Hodler’s Digest, Dec. 3-Dec.9: US SEC Delays BTC ETF Decision Again, While Nasdaq Confirms 2019 BTC Futures Launch

The United States SEC has delayed their Bitcoin ETF decision yet again, and Venezuela’s Petro is raised 150 percent in value. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much […]

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US Treasury Official Calls on Crypto Industry Players to Combat Illicit Use of Crypto

A U.S. Department of the Treasury official has urged crypto industry players to jointly fight against fraudulent activity and the misuse of digital currencies. The U.S. Department of the Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker urged crypto industry players and regulators to prevent the illicit use of cryptocurrencies in a speech […]

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Report: US Congressman Announces Plans for Federal Cryptocurrency and ICO Regulation

U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio announced plans to introduce a bill in the House of Representatives that would regulate ICOs and cryptocurrencies. U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson (R) has announced plans to introduce legislation that would clearly regulate cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), local Ohio news agency Cleveland.com reports Dec. 3. According to Cleveland.com, […]

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South Korea: Financial Watchdog Warns Two Banks Over Poor Crypto Transaction Management

The South Korean Financial Supervisory Service has asked two major domestic banks to supplement their currency-related business procedures. A South Korean financial authority has warned two major domestic banks about their lack of management of cryptocurrency transactions and anti-money laundering (AML) regulation, local online media outlet The Daily reports Dec. 4. The Financial Supervisory Service […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 26—Dec. 2: Satoshi Makes a New Friend, Buterin Gets Negative Over Centralized Blockchains

Ohio businesses can soon pay taxes in Bitcoin, while Nasdaq looks ahead to a Bitcoin futures launch. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to 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 week […]

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North Korean Hackers Move Onto Attacking Individuals After Exchanges Boost Security

North Korean hackers have reportedly carried out over 30 attacks on cryptocurrency users, according to a cybersecurity company. The CEO of cybersecurity firm Cuvepia declared that his company detected over 30 attacks on crypto-bearing individuals probably carried out by North Korean hackers, English-language media site South China Morning Post reports Nov. 29. Kwon Seok-Chul, the […]

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US Treasury Dept. Takes Action Against Two Iranians Allegedly Involved in BTC Ransomware

The U.S. Department of Treasury has sanctioned two Iranians allegedly involved in Bitcoin ransomware scheme SamSam. The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned two Iranians allegedly involved in Bitcoin (BTC) ransomware scheme SamSam, the Treasury reported in an official press release today, Nov. 28. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) […]

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Venezuela: Parliament Approves Crypto Bill to Combat ‘Financial Blockade’

Venezuela’s National Assembly adopts crypto legislation and amendments to AML policy in order to allow international Petro trading and circumvent U.S. sanctions. The Constituent National Assembly of Venezuela has approved a bill on cryptocurrency regulation, the country’s Ministry for Communication and Information reported Nov. 21. The law was proposed by the country’s leader Nicolas Maduro […]

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CryptoRuble: How Stable Could Russian National Stablecoin Be?

Details of Russia’s national stablecoin have surfaced. On November 7, the chairman of Russia’s State Duma Committee on Financial Markets announced details of the “CryptoRuble,” a long-discussed government cryptocurrency project.   Specifically, the official said that a state-backed stablecoin would be a complete equivalent to the Russian fiat ruble, but in a digital space. Russian […]

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