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Is Global Front on Bitcoin Regulation Possible?

On a day where confusing news continues to emanate from South Korea and China on new proposed bans and restrictions on Bitcoin, a member of the board of Germany’s Bundesbank has called for a united global regulatory front.Joachim Wuermeling of Bundesbank believes there is very little chance of containing this digital global phenomenon with differing national rules across the globe. With internat

New Cryptocurrency Exchanges Proliferate in South Korea Despite Regulation

Featured New cryptocurrency exchanges are rushing to launch in South Korea despite regulatory uncertainty due to high demand and lucrative business models. Ten crypto platforms are expected to open for business in the first half of this year, including two run by Kosdaq-listed companies.Also read: South Korea Urges 23 Countries, EU, and IMF to C

France Appoints a Cryptocurrency ‘Mission Leader’

Regulation Week after week regulators and governments have been announcing plans to regulate digital currencies like bitcoin. This week in France on January 15 the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire announced his decision to create a “digital currencies mission” and a working group that will work towards regulating cryptocurrencies. In additi

Some UK Mortgage Lenders Refuse to Serve Bitcoin Investors

Finance British bitcoin investors trying to use their earnings to buy real estate are facing difficulties in securing loans from mortgage lenders. Several building societies refuse to work with them even after they converted the cryptocurrency to fiat and provided a paper trail for its origins.Also Read: Pineapple Will Match up to $4M in Bitcoin to T


New Report: Bitcoin Drug Money Laundering Is Highly Centralized

A joint report by Center on Sanctions & Illicit Finance and Elliptic, a cryptocurrency forensics firm, has indicated that Bitcoin laundering for illicit drug activity is a highly centralized process. The report’s authors, Yaya Fanusi and Tom Robinson, indicate that much of illicit Bitcoin is laundered through mixers, saying:“Mixers have consistently processed about a quarter of incoming il

Luno Exchange Bank Account Frozen by Malaysian Tax Officials

Regulation Over the past few weeks, regulators and financial institutions have been reacting to the worldwide popularity of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. In another regulatory-related matter, this week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the trading platform Luno had its bank account frozen by the country’s tax officials.Also read:Federal Reserve Chai


Bank Indonesia Team Up With Police to Clampdown on Bali Bitcoin Transactions

Indonesia’s Central Bank, Bank Indonesia (BI), have united with the national police service to tackle the illegal use of Bitcoin in Bali. According to them, the tourist hot spot is much more likely to attract people trying to use the cryptocurrency for transactions that are outside the law. The Jakarta Post and local language news source Tempo.co report that on Saturday, January 13, a senior mem


NEO reaches record high

There will always be winners and losers in the crypto race, and while most altcoins are still flying high from levels a couple of months ago, some tend to stand out in the crowd. NEO is one of those coins that has remained bullish when the bears have influenced the rest. Last week saw a huge sell off on the back of FUD and fake news out of South Korea. There was no crypto ban in the Southeast Asia

This Week in Bitcoin: Kraken, Korea and a Whole Lotta Crazy

News This week in bitcoin was all about Korea, although every week in bitcoin is all about Korea. Markets dropping? Blame Korea. Markets soaring? Credit Korea. Zero fee trading sends a pointless altcoin pumping? You bet it comes from Korea. While real news, fake news, and news whose legitimacy is a matter of dispute emanated from the east, there were


Bitcoin Halts Week-Long Slide But Battles With Regulatory Pressure

After four days of straight losses from Monday to Thursday, Bitcoin seems to have leveled off somewhat. However, 2018 has not started well as this marks the second week in a row of poor performances.While Bitcoiners have become accustomed to spikes and rallies, this flattening out of the price graph should still be seen as a positive. It comes over news of the South Korean justice minister’