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Bundesbank, Germany: cryptocurrency should be regulated at the international level
15 January 2018 21:00, UTC
The central bank of Germany has recognized the powerfulness of cryptocurrencies and due to this fact, the board member suggests to regulate them jointly at the international level rather than at the regional level
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Jean-Pierre Landau, former BOF Deputy Governor, now responsible for crypto regulations in France
16 January 2018 21:00, UTC
The former Deputy Governor of Bank of France Jean-Pierre Landau is going to lead the cryptocurrency regulation team established by Bruno Le Maire, who himself leads the country’s Ministry of Economy. See if Landau is a Bitcoin advocate or a Bitcoin skeptic
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Herman Gref: cryptocurrencies “should not be banned under any circumstances”
16 January 2018 21:00, UTC
During the Gaidar Forum, the head of Sberbank has demonstrated his long-standing support for fintech and once again warned that under no circumstances should the laws which can “bury what we have right now” be implemented. Meanwhile, the traditional media notes: Bitcoin has plunged by 25% and even reached the values around 11,000 USD
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AUSTRAC reminds crypto exchanges about illicit finance tracking obligations
16 January 2018 21:00, UTC
The regulator responsible for prevention of money laundering and terrorism finance tells the cryptocurrency exchanges to identify customers, report any suspicious activities and keep records of transactions
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Choi Heung-sik, South Korean FSS: the regulator employees were indeed involved in insider trading
17 January 2018 21:00, UTC
The local South Korean news message tells that the head the Financial Supervisory Service openly admitted that staff in the service indeed made profits on insider trading, no confirmation from American media yet
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New Congress bill dedicated to fintech task force, cryptocurrency directly mentioned
17 January 2018 21:00, UTC
The new draft law offered for Congress to review is dedicated to a new team which will monitor and prevent illicit activities connected with digital currencies to combat terrorism. Members of the team will include both officials and private firm representatives
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U.S. Treasury Deputy Secretary: cryptocurrencies are an evolving threat
18 January 2018 21:00, UTC
Sharing the sentiment of the U.S. Treasury Secretary, the Deputy Secretary, too, thinks that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are too engaged in financial flows of criminal money transferred into this network for further anonymization
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Mark Carney, Bank of England Governor: Bitcoin poses no threat to economy
20 December 2017 21:00, UTC
The head of the Bank of England and chairman of Financial Stability Board in G20 assures that Bitcoin does not pose any threat to the wellbeing of the world market
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FINRA: careful with crypto assets
21 December 2017 21:00, UTC
Another American organization with ties to the government (although self-regulated, created by the Congress in 1939) warns of investment risks in cryptocurrency assets
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Belarus legalizes cryptocurrency, mining and tokens
21 December 2017 21:00, UTC
The President of the Republic of Belarus has signed the bill that allows to own and trade cryptocurrency and issue tokens (as long as the token issuer is registered in the country’s technological park), effectively making his country one of the most liberal towards cryptocurrency in the former Soviet Union
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Russian Parliament members to be walked through the cryptocurrency mining process
24 December 2017 21:00, UTC
Russian State Duma Deputy Chair of the Education and Science Committee Boris Chernyshov told about the upcoming meeting of miners from 15 countries with the Russian members of parliament. According to him, this will provide them with better understanding of cryptocurrency
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German Bundesbank rejects official cryptocurrency plans, Israeli government does not
24 December 2017 21:00, UTC
The German financial institution tells there will be no official, state-issued cryptocurrency in the Euro zone, meanwhile the government of Israel does not jump to conclusions and considers digital shekel
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Russian Finance Ministry prepares another cryptocurrency legislation draft
24 December 2017 21:00, UTC
This new draft was described by the Finance Minister himself in the interview to the Russian TV channel. According to this draft, the right to trade cryptocurrency will only be available for qualified investors
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FxPro, brokerage company: Russian FinMin’s draft on crypto “moderately denies reality”
27 December 2017 21:00, UTC
Alexander Kuptsikevich, financial analyst from FxPro, has shared his views with Bitnewstoday once again. As seen from his words, certain processes will become taxed and controlled more strictly, but the society is going to receive this law calmly
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Russian deputy FinMin buries cryptoruble
27 December 2017 21:00, UTC
Alexey Moiseev, often reappearing in Bitnewstoday’s reports, told during the meeting of the public council under the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation that cryptoruble is not feasible. Moiseev is the Deputy Finance Minister
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Quoine stays with the money: B2C2’s lawsuit dismissed
28 December 2017 21:00, UTC
The lasting debate of Quoine and B2C2 ends at the court in Singapore decides to close the whole case, stating that Quoine had the right to reverse the unfair deal, backed by its own terms of agreement
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China's central bank can limit power supply to miners
02 January 2018 21:00, UTC
The Chinese authorities can introduce a limit on electricity used by miners. Restriction plan was submitted by the People's Bank of China. This may be another tough measure against cryptocurrency after PRC government banned ICO and closed several domestic cryptocurrency exchanges
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Two Bitcoin ETFs projects delayed due to SEC opposition
08 January 2018 21:00, UTC
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission is now concerned with two projects which would have offered the exchange-traded funds connected with Bitcoin, which is right now one of the most institutionalized cryptocurrencies in the world apart from its notably big price
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Indian advocate asks court to either regulate or prohibit Bitcoin
08 January 2018 21:00, UTC
The lawyer in India decides to get the public’s attention to the dark side of Bitcoin by filing a complaint to the Calcutta High Court. In this litigation, he emphasizes the importance of control over digital currencies which are often used by criminal groups



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