Blockchain Association Supports Telegram in Legal Battle With SEC

The Blockchain Association has filed an amicus curiae brief in response to litigation against Telegram initiated by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Blockchain Association, a collective of advocates involved with the blockchain industry, filed an amicus curiae brief with the court of the Southern District of New York on Jan. 21.…

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Crypto Experts Join OECD ‘High Level’ Advisory Board

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, an intergovernmental body with 36 member countries, has formed “a high-level expert group” which includes executives from the crypto industry. They will provide advice in helping develop international blockchain policy principles. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia ‘High-Level Expert Group’ Formed…

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Bithumb Pledges $8M to South Korea’s ‘Regulation-Free’ Blockchain Zone

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has pledged to invest roughly $8 million into the Busan blockchain zone. The region was recently declared “regulation-free” by the national government and modeled after the Switzerland town of Zug. Bithumb’s subsidiary GCX Alliance will discuss the preliminary plans with the Financial Services Commission (FSC) this month. Also read: Mining…

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Stablecoins Are Crypto’s Version of Fractional Reserve Banking

Stablecoins provide much sought after stability in the volatile crypto markets. They are sometimes even said to affect the price of bitcoin in drastic fashion. Tether (USDT) in particular continues to be widely scrutinized for this, with recent lawsuits about conflicts of interest and price manipulation being hotly contested. More important to dive into, however,…

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Indian Crypto Community Gathers to Dispel Confusion About Regulation

As the Indian government deliberates on the country’s crypto policy, there has been some confusion in media reports regarding crypto regulation in India. A group of local crypto enthusiasts and community members have gathered in an effort to ensure that the crypto situation in India is accurately portrayed. Also read: Indian Lawmaker Says ‘Cryptocurrency Is…

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Mining Pool Simplecoin and Interactive Faucet Chopcoin Shut Down Due to EU Regulations

Like crypto payments provider Bottle Pay, mining pool Simplecoin and interactive bitcoin faucet Chopcoin are shutting down in light of restrictions imposed by EU anti-money laundering legislation, AMLD5. Simplecoin co-founder Marvin Janssen addressed Telegram users last month saying “We believe in the power of cryptocurrency and its potential. Mining should to be available to anyone…

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China’s Great Firewall Blocks Popular ETH Block Browser Etherscan

China’s Great Firewall, a tool used to ban Chinese citizens from using sites like Google and Facebook, has listed a major explorer for Ethereum’s (ETH) blockchain. According to data from non-profit monitoring organization GreatFire, China allegedly blocked one of the most popular ETH block browsers, Etherscan, in October 2019. As of Dec. 3, Etherscan’s domain…

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