Bithumb Pledges $8M to South Korea’s ‘Regulation-Free’ Blockchain Zone

Bithumb Pledges $8M to South Korea's 'Regulation Free' Blockchain ZoneSouth Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has pledged to invest roughly $8 million into the Busan blockchain zone. The region was recently declared “regulation-free” by the national government and modeled after the Switzerland town of Zug. Bithumb’s subsidiary GCX Alliance will discuss the preliminary plans with the Financial Services Commission (FSC) this month. Also read: Mining […]

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Germans Rush to Buy Gold as Draft Bill Threatens to Restrict Purchases

Germans Rush to Buy Gold as Draft Bill Restricts PurchasesReports have emerged depicting long lines in front of a physical gold sales location in Germany, in view of pending legislation which would once again lower the anonymous purchase limit, this time from €10,000 to €2,000. The last drop happened in 2017 when the limit was set at €15,000. A draft bill from the German […]

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Bank Crisis Spreads in India – Deaths, Strike, Supreme Court Denial

Bank Crisis Spreads in India - Deaths, Strike, Supreme Court DenialThe Indian banking sector is facing multiple challenges. Customers of several cooperative banks are still struggling to withdraw their money, and deaths have been reported in connection with withdrawal restrictions. Meanwhile, some 300,000 state-run bank employees are on strike against what the bank unions call “cold-blooded murder of six banks.” Also read: Indian Finance Minister […]

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Russia Blocks 2 Crypto News Websites

Russia Blocks 2 Crypto News WebsitesRussian authorities have restricted access to a couple of cryptocurrency news outlets. The formal reasons for the censorship move are different in each case but the end result is the same. In both, regulators have acted on the basis of a law that empowers them to block online sources of information that have been banned […]

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Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case to November

Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case to NovemberThe Supreme Court of India on Tuesday once again postponed hearing the case against the crypto banking restrictions by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The central bank has replied to crypto exchanges’ representation as directed by the court, which was supposed to resume hearing the case today. Also read: RBI Ban Stops Indian Police […]

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VPN Providers Defy Order to Connect to Russia’s Internet Censor

VPN Providers Defy Order to Connect to Russia’s Internet SensorRussian regulators have once again moved to expand oversight of the online space in an attempt to ensure compliance with various restrictions Moscow is trying to impose. But as in other cases, their efforts have been met with resistance. Over a dozen VPN platforms, popular among crypto enthusiasts and other privacy-conscious users, have refused to […]

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Russia Adopts Law to Isolate Runet From the Internet

Russia Adopts Law to Isolate Runet From the InternetRunet, the Russian segment of the internet, is about to be isolated from the rest of the web. A new law adopted by the State Duma aims to do so in order to supposedly protect it from external threats and turn it into a “sovereign” space. Russian taxpayers and end users will pay the bill […]

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In the Daily: New Terms From Bitmex, Binance Coin Record, Malta Bank Accounts

In the Daily: New Terms From Bitmex, Binance Coin Record, Malta Bank AccountsIn this edition of The Daily, Bitmex has updated its Terms of Service. The revised rules prohibit residents of certain countries, including the U.S., from trading digital assets on the platform. Also, the native token of the leading crypto exchange Binance, BNB, has hit a record price against BTC. And in Malta, companies from the […]

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Russian Institutions Back Proposal to Let Companies Use Cryptocurrency

Russian Institutions Back Proposal to Let Companies Use CryptocurrenciesAn idea to allow companies from certain sectors and in some regions to use cryptocurrencies is gaining traction in Russia. The proposal has been included in a draft law prepared by the Economy Ministry, a high-ranking parliamentarian has voiced his support, and big business is discussing its implementation. Also read: No Reason to ‘Bury’ Cryptocurrencies, […]

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Report From Within Shut Down Zimbabwe: A Government That’s Crippled Its Own Economy

Report From Within Shut Down Zimbabwe: A Government That’s Crippled Its Own EconomyA shutdown of the internet by the Zimbabwe government this week, in an attempt to quell deadly protests, ended up achieving the exact opposite result – a total shutdown of the economy, including key public services like health and education. Also read: South Africa Wants to Mandate Registration of Crypto Service Providers Miscalculating Government Paralyzes […]

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