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Indian Bank Forcing Customers to Agree to Anti-Cryptocurrency Policy

Regulation An Indian bank is reportedly forcing customers to agree that they “will not deal with any transactions related to cryptocurrency including bitcoins” when signing up for an account. In addition, there are reports of banks blocking accounts of their existing customers if they are found to have made crypto-related transactions. Also read: Indian Supreme Court […]

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144 ICOs Launched During 2017 Failed Last Year

Altcoins Coinopsy, a website that maintains an active catalog of “dead” cryptocurrencies, currently estimates that 264 altcoins failed to survive the 2018 bear market. Of the projects that did not survive to see 2019, more than half were launched in 2017 through an initial coin offering (ICO). Also Read: Last Year’s Altcoin Army Have Become This […]

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Report: Indian Government Updates Progress on Cryptocurrency Regulation

Regulation The Indian government has reportedly provided an update on its progress toward the country’s regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. The government provided its latest stance in areas such as the national cryptocurrency and licensing of crypto businesses. It is pursuing crypto regulations “with due caution,” according to reports. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, […]

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Growing Number of Indian Crypto Exchanges Say Fiat Support Is Back Despite RBI Ban

Exchanges A growing number of crypto exchanges in India have announced the return of fiat deposit and withdrawal support despite the crypto banking ban imposed by the country’s central bank. Several other exchanges in the country also allow their users to use Indian rupees to buy and cash out cryptocurrencies through their exchange-escrow peer-to-peer (P2P) […]

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P2P Exchange Options Increasing for Crypto Traders in India

Exchanges Since the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the country’s central bank, banned banks from providing services to cryptocurrency businesses, traders are increasingly trading on peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms. Local crypto exchanges have come up with a number of exchange-escrowed P2P solutions. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Localbitcoins Trading volumes in both […]

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Place Your Bets! Bitcoin Core Lightning Network Fails to Complete Basic Transaction

Featured Wagers really don’t settle matters, but they are a lot of fun and force advocates to have some skin in the game. In the ongoing debate about scaling, network fees, congestion and mempools, the Lightning Network is Bitcoin Core’s answer. Some in the ecosystem have doubted its efficacy. A bet was placed. If a […]

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Over 16,000 Indians Sign Petition Against “Irrational” RBI Crackdown

Regulation Cryptocurrency users in India are using the internet to voice their protest over a recent crackdown by the country’s central bank. Instead of allowing it to be stifled, petitioners call on the government to help cultivate the new ecosystem which can benefit India in various ways.    Also Read: ADS Securities Adds Bitcoin Cash, […]

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England: Unauthorized Crypto Futures and ICOs are Criminal Offences

Featured In a statement released 6 April 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of England attempted to clarify its jurisdiction in the ever-booming cryptocurrency industry. While acknowledging cryptos are “not currently” regulated by the bureau, crypto futures, contracts for difference (CFDs), options, and initial coin offerings (ICOs) do indeed fall under their purview. Furthermore, crypto […]

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G20 Argentina Ends With No New Cryptocurrency Regulation

Economy & Regulation Nations forming the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Argentina this week issued Comunicado oficial de la primera reunión de ministros de Hacienda y presidentes de Bancos Centrales del G20, or first communication from the world’s central bankers concerning their work. The two page document is crammed with statements, and on the […]

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CFTC Offers $100,000 Bounty to Crypto Pump-and-Dump Whistleblowers

Featured The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has created a bounty to encourage whistleblowers coming forward in exposing “pump-and-dump” schemes. “Customers should not purchase virtual currencies, digital coins,” the CFTC warned, “or tokens based on social media tips or sudden price spikes. Thoroughly research virtual currencies, digital coins, tokens, and the companies or entities […]

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