Crypto Regulation Around the World Part 3

Europe A smaller market in comparison to the largest hubs in the United States and South-East Asia, Europe is not at the centre of the crypto world, yet it holds a significant position. Fitting their conservative approach, European institutions have remained on standby regarding crypto regulation during the last decade. As mentioned in the first…

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Cryptocurrency Inflow Analysis: How Crypto is Fast Gaining Adoption

Institutional investment is a core driver of cryptocurrency adoption, an outcome that has been expected by many in the financial community. Fresh from the sharp market downturn of cryptocurrency prices in 2018, institutional investment rose steadily into the cryptocurrency market in 2019; a trend expected to spill over into 2020. Is Institutional Presence in Cryptocurrency…

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Crypto Regulation Around the World, Part 2

Previously, we described the state of regulation in the crypto market from a global perspective, and specifically in two important countries: the US and Switzerland. In this article, we will look at the situation in Southeast Asia. China China is spearheading a careful strategy in the cryptocurrency and blockchain market. It is aiming to become…

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Crypto Regulation around the World, Part I

2019 was a year of recovery for crypto. We saw the end of the long, cold crypto winter, with an increase in crypto prices and a far more mature industry. From the bird’s eye view of early 2020, which opened with an extraordinary hike in crypto prices, it seems that 2019 may have just been…

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Bitcoin of 2020: On the Rise, Better Established, and Much More Stable

Why Bitcoin is Continuing to Climb, from More Solid Ground Than Ever Last night saw Bitcoin once again soaring up the market, with a 6% increase over the course of three hours. This continues a fantastic start to the year for the world’s largest decentralized currency, which is up 30% since January 1st, and pulling…

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How “New Money” is Disrupting the “Old Money” World

The crypto market is a source of worry for regulators around the world. Their worries are due, not only to the speculative aspects, but also to the tracking of anonymous money transfers, opportunities for money laundering, and tax evasion. Even the most conservative regulators have begun to realise that they will be forced to deal…

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Rebuilding Finance, one block at a time

Prof. Omri Ross, eToro Chief Blockchain Scientist: My 2019 in Review As I look back on our achievements in the year past, I am proud and honoured by the skill and tenacity of my colleagues and friends with whom I share the vision of redefining finance for the decade ahead. This year, I have been…

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Cryptocurrency Prices Rally Towards Double Digit Gains in 2020

The cryptocurrency market has started 2020 with a huge bang, expanding by an impressive 23% within the first two weeks of the year. The overall market capitalization of the cryptocurrency market – a measure of the size of the market – has grown from $192 billion at the start of the year, to well over…

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How An Anonymous Bitcoin Fund Donated $55 Million to Charity

“Because when you have enough money, money doesn’t matter.” Pineapple Fund The quotation above represents a powerful idea that may not resonate with over 65% of the global population that lives on less than $10 a day*. Despite this, given the sharp rise in wealth inequality since the 1970s**, it is encouraging to come across…

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How DLT is Disrupting Global Trade Finance

Institutional presence in the relatively infant blockchain industry has always been a widely discussed topic. Given its intricate relationship with the general cryptocurrency market, there is a tendency to extrapolate the negatives of the highly volatile market towards the merits of the underlying technology. However, beyond the various manifestations and implementation of the technology, there…

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