Nano S Wallet Certified by French Government – BTCMANAGER

Ledger’s Nano S Wallet has become the first crypto hardware wallet to be certified by the National Cybersecurity Agency of France, according to their published list of products on March 18, 2019. Welcome To The Club The Ledger Nano S Wallet has had an interesting life thus far. It has been accused of having bugs,…

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Venezuela Imposes Fees and Limits on Local Crypto Remittances

The Venezuelan government has introduced regulations for crypto remittances within the country, according to a decree published on Feb. 7 in the country’s official media outlet, Gaceta Oficial. According to the document, the National Superintendency of Crypto Assets and Related Activities (SUNACRIP) will now be responsible for taxation related to the sending and receiving of…

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Indian Government is in Fear of Cryptos Sweeping Out Rupee Fiat Currency

The risks associated with digital currencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) are very clear. The dark side of the cryptocurrency revolution includes terrorism financing, money laundering, drug dealing, sex, violence, gambling and more. But a prominent panel tasked with drafting rules for the crypto industry in India is now haunted by its impact on a less-tapped…

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UK Crypto Liquidity Provider Receives Financial Regulator's Approval

United Kingdom crypto liquidity startup B2C2 OTC Ltd. has received approval from the country’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on Wednesday, Jan. 30, according to a record in the FCA’s register. A separate press release notes that B2C2, which also provides electronic over-the-counter (OTC) trading, can now offer contracts for difference (CFDs) to eligible counterparties and…

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Top Russian Official Urges Parliament to Discuss Draft Crypto Bill Without Further Delays

The chairman of the upper house of Russian parliament has urged MPs to expedite their work on digital economy bills that include a draft on crypto regulation, local news agency TASS reports on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Valentina Matvienko, who has headed the Federation Council since 2011, spoke to officials from several institutions, including the Upper…

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US Government to Pay $7 Trillion on Debt Interest Over the Next Decade

US taxpayers will have to pay as much as twice the GDP of Germany to just cover interest payments on government debt over the next decade according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). They say the government will spent $900 billion more than it will receive in taxes, with the deficit projected to top one…

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Bank of England Adviser: Cryptocurrencies Fail Basic Financial Tests, Lack Value

Huw van Steenis, senior adviser to Bank of England’s (BOE) Governor Mark Carney, told Bloomberg in an interview Monday, Jan. 21, that cryptocurrencies fail fundamental financial tests. Van Steenis joined BOE in 2018, having previously worked at Schroders and Morgan Stanley. He is currently heading a review of the future of finance, according to Bloomberg….

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Russia’s Prime Minister: Bear Market Is Not a Reason to Bury Cryptocurrencies

The massive 2018 bear market is not a reason to bury crypto, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev claimed in a speech at the Gaidar forum. Russian news agency TASS reported on Medvedev’s comments yesterday, Jan. 15. Medvedev outlined the current crypto market situation as one of the main questions on the world community’s agenda, along…

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China Introduces New Anti-Anonymity Regulations for Blockchain-Related Companies

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has introduced new regulations for blockchain firms that are operating in the country. The announcement was published on the regulator’s website on Thursday, Jan. 10. According to the CAC, the guidelines, which will come into force on Feb. 15, were developed to contribute to the healthy development of the…

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French Tobacco Shops Start Selling Bitcoin Despite 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 shops throughout Paris. However, in a contradicting report French magazine Capital has claimed that there are as many as…

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Gab Turns to Square's Cash App After Coinbase Allegedly Froze Its Account

Controversial social media site Gab is reportedly now using the Cash App from United States-based payments firm Square to transact and receive Bitcoin (BTC) donations. The company’s official Twitter posted the announcement Jan. 6. Founded in 2016, Gab is a social network which presents itself as a haven for uncensored speech online. It has risen…

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Chilean Treasury Launches Blockchain Platform to Process Public Payments

The Chilean General Treasury of the Republic (TGR), which oversees tax collection in the country, has launched a blockchain platform to process payments, according to a press release published Dec. 19. TGR — a dependent institution under the Ministry of Finance — reportedly first met with the Digital Government Division of the Ministry General Secretariat…

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Fred Wilson: Crypto No Safe Haven in 2019, Investors More Wary of Startup Sector

Venture capital investor Fred Wilson suggested that cryptocurrency will not be a safe haven in 2019 amid a “weakening” economy, according to a blog post published Jan. 1. Wilson is an American venture capitalist and businessman, who has reportedly backed such companies as Twitter, Tumblr, Zynga, and Etsy. He is also a cofounder of New…

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Hive Criticizes Norwegian Government Amid Concession Cuts to Miners

Hive Blockchain Technologies has published an update regarding the company’s response to the Norwegian Parliament’s recent approval of a legislative bill that will restrict cryptocurrency miners from accessing the tax relief on electricity consumption available to other power-intensive industries. The release criticizes the government’s “unilateral” move to suspend the subsidy without consulting with representatives of…

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Why We Rejected an Offer from Government to Help Expand Our Company

This story about a rejected government offer was written by Tomas Forgac, friend of Bitcoin.com, early Bitcoin investor and entrepreneur, now focusing on Bitcoin Cash adoption and growth.  *** An unnamed pro-crypto government recently gave Bitcoin.com an unsolicited offer to finance the expansion of operations. While we are grateful for the trust given to us and…

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Indian Government May Soon Clarify Stance On Cryptocurrencies

According to a counter-affidavit seen by Quartz, a global news media, a committee will deliberate on a draft bill prepared on cryptocurrencies next month. The government filed a counter-affidavit to the supreme court on Nov. 19, 2018. The Finance Ministry Panel and IMC The document showed the Indian government is preparing a draft bill on…

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South Korea’s Zeniex Closes Amid Government Crackdown on Unauthorized Crypto Exchanges

South Korea’s cryptocurrency exchange Zeniex will soon terminate its services due to a recent government crackdown on unauthorized platforms, a post by Zeniex reveals Friday, Nov. 9. The crypto exchange, a joint project by South Korea and China which opened May 2018, states in the post that due to “recent issues,” they have “come to…

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State Duma Chairman: Russian Stablecoin Would Be Equivalent to Fiat Ruble in ‘Digital Space’

The chairman of Russia’s State Duma Committee on Financial Markets has said that a state-backed stablecoin would be a complete equivalent to the Russian fiat ruble in a digital space, state-operated Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported Nov. 7. Chairman Anatoly Aksakov said that the “crypto ruble,” which may appear after the adoption of laws…

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Marshall Islands President Faces No Confidence Vote Due to National Crypto Plans

The President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine faces a vote of no confidence due to her administration’s plans to introduce a national digital currency, Radio New Zealand News (RDZ) reported Nov. 5. The Marshallese parliament initially endorsed the creation of the national digital currency,  which would be called the Sovereign (SOV),…

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Venezuela Begins Public Sale of National Cryptocurrency Petro

The Venezuelan government has opened up an exchange desk for the country’s national cryptocurrency at the headquarters of the Superintendency of Cryptoassets. According to the government, investors can now purchase the petro with a number of fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies. Delegates from China have reportedly purchased some with yuan. Venezuela Starts Selling Petro On Monday,…

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