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Indian Police Warn Public Against Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Indian police in the state of Jammu and Kashmir have issued a public statement, warning against investing in cryptocurrencies. The police of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir have issued a public statement, warning the public against investing in cryptocurrencies, local business news daily the Business Standard reported on Jan. 2. Police reportedly warned […]

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Iran Declares Telegram Crypto Aspirations an Act Against National Security

Iranian officials have declared any cooperation with Telegram to develop a cryptocurrency to be an act against national security. The Iranian government has taken further steps against Telegram’s cryptocurrency development, the Tehran Times reports Dec. 31. Secretary of the Criminal Content Definition Task Force Javad Javidnia has declared that any cooperation with the encrypted messaging […]

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Four Vermont State Agencies Establish Blockchain Working Group

Four Vermont state agencies have launched a blockchain working group to learn more about the technology and its impact on the economy. Four agencies of the state government of Vermont in the United States have jointly formed a working group to study blockchain technology, according to an announcement published Dec. 10. The working group will […]

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South Korean National Assembly Holds Regulation Debate With Local Crypto Exchanges

Major Korean crypto exchanges have arranged a crypto regulation debate in the National Assembly, discussing Anti-Money Laundering policies and customer protection. South Korea’s representative body, the National Assembly, has held a crypto regulation debate arranged by major local cryptocurrency exchanges, IT media oulet ZdNet Korea reports Monday, Dec. 10. According to local business outlet Financial […]

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Austrian Blockchain Center for Multidisciplinary Research Established in Vienna

The Austrian Blockchain Center has been established in the city of Vienna, where it will collaborate with local academics in multidisciplinary research. The COMET Centers, which are coordinated by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), have approved the Austrian Blockchain Center (ABC) in Vienna, according to a Nov. 29 press release. ABC involves 21 scientific […]

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German Financial Watchdog Warns Public About Unauthorized Crypto Offering

BaFin, the German financial watchdog, has warned the public about a crypto offering that was allegedly operating without permission or oversight from regulatory authorities. The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) issued a warning Nov. 29 that a firm called Platin Genesis DCC is not authorized or approved by the proper authorities. In the warning, […]

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First Blockchain Association in Mexico Established

Seven blockchain industry players, including ConsenSys, have launched the first blockchain association in Mexico. The first blockchain association in Mexico has formed, its founding members including industry players like blockchain software firm ConsenSys, Forbes Mexico reported Nov. 28. The Blockchain Association of Mexico was established companies Bitso, Volabit, BIVA, GBM, Lvna Capital, ConsenSys and Exponent […]

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Blockchain Could ‘Speed up the Economy,’ Says Nigerian Presidential Candidate

The presidential candidate of Nigeria’s leading opposition party promises to regulate cryptocurrency if he wins the elections in February. The presidential candidate of Nigeria’s leading opposition party has promised to support blockchain and cryptocurrency, local news outlet the DailyPost article reported Nov. 24. The Nigerian news outlet reportedly analyzed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate […]

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Study: ‘Compliance Trilemma’ Limits Potential of ICOs

A recent study funded by the Canadian government has revealed that ICOs are facing regulatory compliance challenges that limit their potential. Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are facing a regulatory “compliance trilemma,” according to a recent study funded the government of Canada and the University of British Columbia (UBC). To prepare the report, the research team […]

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West Virginia Secretary of State Reports Successful Blockchain Voting in 2018 Midterm Elections

The West Virginia Secretary of State has announced that 144 voters successfully cast their ballots in the 2016 midterm elections on a mobile, blockchain-based platform. The Secretary of State of the U.S. state of West Virginia Mac Warner reported a successful first instance of remote blockchain voting in an official announcement Nov. 15. Warner stated […]