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SEC Commissioner Downplays Bitcoin ETF Chances in 2019 Citing ‘Arcane’ SEC Rules

Photo: PixabayIf you have been eagerly waiting for the arrival of Bitcoin ETF, maybe it’s time to lower your expectations further! On Tuesday, February 12, SEC Commissioner Hester Pierce said that she has lowered expectations for an ETF arrival. Commissioner Pierce doesn’t hesitate to note the ‘arcane rules’ of

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Pennsylvania Rules That Crypto Exchanges, ATMs Are Not Money Transmitters

The American state of Pennsylvania has clarified that cryptocurrency exchanges do not fall subject to the Money Transmitter Act (MTA), according to a Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) document published today, Jan. 23.The document clarifies crypto exchanges thus do not require a license to offer their services to Pennsylvania

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Anti-monopoly Court Rules to Keep Crypto Exchanges’ Bank Accounts Open

The Chilean anti-monopoly court has again granted protection to local cryptocurrency exchanges by forcing banks to keep their accounts open, financial news outlet Diario Financiero reported Jan. 2.According to a recent statement from Buda.com — one of the crypto exchanges affected by previously upheld banking restrictions — the anit-monopoly court

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British Regulators Ruminate on Crypto Rules While Standing Firm on Crypto Taxation

A significant crypto market slump has brought concern and alarm, but also some unexpected side benefits. One such benefit comes from how financial regulators in the United Kingdom now appear sufficiently relaxed about crypto and its growth that they can take their time to carefully consider fair regulation. Without the pressures

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Greek Supreme Court Rules in Support of Extraditing Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Vinnik to France

The Supreme Court of Greece has ruled in support of a decision to extradite the alleged former operator of now-defunct crypto exchange BTC-e Alexander Vinnik to France. A “correspondent at the scene” from major Russian state-owned news agency TASS reported the news Dec. 19.As previously reported, 39-year old Russian national

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