Federal regulators file fraud charges against three bitcoin operators

Following an already rough month for bitcoin, three U.S. virtual currency operators have been charged with fraud by the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The CFTC alleges that CabbageTech, Entrepreneurs Headquarters Ltd., and one unnamed bitcoin operator have …
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215,000+ Sign Petition Against South Korean Crypto Regulation – Government to Respond (news.bitcoin.com)

A national petition against extreme cryptocurrency regulations in South Korea has exceeded 200,000 signatures, the requirement for the government to respond. The petition entitled “Has the government ever dreamed a happy dream for the people?” was filed on December 28. Meanwhile, another related petition calls for the removal of the governor of the country’s Financial Supervisory Service.
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South Korea's Bank Chief Warns Bitcoin Investors Against 'Irrational Exuberance'

South Korea's central bank chief on Wednesday warned of 'irrational exuberance' in trading of virtual coins, which have risen dramatically in value this year amid frenzied speculation. “Looking at recent frenzy over virtual currencies worldwide, I worry whether there is some dose of irrational exuberance …
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Infamous short-seller Andrew Left scrambling for ways to bet against bitcoin

Opportunities to short, or bet against, bitcoin are "limited," "but they're nice and juicy, and Riot's one of them right now," Citron Research founder Left says on CNBC's "Fast Money." Riot Blockchain turned down a CNBC request to appear on "Fast Money." "No one at the company has been able to get in …
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