Poland Lifts Temporary Crypto Tax Freebie

Poland Lifts Temporary Crypto Tax Freebie

The Polish government has announced that it is lifting its temporary suspension of tax collection for digital currencies, introduced back in May of this year. At the time, the Polish government suggested that a temporary abandonment of tax collection allowed for an in-depth analysis of cryptocurrency in Poland including income tax. The ministry had issued […]

Oxfam Launches Blockchain-Based Rice Supply Chain

Oxfam Launches Blockchain-based Rice Supply Chain BlocRice

Advocates for poverty eradication Oxfam announced yesterday that it has launched its rice supply chain management platform BlocRice on the blockchain. BlocRice, introduced in April, started out as a pilot program aiming to enhance the negotiation powers of organic rice farmers in Cambodia. The project was the first of its kind in the region, allowing farmers to interact with […]

Japan to Regulate Crypto Wallet Services

Japan to Regulate Crypto Wallet Services

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is planning to impose regulations on cryptocurrency wallet service providers, according to a published account of its latest meeting. The agency gathered earlier this week for its ninth cryptocurrency study group meeting. The FSA also hosts regular study group meetings to discuss various crypto regulatory issues, particularly those concerning the […]

CBDC Report Identifies Cross-Border Payment Practicalities

CBDC Report Identifies Cross-Border Payment Practicalities

A joint research report conducted by three central banks has concluded that Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) have the capacity to upgrade cross-border payments and settlements. Hypothetical proposals Titled ‘Cross-Border Interbank Payments and Settlements: Emerging Opportunities for Digital transformation‘, the paper was collaboratively authored by the Bank of Canada (BOC), Bank of England (BoE) and […]

“Maybe Crazy” Youtuber Cancels House Purchase to Buy Crypto

"Maybe Crazy" Youtuber Cancels House Purchase to Buy Crypto

In a recent YouTube video published yesterday, YouTuber Louis Thomas announced that he planned to cancel his purchase of a house as his first property, using the funds instead to buy cryptocurrency. In the video titled ‘Maybe I’m Crazy – Just Cancelled Home Purchase to Buy Crypto Instead‘, Thomas revealed that after many months of processing his application […]

Trump’s Head Lawmaker Under Fire for Bitcoin Time Travel Role

Trump's Head Lawmaker Under Fire for Bitcoin Time Travel Role

Acting US attorney general Matthew G Whitaker, appointed to replace the outgoing Jess Sessions fired by President Trump this month, is already under the microscope due to his association with Time Travel X, a “theoretical time travel commodity tied directly to the price of Bitcoin”. Time Travel X was a product of World Patent Marketing, […]

Brooklyn Con Artist Maksim Zaslavskiy Faces 5 Years in Slammer for Fake ICOs

Brooklyn Con Artist Maksim Zaslaskiy Faces 5 Years in Slammer for Fake ICOs

Brooklyn, New York con artist Maksim Zaslavskiy has pled guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud after collecting funds for two fake initial coin offerings (ICOs), REcoin and Diamond Reserve Club. Some 1,000 investors were tricked and a civil case for the monetary losses will be adjudicated once sentencing for the criminal case is complete. […]

BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast 16th November 2018, Interview with Nye the Crypto Guy

BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast 1st November 2018

Listen to the 16 November 2018 BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast below. [su_audio url = “https://anchor.fm/s/58aba88/podcast/play/1737577/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fproduction%2F2018-10-16%2F5843021-44100-2-484bb510a7e14.mp3”] On this edition of the BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast, we do an exclusive interview with Nye the crypto guy, a crypto influencer who has become viral across social media. Follow the Bitcoin News Daily Podcast on Anchor, iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Radio Public, Pocket Casts, Overcast, Castbox, and Breaker. We broadcast a […]

Blockchain.com Says Stablecoins Largest Growing Blockchain Category Since DLT

Blockchain.com Says Stablecoins Largest Growing Category Since DLT

Head of research at Blockchain.com and co-founder of Mosaic, Dr Garrick Hileman, said that stablecoins have become the fastest growing category in the blockchain ecosystem since the rise of interest in distributed ledger technology (DLT) in 2015. This is partly based on funding levels; stablecoins have raised over USD 50 million in venture funding, making it one of […]

Liqui.io Accused of Delisting Popular Tokens to Scam Customers

Liqui.io Exchange Accused Of Delisting Popular Tokens To Scam Customers

Liqui.io, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Ukraine, has been accused of defrauding customers by delisting tokens, sometimes its top volume tokens like BAT and giving only 15 days to withdraw funds before seizing them. For example, in its delisting announcements, Liqui.io states: “Once the withdrawal deadline has been reached withdrawals will be disabled and the asset […]