215,000+ Sign Petition Against South Korean Crypto Regulation – Government to Respond (news.bitcoin.com)

A national petition against extreme cryptocurrency regulations in South Korea has exceeded 200,000 signatures, the requirement for the government to respond. The petition entitled “Has the government ever dreamed a happy dream for the people?” was filed on December 28. Meanwhile, another related petition calls for the removal of the governor of the country’s Financial Supervisory Service.
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China's Communist Party paper bashes bitcoin but still no sign of 'bubble' bursting

China's ruling Communist Party mouthpiece lashed out at bitcoin on Wednesday, labelling the volatile cryptocurrency a bubble and a modern-day tulip mania. A People's Daily commentary written under the name "Wei Liang" said it was an established fact that bitcoin was a bubble. "Irrespective of …
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President of Belarus Expected to Sign Decree to Legalize Cryptocurrencies (news.bitcoin.com)

A draft decree on the Belarusian High-Tech Park which would legalize cryptocurrencies is awaiting the president of Belarus to sign into law. Among other provisions, if the law is passed, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offering (ICO) tokens will be approved for circulation. In addition, exchanges can trade rubles for cryptocurrency, ICOs can be used for financing, and mining will also be allowed by law in Belarus.
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