Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies

A few weeks before that, the head of a Bitcoin exchange in Ukraine was taken hostage and only released after the company paid a ransom of $ 1 million in Bitcoin. In New York City, a man was held captive by a friend until he transferred over $ 1.8 million worth of Ether, a virtual currency second in value …
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Hawaii’s New Money Transmitters Act Will Require Virtual Currency Licenses (

The state of Hawaii is planning to regulate the use of bitcoin and digital currencies that would require licensure to transmit cryptocurrency-based funds. Two bills introduced by a group of partisan Hawaiian lawmakers are focused on digital currencies as a monetary instrument under the state’s Money Transmitters Act.
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Malta Extends Scope of Proposed Virtual Currency Regulations (

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has published a ”feedback statement” regarding its proposal for regulatory guidelines governing collective investment schemes involving virtual currencies (VCs) operating in the European archipelago nation. The statement has been issued following a consultation period from the 23rd of October 2017 to the 17th of November – in which the MFSA sought to gain feedback from Malta’s citizenry and private sector regarding the proposed