Security Firms Offer Protection for Crypto Traders in Moscow (news.bitcoin.com)

Private security firms in Moscow are offering a new service – protection for people buying and selling cryptocurrency for cash. The companies have also expressed readiness to help investigate crypto-related crimes. Police are still reluctant to work on such cases, as cryptocurrencies are not yet regulated in Russia.
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NY Regulator Demands Vigilance Against Market Manipulation from Bitlicense Firms (news.bitcoin.com)

Accusations, rumors and fears of manipulation in the cryptocurrency market have been around for a long while now. The most recent one involves Tether supposedly artificially propping up the price of bitcoin by printing USDT. Now one regulator demands that companies in its jurisdiction will take action against such possible risks.
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Bitcoin crash and cryptocurrency scams spook credit card firms, sources say

The sharp decline in bitcoin's value also creates a classic problem for any banks providing financing. Consumers who lean on credit lines to speculate — and bet wrong — may struggle to repay. The danger wasn't so acute last year when cryptocurrencies kept climbing. But since briefly exceeding …
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British Bank Says “No” to Crypto Firms from Gibraltar (news.bitcoin.com)

Less than a week since it started licensing blockchain businesses, Gibraltar has received bad news from the United Kingdom. A leading British bank has refused to process orders from crypto firms based in the overseas territory. Gibraltan banks are now on the lookout for another UK banking partner.
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Iced Tea Firm’s Shares Quadruple After Changing Name to ‘Long Blockchain Corporation’ (news.bitcoin.com)

A small U.S. beverage company’s share price has increased by more than 400% in a single day after rebranding to include the word ‘blockchain’ in its name. The company, formerly known as Long Island Iced Tea Corp, is now called Long Blockchain Corporation. A Hong Kong-based beverage company formerly-named

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