Crypto Needs Less Government Regulation – Not More

September 6, 2019

A recent opinion article by Peter Lin, “Why Regulation Is The Best Thing For Crypto,” presents common arguments on why the state and state-affiliated institutions should administer cryptocurrency. Underlying the arguments is an assumption: the free market cannot provide necessary standards for crypto and the state must step into the void. Also read: Why the Birth of Bitcoin Can Be Traced Back to 1971 The Case Against Greater Crypto Regulation…

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How Coinbase Quietly Became the World’s Biggest Bitcoin Bank

August 19, 2019

On August 15, the San Francisco-based digital currency exchange Coinbase announced that it had acquired the cryptocurrency custody service Xapo’s institutional branch. The business move puts Coinbase in the limelight, making it the largest custodial service for digital assets worldwide, with more than $7 billion under custody. Also Read: Hong Kong Protest Leader Hopes to Incite Run on Chinese Banks Coinbase Acquires Xapo’s Institutional Arm and Now Commands $7 Billion…

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How Government Agencies Make Criminals of Crypto Traders

July 29, 2019

A New Jersey man has been indicted this week for converting over $2 million to bitcoin and operating a private exchange business not registered with the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. According to a July 24 press release by the U.S. Attorney’s office, 46-year-old William Green could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. Green isn’t alone. With tighter and tighter crypto regulations being…

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How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

July 12, 2019

A growing number of governments have responded to Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans including China, France, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. Several intergovernmental organizations have also weighed in such as the European Central Bank and the Bank of International Settlements. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at Their Commitments Facebook’s Libra Project Facebook unveiled its plans last month for…

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110 Crypto Exchanges Want to Launch in Japan – A Look at Recent Changes

July 10, 2019

Following G20 meetings, where Japan led several discussions regarding crypto assets, the country’s top financial regulator told news.Bitcoin.com that 110 crypto exchanges are now interested in launching in Japan. The country recently passed a new cryptocurrency bill, and some approved crypto trading platforms have undergone changes. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at Their Commitments 110 Exchanges Want to Enter Japanese Crypto Space Under…

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