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Rise of the Bitcoin Politician: Austin Petersen’s Scrappy Run for US Senate

Featured In the run-up to the 2018 November federal elections in the United States, at least three politicians are accepting bitcoin in donation, including an incumbent House member. One hopeful, Austin Petersen, is openly discussing the world’s most popular cryptocurrency’s benefits in his bid to win a US Senate seat. Also read:Tezos Foundation

World’s First Equity-Linked Token, Finova Financial’s JCO to be Available through WeFunder Crowdfunding Platform

WEST PALM BEACH, FL December 12, 2017: Finova Financial, a digital financial services provider transforming the future of global banking, announced today that it is partnering with crowdfunding platform WeFunder to make Finova’s JOBS Crypto Offering (JCO)—the world’s first equity-linked token—available to investors large and small. Finova’s token will carry the unique attribute of b

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U.S. Senate Mulls Reporting Requirements for Cryptocurrencies

American Bitcoin holders may soon have to report their holding to the United States government.First introduced on May 25, 2015, by Sen. Chuck Grassley [R-IA], Senate Bill S.1241, the “Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017,” can have serious implications for those involved in the cryptocurrency space. The hearing for S.1241 was held with virtually no p

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U.S. Senate Mulls Reporting Requirements for Cryptocurrencies

American Bitcoin holders may soon have to report their holding to the United States government.First introduced on May 25, 2015, by Sen. Chuck Grassley [R-IA], Senate Bill S.1241, the “Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017,” can have serious implications for those involved in the cryptocurrency space. The hearing for S.1241 was held with virtually no p

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Facing Hyperinflation, Venezuela to Issue Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

Venezuela, the country plagued by hyperinflation pressures over the past few years, has announced that it will issue an oil-backed state cryptocurrency called the ‘Petro’ in an attempt to shore up its struggling economy. The announcement comes as a result of the massive adoption of Bitcoin in the nation.The announcement made by President Maduro was met by cheers from the listening crowd, as th

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US Senate Moves to Criminalize Non-Disclosure of Cryptocurrency Ownership

The US Senate Judiciary Committee is currently tackling bill S.1241 that aims to criminalize the intentional concealment of ownership or control of a financial account. The bill also would amend the definition of ‘financial account’ and ‘financial institution’ to include digital currencies and digital exchanges, respectively. According to ranking committee member Senator Dianne Feinstein,

Proposed U.S. Legislation May Criminalize Those Who Conceal Bitcoin

Regulation Last week on November 28 a revision was made to the U.S. bill S.1241 called “Modernizing AML Laws to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.” During the U.S. Senate committee hearing, the bill’s words and the representatives bolstering the proposed law amended a critical definition of what a ‘financial institution’ is wi

Proposed U.S. Legislation May Criminalize Those Who Conceal Bitcoin

Regulation Last week on November 28 a revision was made to the U.S. bill S.1241 called “Modernizing AML Laws to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.” During the U.S. Senate committee hearing, the bill’s words and the representatives bolstering the proposed law amended a critical definition of what a ‘financial institution’ is wi

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The Satoshi Revolution – Chapter 3: Bad News: Government Takes Cryptocurrency Seriously (Part2)

Featured The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations.Section 1 : The Trusted Third Party ProblemChapter 3: Trying to Undo Satoshiby Wendy McElroyBad News: Government Takes Cryptocurrency Seriously (Chapter 3, Part 2)A dangerous legal cloud on the horizon has edged closer. On Tuesday, November 28, Senate Bill 1241 was heard by the U.S.

Regulation Round-Up: Kenya, Ghana and Algeria Fudding and Fighting Bitcoin

Regulation Governments across Africa are striking a firm tone regarding bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, with Algeria’s congress expected to ban all cryptocurrencies, and Kenya’s central bank warning against the risks of cryptocurrency, and an advisor to Ghana’s ministry of communications describing “fear of the unknown” as the principal barri

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