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Lawyers to Help the Russian Crypto Industry Deal With Inadequate Laws

December 16th, 2018

In the absence of a comprehensive regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies in Russia, lawyers have taken matters into their own hands. A new advisory body of legal experts will look into cases where the current legislation does not reflect the specifics of the growing digital economy and propose solutions. Also read: CEO of Romanian Exchange Coinflux…

CEO of Romanian Exchange Coinflux Arrested on US Warrant

December 16th, 2018

Police in Romania have detained the founder and CEO of Coinflux, one of the country’s major cryptocurrency exchanges. Vlad Nistor has been arrested on a warrant issued by U.S. authorities accusing him of a number of crimes, including the defrauding of American citizens. A court in Bucharest is currently reviewing the extradition request. Also read:…

The Daily: Japan Calls All Coins ‘Crypto Assets’, Russia Defines Cryptocurrency as Property

December 15th, 2018

The Financial Services Agency of Japan has resolved to refer to cryptocurrencies as “crypto assets” in order to prevent confusion with legal tender. Also in The Daily, the Justice Ministry in Moscow has confirmed that it classifies digital coins as “other property.” Finally, according to a recent report, stablecoins have seen significant growth over the…

Bahrain’s Central Bank Issues Draft Crypto Regulations

December 15th, 2018

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has prepared draft rules designed to regulate digital assets and certain aspects of the country’s crypto industry. The move aims to establish Bahrain as a regional leader in the fintech sector and restore its role as a major banking hub in the Persian Gulf.   Also read: New Bitcoin…

New Bitcoin ATM Tracker Site Launches in Russia

December 14th, 2018

A new website showing a map of cryptocurrency teller machines and other points of sale has been launched in Russia. The platform currently provides information about bitcoin ATM locations in the city of Moscow but its developers plan to expand its coverage globally. Also read: French Lawmakers Propose Lower Electricity Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners Cryptocoinmap…

French Lawmakers Propose Lower Electricity Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners

December 14th, 2018

Two French legislators have made a number of proposals aimed at turning France into a leading force in the development of the industry built around cryptocurrencies. One of the ideas is to allow crypto mining companies to take advantage of preferential electricity prices. Also read: Ukrainian Village Distributes Dividends From Crypto Investment ‘France Must Have…

Study Finds Less Than 15% of Team Members in ICO Startups Are Women

December 13th, 2018

A new study confirms the crypto industry has a lot of progress to make to bridge the gender gap. It shows that startups conducting ICOs are still markedly male-dominated – over 85 percent of the team members in the surveyed companies are men. The data also suggests women are even less likely to hold executive…

New Platforms Track Major Stablecoin Markets

December 11th, 2018

The birth of more stablecoins, which has coincided with significant market losses for traditional cryptocurrencies, has drawn attention to these fiat-pegged digital assets. Dedicated platforms are now aggregating statistical data about stablecoin markets for the benefit of traders. Also read: Chat Bot Advises Crypto Startups and Investors The Stablecoin War Is Heating Up The last…