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PayPal Looking Into Faster Cryptocurrency Payments

One of the less-publicized aspects of the cryptocurrency and blockchain world is the number of companies who are rushing to patent various business applications of blockchain. While Bank of America holds the most blockchain patents, it isn’t the only financial services company patenting new cryptocurrency technologies. Online payment service PayPal is moving to patent its […]

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German Government to Treat Bitcoin Like Legal Tender

In an encouraging sign for the use of cryptocurrency as money, the German government has declared that it will not tax cryptocurrency transactions in which the cryptocurrencies are used as money. This is especially exciting for Bitcoin, which was initially developed to act as a form of digital cash. One of the major barriers to […]

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Chinese Cryptocurrency Firms Continue to Thrive

In a testament to the ability of cryptocurrency companies to withstand government attempts to shut them down, Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges are not just surviving – they are thriving. Late last year the Chinese government ordered all cryptocurrency exchanges in the country to shut down, in addition to a ban on initial coin offerings. The government […]

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Steve Wozniak Falls Victim to Cryptocurrency Fraud

It isn’t just technological neophytes who can fall victim to cryptocurrency fraudsters. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak found himself the victim of fraud too, losing seven bitcoins to a scammer. Wozniak’s case highlights the importance of taking the right steps to protect yourself from dishonest actors. Wozniak fell victim to a scheme known as chargeback fraud. […]

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The IRS Is Coming for Cryptocurrency Traders

If you’re a heavy Bitcoin trader on Coinbase, you’d better hope that you’ve paid your taxes. In a victory for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and a partial victory for Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange will be turning over to the IRS information on 13,000 of its most active traders. The information handover resolves a long-running […]

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Cryptocurrency Regulation Continues to Take Shape

With regulators around the globe continuing to look into cryptocurrencies, the regulatory regime affecting cryptocurrencies is beginning to take shape, although it’s still far from uniform. US States Move Forward on Cryptocurrency Regulation The Wyoming House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would exempt some ICO tokens from securities regulation. It’s unclear, however, whether […]

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South Korean Government to Support Cryptocurrency; Bitcoin Price Rises

The South Korean government announced that it will support “normal transactions” in cryptocurrencies. Financial authorities will also encourage banks to work together with cryptocurrency exchanges. The announcement was seen as a positive sign that the South Korean government has decided to embrace Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, and that a crackdown in South Korea is not in […]

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Bitcoin Regulatory News Update

With US federal regulators taking an increasingly close look at Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, here’s a short roundup of some recent Bitcoin-related news from the regulatory arena. CFTC May Form Virtual Currency Subcommittee The Technical Advisory Committee of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) held a meeting last week to discuss issues related to blockchain […]

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Coinbase Customer Complaints on the Rise

Bitcoin exchange Coinbase has been the recent target of the ire of many of its customers. The meteoric rise in Bitcoin’s price, the huge increase in Coinbase’s user base, and the lack of support staff to handle that influx have all led to a series of snafus that have many Coinbase users furious. First and […]

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Congress and Regulators Continue to Take On Cryptocurrencies

This week saw Congress and regulators taking another look at cryptocurrencies, both a sign of the increasing importance of cryptocurrencies and a worrying sign that Congress is setting its sights on cryptocurrency markets. No Congressional committee wants to be left out of the cryptocurrency action, so this week saw two new committees tackling the issues […]