Category: Policy & regulation

US County Extends Rule Making Bitcoin Mining Firms Invest in Renewable Energy

Officials in Missoula County, Montana, are considering turning a temporary measure for bitcoin mining operations – that offsets energy consumption with renewables – into a permanent fixture. The Missoula County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to extend a...

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Singapore Temporarily Exempts Crypto Firms, Including Coinbase, From New Licensing Regime

A number of cryptocurrency firms have been exempted from holding a payments license in Singapore till this summer. An extensive list of companies posted by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) includes well-known exchanges and custodians such as Binance,...

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UK Counties Warn of Bitcoin Scams Using Coronavirus as a Hook

U.K. residents are being warned against scammers claiming to offer information on locals infected with coronavirus for payments in bitcoin (BTC). Local councils from the counties of Pembrokeshire, Manchester and Norfolk have issued warnings to local residents against scams...

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Devs Plot Launch of Telegram’s Blockchain Without Company’s Involvement

A U.S. court order may have barred Telegram from launching its blockchain, but that doesn’t mean others can’t. So says the TON Community Foundation, a group of more than two dozen software developers and investors, who are now discussing...

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Congressional Bills Signal Digital Dollar Is Politicaly Feasible- CoinDesk

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress this week signals the Overton Window – a metric of what’s politically feasible – is opening in favor of national digital currencies.  While it’s unlikely we’ll see a digital dollar any time soon,...

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