Month: November 2018


XRP TipBot sees another update in the new paper accounts feature

On 20th November, Wietse Wind, the creator of the micropayments platform, XRP TipBot, announced an update in its new feature called “Paper Accounts” that was integrated last week. The function of a paper account is to enable a new user to open an account on TipBot without doing so through a social media account. Today, […]

US Regulator Issues Cease and Desist Order to Russian ICO Mimicking Liechtenstein Bank

The North Dakota Securities Commissioner has issued a cease and desist order against a Russia-based fraudulent ICO. Securities Commissioner Karen Tyler of North Dakota, U.S., has issued a cease and desist order against a Russian Initial Coin Offering (ICO) that posed as Liechtenstein Union Bank, according to a Monday, Nov. 19 press release. The state […]

Bitfinex Activity, Tether-BTC Price Relation Under Scrutiny from US DoJ, Sources Claim

The U.S. DoJ has focused in on its investigation into whether or not Tether (USDT) was used to artificially inflate Bitcoin (BTC) prices during last year’s bull run. The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has focused its investigation crypto market manipulation on whether or not Tether (USDT) was used to artificially inflate Bitcoin (BTC) prices […]

Blockchain Network Takes on Ethereum ERC20 and Claims it is Faster and Cheaper

sponsored A blockchain network which claims to be faster and cheaper than ERC20 aims to help businesses sculpt “absolutely unique tokens with exclusive features.” A new blockchain platform believes it is a “more attractive and accessible destination” for hosting tokens than the likes of Ethereum’s ERC20 platform, as it gives developers the support they need […]

Spain’s Finance Ministry to Inspect 15,000 Crypto-holding Taxpayers to Prevent Tax Fraud

The Spanish Ministry of Finance will investigate crypto investors to avoid tax fraud activities, with 15,000 taxpayers currently under investigation. The Spanish Ministry of Finance (Hacienda) will oversee 15,000 taxpayers who have made transactions with cryptocurrencies in the last year, El País, the largest Spanish-language newspaper, reports Nov. 19. Under the auspices of Hacienda, Spain’s […]

UK Regulator Considers Cryptocurrency Derivatives Ban Due to Market ‘Integrity Issues’

Bitcoin futures trading could “likely” be in jeopardy in the U.K. as the financial regulator mulls a ban on crypto derivatives. The U.K.’s finance regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), may ban cryptocurrency derivatives such as futures as part of its “most comprehensive response” to the industry, financial trading news outlet Finance Magnates reported Nov. […]