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Belgium Warns of 19 Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms Showing Signs of Fraud

The Belgian financial authority has published a list of 19 cryptocurrency trading platforms that it had received complaints about. The regulator says these platforms show signs of fraud. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies 19 ‘Fraudulent’ Crypto Trading Platforms Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has recently warned about […]

Belgian Tax Authority Going After Crypto Investors

Cryptocurrency investments have attracted the attention of tax authorities in Belgium. Several investigations have been opened into cases of Belgian citizens who have traded on foreign exchanges. Anyone speculating on crypto markets is expected to pay 33% tax on their gains, despite the fact that bitcoin and the like are not regulated or legalized in […]

Poland Refutes Reports of Its Interest in Venezuela’s Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

Poland’s Ministry of Finance has refuted reports that it is interested in the petro, the Venezuelan ”oil-backed” currency. Earlier this month, Venezuela reportedly claimed that a handful of countries have expressed interest in receiving the petro for commerce with Venezuela such as Norway, Denmark, Brazil, Vietnam, Poland, and others. Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin […]

Roles of Regulators Decided in India, Rules on Bitcoin Coming Soon

India will soon have its own rules on bitcoin. The responsibilities of various regulators have been determined, a high-ranking official revealed. Relevant institutions are currently finalizing a comprehensive government policy on cryptocurrencies. Representatives of the Indian crypto community, meanwhile, have quashed fears of an imminent ban. Also read: No Strong Case to Ban Crypto Trading, […]

South Korea Discusses Cryptocurrency Policies With China’s Central Bank

The South Korean Minister of Strategy and Finance has met with the governor of the People’s Bank of China to discuss and share economic policies including cryptocurrency countermeasures. While China has imposed strict regulations on cryptocurrency trading, including closing down exchanges, South Korea has adopted a less strict approach. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens […]

Arsenal Football Club Partners with Gambling ICO

Premier League football club Arsenal FC has announced a partnership with Cashbet, a cryptocurrency marketing itself as being “designed specifically for iGaming” – comprising the first instance of a cryptocurrency sponsoring a major soccer team. Partnerships between sporting entities and virtual currencies appear to be quickly proliferating worldwide, with newly crowned Bellator MMA welterweight champion, […]

Vouching Bitfinex and Tether’s Bank Accounts Hold Nearly $3 Billion USD

Zhao Dong, a prominent Chinese early bitcoin adopter and shareholder in Bitfinex, recently posted on Weibo seeking to provide anecdotal evidence as to the integrity of Bitfinex and Tether’s financial reserves. The post claims that Zhao Dong and Lao Mao, the chief executive of, have witnessed first hand the balances of Bitfinex and Tether’s […]

Classified Ads Site in South Africa Reports Increase in High-Ticket Bitcoin Listings

Online classifieds and community website, Gumtree South Africa, has reported a significant increase in the number of listings posted specifically asking to trade items for bitcoin. In particular, the website reports a proliferation in the number of listings for luxury vehicles that are asking for bitcoin as payment. Also Read: Markets Update: The Top 68 Cryptos […]

Korean Lawyers Take Government to Court over Crypto Regulation

A law firm from Seoul has decided to address arbitrary measures taken by authorities to regulate cryptocurrency trade. Korean lawyers have filed an appeal accusing their government of “unconstitutional” infringement on property rights. Newly imposed rules are devaluing virtual currencies, they say. Also read: Koreans Deposited 64 Times More Fiat Into Crypto Exchanges in 2017 […]