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Policy Easing, New Crypto Classification in South Korea

South Korea has been busy revising its cryptocurrency regulations. The regulators plan to ease the rules on crypto assets in line with G20 policies. While a new crypto classification system has been created, another government agency is conducting an on-site inspection of crypto exchanges following…

ATO to Target Crypto Traders Using International Data Agreements

Australia’s financial press is expecting that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will take a hard stance on cryptocurrency investors this tax season, with the ATO recently vowing to leverage international data-matching agreements in order to track the taxation obligations of Australian cryptocurrency traders. Also Read: The…

Vitalik Buterin Blasts Centralized Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Cryptocurrency exchanges are a vital aspect of this industry. Although they make it more convenient for consumers to embrace this new form of money, there are a lot of concerns associated with these centralized platforms. Vitalik Buterin is convinced that these companies are a problem…

Cryptocurrency Mining Takes off in Japan

Japan has positioned itself as one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency hubs. That in itself is a very important development, especially since China has made itself irrelevant. It now seems cryptocurrency exchanges are not the only major trend in Japan, as mining Bitcoin and altcoins…

PBoC: Bitcoin Trading in Chinese Currency Drops Below 1% of World Total

Bitcoin trading in renminbi (RMB) has dropped to less than 1 percent of the global total, the central bank of China announced. The People’s Republic banned yuan-crypto trade last year, prompting the exodus of hundreds of Chinese crypto businesses, including some of the world’s leading…

Indian Congress Demands Probe Into Bitcoin Scam Involving Top Officials

Another day, another crypto-related scam. This time it’s in India, where members of the nation’s congress have demanded a Supreme Court-monitored investigation into a “mega Bitcoin scam.” Calls for the probe are led by senior congressional leader Shaktisinh Gohil, who accuses the top leadership of…

Crypto Exchange Binance Expects up to $1 Billion Profit in 2018

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance expects a net profit of up to $1 billion USD this year. The trading platform has already registered about $300 million of revenue in the first half of 2018 and a five-fold increase in the number of users. The data demonstrates…

Gemini Exchange Unexpectedly Hires Former NYSE Executive

Gemini – Wall Street employees are migrating en-masse to the cryptocurrency industry, with Gemini recently picking up Robert Cornish, a former Chief Information Officer of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). This news comes after the New York-based exchange issued a press release on July…

Five Universities Offer Crypto Courses in Spain, Argentina and Venezuela

Five universities across three Spanish-speaking countries are now offering crypto courses. Among major topics of studies are Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies, blockchains, initial coin offerings (ICOs), smart contracts, DAOs, and crypto-economics. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Universidad de Alcalá, Spain Universidad de…

Indian Police Seek to Sell Crypto and Bypass RBI Ban

Indian police are reportedly facing a challenge of how to liquidate cryptocurrencies they seized since the country’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has banned banks from providing services to crypto exchanges. The RBI ban is now in effect and a growing number…