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Local & Regional Cryptocurrencies – State-backed Coins Enter the Scene

Local cryptocurrencies, also known as regional cryptocurrencies are designed to be complementary currencies that cater to the needs of a community and help keep money within it....

Tightened Security Measures in Japan after Coincheck Loses Millions to Hackers

After $534 million in NEM cryptocurrency was stolen, regulation was soon to follow. Japan’s Financial Services Agency has announced that it will be investigating all...

Venezuela’s Own Cryptocurrency – Maybe

The Venezuelan government has introduced what appears to be their own cryptocurrency. Or is it? The country has a $60 billion debt, and this looks...

Uzbekistan Spearheads Bitcoin Legalization in Asia

While Bitcoin still has many skeptics, the Uzbekistan government wants to prove critics wrong - they’re going all-in on Bitcoin. A new presidential decree...

Bitcoin and Taxes: How Do They Stack Up?

For some, Bitcoin was their attempt to break free from the government-controlled economy — but with widespread adoption on the table, they should expect...

Russian Government Receives Backlash Over Suggested Cryptocurrency Regulation

Russian authorities are receiving an increased backlash after revealing their new suggested set of regulation regarding cryptocurrencies. The responsible lawmakers have been criticised for...

Crypto Regulation Underway Thanks to Congress

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are incredibly volatile. Take for example the $2,500 price of Bitcoin in June 2017. By year-end, Bitcoin's value skyrocketed, and...

Petro ICO Pre-Sale has Already Raised $735 Million, says Venezuela

After launching its initial going offering (ICO) pre-sale of its very own state-backed cryptocurrency, Petro, Venezuela has managed to raise $735 million in its...

White House and Others Comment on Cryptocurrencies

After the recent downturn in cryptocurrency markets, investors remain undecided. Since the early February slump Bitcoin has risen back up to the $10,000 range,...

Spain Considers Tax Breaks for Crypto Companies

Spain has confirmed that they are in the process of investigating the possibilities of introducing tax exemptions for companies in the crypto and ICO...

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