Quebec Hikes Electricity Price: Crypto Miners to Pay up to 3 Times Current Rate

Quebec Hikes Electricity Price: Crypto Miners to Pay up to 3 Times Current Rate

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The Canadian province of Quebec has reportedly decided to charge cryptocurrency miners up to roughly three times the current price after they flooded utility Hydro-Quebec with requests for mining operations. In addition, several crypto-related proposals have been submitted including one that requires crypto firms to bid for power. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the…

Korean Government Launches Investigation into Crypto Hacks

Korean Government Launches Investigation into Crypto Hacks

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Following the alleged hacks of South Korean crypto exchanges, the government has formally launched an investigation into the cause of the hacks. The authorities will also perform security checks on all crypto exchanges’ systems. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Government’s Response The South Korean government announced on Wednesday, June 20, that it…

Korean Government Details Regulatory Plans After Multiple Crypto Exchange Hacks

Korean Government Details Regulatory Plans After Multiple Crypto Exchange Hacks

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Following multiple hack reports, the South Korean government explains how it will strengthen the regulatory framework for cryptocurrency exchanges. A bill has already been submitted which imposes multiple new obligations on crypto exchanges. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Korean Government’s Solution Following recent reports of multiple security breaches at cryptocurrency exchanges,…

Turcoin Ponzi Scheme Exposed, Founders Flee with Millions

Turcoin Ponzi Scheme Exposed, Founders Flee with Millions

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Turkey’s so called “national” crypto, Turcoin, has turned out to be a classical example of a Ponzi scheme, local media reported. The founders of the “alternative” digital currency are believed to have fled the country with millions of dollars collected from defrauded investors. The company behind the Turkish token stopped distributing dividends earlier in June.…

Swiss Crypto Company Acquires License to Distribute Funds to Investors

Swiss Crypto Company Acquires License to Distribute Funds to Investors

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Crypto Fund AG has been granted a license to distribute funds on behalf of “qualified investors” in Switzerland. The permission has been issued by the country’s financial market regulator, FINMA. The firm also seeks approval for another crypto-related service. Also read: Zug Tests Blockchain to Decide on Fireworks and Digital IDs First Point of Contact…

Etoro Is Launching an OTC Crypto Trading Desk for Institutions

Etoro Is Launching an OTC Crypto Trading Desk for Institutions

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While the major banks are taking their time with offering OTC crypto trading, new entrants to the space are stepping up to fill the void. Social investing platform Etoro, which focuses mainly on retail traders, is now expanding into the institutional segment with a new cryptocurrency offering. Also Read: This Week in Bitcoin: An End…

Markets Update: SEC Adds a Brief Market Spike — But Will It Last?

Markets Update: SEC Adds a Brief Market Spike — But Will It Last?

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Cryptocurrency markets are steadily coasting along after suffering from some volatile low swings last week. Over the past 24 hours, most cryptocurrencies are still in the red nurturing losses between 1-3 percent, and a few are in the green by a few percentages. At the time of publication, the price of bitcoin cash (BCH) is…

Survey: 13% of Net-Savvy Ukrainians Own Cryptocurrencies

Survey: 13% of Net-Savvy Ukrainians Own Cryptocurrencies

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Ukrainians are increasingly aware of cryptocurrencies, and 13 percent of those using the Internet own digital coins, according to a new survey. The total of the daily turnover on the three leading cryptocurrency exchanges in the country currently reaches $2 million USD.   Also read: Ukrainian Companies Mint 25 Coins, Raise $132 Million Majority of…

Study Finds Irish Crypto Userbase to Have Quadrupled in Four Years

Study Finds Irish Crypto Userbase to Have Quadrupled in Four Years

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Research has indicated that Irish attitudes regarding cryptocurrency are increasingly positive, with the Irish cryptocurrency user base estimated to have quadrupled in last four years. Also Read: Ireland Clarifies Taxation of Crypto Transactions Study Finds Irish Crypto Sentiment to be Moving “From Suspicion to Curiosity” A study carried out by Amárach Research in partnership with communications…

Crypto Exchange Approved for Regulatory Sandbox License in Bahrain

Crypto Exchange Approved for Regulatory Sandbox License in Bahrain

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A Dubai-based cryptocurrency exchange has reportedly become the first crypto exchange in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to receive a regulatory sandbox license. The license was granted by the Central Bank of Bahrain and will take effect this week. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Crypto Exchange Received Sandbox…