2020 Libertarian Presidential Candidate Jo Jorgensen Talks Bitcoin, Endless Wars, Covid-19 Response

2020 Libertarian Presidential Candidate Jo Jorgensen Talks Bitcoin, Endless Wars, Covid-19 ResponseOn June 8, news.Bitcoin.com chatted with the U.S. 2020 Libertarian candidate for president, Joanne Jorgensen. The Libertarian Party’s nominee for president is the party’s first female candidate and she is a firm believer in free markets and civil liberties. This week our newsdesk discussed a number of issues with the Libertarian 2020 presidential candidate Joanne […]

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China Is Drafting Laws for the Circulation of National Digital Currency

China Is Drafting Laws for the Circulation of National Digital CurrencyAmid the coronavirus pandemic, China’s central bank has reportedly completed the basic development of the nation’s central bank digital currency. The central bank is now drafting legislation for its circulation, according to local media. A number of patents have revealed what the digital yuan will be like. Also read: 2x Bitcoin — Wanna Double Your […]

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Swiss Financial Watchdog Proposes $1,000 Client Identification Threshold for Crypto Transactions

Swiss Financial Watchdog Proposes $1,000 Client Identification Threshold for Crypto TransactionsFamous for its favorable business climate that has attracted hundreds of crypto companies, Switzerland is now expanding its financial regulatory framework. Some of the upcoming rules will increase oversight in the blockchain industry in compliance with new international standards regarding operations with digital assets. Also read: With New Regulations, Europe’s Crypto Companies May Be Running […]

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India Unveils National Blockchain Strategy, Calling on RBI to Issue Digital Currency

India Unveils National Blockchain Strategy, Calling on RBI to Issue Digital CurrencyIndia’s National Strategy on Blockchain has been published. It recommends, among other things, for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to issue a central bank digital currency. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology tasked the National Institute for Smart Government with drafting this national policy. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — New US Crypto Tax […]

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Ukraine to Oversee Crypto Transactions Above $1,200, Sees Opportunities in Legalization Not Risks

Ukraine to Oversee Crypto Transactions Above $1,200, Sees Opportunities in Legalization Not RisksCryptocurrency transactions in Ukraine will be strictly monitored by the state, although the country’s finance minister admits that it’s not digital coins but fiat cash that criminals and corrupt officials are more likely to use. The legalization of cryptocurrencies remains a priority in Kiev as the government has indicated its clear understanding that the benefits […]

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With New Regulations, Europe’s Crypto Companies May Be Running Out of Options

With New Regulations, Europe’s Crypto Companies May Be Running Out of OptionsEuropean crypto companies are finding themselves in a changing regulatory environment. The new realities they have to deal with stem from the fifth edition of the European Union’s anti-money laundering directive. AMLD5 introduces stricter customer due diligence requirements and some in the industry have realized their business models, based on key principles of the crypto […]

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Regs Roundup: SEC Actions, Crypto Tax-Free in Korea, India’s National Blockchain Seminar

Regs Roundup: SEC Actions, Crypto Tax-Free in Korea, India's National Blockchain SeminarIn this roundup, we cover several crypto-related actions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the New York regulator’s crypto job posting. We also cover new Chinese laws, South Korea’s tax clarification, India’s blockchain education, the IMF working with the Philippines’ central bank, as well as crypto regulatory developments in Turkey and Qatar. […]

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Harsh Laws Make Bitcoin Holders Consider Renunciation or Dual Citizenship

Harsh Laws Make Bitcoin Holders Consider Renunciation or Dual CitizenshipAs digital currencies become a mainstay in society, a great number of governments have enforced strict tax guidelines, severe money transmission rules, and tough regulations. Because of a few nation-states’ harsh rules against cryptos, there are individuals who plan to renounce their citizenship in order to become stateless. Some people will also attempt to get […]

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Russia’s Supreme Court Recognizes Tokens as Assets Like Money and Property

Russia’s Supreme Court Recognizes Tokens as Assets Like Money and PropertyA phenomenon like bitcoin can gain recognition, including regulatory, in many different and often unexpected ways. Governments that hesitate to accept cryptocurrencies as legal tender, sometimes validate their existence indirectly and even acknowledge they can be used for payments. Taxing crypto incomes and profits is one such example. Russia has just provided another one by […]

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France Approves First ICO

France Approves Its First ICOThe French financial markets regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), has made its first initial coin offering (ICO) approval. While token sales remain legal as a fundraising option in France, only those that have been approved by the AMF may be marketed directly to the public. Also read: France Adopts New Crypto Regulation France’s […]

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