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Blockstack Receives SEC Approval for First Reg A+ Compliant Token Offering in U.S. History

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved a $28 million Reg A+ offering for decentralized Internet company Blockstack. According to the company’s blog post, this is the first time in U.S. history that a crypto token offering has received SEC qualification and “a huge step forward for decentralized applications, internet security, and […]

Bitstamp Receives BitLicense from New York Financial Regulator

Bitstamp, Europe’s oldest and biggest Bitcoin exchange, has been granted a virtual currency license by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). Bitstamp first applied for the license, also known as BitLicense, in June 2015, when NYDFS created the state’s landmark law.

U.S. Presidential Candidate John McAfee Flees The Country for Alleged Tax Fraud

Cryptocurrency advocate and antivirus pioneer John McAfee revealed that he had fled the country after being charged with felonies by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

New York Creates U.S. First Crypto Task Force

New York State became the first state in the nation to create a cryptocurrency task force to study how to properly regulate, define and use cryptocurrency. According to a press release published on Wednesday, January 2, The Digital Currency Study Bill, A8783B/S9013, was signed into law last week by NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Cryptocurrency Exchange OKCoin Expands Into 20 New States

After launching its fiat-to-token trading platform in California earlier this summer Hong Kong-based crypto exchange OKCoin has announced that it is expanding token-to-token trading to 20 more states in the U.S.

Collapsed Bitcoin Exchange ‘Expert’ Might Hold the Keys to Russia’s U.S. Election Meddling

Russian citizen Alexander who is being held in a jail in Greece could shed light on the ongoing investigation over Russia’s interference with the U.S. politics. According to a report in Bloomberg, Vinnik, 38, may be aware of how Russians in U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s crosshairs used Bitcoin to obscure their money trail.

U.S. DoJ Charges 12 Russian Officials with Bitcoin-Funded Elections ‘Interference’

According to a 29-page document released from the U.S. Department of Justice Friday, July 13, a dozen of Russian operatives were revealed to have used Bitcoin heavily to fund the DCLeaks operations and propaganda campaign.

Bitcoin Price Skyrockets as Donald Trump Wins the White House

As predicted by numerous experts before, Donald Trump’s presidential election win caused bitcoin price to rise. The recent hours’ events have fully confirmed the predictions.

California Decides Not to Regulate Cryptocurrency

California officials stated the state would not regulate digital currencies under existing regulations, Bloomberg reported.

California Bankruptcy Court to Decide Whether Bitcoin is Currency

On the background of the continuing legal debate concerning the status of bitcoin as commodity, currency, or property, a bankruptcy court of California is expected to rule whether bitcoin should be deemed a currency on February 19. The ruling is expected to conclude a lawsuit of HashFast mining company’s trustee Michael Kasolas against Marc Lowe, […]

Corrupted Secret Service Agent for Silk Road Case Attempted to Flee from the U.S.

Shaun Bridges, a former Secret Service agent previously sentenced to six years in jail for stealing bitcoins from a Silk Road dealer, has allegedly attempted to flee from the United States to avoid serving the term.

New Hampshire’s Bitcoin Tax Bill Voted Down

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted down the bill HR522 which had implied that the state could collect taxes and fees in bitcoins, CoinDesk reported.

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