Japan’s Financial Watchdog Believes Deregulating Crypto Does Not Necessarily Propel Technical Innovation
After assuming the helm of Japan’s Financial Services Agency mandated with overseeing the monetary sector in July, Ryozo Himino has voiced his reservation of promoting cryptocurrency trading.
Ransomware Group Strikes Again: Canon Takes a Hit
Canon recently suffered a cyber attack where approximately 10 terabytes of files, photos and data were stolen.
Twitter Bitcoin Hack Demonstrates That Crypto Fraud is Easier to Track Than Fiat
Cryptocurrency regulation was the hot topic during an ongoing panel hosted by the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists.
India Considers New Law to End Crypto Trading Despite Numerous Overturns by the Supreme Court
The Indian government is planning to bring in a new law to ban cryptocurrency trading, following the prohibition of banks and financial services to provide services related to crypto.
Members of Congress Ask IRS for Relaxed Approach to Crypto Staking Taxes
Innovation friendly members of United States Congress have written to the IRS request a level-headed approach to tax on cryptocurrency staking rewards.
Russia Restricts Anonymous Cash Deposits to Online Wallets
The Russian Government has put strict limits on anonymous deposits made to online wallets. While it is not a complete ban, the initiative by lawmakers is promoted as a step to deter illegal activity such as money laundering and illicit drug transactions and could affect up to 10 million users.
Russian Citizens Are Using P2P Bitcoin Markets to Escape Monolithic Banking System
Crypto usage is growing in Russia, despite attempts by the government to make investment more difficult.
China Clarifies its Stance on Bitcoin: Legal if the Crypto Does Not Act as Alternative to Fiat
China has not always been friendly towards cryptocurrencies, however, the country has not completely banned Bitcoin, according to the Beijing Arbitration Commission.
Iran to Pump Liquidity in Economy by Permitting Power Plants to Mine Bitcoin
Iran has given power plants the green-light to undertake Bitcoin mining on a large scale as this will spur economic growth from the revenue generated. Nevertheless, interested parties must adhere to various regulations like not using subsidized fuel to extract Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Cryptocurrency Adoption Is Growing, But US Needs To Adopt A Solid Blockchain Policy
In order to be ahead of other countries in the ever-growing industry of blockchain, the US needs to come up with an enforceable and consistent blockchain policy.

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