How to Create Custom SLP Tokens With the Bitcoin.com Mint

On January 17, Bitcoin.com CEO Stefan Rust introduced the company’s new SLP minting application. The Bitcoin.com Mint is a noncustodial web wallet that allows users to store bitcoin cash (BCH) and Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens. In addition to the portfolio capabilities, the Mint gives anyone the ability to create their own customized SLP tokens in less than a minute after they add a tiny fraction of BCH. Also read: Crypto Employment Abounds With More Than 8,000 Jobs in 2020 Bitcoin.com’s SLP Minting Service During the last day of the…

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Crypto Employment Abounds With More Than 8,000 Jobs in 2020

During the last year, the cryptoconomy has picked up pace after a drawn out crypto winter. When market prices were low and startups were short on capital, a bunch of firms laid off employees in 2018. A year later, and digital currency companies are hiring. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia Following Thousands of Lay Offs, Crypto Companies Start Hiring Again Cryptocurrency and blockchain-related jobs are becoming more abundant these days as the industry seems to be recovering from last year’s price lows.…

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New Guidelines Subject Canadian Crypto Exchanges to Securities Laws

Canadian regulators have issued new guidance determining when current securities legislation applies to operations conducted by cryptocurrency exchanges. According to the clarifications in the document, many domestic and foreign entities serving Canadian users, for example those that provide custodial services, will have to abide by the country’s securities laws and act like securities dealers. Also read: Canadian Company Commissions 3 Bitcoin Mining Units to Restart Oil Well CSA Tries to Explain When Cryptos Are Securities The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), a council of the regulatory bodies of Canada’s provinces and…

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FATF Holds Global Forum to Discuss Crypto Supervision

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and over 50 delegations involved in crypto supervision recently gathered to discuss how to regulate crypto assets and related service providers. While examining three key areas, they stressed the importance of international cooperation, citing that cryptocurrencies are global products. Also read: Regulation Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia FATF-Led Discussion on Crypto Supervision The Financial Action Task Force held a “supervisors’ forum” in France last week to discuss crypto asset supervision. The aim of the forum was “to promote more…

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Crypto vs RBI: 3 Days of Intense Supreme Court Hearings

India’s supreme court heard the crypto case in detail over three consecutive days this week. In addition to intense arguments against the central bank having the power to ban crypto, the judges learned how other countries regulate this new sector, the amended EU directive, the FATF guidance, and less invasive crypto measures. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia 3 Days of Crypto Case at Supreme Court This Week The Supreme Court of India began hearing the crypto case for the year on Tuesday…

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Monopoly Is a Tiny Darknet Market With Big Aspirations

There’s a certain irony in the smallest market on the darknet being named Monopoly. With less than 150 listings, the monero-friendly Monopoly Market is anything but. What this tiny darknet market (DNM) lacks in size, however, it makes up for in spirit. The cypherpunk ethos permeates this nascent market where sovereign individuals can exercise their right to peacefully transact. Also read: White House Market Wants to Become the Darknet’s Toughest DNM Take a Chance on Monopoly Monero darknet markets are all the rage right now. While the XMR-oriented White House…

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Simple Ledger Protocol Shines During the Final Day of TNABC Miami

On Friday, The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) convened for its final day with a great deal of well known speakers from the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. The slew of speakers discussed topics like the future of crypto mining, SLP tokens, digital currency enterprise solutions, creating new markets, and what to expect from government regulation in 2020. Also Read: BTC Miami Blockchain Conference Kicks Off Its Seventh Year TNABC Wraps Up the Final Day Miami Blockchain Week continues as the final day of the seventh annual TNABC event comes to…

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Russia’s New Prime Minister Has an Opinion of Cryptocurrencies

The Russian Federation has a new prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, with a track record of statements regarding cryptocurrencies and an affection for digitalization. A stated goal of his government will be to turn the country into a digital platform “for the people.” Time will tell, however, whether his plan encompasses the legal use of decentralized digital currencies. Also read: Direct Democracy Party to Solve Issues With Crypto Rights in Russia Russian President to Lose Powers, After Putin Mishustin was appointed head of the Russian government shortly after his nomination this…

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New Stablecoins Commence a Fresh Assault on Tether

Can any stablecoin topple tether? In 2019, the answer to that question was an emphatic ‘No.’ Despite a string of stablecoins being released onto the market, tether (USDT) increased its grip on the cryptoconomy’s fiat supply, racking up $127B of on-chain volume on Ethereum alone. This year, the king of stablecoins faces a renewed assault from Binance’s BUSD, Saga’s SGD, and a revitalized USD Coin (USDC). But can any of them claw market share from tether, or will the king of stablecoins increase its stranglehold? Also read: Competing Stablecoins Can’t…

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Crypto Exchange Bithumb Takes Korean Tax Authority to Court Over $69 Million ‘Groundless’ Tax

Bithumb, a major crypto exchange in South Korea, has taken the country’s tax authority to court over a “groundless” tax imposed on the exchange. Experts explain that currently there are no grounds to tax crypto transactions in South Korea and existing tax laws do not apply to crypto transactions. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia Bithumb Seeks to Nullify Tax Bill While South Korea currently has no law to tax crypto profits, the country’s National Tax Service (NTS) has imposed a tax of…

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