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70 crypto hedge funds for family offices, pension funds shut as Bitcoin volatility bites. More →

Ethereum Istanbul hard fork goes live. More →

Bitcoin in space! Full node aboard International Space Station. More →

Dev flags MakerDAO loophole which could be used to steal $300m ETH. More →

Ryuk Bitcoin ransomware that hit hospitals, oil rigs has defunct decryption data tool. More →

$1.6bn in Bitcoin bought in 2017 has not been moved or spent. More →

Ethereum Foundation made $100m selling 70,000 ETH at all time high, Buterin claims. More →

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision calls for ‘conservative, prudent’ regulations on cryptoassets and stablecoins. More →

Maze Bitcoin ransomware gangs publicly shaming companies who do not pay. More →

Hackers steal $480,000 in NULS cryptocurrency. More →

OTC crypto trading spreads tightened 90% in 2019, data shows. More →

18 central banks have Central Bank Digital Currency in active development - report. More →




Ex-IMF and new European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde says Europe needs to ‘get ahead of the curve’ on stablecoins. More →

ECB builds proof of concept for anonymous transactions using Central Bank Digital Currency. More →


Nordea Bank wins court case banning staff from buying cryptocurrencies. More →


Autorité des Marchés Financiers regulator grants first ICO approval. More →


Japanese giant SBI invests in Boerse Stuttgart’s digital asset exchange, expanding in Asia and Europe. More →


‘Mastermind’ of $4bn Bitcoin scam ring to be extradited to France. More →

Top court suspends extradition as arrested man claims he was fall guy. More →


Binance reportedly invests ‘tens of millions’ in crypto derivatives startup FTX. More →

Binance opens up crypto buys direct with Visa cards. More →


New bill would add maximum six-year jail sentence to cryptocurrency fraud cases. More →

ING Bank working on digital asset custody technology, insiders reveal. More →


Infamous darknet drug market Hydra seeks $146m ICO to expand. More →


Riksbank asks Accenture to handle Central Bank Digital Currency project. More →


No need for Central Bank Digital Currency, federal government report says. More →

Libra devs release second roadmap for 2020 including full nodes. More →

Libra lacks concrete plan for 2020 launch, board member says. More →

Libra stablecoin ‘has failed’ in current form, Swiss president Ueli Maurer says. More →


SEC asks High Court to obtain Telegram’s ex-CIO investment documents. More →

Bitcoin ransomware hacker ordered to pay £270k or face 2 years in prison. More →

High Court asked to depose Telegram ex-CIO over 1.7bn ICO. More →

Crypto payments firm that raised $2m shuts citing EU KYC rules for 5AMLD. More →

Simplecoin and Chopcoin sites shut down citing EU KYC requirements for 5AMLD. More →

Coinfloor exchange delists ETH and BCH to focus solely on Bitcoin. More →

Cryptomining botnet MyKingz hits 50,000 IPs and growing. More →’s exchange adds GBP support with Faster Payment Scheme. More →

Accountancy giant EY claims its Ethereum tool cuts transaction costs by 90%. More →

Alleged Bitcoin hacker extradited to face justice in US. More →




Bitcoin ransomware locks up 10 years’ worth of government data. More →


Police bust Bitcoin investing scam that cost 5,000 victims $359m. More →

Ripple targets Brazil bank partnerships in 2020 for blockchain remittance. More →


Bankrupted QuadrigaCX investors seek to exhume CEO’s body. More →

Brothers arrested for Twitter Bitcoin scam that stole $140,000. More →


AML bosses audit crypto sector to prepare for FATF-style regulations. More →

United States

Coinbase reportedly holds $7bn in BTC in cold wallet. More →

Vitalik stands by Ethereum dev Virgil Griffith arrested for ‘advising North Korea’ on cryptocurrency, sanctions. More →

Supporters of arrested Ethereum dev claim sanctions not discussed in North Korea event. More →

Georgia Governor appoints Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler to US Senate. More →

Loeffler will step down as Bakkt CEO to take up Georgia Senate role. More →

Largest data centre in US hit by Sodinokibi Bitcoin ransomware. More →

IRS release new Schedule 1 tax form for cryptocurrency. More →

FBI warn of imposter scams with fines ‘payable through Bitcoin ATMs’. More →

Nvidia urges court to dismiss investor claim over failed cryptocurrency mining chips. More →

Bakkt launches Bitcoin monthly options and cash-settled Bitcoin futures. More →

Nike wins patent for CryptoKicks blockchain ownership-verified shoes. More →

Kraken researchers find hackable flaw in Shapeshift KeepKey wallets. More →

$722m Bitcoin mining scammers said investors were ‘dumb sheep’. More →

Crypto SIM-swap thief spent on Lambos and bling. More →

NYDFS BitLicense update will make it easier to list new crypto tokens. More →

SEC charge Shopin token owner for $42m ICO, claim he spent client funds on dating apps. More →

NYAG continues case against BitFinex, calls arguments ‘meritless’. More →

Ryuk Bitcoin ransomware attack forces New Orleans state of emergency. More →

Wall Street-backed exchange ErisX opens digital currency futures trading. More →

Fidelity Digital Assets creating new entity for European institutional investors. More →

