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Presidential Hopeful Andrew Yang Plans to Regulate Crypto Industry

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang has outlined how he plans to regulate the cryptocurrency industry. Promise to promote legislation on cryptocurrencies On Nov. 14, Yang, an entrepreneur, lawyer, philanthropist and a Democratic candidate in the 2020 United States presidential election, wrote in a Nov. 14 blog post on the tech industry that cryptocurrencies experience the levels of fraud that they do because of lack of adequate regulations. He said: “Other countries, which are ahead of us on regulation, are leading in this new marketplace and dictating the rules that…

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German Regulator Flags Crypto Broker for Operating Without License

German regulator federal financial supervisory authority (BaFin) issued a warning against Bulgarian cryptocurrency broker 5 Capital on Nov. 11. The regulator has barred 5 Capital from operating in the country since the firm illegally offered Contracts for Difference (CFDs) designed to expose clients to the price movements of cryptocurrencies. Operating without license The regulator found that the company provided the service without the necessary license. Per the announcement, the broker is based out of Sofia, Bulgaria and solicits its users to use a website operated by its parent company, 21TEX.…

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Proof-of-Authority Algorithm Use Cases Grow: From Pharma to Games

While the proof-of-authority consensus algorithm is turning into perhaps one of the most mature versions of blockchain technology. It is faster than other algorithms, more scalable, and does not depend on mining. Market leaders Walmart and GE Aviation are using PoA to track supply chains, and Microsoft has created a whole line of PoA-based enterprise products. Nevertheless, there is something in this innovative mechanism that contradicts the basic principles of cryptocurrencies — decentralization and anonymity. Cointelegraph talked to technology companies to find out how PoA products work, and what benefits…

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Here’s What You Missed at BlockShow Asia 2019

Couldn’t make it to this year’s BlockShow Asia? Don’t worry. Cointelegraph has you covered with some key highlights of BlockShow Asia 2019 held Nov. 14-15 in Singapore.  Cointelegraph moderated the first crypto media gathering as BlockShow hosted well-known personalities from the cryptocurrency industry, such as Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, also known as CZ, and Hyperledger Vice President APAC Julian Gordon. One of the most memorable moments included CZ coming to the stage with well-known satire music artist Lil Bubble who later performed crypto-themed songs such as “All-Time Lows” and “Liquidated”…

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The aBey Foundation Introduces new Crypto-Enabled Credit Card Technology

Speaking at BlockShow Asia 2019, aBey Foundation co-founder Dr. Ciprian Pungila announced aPay, a payment system that lets the cryptocurrency community use its assets for daily payments via credit card integrations. aPay users can send their cryptocurrencies to the platform and gain access to three different credit cards that operate with UnionPay, Mastercard, and Visa. They can therefore use their cryptocurrencies for daily payments. Based on new blockchain technology developed by the aBey Foundation, aPay promises to be a speedy blockchain that introduces new architecture and high-performance computing that would…

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Artificial Intelligence Will Enable the Future, Blockchain Will Secure It

Speaking at BlockShow Asia 2019, Todalarity CEO Toufi Saliba posed a hypothetical question to the audience: “How many people would take a pill that made you smarter, knowing they can be controlled by a social entity?” No one raised their hand, and he was unsurprised. “That’s the response that I get, zero percent of you,” he continued. “Now imagine at the same time the pill has autonomous decentralized governance so that no one can control or repurpose that pill but the host – yourself.”  This time hands were raised in…

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Crypto Leaders Propose Open Compliance Protocol For Financial Action Task Force

Today during a panel at BlockShow Asia 2019, a group of cryptocurrency industry leaders announced the creation of a protocol that aims to maintain privacy while complying with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) regulation.  The FATF’s so-called “travel rule” requires virtual asset service providers (VASPs) like cryptocurrency exchanges to collect and share personal data during transactions. The creators of the proposed protocol say that it enables VASPs to transmit this information in a highly private and secure fashion. The consortium released a whitepaper for the protocol yesterday — it’s called…

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These Are The Golden Days Of Crypto Collectibles, Says Fintech Expert

Speaking on stage at BlockShow Asia 2019 in Singapore, True Global Ventures 3d founder Dusan Stojanovic said the time to invest in crypto collectibles is “right now.” Some investors regard Bitcoin as a “safe haven” asset, and see high demand for it in a world of economic uncertainty. But Stojanovic sees the same value in crypto collectibles, especially in the gaming sector. He claimed that such collectibles could function as recession-resistant assets.  Crypto collectibles are a category of digital asset that are backed by non-fungible tokens — each token is…

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Asian Investors Call For Regulatory Clarity on Cryptocurrencies in the US

Speaking at BlockShow Asia 2019, Proof of Capital managing partner Edith Yeung called out American regulators for leaving blockchain-based ventures in the dark. These companies are commonly domiciled in Singapore, Switzerland, or Hong Kong because “they have no idea of what is happening in the US. They don’t want to touch it because of the legal tension.” Some exchanges are in fact leaving the US amid continued regulatory uncertainties. Last month, Poloniex spun out from Circle to form a new exchange that will not allow American customers to trade on…

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US Will Strictly Enforce Anti-Money Laundering In Crypto

The United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Kenneth Blanco said that Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws will be strictly enforced in the world of cryptocurrencies. On Nov. 15, Reuters reported that Blanco made it crystal clear that cryptocurrency companies engaged in money service businesses will have to comply with AML laws and share information about their customers. Travel rule also applies to crypto Speaking at a conference hosted by Chainalysis, a New York-based blockchain analysis company, Blanco told the audience that the so-called travel rule also applied to digital…

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