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Japan’s Tax Commission is looking for ways to simplify the current tax filing system for cryptocurrencies in order to ensure investors accurately report their gains. The commission, which guides policy on taxation and also advises the prime minister, held a general assembly meeting on Oct. 17 to discuss potential improvements to the process, according to regional …

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This post was originally published here Binance, the biggest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, is working with crypto compliance and investigation software provider Chainalysis to implement a new global compliance solution, the companies announced Wednesday. As part of the partnership, Chainalysis will provide access to its “Know Your Transaction” compliance software, enabling the exchange to …

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Binance, the biggest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, is working with crypto compliance and investigation software provider Chainalysis to implement a new global compliance solution, the companies announced Wednesday. As part of the partnership, Chainalysis will provide access to its “Know Your Transaction” compliance software, enabling the exchange to monitor cryptocurrency transactions in real-time, according …

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Smart contract coders could be held liable if they knowingly use blockchain technology to create functions that are deemed as predictive “event contracts,” according to a U.S. regulator. Speaking at an event in Dubai on Tuesday, Brian Quintenz, a commissioner at the U.S. Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), explained his views on how old …

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Plattsburgh, New York, is considering bringing in stricter requirements on commercial cryptocurrency mining farms operating in the city. Patrick McFarlin, a councilor of Plattsburgh’s Common Council, proposed a new law last week that aims to introduce “zoning regulations” for commercial crypto mining activities. According to an update from the council Friday, a public hearing will now be …

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This post was originally published here North Dakota’s securities watchdog is again taking action against ICO projects it alleges are operating illegally in the state. On Thursday, Karen Tyler, commissioner of the North Dakota Securities Department, issued cease and desist orders against three companies for offering “unregistered and potentially fraudulent securities in the form of ICOs.” …

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Former Mozilla CEO Brenden Eich chose a new path of fundraising when launching his free, open sourced, safety-focused web browser, Brave. Within 30 seconds of launching his ICO, the Ethereum-based Basic Attention Token (BAT), generated $35-million worth of ETH between only 130 investors. One buyer even dropped a whopping 20,000 ETH ($4.7-million) on the ICO. …

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North Dakota’s securities watchdog is again taking action against ICO projects it alleges are operating illegally in the state. On Thursday, Karen Tyler, commissioner of the North Dakota Securities Department, issued cease and desist orders against three companies for offering “unregistered and potentially fraudulent securities in the form of ICOs.” The regulator alleged in a news …

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An influx of institutional investors to the cryptocurrency markets may help the space “mature,” U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission chair J. Christopher Giancarlo said Friday. The regulator discussed his agency’s efforts to regulate the cryptocurrency space with Fox Business, noting that there has been an increase in movement into the space, which he stated would …

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Nouriel Roubini, an economist best known for his predictions of the 2008 housing bubble, and Peter Van Valkenburgh, Coin Center’s director of research, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Community Affairs in a hearing on cryptocurrency and blockchain on October 11, 2018. “We need to sort through the static,” said Banking …

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A U.S. crime-fighting agency is urging domestic exchanges to help prevent the Iranian regime from using cryptocurrency to bypass economic sanctions. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published an advisory Friday, stating that Iran’s “illicit and malign” use of cryptocurrency to “exploit” the financial system includes at least $3.8 million-worth of bitcoin-denominated transactions every year. “While the use …

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This post was originally published here Advocacy versus skepticism. “Dr. Doom” versus “Captain Coin.” Whatever you want to call it, two divergent viewpoints on the topic of cryptocurrency collided before a group of U.S senators on Thursday. Economist Nouriel Roubini – famous for predicting the 2008 financial crisis testified about the blockchain and crypto ecosystems …

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has obtained an emergency court order issuing the stoppage of a recently planned initial coin offering (ICO) by Blockvest LLC and its founder Reginald Buddy Ringgold III, who falsely advertised that the token sale was approved by the SEC. According to the SEC, Blockvest has repeatedly violated both …

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Advocacy versus skepticism. “Dr. Doom” versus “Captain Coin.” Whatever you want to call it, two divergent viewpoints on the topic of cryptocurrency collided before a group of U.S senators on Thursday. Economist Nouriel Roubini – famous for predicting the 2008 financial crisis testified about the blockchain and crypto ecosystems before the U.S. Senate Committee on …

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The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday that it secured an emergency court order against an initial coin offering and its organizer who had claimed to have received approval from the agency. According to the Oct. 11 statement, Reginald Buddy Ringgold allegedly claimed that the ICO was given the green light by regulators. Ringgold and BlockVest, …

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Crypto wallet provider Blockchain has hired a former bank executive to augment its legal team. Ben Melnicki, formerly Noble Bank’s chief compliance officer, has taken on the position of global regulatory counsel at the Luxembourg-based firm, Blockchain announced Thursday. In his new role, Melnicki will join Blockchain president and chief legal officer Marco Santori in …

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Famed economist Nouriel Roubini plans to strike a fiery tone on cryptocurrency and blockchain before a group of U.S. senators on Thursday. Roubini will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs alongside Coin Center director of research Peter Van Valkenburgh in a hearing entitled “Exploring the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Ecosystem.” …

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This post was originally published here Bitcoin futures firm 1Broker, which has been charged with violating a number of U.S. securities laws, has announced that it would reopen withdrawals on Thursday. The trading platform, which was accused of acting as an unregistered security-based swaps dealer, as well as violating money laundering and wire fraud laws, …

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Bitcoin futures firm 1Broker, which has been charged with violating a number of U.S. securities laws, has announced that it would reopen withdrawals on Thursday. The trading platform, which was accused of acting as an unregistered security-based swaps dealer, as well as violating money laundering and wire fraud laws, saw its website seized by the …

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Cryptocurrencies and digital assets are not currently a threat to global financial stability, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) states in a report published Wednesday. Titled “Crypto-asset markets: Potential channels for future financial stability implications,” the document comes after a months-long dive by the international organization into what effect, if any, the nascent asset class might …

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