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Steven Seagel ICO SEC fine

SEC fines Steven Seagal $314.000 for participation in ICO

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The U.S. SEC fined Hollywood actor Steven Seagal for concealing a fee from Bitcoiin2Gen's ICO. It is reported by Bloomberg. In February 2018, Seagal became a startup brand ambassador and actively promoted an ICO campaign on social networks. According to the regulator, for this, the startup promised...

Ukraine mining judicial administration

Ukrainian faces up 6 years in prison for mining at workplace

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Kyiv law enforcers completed a pre-trial investigation into the illegal use of official equipment of the judicial administration for the extraction of cryptocurrencies. This was reported by the prosecutor's office in Kyiv. An official holding one of the leading posts in the Informational Judicial...

New Zealand crypto taxation

New Zealand wants to exempt crypto from double taxation

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The Tax Administration of New Zealand may refuse to apply tax to cryptocurrencies on goods and services. The document indicates the rapid development of the crypto sector. At the same time, digital assets cannot be unambiguously called an investment product, which makes it difficult to apply the...

Volodymyr Kvashuk Microsoft fraud

Ex-Microsoft programmer stole $10 million with Bitcoin mixer

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Seattle District Court found Microsoft ex-tester Volodymyr Kvashuk guilty of organizing a fraudulent scheme using crypto. This was reported on the website of the US Department of Justice. From August 2016 to June 2018, the 25-year-old citizen of Ukraine, Kvashuk worked in the team of the Universal...

Billionaire Changpeng Zhao Hurun

Binance CEO became the richest man in the crypto industry

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Six representatives of the crypto industry are included in the annual list of billionaires compiled by the Chinese research institute Hurun. The leader in the crypto segment was 42-year-old CEO of the cryptocurrency exchange Binance Changpeng Zhao with $2.6 billion. Compared to last year's data...

Coinbase coronavirus Brian Armstrong

Coinbase developed plan in case of coronavirus exacerbation

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The American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has prepared a plan to protect employees in the event of a worsening situation with the spread of coronavirus. It was published by Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong. If necessary, the company plans to implement the measures described in the plan in its own...

Avanti US crypto bank

First regulated US crypto-bank will launch

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Well-known cryptocurrency supporter and co-founder of Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, Caitlin Long announced the development of a new bank focused on providing regulated services in the field of digital currencies. The Blockstream technology company, known for its developments in the field of...

YouTube blocks crypto bloggers

YouTube began blocking sensational cryptocurrency videos

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The video bloggers Ivan on Tech, Chico Crypto and CryptoWendyO were blocked by the YouTube hosting administration after the publication of regular videos about bitcoin. And some got a “strike" during the live broadcast. “Our channel has a strike as soon as I started a new live stream. This...

Warren Buffett about crypto

Warren Buffett again stated uselessness of cryptocurrency

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Despite a recent meeting with Tron Foundation CEO Justin Sun and a number of other cryptocurrency industry representatives, well-known investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett remains convinced that digital assets are worthless. Sun's expected last year meeting with the often-critical of...

Wissam Al Mana sued facebook

Qatari Billionaire sues Facebook over cryptocurrency scam

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Qatari billionaire and former husband of famous American singer Janet Jackson Wissam Al Mana sued Facebook, accusing the social network of not responding in time to advertising a fraudulent cryptocurrency project using his photo. About it writes The Times. The lawsuit was filed with the Dublin High...

Binance Malta licence MFSA

Malta: Binance doesn't have a license to operate in country

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MFSA has stated that Binance has not received a license to operate in the jurisdiction. This was reported on the website of the department. The Maltese regulator explains that the admission of virtual financial assets for trading and/or for their offering to the public in the country requires an...

neebs gaming hacked bitcoin

Hacker stole BTC renaming YouTube gaming channel to Coinbase

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Last weekend, The YouTube gaming channel Neebs Gaming, with 1.89 million subscribers, was hacked, after which hackers announced the distribution of 10,000 bitcoins from the Coinbase exchange on it. URGENT: It looks like our YouTube account has been hacked. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS IN OUR...

Ronaldo token crypto Juventus

Juventus created a token of Cristiano Ronaldo

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Juventus Italian Football Club announces the release of a collection of digital cards featuring its players. They can be purchased through the Solare blockchain platform, reports Cointelegraph. Fans will be able not only to collect tokens with football players, for example, with Cristiano Ronaldo...

Israel banks crypto

Israeli banks shouldn't refuse service to bitcoin companies

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Israeli banks should not refuse services to cryptocurrency companies, said Avichai Mandelblit, legal adviser to the Israeli government. This was reported by Cointelegraph with reference to local media. In his opinion, banks should carefully study each case to identify signs of the risk of money...

Visa Coinbase Card

Coinbase received Visa membership: first in crypto sphere

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The American Bitcoin exchange Coinbase received the status of Visa Principal Member, that is, a full member of the payment system. Thanks to this exchange, its users no longer have to use the services of third-party companies to issue Coinbase Card debit cards. According to the blog, Coinbase was...

Bloomberg cryptocurrency elections

Bloomberg proposed creating regulatory framework for crypto

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US presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg (8th place on the US Forbes list with a fortune of $64 billion) proposed creating the regulatory framework for the cryptocurrency industry as part of massive financial reform. Bloomberg advocates tightening consumer protection measures, he intends to...

IRS crypto startups tax

US authorities to discuss taxation with crypto startups

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The U.S. IRS has announced plans to host a summit with cryptocurrency startups to discuss an approach to taxing digital assets. This was reported by Bloomberg Tax. The summit is expected to be held on March 3 at IRS headquarters in Washington. During the meeting, four-panel discussions will take...

FCoin exchange deficit

FCoin detects $125 million Bitcoin deficit and stopped work

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The FCoin crypto exchange, which used the contradictory “transaction mining” business model, suspended trading and withdrawal of funds after identifying a deficit of digital assets worth up to $125 million. The founder of the exchange, Jian Zhang, wrote that the exchange is currently not able...

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