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Internal Affairs Minister Denies Involvement in Crypto-Related Gov’t Investigation

Japan’s Internal affairs minister Seiko Noda has denied her involvement in a government investigation into the operation of a non-registered cryptocurrency exchange, local news outlet the Asahi Shimbun reported July 19. In January, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) reportedly suspected a Tokyo-based company of violating the law by operating a non-registered cryptocurrency exchange. The FSA requested a written response to ...

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Donald Trump’s US Government to Focus More On Crypto-Related Fraud

A new task force created by Donald Trump seeks to further investigate “cyber fraud” and “digital currency fraud,” as per an executive order from the U.S. President and his administration. Trump Looking at Crypto The announcement, made today, looks to place digital currencies amongst more traditional crimes like money laundering and fraudulent investment schemes targeting the elderly as a focus ...

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Facebook Has a Change of Heart, Reverses Ban on Most Crypto-Related Offerings

Facebook has reversed its ban on cryptocurrency ads and will now permit pre-approved advertisers to promote crypto-related services on the social networking platform. Facebook Reverses Ad Ban Facebook will permit crypto-related businesses like exchanges to advertise, but will still prevent the associated (and somewhat controversial) crowdfunding method of initial coin offerings (ICOs) from being promoted. The Menlo Park-based social networking ...

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Crypto-Related Crimes to Exceed All Other Cyberattacks in 2018, Says Israeli Expert

According to an expert at the Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP), crypto-related crimes would exceed the number of all other cyberattacks in 2018, the Times Of Israel reports June 22. The expert defined “cryptocurrency-related cyberattacks” as any form of cybercrime that involves crypto, including scams and hacks. Speaking on a panel at the “Blockchain, The New Digital ...

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Irish Bitcoin Broker Claims Country’s Banks Are Closing Crypto-Related Accounts

The co-founder of Irish Bitcoin (BTC) broker Eircoin accused the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI) of discriminating against crypto-related accounts, The Irish Times reports June 21. Dave Fleming blamed the BPFI for, “seeking to muddy the waters with insinuations of dirty money.” Eircoin, which is reportedly “Ireland’s only Bitcoin broker,” was closed in April. The firm’s co-founder Dave ...

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Microsoft’s Search Engine Bing Says It Will Ban Crypto-Related Ads By July 2018

Microsoft-powered search engine Bing has joined other internet giants in announcing it will ban cryptocurrency-related advertisements on its network by July 2018, according to an official blog post today, May 15. According to the statement, the main reason for the company’s decision to ban “advertising for cryptocurrency” and “cryptocurrency related products” is the current unregulated status of cryptocurrencies, which allegedly ...

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Spain’s Tax Regulator Sends User Data Requests To 60 Crypto-Related Companies

The Spanish Tax Agency (AEAT) has sent information requests for customer data to 60 companies associated with cryptocurrencies, including financial firms, intermediaries like crypto exchanges and ATMs, and companies that accept crypto as a payment option, local news outlet El Economista reported yesterday, April 5. El Economista notes that the AEAT has already begun an examination of the crypto markets ...

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India’s Central Bank To Stop Dealing With All Crypto-Related Accounts, ‘Not Ban On Crypto’ Commenters Say

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that the bank will no longer provide services to any person or business that deals with cryptocurrencies, adding that it is also looking into releasing its own cryptocurrency in the future, according to a “Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies” released today, April 5. India’s Finance Ministry had criticized Bitcoin (BTC) and ...

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WSJ: SEC To Examine Up To 100 Crypto-Related Hedge Fun… | News

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is preparing to examine up to 100 hedge funds that deal with cryptocurrencies, a person familiar with the matter told WSJ March 22. The initiative is separate from the dozens of cryptocurrency probes, which mainly target companies the SEC suspects of running afoul of securities laws via Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). While examiners ...

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According to Unverified Reports, Twitter Is Following Facebook and Google in Banning Crypto-Related Ads

Twitter may soon join Facebook and Google in cracking down on ads for cryptocurrency-related products, according to Sky News. The claims (not yet verified by Twitter) are that the social network will institute a worldwide ban against ads for initial coin offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrency wallets, and token sales within the next two weeks. It might also ban ads for cryptocurrency exchanges with “some limited exceptions.” ...

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