The Criminal Past of Quadriga’s Co-Founder Has Been Revealed

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of $ 190 million in crypto from Canadian exchange Quadriga deepened as it was revealed the surviving founder is a reported ex-con who served 18 months in a federal U.S. prison for identity theft, bank fraud and credit card fraud. Michael Patryn, who founded Quadriga with Gerald Cotten, has been revealed as Omar Dhanani. After denying this and disputing reports linking him to his criminal past, records were obtained showing that Patryn legally changed his name twice, six years before he founded Quadriga with Cotten. Here are today's top legal stories ⬇ 1. Omar Dhanani, now

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BTC has been instrumental for my experience working in China

So I'm a European teacher working in China, my gf and I came for a bit of adventure. Having a great time, but something that we didn't anticipate is that the Chinese government makes it insanely difficult + expensive to make bank transfers to foreign banks. So sending our salaries home is a real pain.

Or it would be, if we didn't have BTC, which we can use to totally bypass the Communist bureaucracy and the convoluted banking system by buying BTC with our Yuan. Then HODL / Sell for fiat, the choice is up to us. Financial autonomy FTW!

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Have the regulatory floodgates really just been opened? Wyoming just introduced a bill allowing banks to officially store and handle cryptocurrency UNDER SEC REGULATIONS. Those Banks can act ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.

Being a regular cryptopanic reader I am used to shady, clickbaity or wannabe price-tweaking posts.

When I read "Wyoming drops biggest crypto regulation news ever." as headline I was like: yeah, sure. M00N S00N.

But as it was tagged Cardano, which I like a lot, and Cardano moved to this very Wyoming recently, I figured: why not treat yourself to some decent trash read.

And seriously, having been in crypto for some years, I was thinking: is this it? Is this really it? Can't be.

Long story short: I think it is, actually. It's just hidden in the worst headline in a repost (and overlongest twitter-monologue in original).

My sum up would be:

bill legitimates banks as official crypto storage and handlers. One twist of the wording of the bill is that it also gives crypto the same currency "rights" as fiat currencies in Wyoming. Other twist is that, the way it is put, it allows for the facilities, as they are defined as banks, to act all through United States, not only in Wyoming. It even fixes the lien issue.

Please read for yourself and tell me if I get this wrong. English is not my first language, neither is law my field of expertise.

Twitter-tirade by Caitlin Long (no joke) explaining the whole thing in (very much) detail (30+ consequent Tweets):

https://twitter.com/CaitlinLong_/status/1086367321738731520

News article – more brief than the Twitter-thing – but less detailed on the wider implications:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/darrynpollock/2019/01/18/wyoming-introduces-bill-offering-cryptocurrencies-legal-clarity-to-attract-blockchain-business/?ss=crypto-blockchain&utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2087367833&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesCrypto#67492e6246d5

Let me know what you think.

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The Paris #Bitcoin puzzle has been solved yesterday! 👏 The answer to the puzzle is this seed phrase of 12 French 🇫🇷 words. Here’s the names of the winners and the solution: https://www.pboy-art.com/single-post/2019/01/13/Solution-de-lénigme-de-la-fresque-La-Liberté-guidant-le-peuple-2019

The Paris #Bitcoin puzzle has been solved yesterday! 👏 The answer to the puzzle is this seed phrase of 12 French 🇫🇷 words. Here's the names of the winners and the solution: https://www.pboy-art.com/single-post/2019/01/13/Solution-de-lénigme-de-la-fresque-La-Liberté-guidant-le-peuple-2019 submitted by /u/Pascalboyart
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