Government of Bermuda first to accept tax payments in USD Coin cryptocurrency backed by Circle and Coinbase

Bermuda is first country to accept tax payments in the USD Coin (USDC) cryptocurrency. The USDC digital currency is backed by both Circle and Coinbase. One USD Coin has the equivalent value of one dollar. Coinbase is a digital currency exchange with headquarters in San Francisco and the company is broker exchange of Bitcoin, Bitcoin cash […]

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SEC halts Telegram Group’s business in U.S. stopping its plans to sell cryptocurrency or digital tokens here and possibly elsewhere

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has filed an emergency action and obtained temporary restraining order against two offshore entities conducting an alleged unregistered, ongoing digital token offering in the U.S. and overseas that has raised more than $1.7 billion of investor funds.Telegram and its subsidiary sold approximately 2.9 billion digital tokens […]

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Executive Order allows US to sanction foreign banks handling transactions of terrorists including cryptocurrency and Bitcoin exchanges

A newly signed Executive Order 13224 expands the State and Treasury’s ability to engage financial sanctions against terrorists. With the newly updated executive order, the U.S. can now impose secondary sanctions for any person, business or financial institution found to have handled transactions with all individuals and entities designated as terrorists by the U.S., Ms. […]

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India May Ban All Cryptocurrency Pending Debate of Proposed Bill with The Exception of The ‘Digital Rupee’

On July 15th, a drafted bill was leaked by a tech industry lawyer, Varun Sethi, which proposed the banning of all cryptocurrency with the exception of the “Digital Rupee”. This bill would not become official until it is debated in the 2019 Monsoon session of the Indian parliament, but demonstrates India’s resolve to end cryptocurrency […]

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CabbageTech Owner Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud in Cryptocurrency Investment Scheme Case

Patrick McDonnell, 46, of New York, admitted to fraudulently obtaining funds from clients using his investment firm, CabbageTech. According to the lawsuit, McDonnell lured investors to his firm by claiming to have traded $50 million worth of bitcoin for his many clients. However, these claims were false and McDonnell used investment funds for his personal expenses. […]

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CFTC Brings Charges Against Cryptocurrency Company For $147M

According to the Tokenist, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has just filed a complaint against cryptocurrency company Control-Finance Limited and its CEO, Benjamin Reynold. The complaint alleges that the firm misappropriated $147M in Bitcoin. According to the CFTC, Control-Finance and Reynolds were responsible for defrauding around 1,000 people out of around 22.8M […]

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With The Release of Facebook’s New Libra Cryptocurrency Comes The Opportunity for New Fraud

Facebook recently announced the launch of its cryptocurrency platform, Libra, which will operate using a distributed ledger rather than the current wired-based model. While Facebook has invested significantly into the security measures featured on its platform, experts of this industry note that as a brand new cryptocurrency outlet Libra will naturally appeal to hackers looking […]

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