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Whistleblower Details Big Bank’s Plans to Prohibit Employees Owning Bitcoin

Featured This week News.Bitcoin.com carried the breaking story alleging employees of giant Northern European bank Nordea were being forbidden by company policy from owning or trading cryptocurrency. Since publication, a bank employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, forwarded evidence the large institution is indeed going ahead with such plans. Also read: (more…)

3 Web Giants That Could Be Decentralized on a Blockchain

The web has taken over our lives, and with that, online enterprises have grown into huge monoliths of power. Yet, while tech giants give us access to the stuff we like – music, movies, shopping – blockchain enthusiasts think an individual’s web experience could be greatly improved by decentralization. If the web’s giants (more…)

Kentucky Fried Chicken Canada Launches “Bitcoin Bucket”

Featured Bitcoiners in the past few days have witnessed mainstream media spreading rumors about South Korea’s ban on cryptocurrency. This, as always, caused some panic selling. But hey, don’t be upset. Colonel Sanders is here to spread some fried chicken joy amid the crypto bloodbath. KFC Canada tweeted today they (more…)

Korea’s Crypto Crackdown Talk Draws Backlash From Users and Politicians

More than 100,000 South Korea residents have signed petitions asking the government there to step back from any plans to close the country’s cryptocurrency exchanges. Earlier this week, the South Korean Justice Ministry announced that it was preparing legislation to close the country’s online exchanges amid a speculative boom in cryptocurrencies. That (more…)

JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon Regrets his ”Bitcoin is a Fraud” Statement

Featured Jamie Dimon, chair of JP Morgan Chase, was once again asked about his thoughts on bitcoin. In a wide-ranging interview on FOX Business, Mr. Dimon was given a few of his notable quotes back to him, and asked to assess his present feelings. It appears he’s softened a little (more…)

US Government to Sell Bitcoin Seized from Dark Web Dealer

Featured The US government has been approved by a federal judge in Utah to sell 513 Bitcoin and 512 Bitcoin Cash seized from an investigation involving Aaron Michael Shamo, a dark web dealer. Also Read: Bitfury as Big Brother: Mining Company Tracks Bitcoiners 513 Bitcoin and 512 Bitcoin Cash The U.S government is expected (more…)

Bitcoin Futures Flat as Contracts Move Short and Merrill Lynch Imposes Ban

Featured The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the industry’s main regulatory arm,  reports a net increase in short contracts; volume is sluggish, and a legacy bank has now outright forbid clients and advisers from trading in the relatively new product. While it is too early in the experiment to draw definitive (more…)

2017: A Defining Year for Cryptocurrency Regulation

In a year of soaring cryptocurrency prices and countless initial coin offerings, it’s perhaps unsurprising that, over the course of 2017, regulators worldwide stepped in to define how they would oversee what had been to date a legally murky environment. From China’s crackdown on exchanges to the SEC’s report on The DAO, (more…)

Korean Exchange Youbit May Avert Bankruptcy – Members Have 3 Options

Featured South Korean exchange Youbit filed bankruptcy last week but has now come up with additional options to pay back its members. The exchange is asking them to vote between three options. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto Mining, Payments, and Token Sales Youbit’s Bankruptcy Filing Youbit exchange’s operator Yapian Co. (more…)