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Nordea in Money Laundering Scandal After Calling Bitcoin ‘High-Risk’ for Money Laundering

Nordic banking giant Nordea Bank is allegedly implicated in a multi-million money laundering scandal. Reportedly, the case is related to another recent money laundering scheme involving Denmark’s Danske Bank. Nordea in Hot Water  Banking giant Nordea Bank, headquartered in Helsinki, is alleged to have accepted criminally-sourced funds from banks located in Lithuania and Estonia. The giant confirmed that it’s aware of the report on Tuesday October 16th: We are aware of the report, and at

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EToro CEO: We’ll See ‘Greatest Transfer of Wealth Ever Onto the Blockchain’ [Interview]

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Bitcoinist spoke with Yoni Assia, CEO of the largest social trading platform in the world eToro on their latest push to take cryptocurrency mainstream.  Interview with eToro CEO, Yoni Assia With over 10 million users globally, eToro has become a somewhat of a household name. It is also no secret that the company has been a big supporter of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for a few years now. Its logo is often seen alongside numerous

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Reddit Cofounder: Cryptocurrency Needs Its ‘Netscape Browser’ Breakthrough

Reddit Cofounder: Cryptocurrency Needs Its 'Netscape Browser' Breakthrough

The co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, and the Director of MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative, Neha Nerula, compare cryptocurrencies to different stages of the development of the internet. However, their positions differ. Ohanian: Cryptocurrencies are More Analogous to the Internet in the 1990s Reddit’s co-founder and venture capitalist Alexis Ohanian has been quite vocal about his positions on cryptocurrencies, as well as the entire state of the market. In August, he outlined his positivity on

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World’s First Cryptocurrency-Related IPO Capped at $900 Million

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The world’s very first cryptocurrency related initial public offering (IPO) has been announced by investment company headquartered in the Cayman Islands. The initiative attempts to widen the exposure of investors to different cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and digital assets in general. $900 Million Cryptocurrency Related IPO Epoch Partners Limited, an investment company with headquarters in the Cayman Islands, has reportedly put in motion the first initial public offering of a cryptocurrency-related fund. The Securities Registration Statement for

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Google: ‘Money Isn’t Real’

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The search engine mogul Google subtly revealed its feelings on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies through an ad for its new Call Screen service. ‘Well, I’ve Got News For You – Money Isn’t Real’ Google recently released an ad for its new Call Screen service which allows users to interact with callers prior to answering the phone. The amusing ad involves two characters who are testing out the new feature. At some point, one of the characters

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EU Financial Watchdog to Determine ICOs Outside of “Regulatory World”

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the European Union’s financial watchdog, has announced it is taking the same approach to initial coin offerings (ICOs) as its U.S. counterpart. The agency is examining all types of cryptocurrency fundraisers to determine how they fit EU’s regulatory framework. ESMA to Assess What to Do with ICOs Outside...

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France Contemplating Regulatory Framework for Cryptocurrency Intermediaries

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France is considering enacting the country’s very first regulatory framework governing crypto-asset intermediaries. The move will require fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchanges as well as custodians of cryptographic keys to undergo a mandatory AMF registration.  Getting Serious About Cryptocurrencies France is one of the more active members of the European Union when it comes to cryptocurrency regulations. The country introduced its own regulations governing the field of initial coin offerings (ICOs) earlier in September and is now reportedly

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IMF: Rapid Development of Cryptocurrencies Poses Challenges to Financial System

Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said the world is on the verge of another financial crash. The increased cybersecurity risk coming from the rapid development of financial technologies such as digital currencies is a reminder that the permanent evolution of the financial system requires vigilant regulators and supervisors, she added. IMF’s...

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China’s Oldest Tech Publication Begins Accepting Bitcoin Payments

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The oldest Chinese publication for science and technology news will begin accepting Bitcoin as subscription payments in 2019. As such, it’s going to become the very first media to accept cryptocurrencies for subscriptions. 0.1 BTC For 1 Year Subscription Beijing Science and Technology News’s Technology Life announced in an official press release that it will begin accepting Bitcoin payments for subscriptions starting in 2019. Readers can purchase a one-year subscription for 0.1 BTC which, at

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US Judge Rules Cryptocurrencies Are Commodities

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A federal judge ruled that cryptocurrencies meet the definition of commodities within the regulatory framework of the US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Cryptocurrencies Meet the Definition of Commodities The US CFTC filed a lawsuit against a technology entrepreneur Randall Crater and a company that he had founded in January. The regulator had alleged that the defendant carried out a $6 million fraud against people who wanted to purchase a shady digital currency called

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