US Congressman Seeks Tax Clarity for Cryptocurrencies

A U.S. congressman argued that cryptocurrency transactions should be treated like fiat currency transactions for tax purposes. United States Congressman (R-N.C.) Ted Budd testified to the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee on purported issues with current tax laws on cryptocurrencies, as per a video of the testimony released on June 4. Congressman Budd […]

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US Representative Soto: Most Cryptos Need CFTC’s Light Touch, Not SEC Oversight

U.S. congressman Darren Soto has argued that applying federal securities laws to cryptocurrencies can hurt the market. United States congressman Darren Soto has said that most cryptocurrencies should not be regulated under the country’s securities regulator. Soto made his comments in an interview with financial news channel Cheddar on Jan. 10. According to Soto, crypto […]

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Pump-and-Dump Groups Become ‘Widespread’ as Market Remains Largely Unregulated

New research reveals the scope of crypto pump-and-dump schemes. The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) recently published research studying the phenomenon of pump-and-dump groups within the crypto community. The paper — conducted by seven academics from Tel Aviv University, the University of Tulsa and the University of Mexico — concluded that “regulators should be very […]

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US Federal Government: Confusing Regulation For Crypto, Full Clearance For Blockchain

With more influential voices in academia and politics speaking out against burdensome federal regulations, is change imminent? Individual US states seem to be in competition for the title of the most crypto-friendly in the Union – Ohio’s recent announcement of imminent crypto tax payments being the latest example. Meanwhile, federal authorities remain in disarray with regard […]

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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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Two US Bills Focus on Cryptocurrency Market Manipulation and Improving Regulations

The proposals come in the wake of dissatisfaction within and beyond the industry with current regulatory practices. Two new bills focusing on cryptocurrency market manipulation aim to “position the United States to be a leader in the cryptocurrency industry,” their sponsors claimed Dec. 6. The bills, dubbed “The Virtual Currency Consumer Protection Act of 2018” […]

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