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Time Is up for Crypto Firms to Register in the Netherlands Under New AML Rules

The deadline is here: On May 18, unregistered Dutch crypto firms could face penalties if they do not fall into line with the Netherlands’ new anti-money laundering (AML) laws, passed by the Dutch Upper House on April 21.According to the Anti-Money Laundering Directive, companies offering crypto-to-fiat or custodial services should

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CFTC Charges Multiple Firms for $15 Million Crypto and Binary Options Scam

The Commodity and Futures Exchange Commission (CFTC) has charged executives of American and Israeli firms for an alleged $15 million scam involving cryptocurrencies and binary options. Court documents filed on May 5 mention two major scams, the first involving binary options, which was carried out between October 2013 and November 2016,

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Wall Street Firms Advise Clients Against Investing in Crypto, Says Wealth Manager

JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs are advising their clients against Bitcoin (BTC), according to one American wealth manager. Adam Pokornicky, chief operating officer at Digital Asset Investment Management (DAIM), a U.S.-registered investment advisor for digital assets, claimed that his firm almost lost a client due to the banks’ intervention.In an interview

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Samsung-Backed DLT Firms Launch Blockchain Think Tank for MEASEA Region

Aergo and Blocko, two blockchain firms backed by both Samsung and Sequoia Capital, announced the launch of a regional think-tank intended to bolster the adoption of innovative technologies across the Middle East, African, and South East Asian (MEASEA) regions on April 27.The organization, Execution Intelligence Group (E24P) seeks to promote

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Chinese City Known for Bitcoin Mining Seeks Blockchain Firms to Burn Excess Hydropower

A Chinese city in the world's bitcoin mining hub is publicly encouraging the blockchain industry to help consume excessive hydroelectricity ahead of the summer rainy season.Ya'an, one of the many cities in China's mountainous Sichuan province, a region that's estimated to account for over 50 percent of Bitcoin network's computing

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Hawaii Launches Digital Currency Sandbox to Attract Crypto Firms

The governor’s office of Hawaii revealed its new ‘Digital Currency Innovation Lab’ on March 17 — a blockchain and cryptocurrency incubator developed through collaboration between the state’s Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Division of Financial Institution (DFI), and the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC).The initiative will run for

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Leading AdTech Firms Pilot World’s First Blockchain-Powered Digital Out-of-Home Advertising Campaign for Food Delivery Giant foodpanda

Sharing is caring!Aqilliz, a blockchain solutions provider is partnering with Moving Walls, a global advertising technology company, to facilitate the world’s first blockchain-powered Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) advertising pilot for global mobile food delivery giant, for Foodpanda, who works with 27,095 restaurants in 193 cities and over 15,733 delivery riders in

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