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First Bitcoin Fraud Action Filed by the CFTC, Accused Ordered to Pay Over $2.5 Million

A  New York federal court has ordered Gelfman Blueprint, a Bitcoin-denominated hedge fund, and its CEO Nicholas Gelfman to pay over $2.5 million in civil monetary penalties and restitution in the first Bitcoin fraud action filed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). CFTC First Bitcoin Fraud Action Results in $2.5 Million Penalty Over $600,000...

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Gemini Dollar Soars, Public Slinging Match Over Unaudited Stablecoins Ensues

When the U.S. dollar-pegged Gemini dollar soars to as high at $1.18 on October 17th, one wonders how stable the so-called stablecoins are. Days earlier, Tether (USDT) plunged to lows of around 87 cents, per Coinbillboard (with some exchanges seeing USDT trade at 85 cents). Also see: Ticketmaster Looks to Blockchain in UPGRADED Acquisition Subscribe to …

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Thai Lending Platform JFin Coin Partners with R3 and Microsoft

J Ventures, which held one of the first initial coin offerings (ICOs) in Thailand earlier this year, announced a partnership with R3 and Microsoft to support its peer-to-peer lending system. The news indicates that R3’s “DLT Not Crypto” strategy may be evolving. Also see: Novogratz, Goldman Sachs Drop Millions on Crypto Custodians BitGo Subscribe to …

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Zebpay Leaves India for Malta Due to Constricting Regulation

One of India’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Zebpay, is moving its operations to the Mediterranean island nation of Malta in an effort to maintain its operations after shutting shop last month. The move comes amidst an unprecedented cryptocurrency ban instituted by the Indian government. The new Malta-based exchange, which will still be called Zebpay, will offer...

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Russia May Wait for New Guidelines Before Going Ahead With Crypto Law

A senior Russian official has suggested that the country should not be in a hurry introducing crypto regulations. The comments come at a time when regulatory actions on digital assets are picking up steam in the nation.  Also see: Novogratz, Goldman Sachs Drop Millions on Crypto Custodians BitGo Subscribe to the Bitsonline YouTube channel for great videos featuring …

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Bakkt Continues Talks with Crypto Regulators, Adds Key Executive to the Team

A veteran and early employee of Coinbase is switching teams, moving to the up-and-coming cryptocurrency exchange platform, Bakkt. Adam White will be joining Bakkt as the exchange’s Chief Operating Officer, helping the platform to develop as it prepares for its imminent launch. Many investors and analysts see Bakkt as being cryptocurrency industry’s next big platform...

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Hong Kong to Propose Regulation for Cryptocurrency Trading

Hong Kong’s financial watchdog is looking to tighten investor protection by regulating cryptocurrency trading platforms. The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), however, is limited by its legal regulatory reach of securities only, according to Carlson Tong Ka-shing, the outgoing chairman. Outgoing SFC Chairman Says Ban on Cryptocurrency Trading “Will Not Work in Today’s Internet World” In...

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Zebpay Opens Malta Offshoot Following India’s Crypto Banking Ban

Zebpay, India’s leading app-enabled bitcoin wallet, has commenced offering its services globally via the launch of its offshoot in Malta. The move comes after it recently shuttered its trading services due to the crypto banking freeze inflicted by the country’s central banking authority, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Also see: Blockchain No Panacea, But Social Security’s …

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Gemini Adds Litecoin with Approval from New York Regulators

Cryptocurrency exchange, Gemini, announced today that they will be adding support for Litecoin (LTC) beginning on Saturday, October 13th. Investors will be able to deposit LTC into Gemini, but will not be able to trade the cryptocurrency until Tuesday, October 16th. Litecoin will be the fourth digital asset added to the exchange platform and will...

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