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WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange is Оne Step Closer to US Extradition (Report)

The founder of the whistleblowing platform WikiLeaks – Julian Assange – could soon be extradited to the United States since the British and the American governments are diligently working on this. Still, the Australian activist will be able to appeal the decision. How Close Is Assange to a US Prison? The creator of the media organization WikiLeaks – Julian Assange – came to international attention in 2010. Back then, his platform published a series of leaks that exposed...

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The UK Is Looking to Regulate Stable Coins

The United Kingdom has announced it will soon be regulating stable coins and that it’s looking to broaden those regulations to include bitcoin and more standard versions of crypto in the future. The UK Is Planning to Regulate All Stable Coins Economic Secretary to the Treasury John Glen made the announcement in a recent speech at the Innovate Finance Global Summit. He commented: I can confirm that we will be legislating to bring certain stable coins into our payment...

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Crypto Companies in the UK Face Uncertainty Due to Lack of Clear Regulations

UK’s progress in crypto innovation hangs in limbo due to a lack of clarity from the watchdogs. Many high-profile companies are now looking for crypto friendlier pastures elsewhere. If cryptocurrency-based firms wind down their operations, the UK might face a mass exodus as the FCA deadline for receiving approval nears. Regulatory Hurdles in the UK The cryptocurrency market is largely unregulated in the UK. However, companies associated with the industry are required to...

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South Korea, Britain, Bulgaria to Join Forces to Combat Crypto Tax Dodgers (Report)

South Korea’s National Tax Agency’s chairman Kim Dae-Ji held a meeting this week with tax executives from Bulgaria and Britain to discuss the “rise of tax-dodging schemes”  through the use of digital assets.  As per a report from a local news outlet, the National Tax Agency plans to further cooperate with Bulgaria and Britain to track down individuals who use “new financial products” such as cryptocurrencies to dodge taxes, primarily through offshore schemes. Dae-Ji held the...

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UK’s ASA Issued Warnings Against Over 50 Crypto Companies, Including Coinbase

The Advertising Standard Authority (ASA) intensified its negative stance against crypto-related companies. It warned such entities not to encourage individuals to purchase digital assets with credit cards or swap their pensions for coins like bitcoin. The ASA’s Latest Warning The British authorities and financial regulators are known for their harsh stance against the cryptocurrency sector. Bank of England’s Governor Andrew Bailey, for example, argued that digital assets...

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Revolut Executive Quits Company to Establish New Crypto Startup

Alan Chang, the Chief Revenue Officer of Revolut, is reportedly leaving the UK fintech company with plans to raise funds in the millions of dollars for a new cryptocurrency initiative. $100 Million in Funding for New Crypto Venture According to Bloomberg, Chang is set to leave Revolut after working as one of the company’s executives for nearly seven years, as stated by a spokesperson of the firm. He joined Revolut in 2015 as its fifth employee. Although the chief revenue...

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Bitcoin ATMs Banned in the United Kingdom Over Money Laundering Concerns

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of Britain has ordered that all Bitcoin cashpoints in the country be shut down. ATM providers recently received an order from the watchdog to cease operations, or risk facing enforcement action. Weeding Out Money Laundering Bitcoin ATMs allow holders of cash to independently convert their cash into Bitcoin, or vice versa. Given that cash transactions are private, the proliferation of these machines has raised concerns that they could help...

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London Stock Exchange Buys TORA for $325 Million to Expands Crypto Reach

The leading British financial markets infrastructure – London Stock Exchange Group – will acquire the trading tech solutions provider TORA for $325 million. The initiative aims to strengthen LSEG’s presence in the cryptocurrency sector. London Stock Exchange Dives Deeper According to a recent announcement, the London Stock Exchange Group will pay $325 million in an all-cash transaction to acquire TORA. Upon completing the settlement, the latter will sit within LSEG’s Data...

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British MP Matt Hancock Considers Buying Bitcoin

Matt Hancock, a Conservative Party MP in the UK parliament, said Britain could create a “dynamic” regulatory environment for cryptocurrencies rather than follow the EU’s restrictive policies. He noted that this is possible because of Brexit, which offers the country an opportunity to benefit from crypto innovations. “We now don’t have to just take the EU’s restrictive regulatory regime and instead can design our own that is more dynamic,” Hancock told Express.co.uk in a...

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Blockchain-Based Firm Millicent Received UK Government Funding

UK-based blockchain company Millicent has received government funding in the form of a UK Research, and Innovation (UKRI) Innovate UK Smart Award. The project aims to assist in the nation’s strives to launch a central bank digital currency. Millicent’s UK Funding Based in London, England, Millicent is a blockchain-powered firm promising to rewrite “the code of global finance.” In the press release seen by CryptoPotato, the project described the grant as “the UK’s most...

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