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Pump and Dump in Crypto: Cases, Measures, Warnings

The pump and dump, an age-old scheme to quickly raise the value of a worthless asset and then selling it to reap the profits from the price increase. Not only is the pump and dump illegally under the securities laws, but it is also extremely popular in the world of Blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and digital assets.How does it workIn a pump and dump scheme, the price of a worthless asset-us

Maduro Asks Venezuela’s Banks to Mine and Use Cryptocurrency – Unions Outraged

Featured Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has authorized all savings banks in the country to mine and use the recently launched national cryptocurrency, the petro. Union leaders are outraged by the suggestion, calling the petro a scam, accusing Maduro of abusing his power, and declaring the idea unconstitutional.Also read: Indians Look to

Venezuela Orders Government Services to Accept Any Cryptocurrency

Featured Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has ordered the country’s consular services, as well as several other services and gas stations, to accept any cryptocurrency including the nation’s own petro. In addition, he has announced the launch of another cryptocurrency, this time backed with gold.Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin O

Australia’s Consumer Watchdog Received 1289 Crypto Complaints in 2017

Regulation The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revealed that it received more than 1,200 complaints relating to cryptocurrencies via its ‘Scamwatch’ portal during 2017. In light of the number of complaints, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has issued a warning to potential investors outlining

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Taiwan: Suspects in $100k Bitcoin Robbery Arrested

Four men have been arrested in Taiwan in connection with a Bitcoin robbery. During the incident, the suspects were able to make off with Bitcoin worth over 5 million Taiwanese dollars – the equivalent of around US$170,000. Authorities have deemed it the first case of Bitcoin robbery in the nation.Suspects Posed as Potential Buyers of BitcoinAccording to local authorities, the victim was lured to

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Friend or Foe: Inside Poland’s Strange War on Cryptocurrencies

On the list of anti-cryptocurrency countries, Poland has never really stuck out. In fact, there has been enough evidence to suggest that the Eastern European country was moving towards embracing Bitcoin and Blockchain technology.However, a recently uncovered smear campaign by the NBP (National Polish Bank, or Central Bank) has thrown that all out of alignment. The NBP has admitted to paying a numb

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Japan: Zaif Exchange Reports ‘Glitch’, $20 Trillion in BTC Temporarily ‘Purchased’ For 0 Yen

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has admitted a “system glitch” allowed customers to temporarily ‘buy’ trillions of dollars worth of Bitcoin for free last week, local online journal The Asahi Shimbun reported Wednesday, Jan. 21.Zaif informed users about the glitch in a post on their site Tuesday, Jan. 20, explaining that for 18 minutes on Feb. 16 users accidentally found themselves ab

Italy Completes Consultations on Registration of Crypto Companies

Regulation Public consultations on a new regulatory regime for crypto companies in Italy are now closed. Interested parties were invited by the Ministry of Economy and Finance to share suggestions and comments on a draft decree introducing registration and reporting requirements in the sector. The new set of rules will come into force within 3 months

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Finland: Authorities Unsure How To Store 2,000 Seized Bitcoins After Treasury Guidelines

Authorities in Finland are trying to devise a means to store 2,000 bitcoins confiscated in 2016, following new guidelines from the Treasury published Tuesday, Feb. 20, Bloomberg reported.According to Bloomberg, citing the Treasury guidelines, the authorities are prohibited from storing the Bitcoin stash, worth roughly $22.8 mln today, on virtual currency exchanges or services, instead requiring th

South Korea Supports ‘Normal’ Cryptocurrency Transactions

Regulation The director of the South Korean Financial Supervisory Service has announced that the government will support “normal” transactions of cryptocurrencies. Acknowledging that most crypto exchanges are having problems obtaining virtual accounts, he promises to encourage banks to work with them.Also read: Indians Look to Buy

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