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Putin Issues Cryptocurrency Regulation Adoption Mandate
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Putin Issues Cryptocurrency Regulation Adoption Mandate

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, ordered the government to ratify and enforce federal laws pertaining to cryptocurrency with 1 July 2019 as the deadline; introduced amendments to AML laws
Crypto Exchanges Update: OKEx Amplifies Leverage and Binance 'DEX' Reduces ‘Issue’ and ‘List’ Fees
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Crypto Exchanges Update: OKEx Amplifies Leverage and Binance 'DEX' Reduces ‘Issue’ and ‘List’ Fees

OKEx implemented adjustments to increase leverage on margin trading to 5x on leading trading pairs in its platform. Binance decreased token fees on its decentralized exchange testnet
Electroneum Introduces a Smartphone that Rewards Users with ETN
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Electroneum Introduces a Smartphone that Rewards Users with ETN

The newly launched M1 is Electroneum’s Android-based smartphone that incentivizes users with Electroneum tokens (ETN). ETN can be used to purchase airtime and data, and also for shopping. An M1 costs $80 and is said to be initially available only in South Africa
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Virginia, USA-Based Pension Funds Invest in Crypto
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Virginia, USA-Based Pension Funds Invest in Crypto

Morgan Creek Digital, a subsidiary of hedge fund Morgan Creek, racks up $40 mln new venture capital funding anchored by two public pension plans and a university endowment fund, a hospital system, a private foundation, and an insurance company, according to one of the firm’s founders Anthony Pompliano
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The Perfect Time to 'Be Greedy' and Invest (Investment and Partnership Digest, Dec 20 — 26)

Traditional Investors shift to OTC Bitcoin markets, Pantera Capital raises $115M, Peter Thiel backs a $2.1M seed round for Layer1, Medici Ventures acquires shares of Chainstone Labs, Vostok Project secures $120M, Ubique Networks partners with SLT, INCX launches in partnership with Bittrex, Issuance partners with Prime Trust, Coinbase and TokenSoft partner up, TRON Arcade to work with Gumi Cryptos
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What Is the 'Least Speculative Investment' & Who Will Create Standards for the Crypto Industry (Investment and Partnership Digest, Dec 13 — 19)

CONSOB suspends two projects, Kakao invests in Orbs, TokenSoft invests in a SEC-compliant broker-dealer, Weiss Ratings recommends to buy BTC, France wants to invest $569M in blockchain, crypto-focused VCs invest $30M in Good Money, Tim Draper invests $1.25M in OpenNode, Waves partners with TSA, ICON partners with LayerX, BitDeer teams up with BTC.com and AntPool
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Completed, Ranked, Ordered (Weekly Digest, Feb 25 — Mar 01)

Ethereum Constantinople: completed, Tesla or BTC, China and Coinbase Pro praising Tron, Russia to finally decide on crypto, successful investment rounds despite the crypto winter, Japanese major securities brokerage to pass a review, Swiss bank to provide crypto-related services, Coinomi's pledges of security
MEW Integrates with Bity for Crypto-to-Fiat without KYC
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MEW Integrates with Bity for Crypto-to-Fiat without KYC

Users of newly redesigned MEW V5 can now swap bitcoin or ethereum to Swiss francs or euro, direct from the wallet, through crypto finance platform Bity. The maximum amount for crypto-to-fiat exchange is 5,000 Swiss francs (CHF), approximately $5,000. Know-your-customer verification is not required
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Under Control (Regulatory Digest, Feb 14—20)

Updates on Shift Card, Bank of Lithuania and ETF rules in Indonesia, police to tackle some crimes in Canada India and Turkey, IIT Bombay to join Ripple's UBRI, UAE waste permit portal on blockchain, Germany's interest and Spain's skepticism, Oracle for Czech SDK.finance

Germany Approves a Ban on Private ‘Parallel Currencies’ Like Facebook’s Libra

Ever since Facebook announced its Libra project’s whitepaper in June, many governments and regulators have strongly bashed it. Now, the globalcoin faces another major hiccup as Germany approved a blockchain strategy that will prevent all stablecoins from becoming alternative currencies. The German government has made this drastic move due to fears that Facebook’s Libra and any other similar crypto projects may threaten state sovereignty. On September 18, Reuters reported that the German Cabinet led by Chancellor Angela Merkel passed the strategy earlier in the day. That translates to a clear bid to mitigate all risks posed by the imminent Libra crypto from Facebook. No Private Company Will Issue Any Currency The German government said that it is not ready to leave currency issuance to private companies. According to Olaf Scholz, the German Finance Minister, the government wants to further strengthen Germany as a technological hub. He added that the government strives to ensure the country becomes a technology location and foster new technologies like blockchain innovation as a primary building block of the future internet. Nonetheless, the authorities remain cautious about potential blockchain currency issuance from the private sector. Scholz explained: “We must protect consumers and state sovereignty. A core element of state sovereignty is the issuing of a currency; we will not leave this task to private companies.” The new strategy will see Germany championing for the prevention of digital stablecoins from becoming alternative currencies. Germany plans to liaise closely in this new directive with European and international allies. It will also increase dialogue with the Bundesbank to explore the possible advantages and risks of digital central bank money. Germany and France Lead in the Anti-Libra Stance The strategy document as reported by Reuters further showed that the German government wants to propose new legislation in 2019. This new legislation would authorize the introduction of blockchain-based electronic bonds. Felix Hufeld, the president of Germany’s financial watchdog Bafin, highlighted last week that the agency was in ‘intensive discussions with Libra.’ However, he is concerned that matters of critical economic relevance were just lightly thought through by the Libra developers: “We have asked questions, we have received responses. Very specific questions, less detailed answers” On September 17, Minister Scholz stated that Germany will have to reject a parallel currency like Libra. He was speaking in agreement with German parliamentarian Thomas Heilmann’s remarks and the staunchly anti-Libra stance adopted by France. Bruno Le Maire, the French Finance Minister, has repeatedly vowed to block Libra’s approval on European soil. He has always argued that Europe should think about developing its “public digital currency” to challenge the Libra token. Like what you're reading? Subscribe to our top stories The post Germany Approves a Ban on Private ‘Parallel Currencies’ Like Facebook’s Libra appeared first on FXTimes.com - Daily Cryptocurrency and FX News.
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A Comprehensive List of Dapps Catalogs
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A Comprehensive List of Dapps Catalogs

