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US Congress Requests Moratorium on Facebook’s Libra Stablecoin

The United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services requested Facebook and its partners to stop the development of the Libra stablecoin.In a July 2 letter addressed to Facebook CEOs Mark Zuckerberg and David Marcus, and COO Sheryl Sandberg, the lawmakers request that Facebook and its partners immediately

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Chair of House Financial Services Committee Requests Halt on Facebook’s Crypto Project

Rep. Maxine Waters, chairwoman of the United States House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee is requesting that Facebook halt development on its cryptocurrency, the Libra, as reported by CNN Tech Reporter Brian Fung in a series of tweets June 18.In her statement, Rep. Waters explained:“Given the company’s troubled past,

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CoinMarketCap Requests More Information From Exchanges to Make Market More Transparent

Recently, CoinMarketCap (CMC), arguably the industry’s best-known cryptocurrency market data service, announced an initiative to provide “greater transparency, accountability, and disclosure from projects in the crypto space.” The move followed recent reports on fake volume data and wash trading among cryptocurrency exchanges that were published last month.Now, all exchanges

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NYAG Requests That Bitfinex Be Forced to Release Tether Deal Documents

The New York State Attorney General (NYAG) Letitia James has requested the disclosure of documents concerning an alleged deal made between cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and stablecoin operator Tether. The NYAG’s memorandum of law was filed on May 3.The memorandum of law calls for more transparency and claims “that Bitfinex

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Law Enforcement Requests to Shapeshift Rose 175% in Second Half of 2018

Law enforcement requests sent to Switzerland-based cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift rose 175 percent in the second half of 2018, according to a new Compliance Transparency report published by the exchange Jan. 18.In a blog post accompanying the report, Shapeshift outlines that it typically receives requests from law enforcement agencies for data

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Tax Regulator Warns of Fraudulent Requests for Tax Payment via BTC ATMs

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has published a warning Nov. 14 about scammers demanding tax payments through Bitcoin ATMs. The post notes that the number of scammers who request payment through BTC has now exceeded those who ask for iTunes giftcards.Kath Anderson, the Assistant Commissioner at the ATO, said this

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Philippines Securities Regulator Issues Draft of ICO Rules, Requests Feedback From Public

The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published a set of draft rules for regulating Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) for public review, according to an official statement August 2. In the SEC’s Memorandum Circular, the agency stipulates that any company registered in the Philippines looking to run an ICO,

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