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How Japan’s New Regulations Affect Bitcoin Exchanges
  Japan has recently overtaken the US and China as the highest-volume country for bitcoin trading in the world. In April, the first Japanese bill with [...]
European Securities and Markets Authority Urges Caution With Blockchain Tech
  Distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchains have caught the attention of many sectors, particularly the finance industry, due to their [...]
Venezuela Seems to Be Cracking Down on Bitcoin
  It appears that the Venezuelan authorities have had enough of Bitcoin. Over the past two weeks, police in the Latin American country arrested eight [...]
Countdown: Bitcoin Will Be a Legal Method of Payment in Japan in Two Months
  Bitcoin will soon be legally recognized as a method of payment in Japan. The bill with provisions for cryptocurrencies has recently passed through [...]
Bitcoin Exempt from UAE Central Bank’s Ban on Virtual Currencies
  On January 1, 2017, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) published a new framework covering digital payments in the country. According [...]
Bitcoin Price Will Skyrocket If It Becomes World’s Reserve Currency by 2020
  The knee-jerk approach of governments around the world towards Bitcoin and Blockchain leave room for a lot of questions. The actions of the [...]
Dutch Tax Authority Clarifies: Bitcoin Mixing Will Not Be Banned, But Will Raise Suspicion
  As the Dutch proverb goes: “The soup is not eaten as hot as it is served.” Meaning: The threat is often not carried through as thoroughly as [...]
Considering Bitcoin An Asset Could Set Back Adoption in Israel
  The Israeli Tax Authority (ITA) recently published a draft clarifying its stance on digital currencies including bitcoin for the first time. [...]
Will Trump’s New Policies Boost U.S.–Mexico Bitcoin Remittances?
  Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to build a wall along the U.S.–Mexico border as he had promised during his presidential [...]
Bank regulations change every 12 minutes
  Chris Skinner is Chair of the European networking forum: the Financial Services Club. He is best known as an independent commentator on Fintech [...]