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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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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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Cryptopia Exchange Hacked: ‘Significant’ Losses Reported

Cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has been hacked. The team confirmed the security breach, outlining that the losses are ‘significant.’ ‘Significant Losses’ New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has suffered a security breach and is going through unscheduled maintenance. The announcement was just posted on the exchange’s official twitter page, outlining that the losses have been significant. We […]

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Venezuela Files Complaint With WTO Regarding US Sanctions Targeting Petro

Regulation On Jan. 8, the World Trade Organization (WTO) published a dispute settlement request that was filed by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with regards to executive orders and sanctions maintained by the United States that target Venezuela and the nation’s cryptocurrency, the petro. The document was filed with the WTO on Dec. 28. Also […]

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Expect ‘Large increase’ in Cryptocurrency Taxes Filed for 2018, Says Bittax CEO

Bitcoinist spoke with Gidi Bar Zakay, CEO and founder of Bittax at the recently held Israel Bitcoin Summit in Tel-Aviv about cryptocurrency tax obligations for users and how the regulatory landscape is taking shape around the globe.  Bitcoinist: Why did you decide to launch Bittax? Are Bitcoin taxes too cumbersome to calculate for the average person?  […]

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Bakkt Expands Compliance Capabilities With Its First Acquisition

Fresh from completing its maiden funding round, Bakkt announced its first acquisition on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. The daughter company of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is also eyeing the possibility of expanding beyond the U.S. market. Bakkt Acquires RCG Back Office Bakkt announced the news of the acquisition via a Medium post by CEO, Kelly Loeffler. […]

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