Tag Archives: Bitcoin Politics

Catalan Independence Leaders Reportedly Asking For Bitcoin Donations

Catalan politician Carles Puigdemont is reportedly asking for donations in Bitcoin to avoid scrutiny. Funding is said to be going to assist those who have left the region after the Spanish government cracked down on an independence push. The former President of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, is now reportedly asking for Bitcoin donations so it will be harder to… Read More »

5 Highlights from Bitcoin-Bashing NYU Economist’s Senate Testimony

Advertisement This morning, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is holding a hearing on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, featuring testimony from New York University economist Nouriel Roubini. Roubini, as CCN reported, has been bashing bitcoin since before most of the mainstream public had become familiar with the terms “cryptocurrency” and “blockchain,” and — true… Read More »

Cryptocurrency ‘More Centralized than North Korea’: NYU Economist

Advertisement New York University (NYU) economist Nouriel Roubini is scheduled to testify later this week during a U.S. Senate hearing on blockchain and cryptocurrency technology, and the noted bitcoin basher appears to be preparing for his testimony by trying out some new criticisms of the nascent asset class. Ethereum Co-Creator a ‘Dictator for Life’ Writing on Twitter, Roubini… Read More »

Bitcoin Lobbyist, ‘Dr. Doom’ to Square Off Next Week in Senate Blockchain Hearing

Advertisement The U.S. senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is set to have a full committee hearing on Oct. 11 entitled “Exploring the Cryptocurrency and blockchain Ecosystem.” At the upcoming hearing, the two witnesses currently scheduled are Coin Center Director of Research Peter Van Valkenburgh, and New York University Professor Nouriel Roubini. Roubini, a noted economist, is… Read More »

Malta To United Nations: Cryptocurrency Is ‘Inevitable Future Of Money’

The prime minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat, told the United Nations that cryptocurrency is “the inevitable future of money” on September 27 — reiterating his faith in Blockchain technology.  The ‘Blockchain Island’ Reveals Its Cards Speaking at the organization’s 73rd General Debate, Muscat, who has presided over Malta’s official pivot to become a so-called ‘Blockchain Island,’ championed digital… Read More »

India: Crypto Ban Sees First Casualties as ZebPay Closes Doors

ZebPay officially announced that it was forced to stop activity due to legal and regulatory obstacles.  ‘Curb on Bank Accounts … Crippled Our Ability’” Indian exchange Zebpay’s announcement came via Medium less than a month after they informed customers they will halt fiat transactions. On September 4th, the exchange’s blog relayed that the company will refund users the amounts they deposited… Read More »

U.S. Will See Blockchain Exodus if Congress Doesn’t Figure out Cryptocurrency Regulation

Advertisement More than 50 stakeholders from the cryptocurrency and finance industries this week met with U.S. lawmakers in Washington to discuss the future of blockchain regulations in the country. The roundtable, which took place at Capitol Hill at the behest of Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH), saw attendance from the representatives of industry heavyweights including Coinbase, Kraken, Nasdaq, Andreessen… Read More »

North Korea is Using Cryptocurrency to Evade U.S. Sanctions: Experts

Advertisement Two Washington-based financial experts say that North Korea is increasingly using cryptocurrency to evade U.S. Sanctions. According to Lourdes Miranda, a financial crimes investigator specialized in intelligence collection and analysis, and Ross Delston, an expert witness who specializes in anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism, Pyongyang is creating its own cryptocurrency and is likely also using popular cryptocurrencies like… Read More »

5 Members of Congress ‘Strongly Urge’ IRS to Update Bitcoin Tax Guidelines

Advertisement A group of U.S. legislators has asked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide updated guidelines on how taxpayers should report profits associated with investing in bitcoin and other cryptocurrency assets. Republicans Criticize IRS for Enforcing Tax Law without Clear Guidance In a letter dated Sept. 19 and published on the House Ways and Means Committee website,… Read More »

Is Bitcoin Basher Jamie Dimon Floating a Presidential Run?

Advertisement JPMorgan CEO and noted bitcoin basher Jamie Dimon says he’s not running for president, but he wants everyone to know that, if he did, he could defeat incumbent President Donald Trump. “I think I could beat Trump” in an election, the Wall Street icon said Wednesday morning, according to a Bloomberg report. “I’m as tough as he… Read More »