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Lafayette Mayor-President Proposes Government-Backed Crypto and ICO

Featured The mayor-president of the Louisiana city of Lafayette, Joel Robideaux, has proposed an ambitious plan that would see the city develop a government-issued cryptocurrency. Mr. Robideaux suggested the launching the cryptocurrency through an initial coin offering (ICO). Also Read: Spring Sees Bitcoin Cash Adoption Rise Lafayette Mayor Advocates Government-Issued Cryptocurrency The government of a city […]

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Massachusetts Censures Five ICO Crypto Startups in a Single Day

Crowdfunding Crowdfunding in the United States is a most dangerous game. Massachusetts brought no fewer than five acts of censure on the same day this week. Censure is a formal legal settlement entered into, in this case, with crypto companies accused of financial law violations, and usually involve a Consent Order (to prevent further prosecution, […]

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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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Coinbase Compelled by IRS to Provide 13,000 Customers’ Information

Taxes Popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has been forced by court order to hand over thousands and thousands of its customers’ names and assorted personal information to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the agency’s effort to collect tax.    Also read: How To Regain Control From Nanny Zuck Coinbase Sends Out IRS Notice “Received notice […]

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What you should know about consumer prices and the financial magic of living like a minimalist

Happy Wednesday, MarketWatchers! Here are your top personal finance stories of the day. Personal Finance My father is moving to a retirement community — what do we do with his $1.8 million home? This son and daughter wonder whether they should sell, rent or wait to inherit it. My secret tax weapon costs 99 cents […]

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Bitfinex Plans Launch of Decentralized Exchange, Eosfinex

Technology Bitfinex has announced that it will launch a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange built on the Eos.io platform. The new platform, Eosfinex, will be the first exchange to be hosted using Eos.io’s decentralized application infrastructure. Also Read: EOS Raises $700M Despite Token Affording No “Rights, Uses, Purpose, or Features” Bitfinex Partners With Eos to Develop Eosfinex Bitfinex […]

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Several States Spearhead Bitcoin Adoption in the U.S.

Economy & Regulation U.S. states with positive attitudes have advanced towards bitcoin legalization – a process that a growing number of elected officials consider inevitable, if not desirable. Numerous crypto-friendly bills have been introduced, and some of them have received approval in committees and houses of state legislatures. One wouldn’t necessarily think of states like […]

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Why Warren Buffett is a ‘prime example’ of the failure of American capitalism

‘Warren Buffett should not be celebrated as an avatar of American capitalism; he should be decried as a prime example of its failure, a false prophet leading the nation toward more monopoly and inequality.’ That hot take comes from David Dayen, ripped from a deep dive published on Thursday in The Nation entitled, “The dirty […]

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Republican Candidate Austin Petersen Accepts the Largest Campaign Contribution Paid in BTC

News This week the Republican Senate candidate Austin Petersen announced he accepted the largest federal election campaign contribution settled in digital currency. Petersen, a former Libertarian, has received a total of 24 cryptocurrency donations this year, and the largest was for 0.284 BTC ($4,500 USD). Also Read: U.S. Lawmaker Wants Ethics Committee to Form Bitcoin Disclosure […]

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The City of Berkeley, California Considers Doing Cryptocurrency ICO

Featured The famed hub of American 1960s radicalism and counterculture, Berkeley, California is at it again. Dormant for a few years, the US presidency of Donald Trump has awoken defiant spirits, as the city challenges administration policy over everything from immigration to taxation. One tool of resistance under consideration is an initial coin offering in […]

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