Australia Officially Ends Double Bitcoin Tax
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Australia Officially Ends Double Bitcoin Tax

btcethereumadmin - October 19, 2017

From next year, Australians will no longer have to pay goods and services tax (GST) on cryptocurrency purchases. Following the passing of new legislation in the country's…

Regional Regulators in North America Are ‘Closely Watching’ ICOs
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Regional Regulators in North America Are ‘Closely Watching’ ICOs

btcethereumadmin - October 19, 2017

It's not just national-level securities regulators that are keeping a close eye on initial coin offerings (ICOs). Late last month, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) –…

Australian Senate Panel Throws Support Behind Crypto Exchange Bill
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Australian Senate Panel Throws Support Behind Crypto Exchange Bill

btcethereumadmin - October 18, 2017

The Australian Senate has begun deliberating a bill that would apply the country's anti-money laundering (AML) statutes to domestic cryptocurrency exchanges. The bill was first unveiled in…

Global Blockchain Business Council Expands European Foothold
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Global Blockchain Business Council Expands European Foothold

btcethereumadmin - October 18, 2017

The Global Blockchain Business Council is ramping up its presence in Europe. Announced today, the technology advocacy group co-founded by blockchain services firm Bitfury Group will host a blockchain-focused…

Brazil Central Bank Chief Compares Bitcoin to Pyramid Scheme
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Brazil Central Bank Chief Compares Bitcoin to Pyramid Scheme

btcethereumadmin - October 17, 2017

The head of Brazil's central bank took a harsh position toward bitcoin earlier this week, comparing the cryptocurrency to a pyramid scheme. According to RttNews, central bank…

CFTC Aligns With SEC: ICO Tokens Can Be Commodities
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CFTC Aligns With SEC: ICO Tokens Can Be Commodities

btcethereumadmin - October 17, 2017

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has said that it may consider tokens issued through initial coin offerings (ICOs) may be considered as commodities. The publication was…

Bernanke at Ripple Event: Blockchain Has ‘Obvious’ Benefits in Payments
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Bernanke at Ripple Event: Blockchain Has ‘Obvious’ Benefits in Payments

btcethereumadmin - October 16, 2017

Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is bullish on blockchain. Speaking at Ripple's Swell conference in Toronto today, Bernanke told a room of several hundred conference attendees…

Obvious Bubble? SEC Committee Lashes Out at Bitcoin and ICOs
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Obvious Bubble? SEC Committee Lashes Out at Bitcoin and ICOs

btcethereumadmin - October 16, 2017

"Can I suggest something to you? People who come in suggesting that 'everything is different' [while] marketing investment contracts tend to end up looking rather badly." Issued…

Gibraltar Publishes Draft Regulations for Blockchain Startups
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Gibraltar Publishes Draft Regulations for Blockchain Startups

btcethereumadmin - October 13, 2017

Gibraltar's Financial Services Commission has published a draft of its upcoming regulatory framework for firms offering blockchain services. Planned to come into effect from January 2018, the…

PBoC Digital Currency Director Calls for Centralized State Cryptocurrency
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PBoC Digital Currency Director Calls for Centralized State Cryptocurrency

btcethereumadmin - October 13, 2017

China may not recognize bitcoin as a legal currency, but it seems to have a clear vision for a state-issued alternative. At a meeting hosted by the International Telecommunication…