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LocalBitcoins Bans Bitcoin Buying in Iran in Blow to Rising Crypto Commerce

LocalBitcoins has officially shut off service for Iran-based users, a move that follows weeks of rising rial trading volumes on…

EU Authorities Shutdown On Bitcoin Transaction Mixer

The Dutch Financial Criminal Investigative Service has seized the website of a bitcoin transaction mixer in a crackdown involving Europol…

Israeli Court Rules Bitcoin Is an Asset in Feud Over Tax Payment

An Israeli court has ruled that bitcoin is an asset and not a currency, and thus subject to capital gains…

Crypto and Forex Scam Reports Tripled in the UK Last Year, Watchdog Says

Reports of cryptocurrency and foreign exchange scams in the U.K. grew threefold in the last financial year – spiking to…

Beyond KYC: Global Regulators Appear Set to Adopt Tough New Rules for Crypto Exchanges

The Takeaway The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is set to finalize new international standards for regulating cryptocurrency firms next…

I Underestimated Just How Many Subpoenas I Would Get

Steve Beauregard of the Bloq talks about his favorite work: answering subpoenas.Subscribe to CoinDesk on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Site: https://www.coindesk.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoinDeskTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/coindeskInstagram:…

My Bank Account Was Frozen for Bitcoin – And It Only Made Me Love Crypto More

Mike the HODL Guy describes his first experience buying Bitcoin and the resulting freeze on his bank account.Subscribe to CoinDesk…

Facebook Registers Secretive ‘Libra’ Cryptocurrency Firm in Switzerland

According to a Reuters report, Facebook registered a new company, Libra Networks, in Geneva on May 2. This coincides with…

SEC Negotiations Have Cost Kik $5 Million, Says CEO

Kik’s CEO says the company has spent $5 million engaging with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over what…

Free Markets and the Future of Blockchain

J. Christopher Giancarlo is Chairman at U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the agency of the US government that regulates futures…

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