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Canadian Regulated Bitcoin Trust Achieves Mutual Fund Trust Status

A Canadian regulated bitcoin trust has achieved the mutual fund trust status, allowing eligible investors to invest in the trust through government-sponsored tax-efficient investment plans. The investment is approved by the Ontario Securities Commission and the British Columbia Securities Commission.  Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator …

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US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Issues Its First Crypto Disciplinary Action

The U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has taken its first disciplinary action involving cryptocurrencies. The authority charges a broker with fraudulent and unlawful distribution of unregistered crypto securities. The owner allegedly “attempted to lure public investment in his worthless public company” by issuing “the first minable coin backed by marketable …

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Cash to Crypto Trade Blooming in Moscow, Reports Say

Buying cryptocurrency in Russia these days increasingly means parting with fiat cash, be it Russian rubles or American dollars. According to numbers quoted by local media, the 24-hour market turnover, just in Moscow, reaches a staggering $50 million dollars on peak days. Some say the cash-crypto trade resembles the wild-wild-east …

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High Profile Cryptocurrency Firms Hope to Influence US Law

A group of cryptocurrency luminaries and businesses have announced the formation of a US lobbying entity based in Washington known as the Blockchain Association. The creation of the political solicitation group was initiated by firms such as Circle, Coinbase, Polychain Capital, and the Digital Currency Group. Also read: With Bitcoin Cash, …

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