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Austria Wants to Regulate Bitcoin like Gold and Derivatives

Featured Austria Finance Minister Hartwig Löger is urging both his country and the broader European Union to treat cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in a regulatory fashion as they do now with regard to gold and derivatives. Also read: How To Regain Control From Nanny ZuckAustria Floats Ideas About Bitcoin Regulation“The cryptocurrencies are i

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UK: Bank of England Researching Digital Currency, No Plans To Launch

Despite rumours to the contrary, the UK government have announced that they will not be following the likes of Venezuela in launching their own digital currency for now. Whilst the Bank of England are indeed studying the implications of centrally-issued electronic currency, a government minister has stated that there are no plans in the immediate future to launch their own.Government Respond to Op

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US Gov’t Indicts Founder Of Long Defunct Crypto Exchange BitFunder

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) have officially leveled charges against the founder of the now non-operational Bitcoin-dominated exchange BitFunder, Jon E. Montroll, Wednesday Feb. 21.The SEC released a press statement Wednesday stating that they have charged Montroll, also known as Ukyo, with operating BitFunder as an unregistered securities ex

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Canadian Researchers to Team Up With Indian Tech Industry to Explore Blockchain

Government-backed researchers in Canada are planning to unite with India’s technology industry association NASSCOM to research blockchain. Together, the two hope to create an global epicentre for studying the implications and applications of the innovative tech leading to increased “high-end technology capabilities.”Blockchain: Beyond CryptocurrencyThe teaming up of Canada’s Blockchain Res

Bafin Clarifies Stance on ICOs as More Germans Ask About Tokens

Economy & Regulation Germany’s financial regulator has clarified its position on initial coin offerings. Bafin admitted it was receiving many inquiries about the status of tokens and cryptocurrencies distributed to investors through ICOs. The federal agency advised interested parties to refer to regulations applicable to traditional financial i

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The Rising Need for Technology Revolution in Stock Photography Industry

Stock photography emerged in the beginning of the last century, and stock agencies have been mediating image sales at a hefty premium ever since. This industry was created by the middlemen, and just like decades ago, most of the money ends up in their hands.Whether reselling exclusive shots for magazines in the 1930s or licensing their vast online libraries for a subscription today, stock agencies

Equity Markets vs. Cryptocurrency Markets: Weekly Performance Review, Feb. 10 – 16

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.The market data is provided by the HitBTCexchange.Both equities and cryptocurrency markets rallied together last week, as each recovered prior losses. Investor

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Cryptocurrencies Surging in Africa as Alternatives to Traditional Banking

Africa is rarely considered to be one of the larger markets for cryptocurrencies, but with the right factors in place — such as an increasingly tech-savvy populous and inflation triggered by central banks — that might be set to change. Case in point: The surge in popularity of cryptocurrencies has contributed to the opening of at least 15 new trading venues in South Africa within the past year

Malta to Give “Peace of Mind” to Crypto Companies

Economy & Regulation The government of Malta has come up with an idea that businesses dealing with cryptocurrencies may find interesting. A new policy document seeks to set up a special agency which will “certify” blockchain platforms and “verify” crypto transactions. It is supposed to “bring peace of mind” to companies using these te

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Citrix: Research Indicates 50% of Large UK Businesses Have Stockpiled Digital Currency

New research by citrix suggests that 50% of large UK businesses have accumulated a stockpile of digital currency in case of a ransomware attack — and just 7% are only stockpiling Bitcoin — the vast majority, 93%, are spreading their risk by investing in other digital currencies as well.The research — commissioned by Citrix and carried out by OnePoll — is based on interviews with

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