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Canadian Crypto Enthusiasts Get One-on-One with Regulators

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Crypto enthusiasts in Canada are giving regulators their ideas about how to monitor the space. This will include the practice of short-selling. The Canadian Securities Administrators and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada filed a joint consultation paper last week called the Proposed Framework for Crypto-Asset Trading Platforms. Avoiding Manipulation Short-selling bitcoin...

Research: Over 1,000 Cryptocurrencies are "Dead Projects"

While not all cryptocurrencies and tokens are built to last, the math shows token projects and forked digital currencies abandoned, shut down, and scammed are far greater than one may think. "Dead Coins" As per data collated by Coinopsy and Dead Coins, two digital currency tracking websites, an estimated 1,000 cryptocurrencies projects are lacking any development or future activity in their...

Greek Police Uncover Plot to Murder Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Alexander Vinnik

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Greek authorities have reportedly managed to uncover a murder plot targeting Russian national Alexander Vinnik, which was arrested in the country earlier this year, suspected of laundering $4 billion in bitcoin through cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e. According to news source Sputnik, Greek police received information about the murder plot earlier this year, but decided not to make it public to...

Popular Portuguese Tech Publication Starts Investing in Cryptocurrencies

A popular Portuguese tech publication, Pplware, recently started investing in cryptocurrency, after asking its readers for feedback on which tokens it should buy. The publication made its move now, as it argues the ecosystem is now more stable than what it was in late 2017, when most cryptocurrencies hit a new all-time high, and subsequently started dropping. Pplware, one of the most popular tech...

Bolivar to Bitcoin Trading Surpasses a Record $1 Million per Day

Venezuela’s economic situation has been steadily declining in the past few years, bringing Venezuelans to turn to cryptocurrencies. According to VeneBloc data, the bolivar-to-bitcoin market recently reached a new record, as the equivalent of $1.009 million in bolivars were exchanged for bitcoin on April 17. VeneBloc tracks transactions made on peer-to-peer exchange LocalBitcoins on the South...

Scammers are Purporting to be Cryptocurrency Exchange Tech Support, FBI Warns

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently sounded the alarm on tech support scams throughout the web and pointed out that cryptocurrency users are being increasingly targeted. Individual victims, according to the agency, often see losses “in the thousands of dollars.” The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) sounded the alarm through a notice that warns users tech support fraud...

France’s Finance Minister Plans ICO Regulations in Bid to Attract Crypto Startups

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According to a recently published opinion piece, France’s finance minister Bruno Le Maire revealed that the country plans on creating a legal framework for initial coin offerings (ICOs) in a bid to become a leading ICO hub. In the opinion piece, published on French website Numerama, Le Maire claims he asked former central bank official Jean-Pierre Landau to draft a proposal for a legislative...

French Minister Bruno Le Marie Highlights Importance of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

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During this week’s G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, France’s minister of Finance Bruno Le Maire highlighted the importance bitcoin and cryptocurrencies may have in the world’s economy. Le Maire pointed out that France, along with Germany, called for cryptocurrencies to placed on G20’s agenda. The minister revealed that France will start working on cryptocurrency regulations before the rest...

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