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Facebook Hires Lobbying Firm to Ease Regulatory Pressure on Libra

Facebook has hired a Washington-based lobbying firm to help it grapple with the negative responses sparked by its planned Libra cryptocurrency project. Facebook has hired a Washington-based lobbying firm to help it grapple with the negative responses sparked by the announcement of its planned Libra cryptocurrency project. According to an O’Dwyer PR report published on…
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US FTC Settles With Alleged Crypto Pyramid Scheme for $500,000

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has settled charges it filed in 2018 against a crypto pyramid scheme involving four individuals, with the defendants paying $500,000. The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled charges it filed in 2018 against an alleged crypto pyramid scheme involving four individuals. Terms of settlement According to an official…
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US Charges Two Canadian Nationals Over Alleged $230K Bitcoin Fraud

Two Indian-origin Canadians are charged in the U.S. with a $230K Bitcoin fraud using a fake Twitter account of HitBTC exchange. Two Canadians of Indian origin were charged in the United States with a $233,220 Bitcoin (BTC) fraud using a fake HitBTC account on Twitter. Scammers posed as HitBTC customer service on Twitter Karanjit Singh…
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US DOE Dedicates $1.05 Mil to Blockchain Energy Management Platform

US Department of Energy awards $1.05 million to energy company and universities developing a blockchain-based energy management platform. The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a grant worth $1.05 million to organizations working to commercialize a blockchain-based energy transaction platform. From energy management to energy exchange The news comes from an August 9…
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BTC-e’s Vinnik Case Drags on as New Accusations Continue Emerging

Vinnik appears to be a “strategic intellectual resource” following extradition requests from multiple countries and alleged ties to an elite Russian cyber-espionage unit. On July 25, 2019, United States prosecutors filed a complaint against the defunct cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e and its alleged former operator, Alexander Vinnik. The indictment was filed nearly 24 months after Vinnik…
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Texas Securities Watchdog Shuts Down Craigslist Crypto Scammer

The Texas State Securities Board issued a cease and desist order against an alleged crypto scammer advertising on Craigslist. Authorities in Texas have issued a cease and desist order against an alleged crypto scammer operating on Craigslist. According to an Aug. 7 announcement, the Texas State Securities Board (SSB) enforced an emergency action against New…
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Crypto Trading App Robinhood Launching in UK Following FCA Approval

A subsidiary of U.S.-based stock and crypto trading app Robinhood received FCA approval to operate as a broker in the U.K. A subsidiary of United States-based stock and crypto trading app Robinhood has been approved to operate as a broker in the United Kingdom. Robinhood coming to the UK Robinhood International, a Robinhood subsidiary, has…
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