Goodbye Munchee: SEC Cyber Unit Shuts Down Another ICO

The Securities Exchange Commission announced that their new cyber unit halted an ICO by Munchee Inc. According to the SEC, “registration concerns” created a need to shut down the ICO. This latest move serves as a landmark enforcement milestone for the unit. Also read: Japan: We’ll Tax All Digital Asset Gains, Including Consumer Purchases and Forks SEC […]

‘According to Plan’: CBOE Bullish on First Day of Bitcoin Futures Trading

The first day of trading for CBOE’s bitcoin futures contracts is over and the day largely went according to plan, according to its CEO.

Bitcoin Won’t Destroy Earth, but It’s Wasteful: Bloomberg

In an article titled “No, Bitcoin Won’t Boil the Oceans,” author Elaine Ou writes that Bitcoin is often accused of being an energy hog. The truth is that Bitcoin is actually incredibly useful when compared to other alternative sources of energy consumption. Also read: $28K Bitcoin Price in Sight as Futures Trading Gets Underway Bitcoin the […]

GameCredits & Unity partnership to drive blockchain gaming solutions in 2018

GameCredits Inc’s recent deal with Unity Technologies looks set to move the Belgrade company much closer to having its GAME cryptocurrency become the default currency for the world’s 2.6 billion gamers.

Can the Environment Shoulder the Cost of Crypto Mining?

With the value of bitcoin soaring over $18,000 USD in December 2017, people from all over the world are paying serious attention to cryptocurrencies. The industry isn’t without its criticisms, though — and one of the major ones is that crypto mining use incredible amounts of energy to mine for coins. Are the claims valid? […]

France to Allow Blockchain-Based Trading of Unlisted Securities in Bid to Become Leading Finance Center

For some time, France has been determined to overtake London as the leading center of European finance. This latest move could end up helping them do just that. France has traditionally taken a very hard stance when it comes to the trade and advertisement of leveraged financial instruments such as CFDs and Forex pairs. It still wants to be a leading blockchain financial center, however, a decidedly untraditional move.  In a statement to the press,

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Japan: We’ll Tax All Digital Asset Gains, Including Consumer Purchases and Forks

Japan’s National Tax Agency last week published a set of guidelines for taxing “profits arising from selling or using virtual currency, including bitcoin”. The agency’s classification of profits as “miscellaneous income” has raised fears they will be taxed at the highest rate, even above 50 percent. Also read: Bitcoin Passes First Test in the Futures Era. […]

Wall St Faces Growing Pressure to Pay Talent in Cryptocurrency

As bitcoin continues to outperform traditional assets such as cash stocks and bonds, there is reportedly growing demand from Wall Street’s top talent to receive payouts in cryptocurrency — specifically bitcoin. Also read: Bitcoin Passes First Test in the Futures Era. What Now? Join the Bitsonline Telegram channel to get the latest Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and tech news updates: […]

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