Philippines Regulator Issues Warning to Cloud Mining Participants (news.bitcoin.com)

This week the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed to the public that it plans to enforce securities regulations against cloud mining operations. According to the SEC’s statement, the regulatory agency believes these types of contracts should be defined as “securities.”
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India’s Tax Department Issues Notices to 100,000 Crypto Investors (news.bitcoin.com)

India’s Income Tax Department recently announced that it has issued notices to 100,000 cryptocurrency investors. The announcement came in light of government surveys into the operations of multiple leading Indian exchanges that have revealed widespread tax evasion on the part of India’s cryptocurrency traders.
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Bitcoin: FBI issues stark warning of TERRIFYING internet scam to blackmail investors

THE FBI has issued a stark warning about an online scam in which people are threatened with death unless they hand over all of their bitcoin, and have revealed a terrifying email sent to one victim. By Matt Drake. PUBLISHED: 05:00, Sat, Jan 27, 2018 | UPDATED: 05:12, Sat, Jan 27, 2018 …
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Ratings firm issues first grades on cryptocurrencies, sparking outrage online and a cyberattack

The ratings agency says bitcoin faces major challenges that have resulted in delays and high transaction costs, without immediate plans for an upgrade. Weiss Ratings also said it suffered denial of service attacks from Korea in the hours heading into the ratings announcement, and blamed Korean social …
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Kucoin Issues a Warning After Bitcoin Diamond Soars 40x and Then Crashes

Ever since the arrival of bitcoin cash, forked coins have been en vogue. While BCH has succeeded in gaining traction, not only on exchanges, but also in the real world, the stragglers have struggled. There is little evidence that the likes of bitcoin gold and bitcoin diamond are used for anything other than …
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FCA Issues Warning Regarding Cryptocurrency CFDs (news.bitcoin.com)

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a warning aimed at retail investors who may be considering or soliciting cryptocurrency CFDs (contracts for difference). The U.K. regulator emphasized the risks associated with the price volatility, charges and funding costs, leveraged trading products, and price transparency, asserting that such may manifest in the cryptocurrency CFD markets.
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