“Bitcoin Could Go to $1,000,000” | Kraken’s Dan Held Explains

Kraken Head of Business Development Dan Held takes a trip down memory lane as he recalls the early crypto meetups of 2013 in San Francisco’s Mission District. He also explains his pro-Bitcoin position and outlines future expectations on Bitcoin volatitily and the next bull run. Get your Cointelegraph merch here: http://bit.ly/2X67nM7 Use …

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Swiss Government Downplays Need for Special Blockchain Tax Considerations 

Switzerland is one of the most progressive countries in the world as far as crypto adoption is concerned. Like most countries where adoption has increased, there has been some talk of possibly amending tax laws for crypto firms. However, the country’s authorities are casting their doubt concerning whether such a move will …

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Thai Authorities Prepare Illegal Crypto Crackdown as CBDC Plans Move Forward

In Thailand, law enforcement and government authorities have begun a nationwide campaign to crack down on drug and money laundering networks. According to a recent report from AFP News, authorities in the country have launched operations to break up drug syndicates across the country. One particular area where interest is high is on …

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Kremlin-Linked Cybercriminal Gets Nine-Year Prison Sentence

A Russian cybercriminal with suspected ties to President Vladimir Putin has been apprehended by law enforcement. Yesterday, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) sentenced noted criminal Aleksei Burkov to nine years in prison. However, reports are now alleging that the hacker was a person of high interest to the Russian Commander-in-Chief. Significant …

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U.S. Supreme Court Limits SEC’s Ability to Fine Crypto-Based Scammers 

The United States Supreme Court has intervened to curtail some of the powers that the top financial regulators will be able to exercise concerning crypto firms. Earlier this week, the apex court ruled that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) should not impose fines above a certain threshold for companies in the blockchain …

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New York Financial Regulators Loosen Restrictions on Crypto Firms

New York appears to be reconsidering its approach to regulation for crypto firms as its Virtual Currency License continues to be a brick wall guarding its market. Earlier this week, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) confirmed that it would consider issuing conditional licenses for allowing startups to partner with other …

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BlackBerry, Intel Partner to Fight CryptoJacking Methods

Mobile phone company BlackBerry has partnered with the Intel chip developer to release software that will fight cryptocurrency jacking, according to a press release from both groups. Essentially, Intel-based PCs will have cryptojacking and cryptomining theft detection built-in. The groups will be using the BlackBerry Optics Context Analysis Engine (CAE) paired some …

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