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Brazil Authorities to Adapt Cross-Sector Regulations to React to Digital Transformation

Major government and financial authorities in Brazil have teamed up to develop a regulatory sandbox model targeting new technologies such as blockchain, Cointelegraph Brazil reports on June 13.The new regulatory initiative brings together the Central Bank of Brazil, the Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), the Superintendence of Private Insurance

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Russian Authorities Sign MoU With Maersk to Officially Launch TradeLens in Russia

Russian authorities have signed an agreement with Danish logistics giant Maersk to officially launch blockchain shipping platform TradeLens, according to a press release on June 6.As a part of the agreement, the port at Russia’s second-biggest city, St. Petersburg, will pilot the blockchain-powered logistics tool co-developed by Maersk’s tech

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Chinese Authorities to Investigate Illegal Mining Farms at ‘Global Mining Capital’ Sichuan

The state authorities of China’s Sichuan province will investigate local bitcoin (BTC) mining farms that have been allegedly been built illegally, local media agency Sina reports on May 30.Located at the bitcoin “global mining capital” of Sichuan, the bitcoin mining farms with over 30,000 bitcoin mining machines have been

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Hamas’ Militant Wing Using Multiple BTC Wallet Addresses to Elude Authorities

The militant arm of Hamas — the de facto ruling authority of the Gaza Strip in Palestine — is reportedly using increasingly complex measures to frustrate authorities’ attempts to track the flow of its cryptocurrency financing. The claim has been made by researchers from blockchain intelligence firm Elliptic, as

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United Arab Emirates’ Financial Authorities Host Crypto Asset and Fintech Forum

The United Arab Emirates Banks Federation (UBF) and the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) hosted a joint forum on crypto assets and fintech, the UAE’s official news outlet Emirates News Agency reported on March 17.Per the report, the event was held in ADGM in collaboration with the UBF Compliance

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Taiwanese Authorities Arrest over a Dozen Suspects for Bitcoin Scam Scheme

Police in Taipei has apprehended 15 suspects involved in a scam initial coin offering (ICO) scheme known as IBCoins, which generated nearly $8.13 million for the bad actors since September 2018, local news source, Focus Taiwan reported on January 26, 2019. “Shitcoin” Scam Per sources close to the matter, Li Chi-hsun, the

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Crypto Exchange Coincheck to Receive Full Licensing from Japanese Authorities

Coincheck, the crypto exchange that lost over $500 million in investors funds in early-2018, is now close to receiving full licensing from Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA), signaling that the exchange tightened their platform’s security and cleaned up the management practices that led to the hack.The news regarding the regulatory

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