Union Bank of the Philippines Launching Cryptocurrency ATM

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One of the largest banks in the Philippines is reportedly launching a two-way cryptocurrency ATM that is in compliance with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ specifications. In the Philippines, the central bank regulates cryptocurrencies “when used for delivery of financial services, particularly, for payments and remittances.” Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for…

Public Transportation Across Argentina Can Now Be Paid With BTC

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The national contactless smart card that is used to pay for public transportation throughout Argentina can now be loaded with BTC. These cards are valid for rides on buses, trains, subways, and motorboats in 37 cities, including the capital city of Buenos Aires, according to the Argentine government’s website. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto…

A Millennial and Crypto Love Story: How This Generation Is Ghosting Banks

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America’s youth has long been in a bad relationship with banks. Their predatory, self-serving practices have left a bad taste in the mouths of many young consumers, who have historically acclimated and resigned themselves to the system as they aged. Millennials have been accused of killing almost every industry, from golf to napkins, but now…

Crypto-Stealing SIM Swapper Pleads Guilty, Gets 10 Years in Prison

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Joel Ortiz, a college student who allegedly stole cryptocurrency worth over $5 million, has pleaded guilty and accepted a 10-year prison sentence. Ortiz was arrested last year and accused of hijacking the phone numbers of around 40 people. He is now the first person to be sentenced for the crime, commonly known as SIM swapping.…

Indian Government Invites Law Firm to Present Suggestions for Cryptocurrency Regulation

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The Indian government has invited lawyers from Nishith Desai Associates to present their suggestions for the country’s crypto regulation. This is in response to the firm’s submission of a proposed regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. The suggestions include avoiding prohibition, taking a balanced approach, options for licensing, and self-regulation for the industry. Also read: Indian Supreme Court…

Markets Update: Top Crypto Assets Open 2019 With Slow Month of Trading

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The leading cryptocurrency markets have seen a slow start to the year, with the top three markets by capitalization shedding between 10% and 37% since early January’s local highs. January has also seen volatility in market cap rankings, with XRP and ETH competing for the second largest crypto asset capitalization, and EOS, USDT, and BCH…

Bitfinex Partnered With at Least 6 Different Banks During 2018

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22 months since Wells Fargo suspended the processing of withdrawals sent by four Taiwanese banks that service Bitfinex, the platform remains among the top 20 exchanges by adjusted volume. While Bitfinex hosted more than $5 billion in trade this past month, the exchange has struggled to establish reliable banking partners, with traders seeking to deposit…

Report: Indian Government Finalizing Crypto Regulatory Framework

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The Indian government has reportedly confirmed that the report containing a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies by an inter-ministerial committee is being finalized. This confirmation is in response to a Right to Information filing by a local news outlet. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Report in ‘Finalization Stage’ Subhash…

Venezuela Wants to Use Petro to Finance Large Housing Program

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Completing a project to build 3 million homes for its suffering population is the next big initiative Venezuela wants to finance with its digital currency, the petro. The socialist government in Caracas says there is enough money and materials to fulfill the main objective of the “Great Housing Mission.” Also read: Crypto-Friendly Statesman Takes Over Swiss…

The Biggest Problem for ICOs? In 2018, It Was Their Own Investors

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Hashed CEO Simon Seojoon Kim looks at the inherent limitations of ICOs, in particular the belief that “anyone can invest in an initial project.”