Russian minister: Don’t regulate cryptos, they aren’t payment methods

Cryptocurrencies are still a nascent technology which the Russian constitution doesn’t recognize as a means of payment. Therefore, there is no need to make regulations to govern the industry. This is according to Alexander Kolanov, the Minister of Justice for Russia. Kolanov was answering a question posed about the government’s stance on cryptos in the…

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Where Are They Now?: Malta Dazzles with Crypto-Legal Certainty on a Pioneering European Island | BTCMANAGER

Throughout 2018 there have been very few nations like Malta who scoffed in the face of cautious regulatory approaches to particular aspects of blockchain technology, namely cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs), and instead carved out a uniquely accommodating path for the tech. Compared to China, Malta’s blockchain journey sits on the opposite end of…

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ShapeShift CEO strikes back at WSJ, says they prevented victims of scams from recouping funds

Recently, the Wall Street Journal published an article about ShapeShift being used by criminals to carry out money laundering activities. The CEO of ShapeShift, Erik Vorhees, responded to the article, stating that it was riddled with “factual inaccuracies”. He also stated that the report withheld information about suspicious wallet addresses, causing individuals to have difficulties…

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Ripple Adds PNC to Client List Continuing Growth as They Near xRapid Launch

Blockchain settlement startup, Ripple, has added PNC Financial Services Group to their list of clients utilizing their real-time cross border settlement systems in order to more efficiently process international payments. PNC will be using Ripple’s xCurrent system, which utilizes blockchain technology in order to quickly and cheaply process international payments. This system, however, does not…

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Crypto Support Teams Are Overlooked, But They Are Helping to Drive Mass Adoption

When you think of the cryptocurrency market you may not necessarily think about the crypto support teams that are often the first point of contact for new users seeking help. Yet, it is these overlooked people that are helping to drive mass cryptocurrency adoption. Two people who are at the forefront of aiding the mass…

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How far is the bottom for Bitcoin and alts? When will they peak again?

Bitcoin and alts have seen a massive correction since they peaked in December 2017. Some people have predicted this to be the death of Bitcoin and of all the other coins that are collectively categorised as ‘shitcoins’ in crypto terminology. But this is not the first time Bitcoin has seen this level of correction. If…

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Vitalik Buterin on Centralized Exchanges: "I Hope They Burn in Hell"

Vitalik Buterin, creator of Ethereum (ETH) shared his ideas in an interview for Tech Crunch at a special event dedicated to the promotion of blockchain technologies. On several occasions he discussed with Jon Evans (the interviewer) his views on how blockchain technologies have influenced society. For Buterin, the dilemma of centralization vs. decentralization is one…

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German Stock Exchange Deutsche Börse Says They Are ‘Deep at Work’ on Bitcoin

Deutsche Börse AG may be thinking very seriously about starting to offer bitcoin and cryptocurrency related products to its clients. As virtual currencies expand all over the world, more traditional financial institutions are evaluating the possibility to start offering digital assets and services to their clients. Deutsche Börse is Deep at Work on Bitcoin At…

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Cryptocurrencies Are Volatile, but Are They a Bad Investment?

The average stock market investor sees volatility as a red flag. They tend to avoid investing in such stocks in most cases they are even proved right in not doing so. But the stock market is a completely different world from the Cryptocurrency market. There are lots of differences if we sit with a magnifying…

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