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If You Don’t Trust Yourself, These Crypto Vaults Will Help You Hodl Safely

</header> <strong>Hodling in difficult times has historically proven to be a long-term winning strategy. Keeping your cryptocurrency in your own cold storage is by default a good idea as far as security is concerned. But if you don’t trust yourself to not lose a small hardware device or a piece of paper, then there are …

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SLP Token Fuels Scooter Rental Business in Taiwan, Investors to Get Their Dividends in BCH

</header> <strong>A company running a small scooter rental service in Taipei, Taiwan’s capital city, has minted an SLP token on the Bitcoin Cash network to support its business and to attract investors and customers. The company issues its own cryptocurrency, a Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) token. SLP is a token-based protocol built on top of …

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Brussels Asks Europeans How to Regulate Bitcoin, Public Consultation Continues Into March

</header> <strong>The European Commission is gathering feedback from EU citizens, businesses, regulators and other interested parties to establish a regulatory framework for crypto assets and markets on a European level. The public consultation which started in December will continue until March 19, 2020, with the finalized proposal expected in the third quarter. </strong> Also read: …

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How Dropgangs and Dead Drops Are Transforming Darknet Practices

</header> <strong>Since the creation of the Silk Road, authorities have waged a war against the online drug trade with a wave of surveillance and enforcement. However, crypto-anarchists are developing new ways to evade the state’s tentacles as the next technological phase started to emerge in late 2017. On Monday, the Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast discussed the …

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South Korea Imposes $69M Tax Obligation on Crypto Exchange Bithumb

</header> <strong>The National Tax Service of South Korea (NTS) has decided to withhold income tax from Bithumb’s foreign customers. The total tax to be imposed on their transactions amounts to more than 80 billion won (over $69 million), the leading Korean cryptocurrency exchange announced. </strong> Also read: Poles Hit With Backdated Tax on Crypto Trades …

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User Reports Reveal Visa and Mastercard Outages During the Holidays

</header> <strong>Having problems with payments around Christmas can be frustrating, especially for those who leave gift buying till the last minute. With calmer markets this holiday season, the crypto ecosystem has been operating relatively smoothly, with few exceptions. The fiat world, however, saw some glitches that affected card payments in particular. </strong> Also read: New …

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Utorg Exchange Grants Access to Traders With Limited Verification

</header> <strong>Utorg.io is a digital asset exchange based in the U.K. that allows users in Europe and around the world to trade cryptocurrencies with stablecoins and fiat money. What sets the new platform apart from many incumbents is the simplified verification procedure for traders who don’t exceed </strong><strong>а daily limit of $1,000. Its decision to …

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Poloniex Restores Unverified Accounts With Unlimited Trading

</header> <strong>In times of mounting pressure on crypto companies to comply with expanding due diligence</strong><strong> requirements, Poloniex has taken a step in the opposite direction. The exchange is lifting restrictions that applied to unverified users in response to customer demand. New and current accounts will enjoy access to unlimited trading and deposits. </strong> Also read: …

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European AML Directive Pushes Crypto Startup Bottle Pay Out of Business

</header> <strong>Bottle Pay, a cryptocurrency payments provider from the U.K., has announced its decision to cease operations by the end of the year. Despite attracting some serious funding and expanding its user base significantly in the past few months, the company has found it unacceptable to continue to work under the upcoming EU regulations. AMLD5, …

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Bittrex Pulls Out of 31 Markets Citing Regulatory Uncertainty

</header> <strong>Cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex is discontinuing operations in 31 countries, including Venezuela and Zimbabwe. The trading platform has justified its decision on the basis of the regulatory uncertainty in these jurisdictions. Some of the nations in the list are going through political turmoil and socio-economic challenges. </strong> Also read: Russia Blocks 2 Crypto News Websites …

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