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SEC Final Decision on VanEck Bitcoin ETF Now Set For February

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Expectedly, the US Securities and Exchange Commission has once again delayed its decision on the commodity-backed VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF proposal. The Commission is left with no room for further delays and the absolute final decision will come on February 27, 2019.  Bitcoin ETF: The Last Delay In July Bitcoinist reported that the SEC’s decision on the commodity-backed VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF proposal is likely to come in 2019. The Commission has delayed its decision multiple times, the last

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Japan’s FSA Set to Regulate ICOs Next Month

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Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is reportedly set to introduce a regulatory framework governing initial coin offerings (ICOs). FSA to Limit Participation Capabilities Citing sources familiar to the matter, local Japanese media Jiji Press reports that the country’s Financial Services Agency is set to introduce regulations on initial coin offerings. The financial watchdog will submit revision bills for the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law, as well as to the Payment Services Law beginning in January

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G20 Summit: We Will Regulate Cryptocurrencies ‘In Line with FATF Standards’

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G20 countries have agreed to regulate cryptocurrencies in line with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards at the second session of the summit held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ‘We will regulate crypto-assets for anti-money laundering’ On Saturday, a joint declaration was officially signed by all G20 nations, reports The Saudi Gazette. The document acknowledges that “necessary reform” is required given the blistering pace of the “digitalization” of the global economy. In relation to cryptocurrencies or

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SEC Settles Charges Against DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather for ICO Promotion

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges against DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather Jr for unlawful ICO promotion. Both celebrities have agreed to pay the financial penalties without admitting or denying the findings. Failure to Disclose In an official release dated November 29, the SEC has announced the settlement of charges against music producer DJ Khaled and professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. for failure to disclose payments they have received to promote

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Deutsche Bank Gets Raided After Calling Bitcoin a Risk for Criminal Activity

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Deutsche Bank headquarters got raided this week as another bank that regularly criticizes Bitcoin is again suspected of money laundering. Deutsche Bank Haunted by Panama Papers As Bloomberg reported November 29, an investigation into two employees at the lender has even resulted in its Frankfurt headquarters being searched, with shares falling almost 5 percent. Deutsche Bank (DB), which the publication notes has spent $18 billion on “fines and legal disputes” over the past ten years,

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SEC Indecision Prompts ‘Wall Street Kids’ To Appoint Their Own Crypto-Police

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SEC indecision has led companies including several Wall Street veterans to form the Association for Digital Asset Markets (ADAM). Advised by a former New York Stock Exchange CEO, the group are attempting to introduce an industry code of conduct. Best Practice Manifesto The group, which includes Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital, Hudson River Trading, and Symbiont, plan to clean up crypto’s image, Bloomberg reports. Its mission is to “foster fair and orderly digital asset markets where participants can

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FCA Investigations Into Crypto Businesses Have Doubled Since May

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FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), UK’s Financial watchdog, has doubled the number of investigations into cryptocurrency companies to 50 since May 2018. FCA Increasingly Looking at Crypto Firms According to Top Ten accountancy firm, Moore Stephens, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has doubled the number of investigations into crypto related businesses in the UK since May of this year. This takes the total number up to 50 as of October 2018 against a backdrop of increased

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South Korea Approves Its First Cryptocurrency Exchange Upbit

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South Korea’s Internet and Security Agency (KISA) awarded Upbit an information security management system (ISMS) license, for its strong infrastructure.  Upbit Becomes First ISMS Licensed Exchange Upbit, South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, has become the first to obtain an ISMS license. In December 2017, KISA decided that all internet and data related companies generating more than $100 million in revenue would require an ISMS license. KISA assesses these firms based on over one-hundred criteria, to

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Bitcoin ETF ‘Definitely Possible,’ SEC Commissioner Confirms

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SEC commissioner, Hester Peirce, recently appeared on the ‘What Bitcoin Did’ podcast, confirming that a Bitcoin ETF was definitely possible. ‘I Dissent’ The most notably pro-bitcoin SEC commissioner, Hester Peirce, appeared on the ‘What Bitcoin Did’ podcast at the weekend. Whilst unwilling to describe a future Bitcoin ETF as inevitable, she did confirm it was definitely possible. Peirce first won the hearts of the crypto-community with her ‘statement of dissent’, following yet another denied Winklevoss

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French Tobacco Shops Authorized to Sell Bitcoin Starting January 2019

Thousands of French tobacco shops will begin selling Bitcoin coupons from January 1, 2019 forward. Commonly known as “Tabacs,” the French corner stores will now offer crypto. Tobacco Shops Will Soon Sell Cryptocurrencies Throughout France 2018 will remain in the history books as the Annus Horribilis for Bitcoin (BTC) enthusiasts and investors. It is the year when the cryptocurrency plummeted from almost USD $20,000 to USD $4,060. The good news is that 2019 is quickly approaching

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