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U.S. Regulators Move Towards Guidance On Cryptos

Various U.S. regulatory bodies this week announced actions that are shaping the $220 billion cryptos market. On Thursday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it has begun reviewing a proposed bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) filed by Cboe BZX Exchange. A decision can come as early as Sept. 30 although it could also be pushed back as late as February 2019. The SEC's upcoming judgment is closely watched by investors, operators and speculators. That's because approval of an ETF, which is somewhat unlikely given past SEC actions, could send prices of Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptos soaring, as well...

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Europol Urges EU Member States To Prepare For Influx In Bitcoin Crime

The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) have warned European Union member states of a future influx in Bitcoin and crypto related crime that could plague EU member states, therefore Europol have issued a message requesting each member state employs adequate resources into ensuring investigators and law enforcement teams are able to cope with this potential rise in crypto crime. This came from a report issued at the annual Interpol-Europol Cybercrime Conference in Singapore, which according to The Times of Malta states: “The abuse of cryptocurrencies by cybercriminals continues to play a pivotal role in the commission, perpetration...

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California’s Political Candidates Banned From Accepting Bitcoin Donations

Political candidates in California will no longer be allowed to accept donations from supporters that have been made in cryptocurrencies as a result of new rules set out by the states political watchdog, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). The decision was allegedly taken to a vote, which concluded in a 3-1 decision against the acceptance of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency donations by candidates in California. The decision was made as the FPPC believe that cryptocurrency donations make it very difficult for authorities to trace who the donations came from and where they came from, reducing political transparency and leaving...

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Is XRP Considered To Be The Next Bitcoin?

With XRP flying high this week, we want to explore some theories that point towards XRP being the next Bitcoin. Now I do have to define what I mean by this a little more clearly here - I’m not suggesting that XRP is going to become the next Bitcoin by value, or by use, however I am considering ideas that suggest XRP could become the next cultural icon as people simply get tired of Bitcoin. Bitcoin as we know was the original cryptocurrency. Designed with this new technology, the blockchain, Bitcoin promised to disrupt the finance world and give people...

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Get Ready For Commission Free Bitcoin Futures Trading

Here are a couple of truths for you. When you’ve been in the industry long enough, you get pretty tired of hearing about projects being referred to as “game-changers.” But, at the same time, you also get better at identifying when one really is. So, without wishing to fatigue you further with the g-word, Digitex Futures is about to turn crypto trading upside down. What Is Digitex Futures? Digitex Futures is a commission-free cryptocurrency futures trading platform that's gearing up to launch in Q4 of this year. With an ICO that sold out in just 17 minutes raising $5.4 million...

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