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How to Find Your Nearest Bitcoin ATM

</header> <strong>Cryptocurrency markets have experienced a few intensive weeks since the start of the year that took prices to 2020 highs in mid-February. The overall bullish sentiment is attracting more interest towards the crypto space. There are many ways to get started with Bitcoin but one the most accessible options is to find an ATM …

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Hong Kong Crypto Exchange Bitspark Shuts Down Amid Coronavirus Outbreak and Protests

</header> <strong>Crypto exchange service provider Bitspark is shutting down next month despite reporting exponential growth following the launch of its cash point product. The CEO of the company explained that its internal restructuring has not worked out but insisted that the ongoing protests in Hong Kong and coronavirus outbreak have not affected his platform much.</strong> …

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Croatian Post’s Crypto Exchange 2 Months in: More Local Users, BTC, ETH, and XRP Favored by Customers

</header> <strong> In December news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Croatian Post’s launch of their own crypto exchange service. After a pilot run in the tourist friendly city of Zadar, the program was expanded to 55 post office branches nationwide starting December 11. Now almost two months in, Croatian Post has provided an update to news.Bitcoin.com on …

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Alexander Vinnik Accused of Laundering Billions Through BTC-e Extradited to France

</header> <strong>Alexander Vinnik, the Russian-born IT specialist who spent over two years in detention in Greece, where he was arrested on a U.S. warrant, is now in Paris. The alleged BTC-e operator, suspected of laundering at least $4 billion through the now defunct crypto exchange, has been handed over to France after the Greek judiciary …

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Uzbekistan Prepares Crypto Tax Exemptions, Launches Licensed Exchange

</header> <strong>A new presidential decree in Uzbekistan envisages the introduction of tax exemptions for income obtained from operations involving crypto assets. The draft document published recently also incorporates proposals for the establishment of a blockchain valley and licensing regime for cryptocurrency miners. The country has just launched its first licensed crypto exchange. </strong> Also read: …

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Malaysia Announces Digital Asset Guidelines

</header> <strong>The Securities Commission Malaysia has published the country’s guidelines on digital assets which set out the regulatory framework for token sales. All token offerings must now be carried out only through platforms approved by the commission. The guidelines also detail the obligations of approved platforms as well as the requirements token issuers must meet.</strong> …

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Bitfinex ‘Copycat’ Lawsuit Withdrawn and Then Refiled in New District

</header> <strong>Ifinex Inc, parent firm of Bitfinex, finds its ongoing legal troubles further complicated as a November lawsuit has been withdrawn by the plaintiff and refiled in a new district. The company, whose close affiliations with both the Bitfinex crypto exchange and stablecoin Tether have continually raised suspicion, now faces at least three ongoing legal …

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How Dropgangs and Dead Drops Are Transforming Darknet Practices

</header> <strong>Since the creation of the Silk Road, authorities have waged a war against the online drug trade with a wave of surveillance and enforcement. However, crypto-anarchists are developing new ways to evade the state’s tentacles as the next technological phase started to emerge in late 2017. On Monday, the Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast discussed the …

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Kraken Reveals 49% Increase in Law Enforcement Investigations

</header> <strong>The publication of crypto exchange Kraken’s 2019 Transparency Report has provoked discussion about the scale of government surveillance. According to the report, Kraken received 710 requests last year (or two per day), impacting approximately 1,222 accounts. The report provides further evidence that exchanges are coming under intense scrutiny as global governments get tough on …

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Etoro CEO Yoni Assia on Reaching 12 Million Users and Why Cryptos Are a Gateway to Stocks 

</header> <strong>Yoni Assia is the CEO and founder of multi-asset trading platform Etoro. The brokerage firm, which enjoys a high profile within the cryptosphere, enables digital assets such as <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> and <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> to be traded alongside stocks, ETFs, and commodities. Juxtaposed between the traditional and …

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