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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 […]


Midweek Cryptocurrency News Roundup

This week has been another busy one in the cryptocurrency world. Here are some of the top news items making the rounds today. Deputy Treasury Secretary Calls for Global Cryptocurrency Regulation Acting Deputy Treasury Secretary Sigal Mandelker recently called for the international community to enact stronger global cryptocurrency regulations. Mandelker, who is Treasury’s Under Secretary […]

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It’s Tax Time for Cryptocurrencies

There are only two things in life that are inevitable: death and taxes. And as with any new and growing market, governments are increasingly targeting cryptocurrencies to ensure that they are able to take their cut from the market’s growth. Those who thought they could get rich without the government getting its share of the […]

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Bitcoin Prices Back on the Upswing

After a month of price decreases that had many Bitcoin investors wondering when prices were going to stop dropping, Bitcoin’s price seems to have bottomed out and is beginning to appreciate yet again. Intraday prices last week saw Bitcoin drop to below $6,000. At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s price had increased to nearly $8,700. […]


Credit Card Issuers Continue Crypto Crackdown

Following fresh on the heels of Coinbase warning its customers that cryptocurrency purchases made with credit cards would be treated as cash advances rather than as credit purchases, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase have just recently forbidden their credit card customers from using their cards to purchase cryptocurrencies. According to reports, the companies were […]


Royal Mint Launches Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency

After over a year of development, the UK’s Royal Mint has finally launched its gold-backed cryptocurrency, known as Royal Mint Gold (RMG). RMG offers investors a new way to invest in gold by offering the ability to own units of a cryptocurrency that is backed by gold. Each unit of RMG represents one gram of […]


India to Ban Cryptocurrencies?

Following in the footsteps of neighboring China, the Indian government has recently made statements indicating that it, too, may ban the use of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley commented that the government will “take all measures to eliminate the use of these crypto-assets in financing illegitimate activities or as part of […]