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Major South Korean Bank BNK Busan Plans to Offer Banking Services to Domestic Crypto Exchanges

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The South Korean crypto frenzy among the banking industry remains on fire, as another major bank is treading waters to offer banking services for crypto exchanges. The BNK Busan Bank launched a program that consists of visiting competitors’ banks that already offer it.</strong> BNK Busan Is Visting Its Competitors to Conduct the …

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India Grants Crypto Holders Reprieve Ahead of Likely Ban: Report

Policymakers in India will provide a transition period if a proposed ban on cryptocurrency usage is passed as expected. According to a report by Bloomberg on Thursday, a senior Financial Ministry official – speaking under condition of anonymity – told Bloomberg cryptocurrency holders were likely to be given a three-to-six month period to close their …

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Rhode Island Lawmakers Hope to Boost State Economy With Blockchain-Friendly Legislation

The Rhode Island General Assembly is to consider draft legislation aiming to harness blockchain technology as a means to stimulate growth, create jobs and diversify the U.S. state’s economy. The “Rhode Island Economic Growth Blockchain Act” aims to to nurture a “welcoming business environment” for technology and blockchain companies. It highlights how existing frameworks are …

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India’s Proposed Crypto Ban Has Investors Nervous, May Feed Anti-Bitcoin Narrative

India’s cryptocurrency investors were caught off-guard and left confused after news broke Friday that the country’s Parliament will be considering a government-backed bill that would ban “private” cryptocurrencies. Given the ruling party controls both houses of Parliament, the bill’s chances of becoming law are good. The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill 2021 …

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Lawmakers take aim at insidious digital “dark patterns”

Enlarge Lobanovgo | Getty Images In 2010, British designer Harry Brignull coined a handy new term for an everyday annoyance: dark patterns, meaning digital interfaces that subtly manipulate people. It became a term of art used by privacy campaigners and researchers. Now, more than a decade later, the coinage is gaining new, legal, heft. Dark …

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Congress approves COVID-19 spending bill with contentious copyright measures

Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images US Congress has finally passed a new spending bill with COVID-19 relief measures, which on the one hand is good news for many Americans. As often happens with crucial legislation, however, lawmakers tacked on some extra legislation, including a controversial copyright bill called the CASE Act. They make illegal …

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One of Pakistan’s four provinces urges federal gov’t to legalize crypto

The assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a province in northwestern Pakistan, has become the first legislative assembly to call for changes in the country’s stance towards cryptocurrencies. As previously reported, Pakistan has to date been relatively slow to introduce new frameworks for digital assets and cryptocurrencies. This week’s resolution to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly was reportedly introduced …

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Avanti CEO calls on SIM swap victims to resurrect Wyoming bill

Caitlin Long, founder and CEO of Avanti Financial, is asking crypto users and others to testify in support of a piece of legislation which could help stop SIM swap attacks.  In a tweet posted today, Long requested that any of her 70,500 followers who had been the victim of a SIM swap testify for the …

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DoJ asks Congress to limit protections for social media companies

Elijah Nouvelage / reuters The Department of Justice (DoJ) is asking Congress to adopt a new law that would make Facebook, Google and Twitter liable for the way they moderate content, The Washington Post reports. The legislation would alter the controversial Section 230 so that tech companies would be accountable when they “unlawfully censor speech …

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Lysander Spooner: Natural Law – The Science of Justice

The science of mine and thine – the science of justice – is the science of all human rights; of all a man’s rights of person and property; of all his rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The essay “Natural Law- The Science of Justice” or a “Treatise on Natural Law, Natural …

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