Cryptocurrency

Japan: An Underdog Molding the Cryptocurrency Industry

Why doesn’t the cryptocurrency industry talk more about Japan? The more I think about it, the more difficult I find it to understand crypto – the computer-originating digital currency designed to bypass borders and governments – without considering Japan’s role in its propagation and popularization.

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Bithumb Launches Cryptocurrency Voting Platform

Crypto exchange Bithumb has launched a cryptocurrency voting platform to renew its token listing process. Users of the exchange will now be able to directly evaluate, validate and vote on cryptocurrency projects that will be listed on the cryptocurrency exchange.

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KYC and AML: Could This Regulation Save Cryptocurrencies?

The alleged Danske Bank money-laundering scandal, involving 200 billion of suspicious transfers, highlights the need for greater transparency After skyrocketing for a couple of years, the cryptocurrency bubble has come crashing down to Earth.

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Indian Panel Sends Crypto Report to Government, Investors Wait on Formal Decision

India, the world’s fastest growing economy and second-most populous nation on the planet, continues to offer no true indicator of their final decision about the legality of cryptocurrencies in the country, though a formal ruling is expected soon.

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South Korean National Assembly Holds Regulation Debate With Local Crypto Exchanges

South Korea’s representative body, the National Assembly, has held a crypto regulation debate arranged by major local cryptocurrency exchanges, IT media oulet ZdNet Korea reports Monday, Dec. 10.

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German Crypto Bank Opens for Business; solarisBank Wins Digital Asset Deal With Boerse Stuttgart

German cryptobanking startup Bitwala has opened for business, onboarding 40,000 pre-registered customers for its bitcoin and Euro deposit accounts.

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Spend Launches Seamless Payment Wallet Across Multiple Fiat and Cryptocurrencies

Spend announced today its introduction of the payment industry’s newest all-in-one alternative banking wallet application for users of cryptocurrencies and multiple fiat currencies. Effective immediately, customers in Canada may now sign up for the Spend Wallet and order a Spend Visa Card.

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Swiss Fintech License Allows Blockchain, Crypto Firms to Accept $100 Mln in Public Funds

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has released guidelines for their new FinTech license, according to a FINMA official press release released Dec.

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Cryptocurrency Firms Now Licensed Under Updated Banking Regulations in Switzerland

Swiss FINMA recently introduced new guidelines for companies, including blockchain and cryptocurrency-based firms interested in the new FinTech license.

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US Congressman Introducing Legislation to Designate Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency as a New Asset Class

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may finally become its own asset class, if a new bill heading to the US Congress becomes law.US Representative Warren Davidson of Ohio is proposing to bring some much needed clarity to confusion on whether crypto should be categorized as securities, commodities or properties.

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US Crypto Exchange Wants a Piece of the Aussie Market

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, CoinZoom, has announced it will enter Australia after its wholly owned subsidiary, CoinZoom Australia, gained approval from financial regulator AUSTRAC. CoinZoom anticipates its Australian platform will go live in the first quarter of 2019.

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This Startup Wants to Hook Your Kid on Crypto

When I was a kid, I counted my allowance in dimes, quarters, and dollars, hidden away in a very Breaking Bad-style stash in my desk. It was never much, but I knew what it was worth. Now that I’m a father myself, I can barely remember the last time I held cold hard cash.

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