South Korean Card Companies Block Transactions to Overseas Cryptocurrency Exchanges | Crypto News

South Korean card companies are reportedly working on blocking payments to overseas cryptocurrency exchanges. Currently, 20 major crypto exchanges are blocked but that number is expected to increase, according to the Korean Credit Finance Association. Also read: South Korean Officials Caught Trading On Insider Knowledge of Crypto Regulations Blocking Payments Overseas South Korean card companies have…

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Hydro-Quebec Unable to Meet Energy Demand From Cryptocurrency Miners | Crypto News

Hydro-Quebec, the largest state-owned utility in Canada, appears unable to meet the electricity demand from cryptocurrency miners seeking to establish operations in the energy-rich province. The announcement comes just weeks after the company sought to entice virtual currency miners as a means to bolster the province’s economic outlook, claiming that it had 5,000 megawatts of…

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Trend Analysis Reveals the Most Loved and Hated Cryptocurrencies | Crypto News

For investors trying to predict market movements, the more data that can be analyzed the better. Trend analysis and fundamental analysis are a starting point, but there are other clues scattered across the web which lie outwith conventional search parameters. One of these, social analysis, involves discerning the general sentiment towards cryptocurrencies on public networks…

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Your Taxes Paid for a Lot of Blockchain Surveillance Last Year | Crypto News

Governments worldwide have been ramping up regulations for cryptocurrencies and hiring research and blockchain surveillance teams. One firm that tracks transactions on the Bitcoin Core blockchain is called Chainalysis, and this year the company has gathered over a half a million USD on record from various government and law enforcement entities. Also read: South Korean Exchange…

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Russian Bill Requires Deputies to Declare Their Cryptocurrency Investments | Crypto News

The bill for the regulation of cryptocurrencies in Russia submitted by the finance ministry and the central bank requires State Duma deputies to declare their cryptocurrency investments. Currently, government officials are not required to declare their crypto holdings, according to a recent announcement by the Russian Ministry of Labor. Also read: Cryptocurrency Activities Will Be…

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Samourai Wallet Introduces Bitcoin via SMS Text Message for Censorship Resistance | Crypto News

Bitcoin privacy wallet pioneers Samourai Wallet have announced a new proprietary app called Pony Direct, a transaction payment method (or to act as a relay) to send bitcoin via short message service (SMS), popularly used for texting. It’s a creative way to improve upon censorship resistance.  Also read: Ditch University and High Transaction Fees! Samourai…

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Korean Crypto Exchanges to Share Data with Banks in New Account System This Month | Crypto News

The South Korean government has announced that six major banks will be ready to provide services to cryptocurrency exchanges this month. Under the new system, the government requires exchanges to share user data with banks. Also read: South Korean Officials Caught Trading On Insider Knowledge of Crypto Regulations Exchanges to Share Data with Banks The Korean…

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