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Bitcoin Exchange LocalBitcoins Posts Fourfold Trading Volume Increase in Venezuela

Decentralized Bitcoin exchange LocalBitcoins has announced a fourfold increase in its Bitcoin trading volume since June in Venezuela. This substantial increase reflects the phenomenal rise in demand for the digital currency in the country and in other emerging markets.According to the company, its trading volume of Bitcoin in the last three months has increased to 40 bln Venezuelan bolivars from a


Nepalese Police Arrest Bitcoin Traders Despite Lack of Cryptocurrency Regulation

The Nepalese police have arrested at least seven individuals for allegedly being involved in virtual currency trading activities in the country as of early October 2017. The arrests were made despite the absence of regulations covering the trading of cryptocurrencies in the country.Based on local press reports, the suspected traders were arrested by members of the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB

Bitcoin Illegal in Nepal? Police Arrest Seven Individuals for Trading Operations

Regulation This week seven individuals were arrested for running illegal bitcoin exchange operations in Nepal. According to Nepal’s Central Investigation Bureau (CIB), the suspects were trading bitcoins without authorization and the agency’s Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Jeevan Kumar Shrestha says this is one of the first cryptocurrency


Six Bitcoin Thieves get Arrested in India

Criminals have always been attracted to cryptocurrency for obvious reasons. This new form of money is rather valuable and can be considered to be pseudonymous as well. In India, some criminals tried to scam users by posing as Bitcoin traders. Thankfully, they were apprehended by the local police. It is not the first nor the last time we see this type of crime involving Bitcoin either.Six people ha

What Real Impact Has China Had on BTC?

Regulators across China are intent on shutting down all Bitcoin operations in the country. The price of BTC has reflected these concerns, plunging from over $4,000 (September 18, 2017) to a level of around $3,718 (September 24, 2017). In fact, BTC peaked at over $5,000 per unit by Friday, 1 September 2017, and BTC has rapidly tapered off since then. A big part of the reason for this precipitous de

Russian Men Charged With “Illegal Banking” for Unlicensed Bitcoin Trading

Regulation Russian authorities have opened the nation’s first criminal case involving bitcoin. Russian police arrested three men for illegally trading 500 million rubles ($9 million USD) worth of bitcoin last week.Also Read: Russian Official Claims Central Bank Has Approved First Cryptocurrency ExchangeRussia Has Opened Its First Crimina

U.S. Lawmakers Aim to Protect Bitcoin Users from Government Harassment

Regulation Members of the U.S. government are steadily preparing legislation towards the use of cryptocurrencies. Some representatives from Congress want to add strict regulatory guidelines, and some of them believe virtual currencies can never be compliant. According to reports, three members of Congress are in the midst of drafting legisl

Part Deux! Onecoin Buyer Beware: The Definitive Ponzi Exposé

Interview It’s been a year since news.Bitcoin.com interviewed Timothy “Tim Tayshun” Curry, who shared his explosive investigation and research into the Onecoin scheme with our readers at news.Bitcoin.com. Due to the nature of the evidence presented, the article went viral with over 50,000 views throughout the first week and is one of

Arrests of Bitcoin Miners in Ukraine Spark Questions About Legality

Regulation A recent raid of a bitcoin mining farm in a state-owned, empty swimming pool in Ukraine raises questions about the legality of the cryptocurrency in the country. Following the event, the Ukrainian central bank promptly published a statement about bitcoin’s regulation and legal status.Also read: 150 Bitcoin ATMs Coming to Ukra