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Denmark’s Largest Bank May Have Facilitated up to $150 Billion in Money Laundering

News Companies from Russia and other parts of the former Soviet Union have apparently turned the small country of Estonia into a massive money laundering haven. An investigation into the Estonian branch of Denmark’s largest bank is examining up to $150 billion which may have been involved. Also Read: The Daily: Robinhood Aiming for IPO, […]

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Japanese Star Honda Receives $40 Million in Crypto to Promote Exchange

News Japan superstar professional soccer player, entrepreneur and investor Keisuke Honda, 32, was appointed by the Japanese crypto exchange Bitpoint to promote its brand, the company announced earlier this week. Honda appeared at the same time in a commercial for Bitpoint shot in Hollywood.  Also read: Soccer Star Leo Messi Promotes Ultra-Secure New Crypto Phone Honda […]

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Huobi Launches Partner Exchanges in Russia, Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Canada

News Chinese exchange Huobi and its partners are launching cryptocurrency exchanges in five regions: the Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Canada. Partners “share Huobi’s order integration system, wallet system, asset management and clearing systems.” The exchange in Manila has launched with trading in three markets with over 40 trading pairs. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance […]

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Regulations Roundup: This Fall May Bring More Crypto-Friendly Jurisdictions

Economy & Regulation August is not the best period for important decisions but it seems a good time to sketch plans for the second active half of the year. Authorities in several countries have shared their intentions regarding the regulation and oversight of the crypto space. The club of crypto-friendly jurisdictions may accept new members […]

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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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The future of higher education could be less humanities classes, and how to avoid rising flight fees

Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! We made it through another week. Check out today’s top personal finance stories before heading out to the weekend. The depressing reason women out-earn men in these 7 places in the U.S. Men are paid more than women in nearly all of these 2,700 counties, with just a handful of exceptions. This […]

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Russians Think Bitcoin Makes a Great Present

Featured Cryptocurrency is gaining popularity in Russia as a good idea for a gift. According to a new survey, more and more Russians believe cryptos, like bitcoin, would make their girlfriends and wives happy on special occasions. The 8th of March is celebrated as Women’s Day in Russia and in many other countries.   Also […]

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Here’s how many of the world’s ultrawealthy are increasing their cryptocurrency investments

What are the world’s uber-rich doing when it comes to cryptocurrencies? A growing number of high- net-worth individuals are attracted to them. More than one in five — 21% — of respondents in an annual survey of wealth advisers and private bankers said clients had increased their investments in cryptocurrencies in 2017, according to Knight […]

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Russia Drafts Law to Criminalize the Use of Cryptocurrencies as Money

Regulation The Russian Ministry of Finance is drafting a law to criminalize the use of cryptocurrencies as money substitutes. The Bank of Russia and the finance ministry have previously opposed the use of cryptocurrency in this way, citing that only rubles can be used for payments of goods and services in Russia. Also read: Indians Look […]

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Russian Authorities Criticized over Proposed Crypto Regulation

Economy & Regulation Criticism aimed at authorities and the new legislation on “digital financial assets” is mounting in Russia. Local officials have rebuked lawmakers in the capital over slow progress, warning that the country will have to catch up with others. Experts from the crypto sector have expressed concerns about many unresolved issues in the […]

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