Most Britons Won’t Support a Crypto Issued by the Bank of England Says Poll (news.bitcoin.com)

Almost two thirds of British people would not support a cryptocurrency issued by their central bank, according to a survey. Pollsters also found that the majority of Britons have already heard of bitcoin, however, a third of the respondents admitted they would be more likely to invest in cryptocurrencies if they were regulated.
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England: Unauthorized Crypto Futures and ICOs are Criminal Offences (news.bitcoin.com)

In a statement released 6 April 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of England attempted to clarify its jurisdiction in the ever-booming cryptocurrency industry. While acknowledging cryptos are “not currently” regulated by the bureau, crypto futures, contracts for difference (CFDs), options, and initial coin offerings (ICOs) do indeed fall under their purview. Furthermore, crypto firms running afoul of necessary FCA authorization are committing “a criminal offence.”
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Bitcoin Price Steady as Bank of England Exec Calls Cryptocurrency a Failure

Bitcoin's price held steady in the last 24 hours even as the Bank of England's governor Mark Carney declared the cryptocurrency a failure. According to Carney, bitcoin had “pretty much failed” as far as “the traditional aspects of money” were concerned. “It is not a store of value because it is all over the …
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2 bitcoin traders were held at gunpoint in an armed raid in rural England

Two bitcoin traders were robbed at gunpoint at their home in rural England when armed criminals forced them to carry out cryptocurrency transfers. Danny Aston and his girlfriend Amy Jay, who jointly run a cryptocurrency trading company, were forced to digitally transfer bitcoin by four men who broke …
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Bank Of England Ponders Blockchain for Real-Time Money Settlement

In order to safeguard the stability of the United Kingdom’s financial system, the Bank of England is exploring the next generation of its Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) service, according to a bank document [PDF]. RTGS is the platform for providing sterling central bank reserves to provide safe final settlement for transactions between banks. The bank has […]

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