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KuCoin Exchange Traders Can Now Self-Custody Their Crypto Assets

Cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin has launched a feature allowing users to custody their own crypto assets while trading. For the feature, KuCoin has integrated a new technology from Boston-based startup Arwen, which allows traders to maintain control of their private keys while trading on centralized exchanges, Arwen announced Tuesday. KuCoin president Eric Don confirmed the news,…

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Will China Ban Crypto Mining?

On April 9, Reuters reported that a Chinese government agency is considering the elimination of crypto mining in the country. Given that China has been hosting the majority of mining pools on its soil, the global crypto industry might be poised to take a massive hit. However, the plan is not written in stone at…

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Young Africa Looks to Crypto for Payment

Data from Google Trends shows that Lagos, Nigeria ranks as the number one city based on the volume of online searches for Bitcoin (BTC). While this data may indicate a high level of interest among the city’s approximately 21 million people, it has yet to equate to tangible adoption of the emerging trend of technology.…

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Chainalysis Urges FATF to Rethink Data Demands on Crypto Exchanges

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis has hit back at recommendations from intergovernmental financial anti-crime organization the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in a direct letter dated April 8. The letter, which Chainalysis sent to the FATF, criticizes the organization’s demands to make cryptocurrency exchanges identify and keep records of senders and recipients involved in cryptocurrency transactions.…

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A New Crypto Paradigm or a Glorified Voucher Program?

Facebook is controversial, if nothing else. The world’s fifth-biggest company by market cap, it’s also the biggest social network by a comfortable margin. Yet, despite the fact that most of us use it, we’ve become increasingly suspicious of what it’s been doing with our personal data. Ever since the Cambridge Analytica scandal (and probably long before), we’ve feared…

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France Passes Bill to Allow Insurance Providers to Invest in Crypto and Tokens

French insurance markets can now invest in cryptocurrencies, following the passage of a new law, foreign exchange news agency FXStreet reports April 11. On April 11, the National Assembly of France adopted a bill that is designed to stimulate local business development, including redirecting savings from individuals to businesses, according to local news agency Les…

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‘Onerous’ FATF Recommendations Harmful for Crypto Transparency: Chainalysis

It’s unrealistic and bad for the crypto industry to expect exchanges to send know-your-customer (KYC) information to recipient platforms with every transaction. That’s the gist of a public comment letter filed this week by blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis, in response to a draft recommendation by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization dedicated to…

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Coinbase Exec Dan Romero Leaving Crypto Exchange After 5 Years

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is losing another executive. Dan Romero, who works as vice president for Coinbase’s international business, announced in a Medium post on Friday that he will be leaving the firm at the end of this month. Romero joined Coinbase in April 2014, according to his LinkedIn profile. While he didn’t provide a specific…

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Libertarian Think Tank Criticizes US SEC’s Approach to Crypto and Blockchain

John Berlau, a senior fellow at libertarian think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute, criticized the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) approach to regulating cryptocurrencies. Berlau delivered his comments in a report published on April 11. In a report called “Cryptocurrency and the SEC’s Limitless Power Grab: Why Speculative Consumer Goods Are Not ‘Securities,’” Berlau…

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