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Vermont agencies studying need for blockchain regulations

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Vermont agencies studying need for blockchain regulations

Vermont is looking into what actions to take as a response to the growing blockchain industry in the state. The state’s Attorney-General T.J. Donovan said in a press release that his office, along with the ...

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US SEC decision on ETF moved to February 2019

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US SEC decision on ETF moved to February 2019

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), deliberating on several applications for cryptocurrency-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs), will give its final say on the matter by February 27, 2019. The application for the VanEck SolidX BTC ...

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US regulator calls for global cooperation to stop fraudulent ICOs

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US regulator calls for global cooperation to stop fraudulent ICOs

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are outright frauds that need to be stopped, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This is why it has become hard for regulators to monitor ICOs activities in ...

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US lawmaker introduces federal crypto regulations

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US lawmaker introduces federal crypto regulations

The U.S. could be inching closer to creating a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). Representative Warren Davidson from Ohio has been working on a new bill that will pave the way ...

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Homeland Security wants a look at activities on private blockchains

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Homeland Security wants a look at activities on private blockchains

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has become the latest arm of government to take an interest in blockchain, this time with a view to develop forensic analysis tools for analysing blockchain transactions. The ...

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US-based payment processor expands into crypto

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US-based payment processor expands into crypto

A payment processor with a significant footprint in the U.S. has joined forces with tech company Vaultbank to bring crypto payments to retail customers. SpotOn, which provides a payment processing solution to more than 100,000 ...

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Illegally plugging fraud ICO leads to $750K penalty for Mayweather, DJ Khaled

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Illegally plugging fraud ICO leads to $750K penalty for Mayweather, DJ Khaled

Securities regulators in the United States have fined two celebrities who were found to have failed to disclose that they were paid to promote initial coin offerings (ICOs). Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and music ...

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US court rejects unregistered securities case against Blockvest

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US court rejects unregistered securities case against Blockvest

A court in the United States has rejected a claim brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against blockchain assets exchange Blockvest, in a case that could help shape precedent on unregistered securities. SEC, ...

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Coinbase launches OTC desk for crypto institutional investors

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Coinbase launches OTC desk for crypto institutional investors

California-based cryptocurrency company Coinbase is looking to attract more institutional investors. According to live-streaming site Cheddar, the crypto wallet and exchange company has introduced an over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk specifically for the investment class in ...

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AriseBank CEO arrested by FBI over $4M scam

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AriseBank CEO arrested by FBI over $4M scam

Another scammer targeting the cryptocurrency space has been taken out. In a press release by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) from last Wednesday, the agency announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has ...

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Texas securities issues cease and desist as ICO crackdown continues

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Texas securities issues cease and desist as ICO crackdown continues

The Texas Securities Commissioner has issued an emergency cease and desist order against My Crypto Mine and Mark Royer, an individual involved with the company, in the latest wave of enforcement action against illegal initial ...

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US Treasury links crypto addresses to Iranian ransomware scam

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US Treasury links crypto addresses to Iranian ransomware scam

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has identified two separate wallet addresses linked to the latest Iranian crypto ransomware plot. The department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that two Iranian citizens, Ali Khorashadizadeh ...

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