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UK’s FCA mulls banning crypto derivatives

Oct 30 2018 16:46:05 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers banning altogether the sale of crypto derivatives such as CFDs on Bitcoin to retail clients, reveals the Cryptoasset Taskforce report published on Monday. Read more

Google allows crypto adds for regulated exchanges

Sep 27 2018 16:54:27 Jonathan Smith in Market

Google reversed its total ban on all crypto adds, saying it will now allow “regulated” crypto currency exchanges to have adds in USA and Japan on the company's websites. Read more

Bitcoin ETFs rejected again by SEC

Aug 23 2018 15:00:32 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The Securities and Exchange Commission of the USA (SEC) once again said no to trading of Bitcoin Exchange traded funds (ETFs). The US regulator has rejected several proposals made in this regard by a subsidiary of the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Arca. Read more

First bank-backed crypto exchange opens doors in Japan

Jul 17 2018 16:32:16 Jonathan Smith in Market

Japanese financial conglomerate SBI Holdings has officially launched a crypto currency exchange under the trade name ‘VCTRADE’, becoming the first baking institution in the world to enter the crypto market, CNN reports. Read more

New regulations in the crypto sector - form Thailand to the Philippines

Jul 02 2018 16:24:13 Jonathan Smith in Market

As governments around the globe are mulling how to regulate the crypto currency market, bold new legislation in Thailand and the Philippines gives an insight for a potential solution. Read more

Crypto miner arrested in China for stealing electricity

Jun 25 2018 13:06:54 Jonathan Smith in Market

Chinese police has arrested a man for allegedly stealing 150 000 kW hours of electricity for bitcoin and ethereum mining.   The police has made the arrest and confiscated more than 200 computers after a local power grid operator reported abnormal electricity usage, Xinhua news agency says. Read more

Tether might have been used to manipulate Bitcoin price in late 2017

Jun 15 2018 13:39:11 Jonathan Smith in Market

Tether, a cryptocurrency token that is supposedly backed by the US dollar, has been spent on Bitcoins at key instances to support its price, reveals a paper published by a University of Texas professor, cited by Bloomberg. Read more

Crypto exchanges in Canada to report transactions over 10 000 CAD

Jun 14 2018 15:34:38 Stanimir Zhelev in Market

The Canadian government has released an official draft of new regulations on crypto exchanges aimed at strengthening Canada’s anti-money laundering regime. The full text of the proposed legislation is published in the Canada Gazette. Read more

South Korean crypto exchange Coinrail hacked, temporarily shuts down

Jun 11 2018 12:18:21 Jonathan Smith in Market

  South Korean Coinrail was hacked over the weekend and reportedly lost about 30% of the coins traded on the exchange, which caused a sharp drop in the prices of Bitcoin and other digital currencies. Read more

Europe introduces stricter regulation in the crypto sector

Apr 20 2018 14:42:28 Jonathan Smith in Market

    Crypto exchanges operating in the EU will have to be registered with the relevant authorities and will be required to introduce customer due diligence procedures, including ID verification. Read more

Dukascopy launches live trading on BTC/USD

Mar 26 2018 13:52:57 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

Dukascopy Bank, which also owns a brokerage of the same name, announced it is launching live trading on CFDs on the BTC/USD pair, with a leverage of up to 1:3.   The clients will be able to trade on both rising and falling markets – same as Forex trading and have hedging possibilities. Read more

Swissquote expands crypto portfolio with multi-crypto certificate on SIX Swiss Exchange

Mar 19 2018 14:48:16 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

Swissquote, the major Swiss financial online services provider and owner of the forex broker of the same name, announced it is launching the first multi-cryptocurrency certificate trade on the SIX Swiss Exchange. Read more

CMC adds Bitcoin, Ether CFDs, spread betting to portfolio

Mar 16 2018 14:51:21 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

 CMC Markets, a major global forex and CFD broker, has finally joined the ranks of regulated forex brokers that offer CFDs on cryptocurrencies and will offer such products and spread betting on the two largest cryptocurrencies by market cap – Bitcoin and Ether. Read more

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