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Malta Passes Blockchain Bills Into Law, ‘Confirming Malta as the Blockchain Island’

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  • July 4, 2018
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The Maltese parliament has passed three bills into law which establish a regulatory framework for the blockchain sector in the country

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Bitcoin’s Next Big Battle: Restoring its Reputation

Throughout its short existence, Bitcoin has successfully confronted several challenges, such as technical issues and internal wars. It has also withstood relentless persecution from governments and powerful financial personages. However, although Bitcoin is undoubtedly not intrinsically illicit, it unfairly has a bad reputation. Nothing is Illegal About Bitcoin Granted, Bitcoin’s image needs improvement. Many still […]

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Japanese Regulator Responds to Reports of Overhauling Crypto Regulation

Japan’s top financial regulator has responded to media reports that it is considering overhauling the way cryptocurrency is regulated in the country. The authority has been under fire for the inadequacy of its crypto exchange registration process after it issued business improvement orders to a number of exchanges it previously approved. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms […]

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IRS Launches International Effort to Investigate Cryptocurrency Tax Crimes

The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is taking cryptocurrency tax compliance to the international stage, joining tax authorities from four other nations to form a coalition tasked with combating cryptocurrency-related tax crimes. Taking the Cryptocurrency Tax Fight to the Global Stage In recent times, cryptocurrency trading has reached significant levels and can no longer […]

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Horizontally Scalable Blockchain Lists Token and Launches ‘Flagship’ Product

The Constellation Labs DAG protocol (directed-acyclic-graph) passes listing on KuCoin Exchange, beginning trade on July 3. The project has raised $35.2 million in January during its pre-sale. It pursues a goal to build a network with a high capacity of transactions, suitable for creating “consumer grade” applications. Recently, Constellation also launched Orion a developer community […]

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FCA Chooses Blockchain Companies for Fourth Cohort of Regulatory Sandbox

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), responsible for conduct and relevant prudential regulation of financial services firms and financial markets in the U.K., has announced the details of the firms selected to be part of cohort 4 of its regulatory sandbox, according to an FCA post. Of the 29 firms selected, about 40 percent of them […]

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Turcoin Founders Arrested Following Ponzi Scheme Bust

On July 2nd, the two founding members of Turcoin — the self-proclaimed national cryptocurrency of Turkey — were arrested. This comes only a few weeks after local news outlets reported the project to be a Ponzi scheme.  The company Hipper, headed by Muhammed Satiroğlu and Sadun Kaya, launched Turcoin last year — supported by efforts of […]

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Bitcoin vs. Blockchain: Examining the Pros and Cons from an ESG Perspective

Technology in its nascent stage is usually restricted to the confines of enthusiasts, hobbyists, and those actively involved in its development. For Bitcoin and blockchain technology, however, the case is different — as both form a topical issue in many a discourse. Let’s examine both of them from an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) perspective.  […]

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