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Bit.ly Says It ‘Does Not Block Cryptocurrency Sites,’ Fixes Links For Andreas Antonopoulos’ Book

On November 3, renowned Bitcoin advocate, Andreas Antonopoulos, took to Twitter to claim that URL shortening service, Bit.ly (Bitly), had blocked crypto-related links from his upcoming book. Cointelegraph has reached out to Bitly, and learned that the links “had been inadvertently blocked,” while the company has reportedly resolved the issue. Nevertheless, crypto-related bans still exist in mainstream media.… Read More »

Cryptocurrency ‘Illegal’ In India Says Trade Organization Head

The head of an Indian nonprofit trade organization said cryptocurrency is “illegal,” and urged businesses to obey the law, local news daily the Hindu reported Thursday, Oct. 25. Debjani Ghosh, the president of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), was cited by the Hindu saying that cryptocurrencies are illegal from NASSCOM’s perspective. NASSCOM is a… Read More »

Major Chinese Tech Magazine Adds Payment in Bitcoin to Show Blockchain ‘Practicality’

Beijing Sci-Tech Report (BSTR), China’s oldest media publication covering the tech industry, has announced it will offer subscriptions payable with Bitcoin (BTC), local media outlet Guangming reported Sunday, September 30. An evidently rare occurrence from China, were government pressure has forced crypto exchanges and Initial Coin Offering (ICO) operators to halt activities over the past year, BSTR says… Read More »

Committed Crypto Enthusiast Embarks On “21-Day Bitcoin Challenge”

Despite China’s crypto crackdown, a Chinese cryptocurrency enthusiast recently embarked on a twenty-one-day journey to survive solely on a small stash of Bitcoin, no more, no less.21 Days, 0.21 BitcoinWhen it comes to cryptocurrency diehards, there isn’t anyone as committed as China-based crypto proponent He You Bing, who recently took to China’s streets to begin her 21-day challenge that… Read More »

China Clamps Down Again — Silences Online Crypto Discussion

China Shuts Down Popular Online Crypto Forums The second coming of China’s crypto police has seemingly arrived, with the Asian country enlisting measures to cease the propagation of this nascent asset class over the past two weeks. Most recently, Baidu, China’s most popular search engine, has begun to restrict access to crypto-centric forums, discussion boards, and chat rooms on… Read More »

Iran: Central Bank Figure Hints Cryptocurrency Ban Will End In September

Iran will likely reverse its cryptocurrency ban in September, a central bank official told a conference August 26, paving the way for official regulation in the country. Regulators Revisit April Exchange Block The country, which introduced a blanket ban on trading in April this year, has since seen economic turmoil return to its economy in light of fresh… Read More »

China Escalates Cryptocurrency Ban Blocking 124 Offshore Exchanges

China will shortly block access to over one hundred international cryptocurrency exchanges and other platforms as the government’s crackdown escalates, local news media report August 23. Beijing On Crypto: We’ll Continue To Ban Everything According to the South China Morning Post quoting Chinese language resource Shanghai Securities News, lawmakers will shut down availability of 124 “websites operated by… Read More »

Beijing Bans Venues from Hosting Crypto Promotion Events

Beijing Bans Venues from Hosting Crypto Promotion Events Shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, and office buildings in downtown Beijing have been ordered not to provide venues for activities that promote cryptocurrencies. A document, first circulated online on Wednesday, indicates that the district government has now banned commercial properties from hosting events relating to “cryptocurrency talks and… The post Beijing… Read More »

Vietnam Purportedly Bans Activities Associated With Cryptocurrencies

Vietnam’s State Securities Commission (SSC) has reportedly required companies as well as relevant funds to refrain from engaging in the transaction, issuance, or brokerage activities associated with cryptocurrencies.  Nationwide Cryptocurrency Ban The SSC in Vietnam banned public companies, fund management companies, securities companies as well as securities investment funds from participating in activities associated with cryptocurrencies, according to… Read More »