Germany’s Bitcoin Group Welcomes Licensing for Crypto Custodians, Expects Competition From Banks

Germany’s Bitcoin Group Welcomes Licensing for Crypto Custodians, Expects Competition From BanksBitcoin Group SE, a prominent member of the European crypto industry, has been preparing to apply for permission to conduct crypto custody activities in its home country, Germany. The providers of such services in the Federal Republic are now recognized as financial institutions. Bitcoin Group, which has been in the business for some time, welcomes […]

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6 Crypto Websites Blocked by Russia’s Media Watchdog, Including Major News Outlet

6 Crypto Websites Blocked by Russia’s Media Watchdog, Including Major News OutletIn what seems to be another episode in a long-running campaign, the Russian telecom regulator has restricted access to at least six websites posting content related to cryptocurrencies. Тhe forum section of Bits.media, a leading crypto news outlet, is among the internet pages that have been blacklisted this month. Also read: Russians Can Use Qiwi, […]

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Bitcoin Is Financial Instrument, Clarifies Germany, Crypto Custodians Qualify as Financial Institutions

Bitcoin Is Financial Instrument, Clarifies Germany, Crypto Custodians Qualify as Financial InstitutionsThe Federal Financial Supervisory Authority of Germany, Bafin, has issued guidance to clarify the status of cryptocurrencies and the regulations that apply to related business activities. The recommendations are based on the country’s current legislation, taking into account the latest changes. Also read: Turkey to Inspect Cryptocurrency Exchanges as Part of Government Offensive Against Online […]

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Turkey to Inspect Cryptocurrency Exchanges as Part of Government Offensive Against Online Gambling

Turkey to Inspect Cryptocurrency Exchanges Within Government Offensive Against Online GamblingTurkish authorities will soon be going after crypto exchanges operating in the country, local media reported. Although the trading platforms are not the prime target of a new push to increase budget receipts, they will be placed under close examination. The news comes as a military escalation with Syria and the coronavirus outbreak in the […]

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China Adopts Security Standards for Blockchain Applications in the Financial Sector

China Adopts Security Standards for Blockchain Applications in the Financial SectorKeeping the focus on blockchain development, banking authorities in China have issued a set of rules pertaining to the secure application of crypto-related technologies in the financial sphere. The new standards, the first of this kind, are to guide the work of developers and service providers operating in the industry. Also read: China Issues Digital […]

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Shopify Joins Libra While Quitter Vodafone Advertises Bitcoin on Facebook

Shopify Joins Libra While Quitter Vodafone Advertises Bitcoin on FacebookFacebook’s coin project, Libra, continues to draw attention despite setbacks, including a shrinking pool of backers and a growing number of worried regulators. But now with JP Morgan seeing potential for the social network’s cryptocurrency and e-commerce giant Shopify joining the Libra Association, its chances might have improved. Although, assuring governments that Libra won’t undermine […]

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Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 Finance Policy Proposes Strict Bitcoin Regulations

US Presidential Candidate Mike Bloomberg's Finance Policy Begs for Strict Bitcoin RegulationsThe 2020 U.S. Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg addressed the subject of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICO) in his recently published Financial Reform Policy. Bloomberg wants more “regulatory oversight” when it comes to this promising technology, claiming he sees “plenty of hype, fraud and criminal activity.” Also read: Bitcoin, Tesla Stock, Tron: How Warren Buffett […]

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