Why the Bitcoin Price Could Take a Very Long Time to Reach New Highs

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Amendments to Anti-Money-Laundering Regulations Will Tighten Crypto Regulation

The Estonian Ministry of Finance will shortly add amendments to a recently-passed financial bill that are meant to “tighten” crypto-related regulation, Estonian financial newspaper Äripäev reports Nov. 28. According to the article, a new version of the Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Terrorist Financing Prevention Act came into force this week in Estonia, conforming legislation to the EU’s so-called “Fourth Money Laundering Prevention Directive.” The regulation introduced this week reportedly introduces “virtual currency exchange service providers” and “virtual currency payment service providers,” while before there only was “alternative means of…

Crypto Markets Meet December in Green, Bitcoin Trades Above $4,200

Saturday, Dec. 1 — Crypto markets have seen a substantial influx on the first day of this winter month, with all top 20 coins by market cap firmly in the green, according to CoinMarketCap. Market visualization from Coin360 Following multiple plunges below the $4,000 threshold yesterday, Nov. 30, Bitcoin (BTC) has managed to finally hold $4,000 support today. The major cryptocurrency is now trading at $4,202, up 4.5 percent over the past 24 hours to press time. Bitcoin is down around 1.9 percent over the week, according to data from…

Amazon Presents Its Quasi-Blockchain Solution, Platform for Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric

On Nov. 28, e-commerce giant Amazon announced two blockchain-related products: Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) and Amazon Managed Blockchain. The company hence marked its further expansion into the field of blockchain technology, which started with blockchain-related patents and collaborations that Amazon has seemingly chose over working with cryptocurrencies, per se. So what are those new projects and are they going to change the crypto industry? QLDB: Cryptographic, but centralized database As per Amazon’s website, QLDB is a ledger database designed to provide “transparent, immutable and cryptographically verifiable log of transactions,”…

North Korean Hackers Move Onto Attacking Individuals After Exchanges Boost Security

The CEO of cybersecurity firm Cuvepia declared that his company detected over 30 attacks on crypto-bearing individuals probably carried out by North Korean hackers, English-language media site South China Morning Post reports Nov. 29. Kwon Seok-Chul, the CEO of the aforementioned South Korean cybersecurity company, said that the new targets of the suspected North Korean cyberattacks “are just simple wallet users investing in cryptocurrency.” He then added that many cases probably haven’t been detected, and that there may have been well over 100 attacks. As the article states, the “targeting…

Sberbank and Interros Group Conclude Blockchain-Based Foreign Exchange Repo Deal

Sberbank and Interros Group have carried out an over-the-counter OTC foreign exchange repurchase agreement (repo) transaction employing smart contracts on a blockchain, Reuters Russia reports Nov. 30. The Interros Group is a Moscow-based private equity firm founded by Russian oligarch Vladimir Potanin in 1990, with stakes in Norilsk Nickel, pharmaceutical company Petrovax Pharm, and ski resort development firm Rosa Khutor. Head of global markets department and vice president at Sberbank, Andrei Shemetov, informed Reuters that the transaction is real, legally binding, and has been “concluded in electronic format using a…

Thai Securities Regulator Considers Various STO Classifications for Regulatory Framework

The deputy secretary of the Thai Securities and Exchanges Commission (Thai SEC) has declared that Thai-related Security Token Offerings (STOs) launched in an international market break the law, English-language daily Bangkok Post reports Nov. 29. The aforementioned article states that deputy secretary Tipsuda Thavaramara “said the regulator will have to consider how to deal with STOs for issues such as share ownership, voting rights and dividend.” There still confusion about how to regulate these kind of offerings, Thavaramara reportedly declared: “At the moment, we have not decided whether STOs fall…

Russian Crypto Bill Draft Pushed Back to First Reading for Significant Edits

Russia’s cryptocurrency legislation, the draft bill “On Digital Financial Assets,” has been sent back to the first reading stage for significant changes, Russian daily newspaper Kommersant reported Nov. 30. According to Kommersant, the head of the council and chairman of the State Duma committee on state building Pavel Krasheninnikov said that the document has no relation to cryptocurrencies or tokens, and lawyers have noted that its wording comes into conflict with the norms of Russian legislation for corporations. The law, which is one of three projects originally designed to regulate…

TRX/USD Bear Breakout Pattern, Liquidation at 1.5 Cents

Latest Tron News The Tron network describes itself as a protocol that is laying down the infrastructure for a truly decentralized internet. Like other smart contracting and dApp development platforms, it relies on blockchain. What’s more, the team behind this network is keen on expanding and on-boarding as many developers as possible. Read: Tom Lee: Crypto Is Bent Not Broken, Plenty of Room to Grow For those who don’t believe, #TRON has continuously kept their promise on deliverance. –#DEX rollout was successful. – Processing over 1.9 million tx’s in a…

Dan Larimer Project Hopping Ruffling for EOS Investors

Overly, market participants are apprehensive and after 11 months of straight losses, traders are cautious to commit until clear bull signals print. Stellar Lumens look likely to expand thanks to rejection of lower lows below 15 cents. Meanwhile, the uncertainty around EOSIO and Dan could fuel losses towards $1.5. At the same time, Monero support from Ledger Nano S might buoy prices slowing down losses. Let’s have a look at these charts: EOS Price Analysis Dan Larimer is at it again. Less than one year at EOSIO, he now plans…