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Wednesday 7th December 2016
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Oliver Wyman report on blockchain adoption in capital markets – Business Insider

Blockchain database technology, which underpins digital cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, has got finance industry executives very excited. But they may have to cool their jets according to consultant Oliver Wyman and post-trade service provider Euroclear. The companies jointly released a report on blockchain, declaring that “it is likely to take more than ten years to overhaul […]

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Dutch Police Arrest 10 Men for Bitcoin Money Laundering

Ten men suspected of using Bitcoin to launder up to 20 million euros ($22 million) of criminal money made from online drug deals have been arrested in the Netherlands, Dutch prosecutors said on Wednesday. The men, described as all in their 20s and with Dutch nationality, were arrested on Tuesday in coordinated raids on 15 […]

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Jersey to introduce ‘light touch’ Bitcoin regulation

The virtual currency legislation will make it easier for companies dealing in Bitcoin to operate Jersey’s government is to introduce “light touch” regulation for virtual currencies, according to the assistant chief minister. Senator Philip Ozouf announced the new legislation at the island’s first finance technology conference. The government has been working on the legislation for […]

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Dutch Police Arrests Three People in Bitcoin Money Laundering Investigation

A total of six people has been arrested during police raids yesterday, which took place in The Netherlands and beyond. These police raids are a result of an ongoing investigation regarding money laundering with Bitcoin, a service offered by several individual residing in the Rotterdam area. Bitcoin’s PR problem has gotten slightly worse yet again […]

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Alternatives: Second wave of Bitcoin is coming

Two years ago I [Daniel Masters] was gripped by the promise of bitcoin the currency and bitcoin the protocol. Blockchain, an immutable, synchronised, global, time-stamped ledger offered the prospect of many exciting use cases and bitcoin was, and still is, the most obvious one. At that time I saw three major risks on the horizon: […]

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Guilty Plea in First-of-its-Kind Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

Trendon Shavers pleaded guilty to defrauding investors out of millions of dollars in what U.S. officials are calling a first-of-its-kind Ponzi scheme involving the bitcoin virtual currency. Shavers, 33, was accused of raising 764,000 bitcoins by promising returns as high as 3,641 percent through his Bitcoin Savings and Trust company. He instead allegedly used the […]

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Mt Gox CEO charged with embezzling £1.7 million worth of bitcoin

The former head of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, Mark Karpelès, has been charged with embezzlement by Japanese prosecutors, according to reports from the Japanese media. Karpelès is alleged to have embezzled ¥321m (£1.7m) from the bitcoin exchange, which collapsed in 2014 after revelations of a massive shortfall in customer funds. He is alleged to […]

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Jersey to Create Bitcoin Regulations in Line with Public Opinion

The Government of Jersey has asked public to provide its opinion on whether it should regulate decentralized virtual currencies such as Bitcoin or not. In its just-released consultation paper, prepared under the watch of Jersey Financial Services Commission (the “JFSC”), the Joint Financial Crimes Unit of the States of Jersey Police (JFCU), the Law Officers’ […]

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