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Making Sense of the World's Cryptocurrency Rules - Bloomberg

Bloomberg - 20 Mar 2018
Getting your head around cryptocurrencies was hard enough before governments got involved. But now that policy makers around the world are drawing up fresh regulations on everything from exchanges to initial coin offerings, keeping track of what's ...

First US cryptocurrency ban outlaws Venezuela's 'Petro' coin

Digital Trends - 19 Mar 2018
The U.S. executive branch issued an executive order prohibiting the use or purchase of Venezuela's Petro cryptocurrency, claiming the currency was issued unlawfully in an effort to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Venezuela, and in particular the ...

Inside The World's First Whisky-Based Cryptocurrency

Forbes - 19 Mar 2018
The cryptocurrency market can be hard to understand, so let's keep it simple. CaskCoin's portfolio, estimated at £40 million, features casks from some of the most popular Scotch whisky distilleries in the world. These include giants like the Macallan ...

Why Governments Might Join the Cryptocurrency Craze: QuickTake

Washington Post - 20 Mar 2018
He says it will have a “great impact” on how Venezuela accesses foreign currencies and obtains goods and services from around the world -- a reference to the nation's dollar shortage as a result of sanctions imposed by the U.S. Success is by no means ...

UK government to study cryptocurrency risks in more detail

Reuters - 19 Mar 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government and regulators will look in detail at the potential risks from cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, British junior finance minister John Glen said on Monday. Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin ...

Mastercard could allow cryptocurrency transactions—in a way

CoinGeek (press release) - 20 Mar 2018
Cryptocurrencies are becoming more popular for many different reasons, but there is one common thread among all of them that appeals most to consumers. Put simply, the fact that governments are not involved in how they operate makes them an attractive ...

Twitter set to join Google in banning cryptocurrency advertising

The Independent - 19 Mar 2018
The social media site is "preparing to prohibit a range of cryptocurrency advertisements amid looming regulatory intervention in the sector", according to Sky News. The company is expected to prohibit advertising for initial coin offerings, token sales ...

The 2018 Year of Cryptocurrency Challenge – Week 10

The Merkle - 19 Mar 2018
At the beginning of 2018, I wrote an article outlining a New Year's resolution that I thought could help boost cryptocurrency adoption and awareness in 2018, as long as enough people were doing it. I took a break last week due to some prior engagements ...

Fake PayPal Cryptocurrency Email Mystery Deepens

CryptoSlate - 18 Mar 2018
With Bitcoin currently in the throes of its third-worst crash in history after April 2013's 83% crash from $259 to $43 and the 2013/2014 crash from $1,163 to just $152, many cryptocurrency community members are seeking clarification for the sudden drop ...

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