Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead at His Home in South Korea (news.bitcoin.com)

South Korea has been a leading market for bitcoin over the last year or so in terms of adoption, trading volumes, and regulatory response. Now one of the top figures in the government associated with regulating cryptocurrency has passed away, with stress suspected to be a contributing cause.
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Swiss Regulator Gives Clear Guidelines for Launching ICOs (bitcoinmagazine.com)

On February 16, 2018, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA put the world on notice by being the first major economy to set out clear guidelines on initial coin offerings (ICOs). In an announcement, the Swiss regulator addressed plans to apply financial market legislation to different tokens as well as lay out how ICO organizers can get proper input from FINMA when planning or launching their…

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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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US Financial Regulator Requests Crypto Trading Data From South Korea (news.bitcoin.com)

The New York State Department of Financial Services has asked two South Korean financial authorities to share cryptocurrency-related data they obtained from their recent inspections of six major Korean banks.
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“State is the main regulator of our activity” – says Hydra admin (deepd.tw)

Chief admin and creator of the leading Russian darknet market Hydra gave an interview to Zefir (Crypto and technology news website). We translated it to make the text available to English speakers.
Do you remember when you used Tor browser for the first time? How did you know about it? Which websites did you visit?
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Brazil Regulator Prohibits Funds from Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Reuters elaborated: “Cryptocurrencies cannot be considered financial assets, regulator CVM ruled, in effect barring funds from investing directly in assets such as bitcoin.” Furthermore, local funds interested in investing in cryptocurrencies indirectly by taking a stake in foreign funds should await further …
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Israeli Regulator Investigating Public “Bitcoin” Company for False Claims (news.bitcoin.com)

Bitcoin mania has taken over the business world. Companies from India to Long Island are rushing to add bit, coin, crypto or blockchain to their names. As that is the case it would not be a big surprise if some have also stretched the definition of what they do too far just to have some connection to cryptocurrency. Now Israeli financial authorities have to decide how much hype is too much.  
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Bitcoin 'doesn't pass the smell test,' says Massachusetts securities regulator

Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William Galvin says bitcoin "doesn't pass the smell test." "There is no product here. This is entirely speculation. That's already been proven by the high gyrations of the value. It's also subject to manipulation, because no one can explain it no one can …
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