Blockchain tool dev Alchemy wins $15m Series A funding. More →

Kraken exchange acquires Circle’s OTC trading desk. More →

Craig ‘Faketoshi’ Wright throws insult at ‘silly judge’ in $10bn Kleiman case. More →

Whistleblower claims Kraken exchange violated international sanctions. More →

Bitcoin ‘best investment of decade’ turning $1 to $90,000, says CNN. More →

Dark web fentanyl dealer arrested with $1.1m BTC. More →

SEC propose to extend ‘accredited investor’ definition to open market access. More →

Bitwise continues pursuit of first Bitcoin ETF despite 112-page SEC disapproval. More →

Libra stablecoin poses risk to consumers, US Fed governor says. More →

SEC settles $13m Blockchain of Things ICO with $250k fine. More →

Maker Foundation sells 5.5% stake to VC firms for $27.5m. More →

FINRA fines Robinhood $1.25m for best execution failures. More →

US gov’t is using CoinMarketCap to value seized cryptocurrencies. More →

Poloniex exchange opens ‘Level 1’ KYC-free accounts for trades under $10,000 a day. More →

US Congressman Paul Gosar introduces ‘Crypto-Currency Act of 2020’ Bill to clarify which federal agencies should regulate crypto. More →

Senators push IRS for crypto tax clarity in new letter. More →

Fortress Investment Group offers Mt Gox creditors 70% of stolen $480m. More →

Public securities don’t need to be tokenised, argues Fidelity Digital Assets boss. More →

Ripple raises $200m Series C to boost XRP adoption. More →

Disney uses 1982 movie to successfully block TRON from US name trademark. More →

Head of private equity firm allegedly lied to FBI over OneCoin Ponzi scam. More →

Bakkt promotes Mike Blandina to CEO as Loeffler leaves for Senate. More →

Cryptoasset derivatives firm BitOoda closes $7m funding round. More →

Google Play Store suspends Ethereum app browser MetaMask. More →

Missouri securities regulator issues cease and desist against MavixBTC. More →

Corporate fraud researchers COSO to issue blockchain guidance. More →

Ethereum researcher Virgil Griffith denied bail over North Korea sanctions case. More →

NYDFS seeks new Director for RegTech buildout into blockchain oversight. More →

Youtube admits deleting cryptocurrency videos ‘in error’. More →

Square’s Cash App seeks to expand into P2P Bitcoin gifts. More →

Poloniex exchange emails users urging password change after account leak. More →

Algo traders CoinRoutes report $1bn in order flows in 2019. More →

Ethereum researcher Virgil Griffith granted $1m bail over North Korea sanctions case. More →


Middle East & North Africa


President Rouhani calls for creation of Muslim cryptocurrency to fight US hegemony. More →


South Asia


Fugitive guru plans island nation run on cryptocurrency. More →


East Asia & Pacific


Drug bust leads to Australia’s largest ever individual criminal crypto seizure. More →


Huobi joins state-backed China Blockchain Alliance. More →

People’s Bank of China to test central bank digital currency in Shenzen and Shenzou. More →

Single Chinese province controls 54% of Bitcoin hash rate. More →

Weibo blocks more crypto accounts with TRON’s Justin Sun and Binance co-founder Yi Ye. More →

TikTok owner forms joint venture for blockchain with state media company. More →

Man who developed Bitmain Antminer S7 and S9 imprisoned for embezzlement. More →

Court freezes Bitmain miner’s $500k stake in subsidiary for three years. More →

Crypto companies reportedly questioned in Shenzen finance regulator meetings. More →

Blade derivatives exchange goes zero-fee to compete with BitMEX. More →

Authorities probe Qubu blockchain fitness app for alleged fraud. More →

Tencent to set up digital currency research unit. More →

Beijing securities authorities order firms not to engage in cryptocurrency business. More →

China Securities Regulation Commission reviewing country’s first blockchain ETF. More →

Hong Kong

Market maker GSR launches derivatives as hedge for Bitcoin miners. More →

OKEx exchange opens Bitcoin options trading. More →

Bitfinex exchange tightens KYC process, asks users for more ID. More →


Huobi exchange launches fiat to crypto gateway between Indonesian Rupiah and Tether. More →


Tokai Tokyo plans $4.6m investment in Huobi Japan exchange. More →

‘Japan’s Amazon’ Rakuten allows loyalty points-to-Bitcoin conversion. More →

New Zealand

ASB Bank invests $2.6m in seed funding for blockchain trade finance platform TradeWindow. More →

North Korea

North Korean hackers suspected of MacOS malware disguised as cryptocurrency arbitrage software. More →

South Korea

Ministry of Economy and Finance mulls new bill to tax cryptocurrency capital gains. More →

Bank of Korea sets up task force to investigate CBDC. More →

Bithumb exchange hit with $69.3m tax bill. More →


24 Chinese nationals arrested for Bitcoin call centre scam. More →




Central bank to pilot ‘Sand Dollar’ Central Bank Digital Currency linked to Bahamaian dollar. More →




Telecoms regulator invests $2m in blockchain startup WiCrypt. More →

South Africa

South Africa Reserve Bank plans to debut cryptocurrency law in Q1 2020. More →


Dozens fleeced in cryptocurrency cash deposits scam. More →

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