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There’s Too Much Money and Power Behind Crypto to Ban It: Congressman Sherman

Congressman Brad Sherman, who represents California’s San Fernando Valley in the U.S. Congress, is a keen critic of the cryptocurrency industry. In his view, it undermines the dominance of the American dollar and is a threat to the country’s national security. However, Sherman does not believe the government can prohibit the asset class “anytime soon” since there is too much money and power behind it. Crypto Should Have Been Banned Years ago Unlike some other American...

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Afghan Authorities Shut Down at Least 16 Crypto Exchanges: Report

Afghan law enforcement agents reportedly closed at least 16 cryptocurrency platforms in the western province of Herat. The operation comes three months after the current Taliban government imposed a ban on digital asset trading activities. It is worth noting that the change in the political regime in Afghanistan last year caused economic uncertainty in the area. Interestingly, the instability prompted some locals to convert their fiat currencies into digital assets and...

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Ukrainian Central Bank Bans Bitcoin Purchases Using National Currency

The National Bank of Ukraine issued a statement on Thursday clarifying that cryptocurrency purchases using the native currency are temporarily banned. This is part of a wider effort to keep capital within the country’s borders while martial law is in place. Preventing ‘Quasi-Cash’ Transactions As the statement explained, assets that are directly convertible for cash or considered ‘quasi cash’ transactions can now only be bought with foreign currencies, at a limit of 100,000...

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Governor of Hungary’s Central Bank Calls for Bitcoin Mining and Trading Ban

The Central Bank of Hungary joined the growing number of central monetary entities believing that bitcoin trading and mining should be banned. Similar to most bashers, the organization’s Governor asserted that cryptocurrencies could facilitate illegal activities. In a press conference on February 11th, György Matolcsy, the current Governor of the Hungarian central bank, urged the country to implement a blatant ban on cryptocurrencies. He made a rather familiar argument as...

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Another Islamic Organization Issues Fatwa Against Cryptocurrencies in Indonesia

Tarjih Muhammadiyah is the third Islamic organization to issue a fatwa against the use of cryptocurrencies in Indonesia. Cryptocurrencies аnd Fatwas According to a report by CNBC Indonesia, the Tarjih Council and the Central Executive Tajdid of Muhammadiyah issued a new fatwa against cryptocurrency use, deeming it haram, or unlawful, for Muslims. The organization detailed two reasons behind the move. Firstly, it observed that digital assets such as Bitcoin are speculative and...

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Russia’s Central Bank Reportedly Proposes a Total Crypto Ban

The central banking institution of the largest country by landmass – the Bank of Russia – urged the local government to impose a blanket ban on all cryptocurrency endeavors on Russian territory. It argued that digital assets remind of a pyramid scheme, undermine the sovereignty of monetary policy, and threaten the local financial network. Russia Calls for a Crypto Ban Many Russian authorities do not classify as the most crypto-friendly politicians since they have repeatedly...

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Pakistan’s Central Bank Recommends a Total Crypto Ban (Report)

The State Bank of Pakistan (the nation’s central banking institution) and the Federal government are reportedly contemplating imposing a complete ban on all cryptocurrency endeavors. The authorities claimed that digital assets are illegal, are not able to facilitate trade activities, and could be used to finance acts of terrorism and launder money. Pakistan to Ban Crypto? Last October, the Sindh High Court urged the Pakistani government to regulate the cryptocurrency space...

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Kosovo Police Confiscates Hundreds of Cryptocurrency Mining Machines

As a result of several police actions, the Kosovo authorities seized more than 300 cryptocurrency mining devices. According to the nation’s Minister of Energy and Economy, the seizure will save “tens of thousands of Euros per month.” Kosovo’s Ban Intensifies Similar to many other countries in Europe, Kosovo currently struggles with an energy crisis prompted by the sharp price increase of electricity. Attempting to curb consummation during the winter and eliminate power...

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Alibaba Vice-Chairman and Billionaire Joe Tsai Likes Crypto

The Chinese government has gone out of its way on the crypto crackdown. Despite this, the industry has evolved tremendously and continues to capture the imagination of many. Joe Tsai, who happens to be the executive vice-chairman of the Chinese e-commerce behemoth, Alibaba Group, is the latest to share his feelings on Twitter in three simple words, saying – “I like crypto.” Tsai is Bullish on Crypto Joe Tsai’s latest comment on crypto has created a frenzy in the...

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New Crypto Bill in India Would Both Regulate and Ban Certain Aspects of the Industry

India is proposing a new bill that if passed, would see the combination of regulation and a ban in the crypto world. India Has a New Crypto Bill in Play The nation has had a rather up-and-down relationship with bitcoin and crypto. Roughly three years ago, India stated that it would not allow cryptocurrency or blockchain businesses to access standard financial tools like checking and savings accounts. It was widely – and incorrectly – reported that India was full-on...

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