in finance International Investment
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A US citizen is accused of trying to help North Korea evade sanctions ( 12/03/2019 - 11:12am
Griffith is accused of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) by traveling to North Korea "in order deliver a presentation and technical advice on using cryptocurrency and ..., Cryptocurrency,, International..., North Korea, Speech
UnionBank and WWF use blockchain to help local fishing communities ( 12/03/2019 - 11:04am
The Streamr Network, which owns blockchain development firm Tomorrow Explored (TX), has partnered with international charity WWF and Filipino bank UnionBank to launch Tracey – an app which allows ..., Blockchain,, International..., Network
Huobi, OKEx Avoid Being ‘Iced Out’ by Chinese Government ( 12/03/2019 - 11:00am
China favors some crypto exchanges before others, with Huobi rising as one of the favorites. Recent analysis of the Chinese crackdown against the crypto sector showed that not all companies were necessarily created equal. Minor, Shady Markets Face the Worst Crackdown Both Huobi and OKEx will see more favorable acceptance, commented Matthew Graham...
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Embattled Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith Released on Bail  ( 12/03/2019 - 10:34am
Ethereum Foundation programmer Virgil Griffith, who was recently arrested for violating United States sanction laws against North Korea, has gotten his release orders from jail, pending the conduction of an official trial on his case. This was made known by his attorney Brian Klein, who posted a tweet announcing he would handle the programmer’s...
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Facebook’s Libra Is Reportedly Playing A Vital Role In Bitcoin Market Downturn ( 12/03/2019 - 7:19am
Facebook's Libra project triggered a lot of excitement when the issue first came up in the crypto space, but then the controversies kept popping up, and there's been a lot of concern now regarding this bold project that the social media giant has in store. Ripple CEO is worried that Libra can hurt the crypto space For instance, Ripple's CEO, Brad...
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Domain Registry Shuts Down OneCoin’s Official Website  ( 12/03/2019 - 6:42am
The OneCoin cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme has been one of the most infamous discoveries in the crypto space this year. Now, months after the scam was first uncovered by law enforcement authorities, the platform’s official website has gone dark. On December 1, Behind MLM, multi-level marketing scam watchdog, reported that the official OneCoin website...
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Bitcoin Holders Haven't Moved Over 11 Million BTC Since 2018 - International Business Times ( 12/03/2019 - 6:41am
Bitcoin Holders Haven't Moved Over 11 Million BTC Since 2018 International Business Times
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Trump threatens cheese and wine tariff spike over French digital tax plan ( 12/03/2019 - 6:12am
The Trump Administration has threatened to increase tariffs against French products as a response to France’s digital services tax. The proposal, targeting $2.4 billion in trade value, would include cheese, wine, handbags, and other French goods. According to the US administration, France’s Digital Services Tax (DST) “discriminates against US...
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Former CFTC Head Joins Law Company to Push for Digital Dollar ( 12/03/2019 - 3:23am
Coinspeaker Former CFTC Head Joins Law Company to Push for Digital Dollar Ex. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo announced on Monday that had he decided to join the Willkie Farr & Gallagher law firm as its senior counsel.Known as the “Crypto Dad” in the most of the crypto space Giancarlo said he will...
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