Cryptocurrencies

Crypto Markets Hold Weekly Gains Amidst Little Action

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Saturday, July 7: there is little action on the crypto markets today, with most coins either up or down by small percentages over the last 24 hours, according to Coinmarketcap. The total market capitalization is up by a little under $1 billion since the same time yesterday. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is hovering Read More

Regulatory Round-Up: U.K. Chief Blockchain Officer, DLT Cohort in FCA Sandbox, Central Bank Calls Crypto ”Fallacy”

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Regulation In recent regulatory news, U.K. minister, Eddie Hughes has published a report that advocates for the creation of a “Chief Blockchain Officer,” the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has announced that a number of distributed ledger (DLT) companies have been accepted into cohort 4 of its regulatory sandbox, and Finland’s Central Bank has published a Read More

Winklevoss’ Gemini Exchange Recruits NYSE Chief Information Officer

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Cryptocurrency exchange Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini) has announced that former Chief Information Officer of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Robert Cornish has joined the company, according to a press release published July 6. Cornish will join Gemini, which was founded by the Winklevoss brothers, as its first-ever Chief Technology Officer. Cornish has previously Read More

UK: 40% of Companies in Regulatory Sandbox Deploying Distributed Ledger Technology

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The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has unveiled the 29 successful companies to apply to the fourth cohort of the regulator’s sandbox, whereof 40 percent are using distributed ledger technologies (DLT), according to an announcement published July 3. The regulatory sandbox is an initiative designed to help organizations test various products and services in a Read More

Meet the Liberty Advisor Helping the Crypto-Rich Avoid Capital Gains

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Interview Since the incredible bull run last year, early adopters, and even people who invested in cryptocurrencies back in January 2017, have made an incredible amount of financial gains. In the U.S. some people who want to cash out a good chunk of money realize they’ll end up paying the taxman (IRS) a lot of Read More

From Russia to Macedonia: How Cryptocurrencies Are Regulated in Eastern Europe

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On June 30, Russia saw a launch of a first crypto investment bank aimed to hold initial coins offerings (ICO), while the government is is expected to pass its major crypto and blockchain-related regulatory bill this week.   Meanwhile, there’s been more news coming from Eastern Europe: last week, Poland’s cryptocurrency group the Polish Bitcoin Read More

This Week in Bitcoin: Expanding Exchanges, New Crypto Fund, Patent, and Laws

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The Weekly In this week’s editions of Bitcoin in Brief we’ve covered a number of interesting developments in the crypto space. Several prominent exchanges have announced plans to increase their presence in new markets and locations, while a newly launched platform aims to rate them according to their liquidity, security, and volume. The weekly roundup Read More

Blockchain.com Introduces Institutional Investment Platform

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UK-based crypto data supplier and cryptocurrency wallet Blockchain.com has recently launched a comprehensive institutional platform Blockchain Principal Strategies (BPS), according to a blog post today, June 28. Blockchain.com claims the new platform will provide secure and “unparalleled” access to markets, services, and research for institutions, family businesses, and retail investors. Blockchain.com co-founder Peter Smith commented Read More

Almost 9 out of 10 Crypto Execs Want ‘Formalized’ Industry Self-Regulation: Research

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Eighty-six percent of cryptocurrency firms’ executives and investors want the industry to self-regulate, new research published this week reveals. Part of the 2018 Cryptocurrency Survey by international law firm Foley & Lardner LLP, the majority of respondents also tipped Bitcoin to become the cryptocurrency of choice for transactions in the long term. The firm questioned Read More

US: Florida to Create Position of Crypto Chief to Oversee Industry

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Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis has released plans to create a new position of cryptocurrency chief to oversee the industry in the state, according to an announcement published June 26. Patronis, who also serves as State Fire Marshal and supervises the Department of Financial Services, ordered his office to create a position that Read More