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Digital Currency Regulation Heats Up In The EU As Parliament Proposes Additional Rules

Europe is seeking to further tighten its grip on digital currencies including bitcoin. Previously, the European Commission has only proposed strict rules for digital currency exchange platforms and custodian wallet providers. Last week, the European Parliament proposed additional amendments meant to regulate digital currency businesses, adding a multitude of business categories, specifically disallowing anonymity. EU Legislative Process The […]

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Bitcoin Resilient After Chinese Exchanges Start Charging Transaction Fees

As the biggest Chinese exchanges announce the implementation of transaction fees, Bitcoin, once again, shows off its inherent capacity to quickly adjust to the ever-changing environment, and to not only recover from adversity but to also get stronger. The latest shock resulting from the imposition of transaction fees by Chinese exchanges caused bitcoin trading volumes […]

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ETF Blues? Check These Alternative Exchange-Traded Bitcoin-Backed Instruments

A Bitcoin trading frenzy ensued in the weeks and days leading into the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rejection of the Bitcoin ETF. Many investors might be interested to know that numerous regulated Bitcoin-backed instruments exist across several traditional markets already. A Bitcoin ETI A bitcoin-backed ETN (Exchange-Traded Note) was approved back in 2015 in Sweden […]

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Malta’s Prime Minister Says Europe Should Become the Bitcoin Continent

The Prime Minister of Malta, Dr. Joseph Muscat, spoke on Thursday at the CEPS Ideas Lab event where he proposed that “Europe should become the Bitcoin continent”.  European Policy Event with 1000+ Participants Innovation platform of exchange, the CEPS Ideas Lab, brings together national think tanks across Europe. CEPS Ideas Lab 2017 – Reconstructing the […]

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Europe Lays Out Roadmap to Restrict Payments in Cash and Cryptocurrencies

Cash and cryptocurrencies have been the target of the European Commission’s anti-money laundering efforts. Recently, the Commission published a roadmap of its proposal for the ‘restrictions on payments in cash’ initiative, extending them to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. The Roadmap The roadmap or ‘Inception Impact Assessment’ aims to inform stakeholders such as law enforcement, tax authorities, […]

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Bitcoin Resilient After Chinese Exchanges Start Charging Transaction Fees

As the biggest Chinese exchanges announce the implementation of transaction fees, Bitcoin, once again, shows off its inherent capacity to quickly adjust to the ever-changing environment, and to not only recover from adversity but to also get stronger. The latest shock resulting from the imposition of transaction fees by Chinese exchanges caused bitcoin trading volumes […]

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