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Quebec Pushes Hydropower Utility to Halt New Bitcoin Mines

Quebec is temporarily suspending new cryptomining operations from setting up facilities in its low-cost power region.

South Korean Financial Watchdog Touts Blockchain in Fintech Plans

South Korea’s Financial Services Commission plans to encoureage businesses to use blockchain tech in new payment systems and more.

France Warns of 15 Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Investment Platforms

The French financial regulator has issued a warning and published a list of 15 unauthorized cryptocurrency exchange and investment platforms. These companies keep marketing to the French public despite the agency’s warnings. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies France Warns of Unauthorized Crypto Platforms The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) […]

US bitcoin exchange Gemini proposes Virtual Commodity Association

The U.S. registered bitcoin and ether exchange Gemini today put forth proposals for a new self-regulatory organization which would be called the Virtual Commodity Association (VCA), for the United States virtual currency industry, specifically virtual commodity… US bitcoin exchange Gemini proposes Virtual Commodity Association

ICOs: Fix the Problem Before the SEC Fixes It for You

If you sold tokens to unaccredited investors, or otherwise have not complied with the federal securities laws, make it right before the SEC finds you.

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 […]

SEC Publishes Warning Against Unlawful Crypto Exchanges

On Wednesday, March 7, the U.S. regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a letter concerning the potential of unlawful online platforms that trade digital assets. The SEC is concerned with platforms operating without permission and advises investors to use entities that are registered with the SEC as an alternative trading system (ATS). Also […]

US Officials Praise Blockchain Amid ICO Concerns

Crypto regulation and government applications of blockchain were hot topics at day two of the D.C. Blockchain Summit.

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 […]

TechCrunch Founder’s Crypto Fund Subpoenaed By SEC

Michael Arrington’s crypto-fund has reportedly been subpoenaed by the Securities and Exchange Commission.