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The SEC Wants to Engage the Crypto Community through FinHub

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The launch of FinHub shows that the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) is increasingly focusing on 4th Industrial Revolution technologies. Among these technologies, Bitcoin and artificial intelligence (AI) continues to enjoy prominence. Crypto Enthusiasts Can Engage the SEC through FinHub On October 18, 2018, the SEC launched the Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) to channel all issues related to
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Bitcoin is Permitted by Law, Chinese Arbitration Court Says

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The Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration recently issued a ruling saying there is no prohibition against Bitcoin ownership and transfer in China. The decision means that despite the ban on ICOs and virtual currency trading, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are legally regarded as property in the country. ‘Bitcoin Protected By Law’ The court issued the ruling in a case brought
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Japan’s Financial Watchdog Plans to Limit Leverage For All Crypto Trades

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The Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan plans to cap the leverage for cryptocurrency margin trading. Capping Cryptocurrency Margin Trading According to the Nikkei Asian Review, Japan’s financial regulator is looking to reduce the leverage limit for cryptocurrency trading in the country. Reports also indicate that many stakeholders in the country are clamoring for such a lower leverage cap given
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Japan Allows Cryptocurrency Industry To Regulate Itself

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Japan has given formal approval for its cryptocurrency industry to regulate itself, the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) confirmed October 24th. JVCEA Can Police Exchanges In a significant development for the country, regulators opted to allow the JVCEA to ensure cryptocurrency exchanges followed legal requirements, a statement reads. Under the deal, the body will also have the power to punish those
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Rumors: Chances of SEC Bitcoin ETF Approval ‘High’ After VanEck Meeting

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SEC Commissioner Kara Stein says a Bitcoin ETF approval will not happen until applicants meet a set of key criteria – which has been mitigated, if not resolved according to VanEck.  Are We There Yet? As the end of 2018 draws near, it increasingly seems that the SEC holds the key to the cryptocurrency market success. Most conversations regarding Bitcoin
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UnoCoin Founder Arrested For Operating India’s First Bitcoin ATM

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Police in Bengaluru, India recently arrested UnoCoin cofounder Harish BV for “illegally” operating a Bitcoin ATM in the city barely a week after it was installed.  ‘Not Taken Any Permission from the State Gov’t’ According to The News Minutes, Bengaluru’s Cyber Crime Police unit brought forward a case against Unocoin for illegally installing a BTC ATM without any permission. A part