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US Lawmakers Urge IRS Develop Clear Rules on Cryptocurrency-related Profits Taxation
September 21st, 2018

U.S. lawmakers have called on the Internal Revenue Service to clarify a guidance for taxpayers earning gains on cryptocurrencies.

New Laws in California: Cryptos May Soon be Accepted as Campaign Donations
August 17th, 2018

If adopted, the proposed amendment will enable candidates for public office in California to receive donations in bitcoin and other digital currencies.

CFPB Launches Fintech Regulatory Sandbox To Foster Blockchain Innovation
July 20th, 2018

The new fintech regulatory sandbox will look into activities of individual microlending while developing new alternatives for the traditional credit scores. 

CFTC Warns The Congress For Hasty Crypto Rules During Congressional Hearing
July 19th, 2018

The latest Congressional Hearing had academic, engineering and entrepreneurial experts discussing how digital currencies should be dealt amid the existing need of innovation and education in this space.

Coinbase Never Received Approval to Trade Securities from SEC
July 18th, 2018

The largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange had to walk back its claims: the company did not get official approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on the acquisition of three companies. The upcoming deal can dramatically expand the range of services provided by Coinbase and ensure its market domination – in case it goes through.

Mastercard Wins U.S. Patent for Reducing Crypto Transactions Times
July 18th, 2018

Mastercard has filed a patent application for a method of connecting blockchain-based assets to fiat currency accounts which will help to speed up crypto payments.

BitPay Becomes the Eighth Firm to Receive a “BitLicense” from the New York State
July 17th, 2018

After comprehensive review of the activity of cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay, the New York Department of Financial Services granted BitLicense to the company.

Coinbase Confirms SEC Approval To List Digital Tokens As Securities
July 17th, 2018

As a part of this approval, Coinbase will be able to list the ICOs on their platform and thus trade digital tokens that are deemed as securities.

New York State Creates a New Set of Electricity Rates for Crypto Miners
July 13th, 2018

A new electricity rate scheme for cryptocurrency miners has been approved by New York state regulators. Now miners will pay more than average consumers.

Investing App Robinhood Broadens Crypto Offering with Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin
July 12th, 2018

U.S.-based mobile stock trading app Robinhood has added two new cryptocurrencies to the growing stable of digital assets that users can trade free of charge.