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Canadian Electoral Agency Clarifies Cryptocurrency Donations for Political Use

Canada’s electoral body has started consultations on how political parties should handle cryptocurrency donations ahead of general elections slated for October. Political parties have requested guidance from Elections Canada (EC) on accepting contributions and conducting other…

Thai Startup Atomicpay Launches Non-Custodial Crypto Payment Platform

Atomicpay, a Thai-registered payments startup, has officially launched its non-custodial cryptocurrency payment terminal for merchants throughout the world. Founder and developer Benz Rif said the platform, which supports BTC, BCH, LTC and other cryptos, eliminates the…

Bitcoin Goes on Sale in 24 French Tobacco Stores

At least 24 tobacco shops have started selling bitcoin coupons in the French capital of Paris. Widely known as “tabacs”, the stores received regulatory approval for the cryptocurrency sales late last year. More than 6,500 tabacs…

Coinflex Exchange to Offer Leveraged BCH and BTC Futures

Hong Kong-based Coinflex exchange has announced plans to offer futures contracts for bitcoin core (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), and ethereum (ETH) with leverage of up to 20x. All futures bought and sold on the exchange will…

Thousands of Banned Binance Customers Remain Cut off by the Exchange

Binance, the world’s second largest digital asset exchange by traded volume, has withdrawn its services from countries targeted by U.S. economic sanctions, in line with its controversial revised terms of use. However, the ban affects entire…

Over 900 Retailers Worldwide Now Accept Bitcoin Cash

The number of online retailers accepting bitcoin cash (BCH) has swelled to more than 945 stores in the last few months. According to Marco Coino, which provides a directory of merchants that accept payments in BCH,…

Russian Bitcoin Mining Granny Is Bullish on the Industry’s Future

A residential block of red bricks stretches unambitiously under the freezing sky of Irkutsk, in the Russian province of Siberia. Inside, a series of small bitcoin mining machines are running on cheap electricity, as grandmother Valeriya’s…

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Delist Dozens of Struggling Altcoins

Kucoin has delisted 10 digital assets, including bitcoin gold and mobius, and Huobi has put 32 trading pairs on notice. Both exchanges cite issues to do with weak liquidity and trading volume as reasons for their…

Bitcoin Equipment Maker Ebang Reapplies for Hong Kong Listing

Ebang International Holdings Inc., a Chinese bitcoin mining equipment maker, has refiled documents for a public share sale with the Hong Kong stock exchange after its first submission failed to proceed. Money raised from the initial…

Bermuda Issues Draft Crypto Custodial Services Regulation

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA), the island’s foremost financial services regulator, has published a draft regulation for cryptocurrency custodial services. The regulation – Code of Practice for Digital Asset Custody – outlines prescriptions to ensure the…

Brazilian Supermarket Chain Now Accepts Payment in Bitcoin

A Rio de Janeiro supermarket chain, Oásis Supermercados, is now accepting payment in bitcoin core, bitcoin cash and litecoin. It joins a growing number of Brazilian businesses in construction, ecommerce, hospitality and transport, already taking payment…

Pan-African Bitcoin Exchange Kubitx Goes Live, Launches OTC Wallet

Kubitx, a pan-African digital asset exchange, went live on Dec. 20 after completing its beta test. The Malta-registered trading platform has also released what it calls a “hybrid over-the-counter (OTC) wallet” allowing users to buy and…

Bibox Buys 100% Share of Decentralized Exchange Dex.top

Bibox, a Chinese digital asset exchange, has acquired 100 percent of shares in Dex.top, a decentralized ERC20 exchange that also operates from Beijing. Officials refused to discuss the price of the deal, saying it was “private.”…

U.K. Cryptocurrency Exchange Cubits Shuts Down After $33M Scam

Cubits, a London-based digital asset trading platform, has been forced into administration after fraudsters reportedly stole €29 million (about $32.5 million) from the exchange in February. The company claimed “it fell victim” to an elaborate scam…

Former Mt. Gox CEO Could Face 10 Years in Jail Over Embezzlement

Japanese prosecutors are seeking a 10-year jail term for Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of Mt. Gox. The embattled Frenchman, who has been previously accused of diverting company money for prostitutes, business acquisitions and luxury items,…

Netherlands to Regulate Cryptocurrencies in Bid to Curb Money Laundering

The Netherlands is seeking to regulate cryptocurrency companies, supposedly in a bid to prevent money laundering and alleged terrorist financing. All virtual currency businesses will now be required to obtain an operating license from De Nederlandsche…

British Lawmaker Proposes Tax and Utility Bill Payments in Bitcoin

U.K. lawmaker Eddie Hughes has proposed that taxpayers should have the option to pay council tax and utility bills in cryptocurrencies such as BTC. The 50 year-old conservative legislator for the Walsall North constituency said the…

Steady Rise in Small Businesses Accepting Bitcoin Payments in Kenya

Kenyan health services provider Health Land Spa has started taking BTC and other cryptocurrencies as a means of payment with a view to increasing accountability and averting losses. Across East Africa, cryptocurrency acceptance is on the…