Putin: Cryptocurrencies Pose ‘Significant Risks,’ Regulation Needed

Putin: Cryptocurrencies Pose ‘Significant Risks,’ Regulation Needed

Russia’s president has come out and called for the regulation of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin as they bear ‘significant risks.’ On Tuesday, Vladimir Putin was at a meeting in Sochi with top financial officials with the topic of digital currencies o…

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Japan Solidifies its Position as Bitcoin Powerhouse, Processes 61% of Global Trades

Japan Solidifies its Position as Bitcoin Powerhouse, Processes 61% of Global Trades

Over the past month, following The PBOC’s crackdown on Chinese Bitcoin exchanges, Japan has successfully evolved into the largest Bitcoin exchange market by trading volume, overtaking the US by a significant margin. According to various market da…

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Chief Indian Economist: Bitcoin Won’t become a ‘Legal Currency’ in India without Regulation

Chief Indian Economist: Bitcoin Won’t become a ‘Legal Currency’ in India without Regulation

A prominent Indian economist believes that bitcoin needs to be regulated in India before it will become a legal currency. In a Q&A interview with the Economic Times, Dr S.P. Sharma, chief economist at the PHP Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was questioned on whether he thought bitcoin would be accepted legally in the country. […]

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The Indian Government is Considering its Own Cryptocurrency

The Indian Government is Considering its Own Cryptocurrency

The Indian government is reportedly considering its own digital currency, similar to bitcoin. The central government of India has discussed the proposal with a committee of government officials, according to an unnamed source, reports the Business Standard. As India’s central bank believes that digital currencies are ‘susceptible to misuse’ the government is looking at a […]

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ICO Regulation: Industry Experts Urge UK FCA To Not Stifle Innovation

ICO Regulation: Industry Experts Urge UK FCA To Not Stifle Innovation

As countries such as the US, China and Hong Kong are progressively tightening regulation around crowdsales and initial coin offerings (ICOs), the UK has the opportunity to create a regulatory framework that is conducive to innovation and attract the world’s most forward-thinking businesses, according to Barry James, the co-founder and CEO of the Crowdfunding Centre. […]

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Blockchain Companies Executives Comment On China ICO Ban

Blockchain Companies Executives Comment On China ICO Ban

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have raised over US$1.5 billion in 2017 with 65 launches in China totaling 2.6 billion CNY, or US$389 million. But a notice from a committee led by the People’s Bank of China released earlier this week brought the multimillion-dollar industry to a halt. On Monday, the central bank ordered an immediate […]

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