Probably, this is the most extensive compilation of all dapps aggregators and targeted lists so far
Typical ICO in Q3: a Lone Closed-source dApp Idea With Unknown Founders
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Typical ICO in Q3: a Lone Closed-source dApp Idea With Unknown Founders

On November, 16, ICORating has released its Quarterly Report ICO Market Research Q3. Total sum raised by 597 ICOs is $1,819,585,090 in Q3 (in Q2, 827 projects collected $8,359,976,282). Some more prominent facts:
Why Do We Need to Wrap Bitcoin?
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Why Do We Need to Wrap Bitcoin?

BitGo, Kyber Network, MakerDAO, IDEX and many other crypto companies partnered to create a Bitcoin-backed Ethereum token, Wrapped Bitcoin. This token will represent BTC, 1 token equal to 1 BTC stored in the custody of BitGo. It could be used to trade BTC on DEXes, the whole administration will be via DAO, similar to Maker system
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Top ICOs Raising Funds, Week 51 ’18

Total raised funding amount on Week 51 comes to $61M, which is +64.7% in comparison with the previous Week 50 ($21.5M)
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Top Upcoming and Active ICO Projects, Week 52 ’18

In the below list you'll find some new ICO projects which have to be paid attention to: Arcana, Dataeum. We have also prepared the list of Top ICOs that are active: Eloncity, Javvy, Envoy
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Top ICOs Raising Funds, Week 50 ’18

Total raised funding amount on Week 50 comes to $21.5M, which is -62.2% in comparison with the previous Week 49 ($56.9M)

Binance(dot)US to Launch Binance Coin (BNB) Pairs

Binance(dot)US will launch Binance Coin (BNB) pairs from the first days of trading, based on its definition as a utility coin. BNB is attractive for being one of the top gainers in 2019. BNB Considered a Utility Token Binance’s native asset, BNB, was among the coins planned for the upcoming Binance(dot)US exchange. But now, it turns out the asset will be one of the first to be traded in multiple pairs. BNB was defined as a “utility token” by Binance’s CEO, Changpeng Zhao. Utility token $BNB. https://t.co/Dp3WuFq4Ou — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) September 18, 2019 CZ’s comment gave legitimacy to the tweet outlining the BNB pairs, as commenters initially suspected a fabrication. The status of a utility token is highly important for US traders. The US Securities and Exchange Commission is extremely vigilant about coins that could be considered securities. In the case of Binance Coin, the opinion of the exchange may not really matter. BNB has some of the features that have made the SEC skeptical about tokens in the past. The asset was used to raise funds for the Binance ICO in 2017 and pays out a form of dividend based on trading fees and quarterly token burns. But for now, Binance(dot)US seems decided on opening several pairs for BNB. Thus, the potential listing comes as a surprise, especially given previous skeptical opinions that Binance(dot)US would launch without the native token. Good Historical Performance and Returns BNB, however, would have limited capabilities on the exchange. For now, US traders will not be able to participate in the regular token sales, which require having balances in the native token. The coins are then used to buy lottery tickets, to win the right of participating in the token sale. BNB is trading at ~$23, after a rapid climb in the past day. The coin topped $39 during the summer months, becoming one of the few altcoins to gain more than Bitcoin (BTC). Based on the business of Binance, it is also one of the most successful ICO tokens, offering wild gains from its initial ICO price of $0.50. The coin is also involved in the recently launched Binance Lending program. It offers up to 10% annualized interest rate, requiring a 14-day period of locking the coins. What do you think of BNB trading? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!   The post Binance(dot)US to Launch Binance Coin (BNB) Pairs appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.
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An STO Lifecycle: The Complete List of Milestones

How to issue a digital security, what are the steps: a brief outline of the 12 stages that a company will take to launch an STO complying with all the legal issues
OTC & Media Activity
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OTC & Media Activity

Finrazor together with ICORating conducted researches and checked the correlation between OTC and mentions of certain words and the originality of the news
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Security Token Offerings Could Disrupt Venture-Backed Tech Startups Positively

A handful of methods exist for raising capital, from private offerings to semi-public to a full-blown IPO or ICO. Now STOs are on the rise which might just be what tech startups need to revitalize the market
Why Blockchain Technology Is Here To Stay
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Why Blockchain Technology Is Here To Stay

We keep up the tradition of giving the stage to crypto advocates to talk about the cryptoindustry. This time we will review the usefulness of blockchain technology and why it deserves a say in the modern world
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Security Token Offering 101

A Security Token Offering (STO) is a form of raising capital for a startup by distributing tokens to investors. While ICOs mainly deal in utility tokens that grant their holders access to services and products associated with respective blockchains and dapps, security tokens can be thought of as digital documents representing the investor’s rights to equity, a revenue share, debt, etc. STOs provide a better investor protection as they need to be compliant with appropriate regulations

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Is It Enough for Crypto?

Today’s hot threads: possibilities of changes in the value of a crypto due to changes in its ‘supply schedule’, concerns whether Coinbase could be working ‘in the shadow’ and some rumors from Ethereum-community
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