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Latvia Recognizes Cryptocurrencies in Order to Tax Them

Taxes Trying to take its share of the profits, the government of Latvia may accept cryptocurrencies as a legal means of exchange. This year’s tax filing campaign is underway and officials don’t have much time. Two parliamentary commissions and the Ministry of Finance have expressed their views on the matter this week. Latvians may very […]

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Research Paper Declares Bitcoin Compliant With Shariah Law

News Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are intriguing because they are very different from the traditional financial systems we use today. One particular subject people have pondered is whether or not bitcoin complies with the religious law that forms a part of Islamic tradition — otherwise known as Shariah Law. This week a microfinance firm based in Indonesia, Blossom […]

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Long Blockchain Corp Receives Delisting Determination From Nasdaq

Finance Long Blockchain Corp., the company formerly known as Long Island Iced Tea Corp., has announced that it has received a delisting determination from Nasdaq. The U.S.-based company made headlines in December after its name change triggered a 432% gain in the price of its shares over the course of a single day. Also Read: Bitcoin […]

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Brazilian University Launches Cryptocurrency Masters Programme

Economics A major Sao Paulo institution is launching what has been reported as Brazil’s first Master’s degree in cryptofinance. The course comes amid an increasing embracement of virtual currencies on the part of the Brazilian universities, with themes pertinent to cryptocurrency increasingly being incorporated into mainstream tertiary finance studies. Also Read: FSA Study Reveals 3.5 Million […]

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Privacy-Centric Coin XMR Splits Into Four Different Monero Protocols

Technology On April 6 the privacy-centric cryptocurrency monero (XMR) forked the protocol in order to make the digital asset’s mining ecosystem egalitarian. However, the hard fork has led to the birth of four monero-based blockchain branches all claiming to be the “original monero.” Also read: Bitcoin’s Value to Lose $44 Billion by Year’s End, Researchers Argue […]

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New “Know-Your-Transaction” Tool Enables Enhanced Blockchain Investigation

Cryptocurrency investigation enterprise Chainalysis is releasing a product called Know Your Transaction (KYT) designed to help businesses track customers that may be involved in illicit cryptocurrency-related activity. The company’s clientele includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Europol. Per a recent blog post, Chainalysis stated that it holds a […]

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Bitcoin Prediction Market Fairlay Sees Sizable Volumes

Emerging Markets In the cryptocurrency ecosystem, the concept of prediction markets is a topical subject. There are a few projects in the works hoping to build decentralized prediction markets such as Augur and Hivemind. One particular project, although not fully ‘trustless’ at the moment, Fairlay, has been moving a staggering amount of volume over the […]

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