IRS Vs. Bitcoin ATMs: Industry Says There Is Already Enough Regulation

The number of Bitcoin ATMs installed worldwide has reached a new milestone. Coincidentally, regulators start looking to apply more scrutiny. Earlier this week, the number of Bitcoin (BTC) ATMs installed worldwide reached a new milestone, surpassing 6,000. Coincidentally, another major development just a day before occurred within the same area: The United States Internal Revenue […]

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LocalBitcoins Receives Finnish FSA Virtual Currency Provider License

LocalBitcoins continues its path to full regulation with an official license from the Finnish Financial Services Authority. The Finnish Financial Services Authority (FIN-FSA) has officially registered LocalBitcoins as a virtual currency provider, starting at the beginning of November 2019. Finland only allows officially registered providers who fulfill the legal requirements to operate in the country. […]

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Hong Kong Regulator to Unveil New Cryptocurrency Exchange Rules

Hong Kong’s financial watchdog announced it will unveil regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges and application requirements today. Hong Kong’s financial regulator — the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) — will publish a new set of regulations for Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency exchanges today. The news, reported by Reuters on Nov. 6, was announced by Chief Executive […]

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Privacy Vs. Security, Do Authorities Monitor Every Crypto Transaction?

Government authorities are looking for new ways to track crypto to prevent or solve financial crimes, but this can decrease privacy. Tracking cryptocurrency transactions is getting easier for law enforcement agencies. On Oct. 16, Cointelegraph reported on how authorities in the United States successfully shut down an international child pornography site. To identify the criminals, the […]

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Bitcoin Madness, Zuckerberg in Congress, China’s Blockchain Plans: Hodler’s Digest, Oct 21–27

Bitcoin hits a five-month low and clocks 36% daily gains in a single week, and Congress unconvinced after Zuckerberg showdown. Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a […]

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