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SEC Smacks ICO Fraudster with $30,000 Fine, Lifetime Trading Ban

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued an officer and director bar, a penny stock bar, and a penalty of $30,000 to a fraudulent ICO founder today. According to the official press release, David T. Laurance was previously found guilty for taking part in deceitful security offerings. Laurance’s LinkedIn profile shows that he is the president and CEO of oil drilling ...

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Saudi Arabian Regulators Reiterate Ban on Cryptocurrency Trading

A joint committee of Saudi Arabia’s regulatory bodies has issued a statement on cryptocurrency trading. The move hopes to protect local investors from the “high risks” associated with digital asset markets. Trading Venues Falsely Advertise as Being Regulated by Saudi Arabia The news broke via a statement posted to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority’s website yesterday. It claims that virtual ...

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4 Exchanges Offering CNY-BTC Trading Despite PBoC’s Blanket Ban

A very interesting situation was created in China when the PBoC decided to ban CNY trading on all domestic exchanges. As such, one would expect no real trading platforms to still offer this functionality. The reality is very different, although none of the following exchanges – ranked by current popularity – is making a very big impact. 4. Cryptonex Although ...

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India Turns to Discreet Trading Methods to Circumvent Cryptocurrency Ban

The Indian government’s crackdown on cryptocurrencies has not deterred the populace from employing new ways to purchase and trade digital assets. While exchanges have launched peer-to-peer models, a small fraction is resorting to “Dabba trading.” Banning Not Enough As reported on July 30, 2018, by local outlet Business Today, Dabba trading refers to making trades outside the order books, usually ...

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Crypto Ads on Google | Company Confirms the Ban Remains

A bittersweet moment hit the crypto industry Wednesday morning. At the start of the week, platforms were alerted that crypto ads on Google were back. Specifically, advertisements for Coinbase. However, this was all speculation, and we even noted that it could be a mistake—and that’s what it was. The online media giant has confirmed that, no, crypto ads on Google ...

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Indian Crypto Exchange Unocoin Suspends Fiat Deposits, Withdrawals in Wake of RBI Ban

Unocoin, a major Indian crypto wallet provider and exchange, has suspended rupee (INR) deposits and withdrawals “as per orders” from the country’s central bank, according to Unocoin’s blog post July 23. Unocoin notified its customers that fiat deposits and withdrawals are “temporarily disabled” until “an alternative method of funding is identified and deployed.” Meanwhile, crypto asset deposits continue to be ...

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Ban U-Turn? India’s Central Bank Admits Cryptocurrency Regulation is Necessary

In a first, India’s central bank has called for the regulation of the domestic cryptocurrency sector during Friday’s hearing at the Supreme Court, weeks after enforcing a banking ban against crypto companies. Earlier in April, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a circular that forbade all financial institutions – banks included – from offering services to businesses in the ...

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India’s KoinEx Loop Platform Offers INR Trading Despite Central Bank Ban

The cryptocurrency market situation in India is changing fairly quickly. The country’s Reserve Bank maintains a ban on cryptocurrency trading with the INR, but a new business model is emerging. KoinEx, one of the many platforms in the country, is now launching a LocalBitcoins competitor to continue exposing clients to Bitcoin and select altcoins. KoinEx Loop Is a Game Changer ...

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