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FATF tightens bitcoin industry

FATF decided to tighten control over the bitcoin industry

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The Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) decided to tighten the regulation of the cryptocurrency industry, in particular, to oblige the bitcoin exchanges and other crypto service providers (VASPs) to comply with AML and CFT (countering the financing of terrorism) procedures...

Bitfinex launches derivative instruments

Bitfinex will go offline seven hours before preparing to launch derivative instruments

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Bitfinex, a popular Bitcoin exchange, has announced technical work that can take up to seven hours and will be aimed at improving the experience of user interaction with the platform in the trading process. Among other things, this means creating the foundation for launching derivative instruments....

Bitmain for ICO

Mining giant Bitmain may apply for an IPO in the US

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One of the world's largest producers of mining equipment, Bitmain, is preparing to submit another application for an IPO, but this time in the US, not Hong Kong, Bloomberg reports, citing well-informed sources. Thus, the company, the investment valuation of which in 2018, according to various...

Bitcoin exchange from the Messenger Line may be licensed in Japan this month

Bitcoin exchange from the Messenger Line may be licensed in Japan this month

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Popular Japanese instant messenger Line, whose user base has more than 200 million people, can get a license to launch a crypto exchange in Japan as early as this month. It is reported by Bloomberg, citing informed sources. According to the publication, the Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA)...

Russian Railways and Pension Fund of the RF will sell discount tickets using the blockchain

Russian Railways and Pension Fund of the RF will sell discount tickets using the blockchain

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The Pension Fund of the Russian Federation and OJSC Russian Railways came into an agreement according to which there will be created a blockchain platform for issuing discount tickets for suburban routes. This is reported by the Gudok. The new system will be created in the framework of the...

Threatening to kill, anonymous demands 100 million euros in bitcoins from German politicians

Threatening to kill, anonymous demands 100 million euros in bitcoins from German politicians

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Immediately, several well-known politicians in Germany received letters threatening of “execution” from an anonymous author, who extorted bitcoins from them. About it reports Koelner Stadt Anzeiger. These threats were sent to the mayor of Cologne, Henriette Röcker, the mayor of Altena,...

Bancor will stop providing services for US residents

Bancor will stop providing services for US residents

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Bancor Decentralized Exchange has announced that it will soon stop providing services for US residents. In a statement, the company notes that it is forced to take this step due to the uncertainty surrounding the regulation of cryptocurrency in the country. New rules will come into force on...

How much is Gram: "Aton" called the price of cryptocurrency from Durov

How much is Gram: "Aton" called the price of cryptocurrency from Durov

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Forbes found out the details of Aton’s offer for investors in Gram cryptocurrency An investment company Aton estimated the cost of Gram cryptocurrency, which will become a payment instrument on the TON platform from the Pavel Durov's messenger Telegram. According to analysts, the range of...

TRON's Justin Sun will meet investor Warren Buffet

TRON's Justin Sun will meet the legendary investor Warren Buffet: this cost him over 4.5 million ...

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TRON blockchain platform's founder Justin Sun is going to have a dinner with billionaire and legendary investor Warren Buffet on July 25 in San Francisco, as the Decrypt reported. Usually meetings with Buffett are held in New York, however, this time it was decided to transfer lunch to another...

Bitcoin features will disappear from the CHX listing after June 19

Bitcoin features will disappear from the CHX listing after June 19

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The expiration of the latest BTC features on the Chicago Stock Exchange will take place on June 19 by 3:00 pm Chicago time, reports Bloomberg. CHX became the 1st regulated exchange to launch urgent financial instruments based on the 1st cryptocurrency in the end of 2017, when Bitcoin was steadily...

Ethereum classic hardfork Atlantis

Ethereum Classic developers will test Atlantis update's code

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This summer, the Atlantis update can be activated on the Ethereum Classic network, but its exact date remains unknown. In the meantime, cryptocurrency developers have agreed that the code will be tested in a test network, CoinDesk reports. This update should activate the changes that were formally...

tax evasion with the use of cryptocuurencies

An international group investigates 60 tax evasion schemes using cryptocurrencies

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The J5 group, established last year by the tax authorities of such countries as the US, Australia, the UK, Canada, and the Netherlands, is currently investigating 60 major international schemes for cryptocurrency tax evasion. At least 12 of them are led by the Australian Revenue Service (ATO). ...

Users lost 1800 BTC due to a sharp drop of the CLAM

Users lost 1800 BTC due to a sharp drop of the CLAM

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The American crypto exchange Poloniex reported that users, financing margin trading lost 1800 BTC (about 14 million at the current exchange rate) due to a sharp drop of the CLAM rate and extremely low liquidity of this coin. According to the representatives of the exchange, on May 26, the...

Benfica de Macau will start accepting cryptocurrencies for payment

Benfica de Macau will start accepting cryptocurrencies for payment

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The famous Portuguese football club Benfica de Macau will start accepting cryptocurrencies for payment: BTC, ETH and UTK (UTRUST), CoinDesk reports. Holders of digital assets will be able to buy Benfica merchandise, as well as match tickets. According to representatives of Benfica, this decision...

Hackers stole GateHub's users 23 million XRPs

GateHub users lost 23 million XRP during a hacking attack

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The creative director of 2K/DENMARK company, Thomas Silkjær, said that as a result of the hacker attack, GateHub users lost 23 million Ripple XRP tokens (approximately $9.6 million at the current rate). According to Silkjær, during the attack that began on June 1, 80-90 user wallets were hacked...

Binance will issue its own stablebcoins

Wei Zhou: Binance will issue its stablecoins

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Leading in terms of trading volumes, Binance will issue its own stablebcoins in the period of next 2 months. About this we are informed from the company's financial director Wei Zhou from his interview with Bloomberg's journalists. Thus, the release of the 1-st stablecoin, secured by the British...

The bank of Switzerland should think about national cryptocurrency's creation, Avenir Suisse noted

The bank of Switzerland should think about national cryptocurrency's creation, Avenir Suisse noted

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The analytical center Avenir Suisse released the report named “Blockchain after the hype”, in which "summoned" the National Bank of Switzerland to begin its works on creation of a national cryptocoin. In particular, analysts suggest developing a model of blockchain based economy. The...

Facebook's cryptocurrency project

Facebook is going to launch its cryptocurrency project this month

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The launch of Facebook’s crypto project can happen already this month. At the same time, employees of the company will be able to receive their salaries in the new currency, as it was noted by "The Information". According to the publication, Facebook also plans to launch “physical...

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