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Indian Supreme Court Pushes Crypto Case Against RBI to End of February

The case against the crypto banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was unexpectedly heard at the country’s supreme court on Thursday. However, senior advocates for the parties were reportedly absent, so a new date has been set and the crypto case will…

Pavel Durov Closes UK-Based Company Telegram Messenger LLP

Russian-born entrepreneur Pavel Durov is liquidating Telegram Messenger LLP, the Britain-based company behind the popular messaging service Telegram. The same entity is registered as the messenger’s operator in the Russian Federation, where Telegram is currently banned. Also read: 5 Crypto Exchanges Have Been Licensed in…

Indian Bank Forcing Customers to Agree to Anti-Cryptocurrency Policy

An Indian bank is reportedly forcing customers to agree that they “will not deal with any transactions related to cryptocurrency including bitcoins” when signing up for an account. In addition, there are reports of banks blocking accounts of their existing customers if they are found…

Google Play Store Forces Samourai Wallet to Remove Security Features

Samourai Wallet has announced that, due to the Google Play Store’s “new extremely restrictive policies,” a number of security features are being removed from the wallet. The developers have applied for an exemption to the new rules, but Google has rejected their request. Also read: Indian…

Thousands of Banned Binance Customers Remain Cut off by the Exchange

Binance, the world’s second largest digital asset exchange by traded volume, has withdrawn its services from countries targeted by U.S. economic sanctions, in line with its controversial revised terms of use. However, the ban affects entire populations in countries such as Zimbabwe, where U.S. restrictions…

‘How to Use Bitcoin Anonymously’ Article Gets Banned on Medium

Publishing platform, Medium, has allegedly jumped on the censorship “ban-wagon”, after suspending an account which posted a Bitcoin anonymity guide. Whilst Medium has not confirmed the reason, several Twitter users have claimed previous account suspensions based on crypto-related content. Storm In A Teacup So what can have incurred…

Abkhazia Temporarily Shuts Down 15 Mining Farms

Authorities in Abkhazia have cut off 15 mining facilities from the territory’s electrical grid. The short-term measure is meant to alleviate power shortages during the cold winter months. The operators of the farms have fully cooperated with the local electric utility. Also read: Two Mining…

Iran Declares Telegram Crypto Aspirations an Act Against National Security

Iranian officials have declared any cooperation with Telegram to develop a cryptocurrency to be an act against national security. The Iranian government has taken further steps against Telegram’s cryptocurrency development, the Tehran Times reports Dec. 31. Secretary of the Criminal Content Definition Task Force Javad…

Iran Labels Telegram’s Coin a Threat to National Security

Tehran has once again targeted the users of the popular messaging application Telegram. A law enforcement official warned Iranian citizens against providing any support for the launch of the instant messaging app’s native token, the Gram. Also read: Bill to Curb Iranian National Crypto Filed…

India Likely To Lift Cryptocurrency Ban in 2019

India’s long-running saga regarding the legality of cryptocurrency is likely to see a lifting of the current ban in 2019. Indian Flip Flops Reports suggest the Gov’t formed committee debating the matter are in favor of legalization, although with strong regulations. India was a notable early adopter of Bitcoin, prompting the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to issue…

Report: India Evaluating Cryptocurrency Legalization Under Strong Regulation

The committee charged with providing recommendations for the regulatory framework surrounding cryptocurrencies in India is reportedly evaluating the legalization of the asset class under strong regulation. According to a recent report, “There is a general consensus that cryptocurrency cannot be dismissed as completely illegal.” Also…