Tag Archives: Bitcoin
- Beginning of altcoin’s end: US signals digital coins may be subject to federal securities law
July 26, 2017
Sale of digital coins in the United States are subject to the country’s securities laws, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission declared on Tuesday, possibly marking the beginning of the end for the altcoin era. The commission has been investigating the tokens offered and sold by The DAO, the ethereum...
- Japanese exchanges, retailers lift 1-day suspension on bitcoin services
July 25, 2017
Digital currency exchanges and merchants in Japan have resumed bitcoin deposits and withdrawals on Monday, one day after suspending the services over fears of a network split. Coincheck was the first the reopen on Sunday, Nikkei Asian Review reported. Bitbank, one of the largest exchanges in the country, restarted bitcoin...
- Turf war over bitcoin regulation ensues in India
July 24, 2017
While the government of India is busy deliberating on whether to create a regulatory framework for bitcoin, a new battle has erupted over which body should regulate the popular digital currency. The finance ministry recently hosted a meeting to discuss the regulatory framework of digital currencies in the country. The...
- Court allows mystery Coinbase customer to challenge IRS summons
July 21, 2017
A federal court has upbraided the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for seeking to get ahold of an unprecedented number of bitcoin customer records. Last year, a California district court allowed the tax agency to require San Francisco-based digital currency exchange Coinbase to submit records of all transactions that took place...
- Bitcoin Unlimited gains technical support in battle for on-chain scaling
July 20, 2017
To support Bitcoin Unlimited’s (BU) vision of a scaled network, bitcoin technology and development outfit nChain has announced that it will provide technical support for the BU client software. If you’re just joining us, bitcoin is now at a critical juncture, and its community is becoming highly polarized with different...
- Japanese bitcoin exchanges brace for possible currency split
July 19, 2017
Thirteen members of the Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association (JCBA) will suspend bitcoin deposits and withdrawals on August 1 in anticipation of a possible network hard fork. Bitbank, Bitpoint Japan, Quoine, Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange, Coincheck, Btc Box, Tech Bureau, GMO-Z.com Coin, Campfire Corporation, Bit Trade, Bitcrements Bitcoin Exchange, Tokyo Bitcoin and...
New Japan law recognizes bitcoin as method of payment
March 31, 2017
Bitcoin’s price crashes as it braces for an ugly split
March 20, 2017