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Russian State Duma Defers Consideration of Bill On Digital Financial Assets

The State Duma of the Russian Federation has rescheduled consideration of the bill “On Digital Financial Assets” for April 2019. The State Duma of the Russian Federation has deferred consideration of the bill “On Digital Financial Assets” to April 2019,  local media outlet TASS reported…

Blockchain lawyer Drew Hinkes joins Carlton Fields law firm

Andrew Hinkes, a lawyer specialising in blockchain and cryptocurrencies, is joining Carlton Fields’ Blockchain and Digital Currency team, CoinDesk reports. Hinkes holds the position of a law professor at New York University and works as bank Athena Blockchain’s general counsel.  In his new position, Hinkes…

Alleged Bitcoin Fraudster Alexander Vinnik Appeals for Extradition to Russia

The former operator of now-shuttered crypto exchange BTC-e, Alexander Vinnik, has lodged an appeal with a Piraeus court for his release or extradition to Russia. Former operator of now-shuttered crypto exchange BTC-e, Russian national Alexander Vinnik, has appealed with a Greek court for his release…

Blockchain and Crypto Business Reps Protest Nevada Bill

Representatives from blockchain- and crypto-related companies protested a bill in a committee hearing in the Nevada State Senate. Representatives from the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries voiced their concerns about a bill in the Nevada State Senate in a Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, March 12.…

SEC Chairman Highlights Investor Protection in Regard to Bitcoin ETF

United States SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said that he is still concerned about the potential for manipulation in the crypto space. United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton is still concerned about investor protection when it comes to the commission approving a…