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Russia’s Central Bank Drafting Proposal to Classify Bitcoins as Digital Goods

The Central Bank of Russia has proposed classifying cryptocurrencies including bitcoin as digital goods for tax purposes, according to local publications. The draft proposal...

Wyre Switches From High-Fee Bitcoin to Ethereum – Launches Payment Tool...

Blockchain payments startup Wyre has announced the launch of a payment tool for Wechat and Facebook. Bitcoin.com spoke with CEO Michael Dunworth to find...

Ledger Holdings Generates $11.4 Million to Open U.S. Bitcoin Options Exchange

LedgerX, parent company of Ledger Holdings, generated $11.4 million in a financing campaign to open a regulated options exchange for bitcoin and other digital currencies in...

Bitcoin Could Tap into $40 Trillion Japanese FX Margin Trading Market...

Companies in Japan are reportedly scrambling to register with the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) to offer bitcoin products or services. They aim to...

South Korea to Lower Capital Requirements for Bitcoin Remittance Businesses

The South Korean government is working on lowering the equity capital requirement for fintech companies offering foreign exchange (FX) transfer services, including those using...

Bitfinex Now Processing One Time USD Withdrawals

Online cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex announced May 12 they are resuming fiat withdrawals for "specific customer profiles in certain jurisdictions." Read more: Research Paper Suggests Bitcoin Volatility...

Charlie Shrem Takes Director Position with Decentral

Major blockchain company Decentral announced on May 8 they recruited well-known bitcoin extraordinaire and entrepreneur Charlie Shrem as their Director of Business & Community Development. Also read: Well Known Investors...

Bundesbank Board Member Still Warns about Bitcoin’s Volatility

Japan legalized Bitcoin and the price has begun to skyrocket, but some German bankers are still warning people about using the new currency. In...

France’s Newly-Elected President Brandishes a Bitcoin Hardware Wallet

The newly elected, left-leaning president of France, Emmanuel Macron, hit the front page of Reddit with a photo of him brandishing a Ledger Blue bitcoin...

Australia’s Government Renews Efforts to End Double Taxation of Bitcoin

The Australian government has renewed its commitment to end bitcoin double taxation in response to the Productivity Commission's Inquiry. It has been over a...

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