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Crypto Trading Ban Won’t Work, Says Hong Kong’s Top Financial Regulator

Carlson Tong Ka-shing believes Hong Kong needs a more robust regulatory framework for cryptocurrency trading. The soon-to-be former head of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has called for greater emphasis on investor protection in the volatile virtual currency trading arena. Blanket Cryptocurrency Trading Ban isn’t the Right Approach Speaking to South China…

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Walmart Embraces Blockchain, Google Does 180 On Crypto-Ad Ban

Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Google Reverses Crypto Ad Ban, Allows Crypto Exchanges…

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India: Crypto Ban Sees First Casualties as ZebPay Closes Doors

ZebPay officially announced that it was forced to stop activity due to legal and regulatory obstacles.  ‘Curb on Bank Accounts … Crippled Our Ability’” Indian exchange Zebpay’s announcement came via Medium less than a month after they informed customers they will halt fiat transactions. On September 4th, the exchange’s blog relayed that the company will refund users the…

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Indian Crypto Exchange Zebpay Halts Trading Over Banking Ban

Zebpay, the largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume in India, has announced it is halting its trading service later today. Giving only several hours’ notice, the Ahmedabad-based company said in a tweet that, from 16:00 local time (10:30 UTC) on Friday, it will halt its exchange service and cancel all unexecuted orders, crediting the funds to…

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Chinese Cryptocurrency Traders Use Tether and VPNs to Bypass Ban

Cryptocurrency traders in China appear to have found numerous ways to circumvent the nationwide ban on trading with digital currencies. According to industry experts, as long as the transactions remain peer-to-peer and decentralized, regulators won’t be able to block them out completely.   Tether and VPNs to the Rescue Quoting sources familiar to the matter,…

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Despite Ban, China Keeps Trading Cryptocurrency Thanks to Tether and VPNs, Says Report

Chinese traders are using virtual private networks (VPNs) as a major tool to circumvent the ongoing government crackdown on cryptocurrency trading, local media outlet South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported September 8. According to SCMP, referencing reports from Beijing-affiliated Shanghai Securities Times, traders have begun leveraging stablecoin Tether (USDT) as a means of entering and…

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Chinese Tech Hub Follows Beijing With Ban on Crypto Promotion

A special economic zone in China’s Guangzhou city is following the lead of Beijing’s financial district in banning activities that promote cryptocurrencies. According to a news report from National Business Daily on Wednesday, the finance department of the Guangzhou Development District issued a notice to local businesses on Aug. 24, prohibiting them from hosting any…

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Iran: Central Bank Figure Hints Cryptocurrency Ban Will End In September

Iran will likely reverse its cryptocurrency ban in September, a central bank official told a conference August 26, paving the way for official regulation in the country. Regulators Revisit April Exchange Block The country, which introduced a blanket ban on trading in April this year, has since seen economic turmoil return to its economy in…

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New York District Judge Rules That CFTC Can Permanently Ban Crypto Firm

The U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has won a court order to permanently bar the operator of the New York-based firm CabbageTech Corp. for cryptocurrency-related “bold and vicious fraud,” Bloomberg reported August 24. Earlier this year, Patrick McDonnell, cryptocurrency promoter and operator of CabbageTech Corp., was charged with “fraud and misappropriation in connection with…

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China Escalates Cryptocurrency Ban Blocking 124 Offshore Exchanges

China will shortly block access to over one hundred international cryptocurrency exchanges and other platforms as the government’s crackdown escalates, local news media report August 23. Beijing On Crypto: We’ll Continue To Ban Everything According to the South China Morning Post quoting Chinese language resource Shanghai Securities News, lawmakers will shut down availability of 124…

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