Venezuela’s Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency Declared Illegal (

The Venezuelan parliament has declared the oil-backed cryptocurrency created by President Nicolas Maduro illegal and in violation of the country’s Constitution. Maduro’s decree to create the national cryptocurrency, the petro, has been declared null and void.
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Bitcoin is neither legal nor illegal in India—and everyone's confused

The Narendra Modi government and India's central bank have made it amply clear they aren't comfortable with virtual currencies. The recent spike in bitcoin value, attracting hordes of investors, has only made the government more vociferous in its criticism. However, these announcements don't make …
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Bitcoin Illegal in Nepal? Police Arrest Seven Individuals for Trading Operations (

This week seven individuals were arrested for running illegal bitcoin exchange operations in Nepal. According to Nepal’s Central Investigation Bureau (CIB), the suspects were trading bitcoins without authorization and the agency’s Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Jeevan Kumar Shrestha says this is one of the first cryptocurrency arrests of this magnitude.
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