French Tobacco Shops Start Selling Bitcoin Despite Regulatory Uncertainty

Several tobacco shops in Paris have started selling Bitcoin in partnership with local crypto wallet despite the regulatory uncertainty. Several tobacco shops in Paris, France, have started selling Bitcoin (BTC) for fiat despite regulatory uncertainty, Reuters reports Tuesday, Jan. 8. Reuters has learned that the world’s largest cryptocurrency can now be purchased at six tobacco […]

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Canaan May Begin New York IPO by End of Q2 2019, Anonymous Sources Tell Bloomberg

Having failed to conduct an IPO in Hong Kong, Canaan is apparently eyeing an alternative jurisdiction. Chinese Bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer Canaan Creative is considering a new initial public offering (IPO) in New York, Bloomberg reported on Jan. 8, quoting anonymous sources. Canaan, China’s second-largest hardware player, could begin selling its shares in a private […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Dec. 17–23: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Blockstream launches a fifth BTC blockchain satellite into space, and a report accuses many exchanges of wash trading. Top Stories This Week Blockchain Firm Blockstream Launches Fifth Bitcoin Blockchain Streaming Satellite Blockstream, a blockchain development firm, expanded its satellite service this week with a fifth leased satellite broadcasting the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain to all of […]

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Crypto Assets to Be Regulated Differently in the US, Potential Impact on Industry

The United States government could regulate crypto assets and tokens differently than stocks and traditional assets. The United States government could regulate crypto assets and tokens differently than stocks and traditional assets by altering the existing regulatory framework on securities. On Dec. 22, CNBC reported that two congressmen — Warren Davidson and Darren Solo — […]

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Hong Kong Stock Market Regulator ‘Reluctant’ to Greenlight Bitmain IPO, Sources Report

Bitmain’s IPO faces fresh claims that it is unlikely to launch under current regulatory conditions in Hong Kong. Hong Kong stock market regulator is reportedly reluctant to allow Bitcoin mining equipment manufacturer Bitmain to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) in the city. Local English-language newspaper South China Morning Post (SCMP) made this claim in […]

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