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Hong Kong Securities Regulator Says Raising Capital Is Job For VCs, Not ICOs

1 month ago kakp2 Comments Off on Hong Kong Securities Regulator Says Raising Capital Is Job For VCs, Not ICOs
The head of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (Hong Kong SFC) said during a speech on April 13 on “New Technologies and Asset Management” that the type of fundraising conducted through Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) is better suited to venture capital funds. Julia Leung, who is also the chair of the 2016 established Read More

Australia Launches New Cryptocurrency Exchange Regulations

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Australia Launches New Cryptocurrency Exchange Regulations
Australian cryptocurrency exchanges must abide by new anti-money laundering (AML) rules from April 3, the government has confirmed. According to fresh information now available on the website of the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), ‘digital currency exchanges’ must now register with authorities, as well as commit to various reporting and identity checking procedures. Read More

Crypto Miners Present EU Regulators With A Problem

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Crypto Miners Present EU Regulators With A Problem
Regulators in the EU cannot ban crypto mining, because nothing about it is really illegal, even though there are growing concerns over the high power consumption. Officials fear that power consumption at such high levels will increase costs across the board and affect the environment. EU Commission expresses concerns about mining-related power consumption Last week, Read More

Australian Taxation Office Reports Scammers Collecting Bitcoin On Its Behalf

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Australian Taxation Office Reports Scammers Collecting Bitcoin On Its Behalf
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has recently issued a warning about a new type of scam claiming fake tax debt on behalf of ATO, and requesting tax payment via Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies in a public release updated on March 14. In the warning, ATO Assistant Commissioner Kath Anderson stated that the new kind Read More

RMIT University Launches Australia’s First Blockchain Course

3 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on RMIT University Launches Australia’s First Blockchain Course
RMIT, an Australian public research university, has launched Australia’s first university Blockchain course, according to Business Insider Australia. The 8-week course, entitled “Developing Blockchain Strategy”, was designed by RMIT’s Blockchain Innovation Hub and partners with consulting firm Accenture and fintech hub Stone & Chalk. The online course description promises a practical program that goes beyond Read More

Illicit Uses of Cryptocurrency Gaining Attention Around the World: Expert Take

3 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Illicit Uses of Cryptocurrency Gaining Attention Around the World: Expert Take
In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation, and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please Read More

Crypto ‘Scams’ Have Affected Over 1.2k Australian Investors In 2017

3 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Crypto ‘Scams’ Have Affected Over 1.2k Australian Investors In 2017
Cryptocurrency “scams” generated over 1200 complaints to Australia’s consumer watchdog in 2017, according to new figures it released this month. Local news media outlet ABC reports data it obtained from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) reveals 1289 complaints, some of which appear to relate to token offerings. Australia has remained quiet against the Read More

Doing a 180 – Goldman Sachs Goes Crypto

5 months ago adcity Comments Off on Doing a 180 – Goldman Sachs Goes Crypto
Featured The Year of Bitcoin continues to get more interesting, as reports surfaced today that legacy bank Goldman Sachs will open a cryptocurrency trading desk by mid 2018. It’s a momentous occasion for many reasons, but not least of which is the  influence the bank carries in terms of respect within the industry.  Also read: Read More

PR: Serenity Financial Knows How to Choose an ICO

6 months ago adcity Comments Off on PR: Serenity Financial Knows How to Choose an ICO
This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. There is a boom of ICOs in the global market. Read More

Body of Sydney nurse Kelly Clarke returned to Australia

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Body of Sydney nurse Kelly Clarke returned to Australia
The body of a young nurse who died in Fiji while on her honeymoon has arrived back in Sydney. Kelly Clarke, 24, complained of stomach pains on Wednesday and her husband Chase says within half an hour, he knew the situation was critical. She died about 30 hours later in Lautoka Hospital, north of Nadi. Read More