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Crypto Assets to Be Regulated Differently in the US, Potential Impact on Industry

[ad_1] The United States government could regulate crypto assets and tokens differently than stocks and traditional assets by altering the existing regulatory framework on securities.On Dec. 22, CNBC reported that two congressmen — Warren Davidson and Darren Solo — have introduced a bipartisan bill entitled “Token Taxonomy Act,” in an effort to prevent over-regulation in the cryptocurrency space."In the early days of the internet, Congress passed legislation that provided certainty
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Blockstream CSO Explains Its Satellite Services

[ad_1] Bitcoin’s wireless broadcast footprint has been expanded substantially thanks to Blockstream’s most recently leased satellite.The blockchain development firm confirmed it has leased a fifth satellite on Dec. 17, which is being used to broadcast the Bitcoin blockchain to the Asia Pacific region, in addition to existing coverage over Africa, Europe, South and North America.The satellite service provides internet-free Bitcoin transactions and information sharing to crypto users across five continents.Along
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What We Know About Trump’s New Chief Of Staff

[ad_1] United States President Donald Trump has appointed vocal Bitcoin supporter Mick Mulvaney as the new White House chief of staff. The 51-year-old politician, who is currently serving Trump’s administration as the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), will become the acting chief of staff closer to the end of the year. The length of his tenure remains unknown at the time.Here’s what you should know about
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Original Crypto Anarchist Who Was Displeased With Crypto Hype

[ad_1] Timothy C. May, co-founder of the cypherpunk activist movement and author of “The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto” has passed away at the age of 67.That information was first shared on Dec. 15 by alleged cypherpunk member Lucky Green via Facebook. According to Green, May had most likely died of natural causes earlier last week at his home in Corralitos, California, although autopsy results are still pending.May is known as the
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Confusing Regulation For Crypto, Full Clearance For Blockchain

[ad_1] Individual US states seem to be in competition for the title of the most crypto-friendly in the Union – Ohio’s recent announcement of imminent crypto tax payments being the latest example. Meanwhile, federal authorities remain in disarray with regard to how to define, let alone consistently regulate digital assets.It is not just stakeholders and crypto buffs who bemoan the disorderly state of federal policies: their usual talking points have been
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Crypto Exchanges vs. State Banks

[ad_1] On Monday, Dec. 4, the Chilean Supreme Court welcomed the decision of state-owned Banco del Estado to close the accounts of local cryptocurrency exchange Orionx. The new phase in the legal battle between the banks and several crypto exchanges — including Buda.com and CryptoMarket (CryptoMKT), which had appealed against the denial of services — may look somewhat sinister from the outside. But the main players of the Chilean crypto
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Crypto Is Important for Global Economy, Needs to Be Regulated and Taxed

[ad_1] Members of the Group of 20 (G-20), an international forum for the governments and central banks of countries with developed and developing economies, addressed cryptocurrencies in their recent declaration on sustainable development of the global economy.Declaration summary: Crypto is important, but it needs to be put under scrutiny and tax regulationsOn Dec. 1, the G-20 declaration titled “Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development” was published on the official
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EOS Community Is Challenged After Node Announces Financial Rewards for Votes

[ad_1] This week, the EOS blockchain protocol angered decentralization proponents yet another time. Specifically, Starteos, one of EOS’ officially sanctioned Block Producers (BPs), appeared to publically offer its token holders financial rewards in return for their votes.Starteos’ vote-buying tendencies seem to fall in line with previous scandals centring around EOS: This year, the blockchain protocol reversed previously confirmed transactions and started an internal investigation after Huobi, its other BP, was
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First Blockchain Smartphones Appear on the Market: Sirin Labs’ Finney Unboxed

[ad_1] After months of expectation and one of the top-five biggest ICOs of 2017, on Nov. 29 Sirin Labs has launched Finney, the 'world's first' blockchain smartphone. Yet, even with the endorsement of football legend Lionel Messi and a $157.8 million token sale behind it, the $999 device has stepped into uncharted territory, where its built-in cold storage wallet and DApp ecosystem will have to contend with the dominance of
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Amazon Presents Its Quasi-Blockchain Solution, Platform for Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric

[ad_1] On Nov. 28, e-commerce giant Amazon announced two blockchain-related products: Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) and Amazon Managed Blockchain. The company hence marked its further expansion into the field of blockchain technology, which started with blockchain-related patents and collaborations that Amazon has seemingly chose over working with cryptocurrencies, per se.So what are those new projects and are they going to change the crypto industry?QLDB: Cryptographic, but centralized databaseAs per