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The Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia has proposed to define cryptocurrency as property in the country’s Criminal Code. Decentralized digital money has already been qualified as such in the provisions of several other laws although various aspects of cryptocurrencies remain unregulated. Prosecutors in Russia Draft Legislation Granting Cryptocurrency Property Status The Prosecutor General’s Office of
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Mt Gox claimants may see restitution soon as a recent filing from the Tokyo District Court’s trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi explains that the rehabilitation plan is now “final and binding.” The document published on Tuesday notes that an announcement will follow that discloses the “details of the specific timing, procedures, and amount of such repayments.” Mt
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Decentralized exchange, or DEX, and self-custody wallet platform, Portal, has announced a strategic partnership agreement with layer-2 blockchain network, Polygon to advance Bitcoin functionality in the decentralized finance, or DeFi, market. Portal currently offers fully decentralized on-chain spot and options trading, as well as peer-to-peer lending and borrowing. This partnership is expected to expand these
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The founder and chief investment officer of Hayman Capital Management, Kyle Bass, has warned that governments will start to really clamp down on bitcoin. He predicts that “intense” crypto regulation will come out of the U.S. Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) next year. Fund Manager Expects ‘Intense’ Crypto Regulation Next Year Kyle Bass,
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The New York Digital Investment Group will be paying the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets franchise in Bitcoin as part of a partnership aimed at promoting crypto education and adoption. In a Nov. 16 announcement, the Houston Rockets said the New York Digital Investment Group, or NYDIG, would become the team’s official Bitcoin (BTC) services
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Bitcoin (BTC) recovered above $60,000 during Nov. 16 after a breakdown saw a trip to near $58,500. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Daily liquidations near $1 billion Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView tracked a resurgent BTC/USD as it reversed losses, which at one point topped 11%. After an overnight comedown accelerated, however,
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On Monday, the enterprise bitcoin mining operation Marathon Digital Holdings announced the firm will raise $500 million from convertible senior notes in order to accrue more “bitcoin or bitcoin mining machines.” Publicly-Listed Mining Operation to Raise $500M From Debt Markets to Purchase Bitcoin and ASIC Devices Marathon (Nasdaq: MARA), is one of the largest U.S.
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Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous territory in the United Republic of Tanzania, is reportedly exploring ways to regulate and adopt cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC). The government of Zanzibar is planning to conduct meetings with stakeholders like banks and ministries to discuss policies related to the cryptocurrency industry. Zanzibar Minister of State Mudrick Soraga announced the plans to
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Bitcoin’s (BTC) bullish sentiment received a minor setback on Nov. 12 afte the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected VanEck’s Bitcoin exchange-traded product that planned to track Bitcoin’s spot price. However, this negative development was followed by the successful activation of the Taproot soft fork on November 13. Bitcoin developer Hampus Sjöberg, who runs a
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Dutch authorities have seized more than 25 million euros in cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin and ether, from dozens of suspects in criminal cases. “Cryptocurrencies are widely used as a means of payment for various types of crime,” said the Netherlands’ Public Prosecution Service. Authorities in the Netherlands Seize More Than 25 Million Euros in Cryptocurrencies, Including
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The Bitcoin (BTC) network successfully activated the Taproot soft fork following a 90% lock-in consensus from miners and mining pools between blocks 709,488 and 709,632. The milestone signifies the first major upgrade for Bitcoin since August 2017, which saw the launch of Bitcoin’s leading layer-two solution, the Lightning Network and Segregated Witness (SegWit). The Taproot
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