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Canadian Court Rules to Return Mistakenly Sent Ethereum to Rightful Owner

A Canadian court has decided that a sum of mistakenly transferred cryptocurrency should be returned to its rightful owner, according to a report from the University of Oxford Faculty of Law published Dec. 12. A superior trial court of British Columbia found that Ethereum (ETH) tokens, which were mistakenly sent by the plaintiff, blockchain startup Copytrack, to the defendant, Brian ...

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Bitcoin Can’t Fall To $0 Nor Enter A “Death Spiral” — Mining Rules Deem It So

As BTC capitulated on Thursday evening, falling under a handful of purported key support levels, a number of bearish commentators, including Nouriel “Dr. Doom” Roubini and Bloomberg’s Mike McGlone, doubled down on their sentiment that cryptocurrencies would continue to disintegrate. A number of cynics, who are often berated for their improper insight, pointed to the expected collapse of Bitcoin mining as the ...

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Federal Court Rules Case in Favor of Crypto ICO Against SEC

Last week, the U.S. federal court ruled a case between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a crypto initial coin offering (ICO) project called Blockvest in favor of the ICO project. Marco Santori, the president and chief legal officer at Blockchain, said: “The SEC brought an enforcement action against a company called Blockvest, alleging that Blockvest’s ICO was ...

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Central Bank of Azerbaijan Rules Out Issuing Cryptocurrency

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) has indicated that it does not intend to issue a state-backed cryptocurrency, also known as a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Speaking to reporters in Baku on November 15, CBA first Chairman Alim Guliyev stated that the Bank treats cryptocurrencies conservatively, based on a belief that the use of digital currencies ...

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Judge Rules in Favor of Canadian Bank in Dispute With Crypto Exchange

A $19.6 million disputed sum between Canada’s largest crypto exchange QuadrigaCX and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has been handed into the custody of the Ontario Superior Court, per a court document filed Nov. 9. On Oct. 8, Canadian newspaper the Globe and Mail reported that Vancouver-based QuadrigaCX had been experiencing difficulties accessing $16.3 million of its funds ...

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Private Blockchains Could Be Compatible with EU Privacy Rules, Research Shows

Private blockchains, such as interbanking platforms set to share information on customers,  could be compatible with new E.U. privacy rules, according to research published Nov. 6. The study was conducted by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Cambridge, U.K. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) act, a recent legislation that regulates the storage of personal data for ...

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South Korean Court Rules Bank’s Action to End Banking Services to Crypto Exchange Illegal

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn A court in South Korea has ruled that the decision by a commercial bank to stop offering banking services to a cryptocurrency exchange was unlawful and must therefore be rescinded. According to the Central District Court’s 50th Civil Affairs Division, the move by South Korean commercial bank Nonghyup to cease offering deposit and withdrawal services to Coinis ...

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Hong Kong Issues New Rules to Regulate Cryptocurrency Funds and Exchanges

Hong Kong’s securities regulator issued a statement setting out guidelines for funds dealing with cryptocurrency Thursday, Nov. 1, saying it could move to formally regulate exchanges. In what it called “guidance on regulatory standards,” the autonomous Chinese territory’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) set in motion a series of steps that chief Ashley Alder hinted would culminate in a formal ...

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Chinese Civil Court Rules Bitcoin as Legally Protected Property

A case involving almost half a million dollars in cryptocurrency led to an important new precedent in China. A high Chinese court, the Court of International Arbitration, ruled that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are valuable personal property and are therefore protected under existing Chinese law. The court also stated that there is no law on the books prohibiting the possession ...

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Taiwan Will Issue Draft ICO Rules by June 2019, Regulator Says

Taiwan plans to release draft Initial Coin Offering (ICO) regulation by June 2019, local English-language daily news outlet Taipei Times reported Tuesday, Oct. 23. The publication quoted plans from Wellington Koo, chairman of Taiwanese finance regulator — the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) — who was speaking at a meeting of the Legislative Yuan Finance Committee. “The more we regulate, the ...

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