Marshall Islands Updates 2019 Roadmap for Sovereign Cryptocurrency

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The Marshall Islands’ plan to issue a sovereign cryptocurrency, dubbed ‘the Sovereign’ (SOV), appears to be progressing, with the Oceanic nation announcing that it will work alongside Steve Tendon, a former adviser to the Maltese Office of the Prime Minister regarding blockchain policy, in developing the virtual currency. Also Read: Latin American P2P Bitcoin Markets Defy…

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Eye Russia for Expansion Despite Sanctions

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Sanctions imposed by governments as part of geopolitical struggles do not always filter through to under-regulated industries. Ambitious businesses covet every opportunity for expansion and diversification. That seems to be the reason why a growing number of crypto exchanges are turning their attention to Russia and its diaspora, despite the disapprobation this risks drawing from…

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…

Analysis: Understanding the SEC’s Stance on Crypto

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Last year the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission took enforcement action against initial coin offerings and other crypto companies perpetrating fraud. Many believe 2019 will be the year when regulators clamp down on rogue cryptocurrency operators. Here we decode the overlapping and occasionally contradictory stance taken by U.S. regulators, and consider what the market can expect.…

Number of Chinese Crypto Lawsuits Doubles in 2018

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According to China Judgements Online, a database of Chinese court documents, half of all lawsuits pertaining to cryptocurrencies were filed last year, highlighting an increase in fraudulent activity despite China’s regulatory crackdown. The database indicates that at least 202 cryptocurrency scams were promoted via more than 3,000 different platforms. Also Read: Indian Central Bank’s Report Shows…

Indian Exchanges End Year With Improved Services, Optimism About Regulation

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As the Indian government deliberates over cryptocurrency regulation, positive sentiment grows among local crypto exchanges regarding their government’s eventual decision. A number of them have also added new features and improved services such as offering interest on crypto deposits, increased liquidity, and better security. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive…

Huobi and Major Russian Bank to Provide Legal Help to the Crypto Industry

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The recently established Russian subsidiary of global cryptocurrency exchange Huobi and Vnesheconombank, Russia’s state-owned development bank, are now partnering to offer crypto companies legal support and advice. The newly created “legal lab” will also represent blockchain businesses in court. Also read: German Startup Devises Eco-Friendly Energy-Efficient Miners Legal Lab to Assist Crypto Companies in Russian…

Indian Crypto Exchange Sees Record Trading Volumes Amid Regulatory Uncertainty

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Despite regulatory uncertainty and banking restriction imposed by the country’s central bank, an Indian cryptocurrency exchange is seeing record trading volumes every month. The CEO of Wazirx told news.Bitcoin.com that the recent uptick in crypto prices has prompted a lot of Indians to start trading again. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive…

Poll Shows 13% of Russians Use Cryptocurrency for Online Purchases

Poll Shows 13% of Russians Use Cryptocurrency for Online Purchases

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Cryptocurrency transactions are becoming a viable alternative to traditional electronic payments and Russia is no exception to the trend. Recently conducted surveys indicate that a large number of Russians have already started using digital coins for online purchases and many others are willing to try.    Also read: Russians to Be Allowed ICO Investments up…

Canadian Crypto Exchange Coinsquare Now in 25 European Countries

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One of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Coinsquare, has officially launched in 25 European countries. A Coinsquare spokesperson has shared some details with news.Bitcoin.com. Users in Europe now have access to all major services the exchange offers, including all supported cryptocurrencies. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Coinsquare in 25…