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MrBitcoin May 22, 2018

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) — the United States’ top-ranking derivatives regulator — has published an advisory providing further guidance to both clearinghouses and exchanges seeking to list cryptocurrencies on their platforms. The cryptocurrency space has been riddled with concerns about the vetting process for contracts, like bitcoin futures, and the CFTC is looking […]

MrBitcoin May 21, 2018

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken donated $1 million to Coin Center and pledged they will match donations made up to $1 million. After slamming a fact-finding inquest into crypto-exchanges, this shows their support for research designed to help regulators. Kraken Backs Blockchain Think Tank Executive Director of Coin Center, Jerry Brito, made the surprise announcement at the […]

MrBitcoin May 16, 2018

Nick Chong · May 16, 2018 · 9:00 am It seems that the creator of the Avalon Bitcoin ASIC mining hardware has taken moves to secure a stock listing spot on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The company, usually known as Canaan, is seeking for $1 billion in IPO funding. Canaan Creative, better known for their […]

MrBitcoin April 17, 2018

Cryptocurrency investors appear to be skirting their taxes. Whether keeping with crypto’s anti-establishment roots or for lack of ability, American cryptocurrency practitioners are testing the IRS’s tolerance for crypto tax evasion. Tax day in the United States is tomorrow, April 17, 2018, but according to the popular tax filing service Credit Karma, few cryptocurrency holders […]

MrBitcoin April 7, 2018

A bogus startup offering 8% weekly returns on cryptocurrency and medical marijuana was hit by the Texas State Securities Board yesterday, in another move by against crypto-related financial crimes by U.S. regulators. The Board filed a cease-and-desist order (CDO) against Mark Moncher for allegedly trying to sell unregistered securities through his “Financial Freedom Club,” also […]

MrBitcoin April 5, 2018

In what amounts to a major clampdown down on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced in a press release today, April 5, 2018, that it is banning banks and regulated financial entities from dealing with digital currencies. “In view of the associated risks, it has been decided that, with immediate […]

MrBitcoin March 14, 2018

New York State Assembly legislator Ron Kim (D-40) has unveiled a bill that intends to protect cryptocurrency investors and ease the bureaucratic burden on crypto-related businesses. It’s the first comprehensive cryptocurrency bill in New York to make it past studies and commissions and into the hands of the legislative branch. Kim introduced the legislation on […]

MrBitcoin February 22, 2018

On February 20, 2018, investors saw signs of yet another directional shift in South Korea’s regulatory stance on cryptocurrencies. According to Reuters, Choe Heung-sik, the governor of South Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), told reporters, “The whole world is now framing the outline (for cryptocurrency) and therefore (the government) should rather work more on normalization […]

MrBitcoin February 16, 2018

Today, February 16, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a press release announcing trading suspension of three companies that acquired AAA-rated assets from “a subsidiary of a private equity investor in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, among other things.” The three companies in question, PDX Partners, Inc., Victura Construction Group, and Cherubim Interests, Inc., […]