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Israeli police have arrested eight suspects in connection with a cryptocurrency fraud scheme after raiding their homes and seizing evidence. One of the suspects is Moshe Hogeg, a well-known owner of the premier soccer team Beitar Jerusalem Football Club. 8 People Arrested in Crypto Fraud Scheme in Israel Israeli police arrested eight suspects Thursday allegedly
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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has introduced a bill to repeal the $1 trillion infrastructure package’s crypto provision, which he said is a “devastating attack” on the crypto industry. “I urge my colleagues in the Senate to repeal this harmful language that will create regulatory uncertainty and in turn an unnecessary barrier to innovation,” he said.
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The U.S. city of Williston in North Dakota is installing a cryptocurrency ATM at its international airport. “This marks the first government-hosted cryptocurrency kiosk,” the city said. Williston also accepts cryptocurrencies for payments of utility bills. ‘The First Government-Hosted Cryptocurrency Kiosk’ The city of Williston in the U.S. state of North Dakota announced Wednesday a
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This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   It’s been over half a year since the crackdowns began in China and pressure from the top-down government is still being enforced. Most
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The prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, has urged democratic countries to work together to ensure that cryptocurrency, particularly bitcoin, does not end up in the wrong hands. Meanwhile, the Modi government is working on a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies in India. India’s Prime Minister Modi on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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The Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia has proposed to define cryptocurrency as property in the country’s Criminal Code. Decentralized digital money has already been qualified as such in the provisions of several other laws although various aspects of cryptocurrencies remain unregulated. Prosecutors in Russia Draft Legislation Granting Cryptocurrency Property Status The Prosecutor General’s Office of
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Decentralized exchange, or DEX, and self-custody wallet platform, Portal, has announced a strategic partnership agreement with layer-2 blockchain network, Polygon to advance Bitcoin functionality in the decentralized finance, or DeFi, market. Portal currently offers fully decentralized on-chain spot and options trading, as well as peer-to-peer lending and borrowing. This partnership is expected to expand these
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Mt Gox claimants may see restitution soon as a recent filing from the Tokyo District Court’s trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi explains that the rehabilitation plan is now “final and binding.” The document published on Tuesday notes that an announcement will follow that discloses the “details of the specific timing, procedures, and amount of such repayments.” Mt
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The founder and chief investment officer of Hayman Capital Management, Kyle Bass, has warned that governments will start to really clamp down on bitcoin. He predicts that “intense” crypto regulation will come out of the U.S. Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) next year. Fund Manager Expects ‘Intense’ Crypto Regulation Next Year Kyle Bass,
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On Monday, the enterprise bitcoin mining operation Marathon Digital Holdings announced the firm will raise $500 million from convertible senior notes in order to accrue more “bitcoin or bitcoin mining machines.” Publicly-Listed Mining Operation to Raise $500M From Debt Markets to Purchase Bitcoin and ASIC Devices Marathon (Nasdaq: MARA), is one of the largest U.S.
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