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Plaintiff in AT&T SIM-Swapping Case Sues ‘Bitcoin Bandit’ for $81M

News The plaintiff in a $224M lawsuit against wireless carrier AT&T has turned his attention to a new target. Michael Terpin’s legal team have filed a second suit, this time against 21-year-old Nicholas Truglia, dubbed the “bitcoin bandit” by the New York press. The Manhattan resident, who was arrested on unrelated SIM-swapping charges in November, […]

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Executives of Korean Exchange Sentenced to Jail for Faking Volumes

Exchanges Two executives of a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange have reportedly been sentenced to jail for inflating trading volumes on their exchange. The pair allegedly used a bot to fake large orders in both cryptocurrencies and Korean won. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Prison Sentences Two executives of […]

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Stock Exchange of Thailand Unveils Plan to Enter the Crypto Space

Exchanges The Stock Exchange of Thailand is reportedly planning to launch a cryptocurrency exchange. The securities companies that are members of the exchange will also apply for cryptocurrency broker-dealer licenses with the country’s regulator. Thailand currently has three licensed crypto exchanges. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations SET Planning […]

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ShapeShift Aided 60 Law Enforcement Inquiries in 2018, Erik Voorhees Reveals

It seems like ShapeShift has done exactly as its name suggests, changing form almost beyond recognition. Founder, CEO, and no fan of the SEC, Erik Voorhees’ exchange once existed without accounts. Now they have full KYC and hand over customer data upon request. ShapeShift Shocked Crypto World With KYC In what can only be described […]

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Gov’t Shutdown Freezes SEC Activity, But Bitcoin ETF Date Unaffected

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has frozen all pending administrative proceedings due to the government shutdown. According to a legal expert, however, the Commission is not allowed, by law, to delay the decision on VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF past its current deadline.  No More Delays Despite Government Shutdown The SEC has issued an order […]

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Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht Moved to Another High Security Prison

Ross Ulbricht has been transferred to a new prison. This time to USP Tucson, yet another high security prison where he will be locked up likely alongside fewer murderers and hardcore gang members than previously.   Ross Ulbricht Moved Again But more sex offenders owing to the prison’s Sex Offender Management Program; this could make […]

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US W-2 Employees Can Now Get Paid in Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency payroll and HR company Bitwage has announced a rollout of new payment tools for businesses executives claim “closes the loop” in Bitcoin salaries for W-2 employees in the US. Paxful Completes Successful Trial Through a partnership with Texas-based HR firm Simply Efficient HR, Bitwage now offers client businesses a way to offer salaries in […]

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Bitcoin Too Risky? US Lottery Ticket Sales Exceed Entire BTC Market Cap

Every year, US citizens spend north of $70 billion on state lottery tickets. That’s almost $8 billion more than the entire market cap of Bitcoin. And more than half of the entire crypto market as a whole. US Citizens Spend Billions on Lottery Tickets Comparison is a great way of putting things in context. Lose […]

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South Africa to Start Tracking All Cryptocurrency Transactions in 2019

Owning bitcoin in South Africa just got a little harder, or at least it will do by the end of quarter one this year. According to a consultation paper published yesterday by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), some hefty new regulation surrounding and exchanges and ATMs is about to be enforced. South African Regulators […]

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Bulgarian Tax Authority to Inspect Crypto Exchanges and Traders

Taxes The National Revenue Agency of Bulgaria is preparing to conduct inspections on cryptocurrency trading platforms and their customers. The authority wants to make sure that both are fulfilling their obligations under the country’s tax and social security laws. Also read: Denmark’s Tax Agency to Collect Information About Bitcoin Traders Nine Crypto Companies Subjected to […]

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