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BitMEX scam UK FSA

The British regulator classified BitMEX as potential scam

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The UK Financial Conduct Authority has warned investors that the BitMEX cryptocurrency derivatives exchange has not received permission to operate in the country and could potentially conduct fraudulent activities. The regulator recalled that almost all companies and individuals offering financial...

Libra coin

Facebook denies reports about refusing from Libra coin

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Facebook does not plan to refuse to launch the stablecoin Libra in favor of a more traditional payment system. The press service of the organization denied a statement circulated by the media. Facebook representatives once again emphasized their commitment to the project: “Libra has not changed...

Libra Association

Facebook plans to modify the Libra to win over regulators

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Libra Association partners are weighing reorganizing the project to soften the position of governors. For this, the project's model may be revised in favor of the inclusion of several coins in the network, including those created by central banks. Libra is projected to become a payment network that...

Elon Musk Dogecoin

Elon Musk admired the "dog coin" in his Twitter

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The head of Tesla, Elon Musk, shared a photograph of a dog on his Twitter and said that they have the best coin. Dogs rock pic.twitter.com/vLJGyZo5Sx— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 3, 2020 Social network users immediately perceived this as yet another statement by Musk about interest in...

India's Supreme Court

India’s Supreme Court removes curbs on crypto trade

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Directive banning accountable organizations from providing banking services to companies involved in the trading of BTC and other cryptos has been repealed by a decision of the country's Supreme Court. Earlier, cryptocurrency exchanges, startups, and other industry...

Coinbase Messari coronavirus

Coinbase & Messari: switch to remote work due to coronavirus

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The largest American cryptocurrency company Coinbase will transfer part of its employees to remote work due to the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. A similar decision was made by the research company Messari. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong shared an updated version of the plan for the spread of...

Bitfinex exchange

Bitfinex will delist 46 trading pairs on March 6

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Bitfinex is planning to perform a large-scale delisting of trading pairs because of low liquidity on March 6. Due to their low liquidity, on Friday, March 6th, we will remove several trading pairs. This measure serves to consolidate and improve liquidity on Bitfinex, leading to a more streamlined...

Milton group fraud Jacob Keselman

Fraudsters "crypto-traders" stole $70 million from retirees

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A scam group based in Kyiv in 2019 lured out about $70 million under the guise of investing in cryptocurrencies and stocks. Its victims were thousands of people from more than 50 countries. It is reported by The Guardian, as well as the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, citing an anonymous...

Google Play Store

Google Play deleted crypto news apps

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Applications broadcasting bitcoin and blockchain industry news, including Cointelegraph and Coindesk, began to disappear from the Google Play app store. Representatives of the Cointelegraph emphasized that Google did not contact them in advance before uninstalling the application. The news resource...

Bitfinex's loan

Bitfinex repaid another $100 million of the loan to Tether

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Bitfinex Bitcoin exchange reported that it gave another $100 million to Tether to repay a previously taken credit of $700 million. 📢Bitfinex Repays $100M of Outstanding Loan Facility to Tether. Read more at https://t.co/UkKaNESd70— Bitfinex (@bitfinex) February 28, 2020 It is a question of...

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...

Tagomi cooperation with Libra

Libra Association has a new member - prime broker Tagomi

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Tagomi, an American cryptocurrency broker, has joined the Libra Association, the institution responsible for generating the Libra digital currency project from Facebook's largest social network. “We're happy to become a member of Libra and share a common mission to expand financial inclusion. We...

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...

Bitcoin price

Crypto market drops: Bitcoin trades below $9000

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On February 26, the leading cryptocurrency accelerated the fall, quickly dropping below the $9000 mark. The chart below shows that the decline in prices was accompanied by a surge in trading volumes, which indicates significant pressure from sellers:...

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...

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