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Digital currency: the future or the biggest flop?

Carl Freer

From Bitcoins to even newer (and lesser known, but rising) forms of currency, will this level the playing field for people in the future, or is this all just a sham that will die down? As things get digitised, what do we need to know about digital currencies, and does this mark the demise of traditional forms of currencies?

SEC says “no” to Winklevoss Bitcoin exchange-traded fund

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has dashed the hopes of internet entrepreneurs and venture capitalists Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who were hoping to create an exchange-traded fund (ETF) for the virtual currency Bitcoin.

Jury convicts two in Bitcoin laundering scheme

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In a case with connections to the massive 2014 JPMorgan Chase data breach, a New Jersey pastor and a Florida software programmer were found guilty of helping launder virtual currency that was obtained from drug sales and ransomware hacks.

Illinois regulator joins global distributed ledger consortium R3

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The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has become the first US regulatory agency to join the R3 Consortium, a global partnership of banks and other parties working to develop distributed ledger-based applications for financial services.

Will regulation be a blessing or a blow for Bitcoin?

Gunnar Nordseth, Signicat

The European Commission (EC) wants to update the fourth Anti-Money Laundering directive so that it also covers virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin. In the UK, the Treasury has followed suit by announcing plans to subject virtual currency exchanges to the same regulations as banks. This isn’t surprising. Gunnar Nordseth, CEO and co-founder of Signicat, muses over the possible […]

Virtual currency Ven takes on Bitcoin

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A digital currency called Ven is poised to give alternative currency poster child Bitcoin a run for its virtual money.

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