Crypto is inevitable in Iraq

    Crypto is inevitable in Iraq Despite roadblocks, crypto is becoming increasingly popular in Iraq and the Kurdistan region, claimes Abdurrahman Bapir on CoinDesk. Cryptocurrency was born out of a financial crisis. It was a proposed solution to the problems caused by, and inherent in, the worldwide banking system as well as centralized authorities. Satoshi Nakamoto’s…

    Indian authorities raid cryptocurrency exchanges over alleged tax evasion

    On Saturday, Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Mumbai Zone detected massive evasion of around 700 million rupees during the crackdown on cryptocurrency service provider – WazirX. A local media report has confirmed that major cryptocurrency service providers are under investigation in India on suspicion of possible tax evasion. According to NTDV, the director-general GST…

    Iran bans crypto-mining again to prevent blackouts this winter

    Iran, for the second time this year, ordered a shutdown of authorized cryptocurrency mining centers as part of efforts to ease the strain on the country’s power plants and avoid blackouts, according to Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi, director of the state-run Iran Grid Management Co. and a spokesman for Iran’s power industry. This is part of…

    Crypto in 2021: 5 cases of governments embracing digital assets

    While 2021 surely saw a few regulatory setbacks, some governments delivered masterclasses in forward-looking crypto regulation. Helen Partz collected some prominent cases on Cointelegraph.   As digital asset prices had been hitting new historical highs in 2021, many jurisdictions were increasingly adopting cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and other crypto-based instruments. In addition to Bitcoin crossing…

    Binance gets regulatory approval in the Kingdom of Bahrain

    World’s leading crypto exchange Binance has received “in-principle” approval from the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) to establish itself as a crypto-asset service provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain. If the Bahrain application is approved, it will be Binance’s first regulatory approval in the Middle East and North Africa region. According to a press release,…

    SEC rejects Valkyrie, Kryptoin spot Bitcoin ETF proposals

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected on December 23 two proposals by Kryptoin and Valkyrie investment firms for spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Rejecting Bitcoin spot-ETFs, the SEC has also disapproved of any creative products such as leveraged or inverse futures backed ETFs. The most remarkable year for cryptocurrencies yet is coming to…