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Zuckerberg: Facebook Would Leave Libra if It Launched Too Early

November 5, 2019
Facebook could withdraw from the Libra Association — the governing body of the eponymous stablecoin project — should it launch without approval from regulators in the United States. Libra could lose its primary member In a Congressional hearing on Oct. 23, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg reiterated the company’s commitment to not launch its

Telegram Writes Investors to Counter FUD Before Feb. SEC Hearings

October 28, 2019
In a letter to investors, Telegram encouraged investors to view the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hearing recently rescheduled for February as “a positive step.” Cause for optimism The letter, sent on Oct. 19, briefly reassures investors that the recent rescheduling of hearings until Feb. 18-19 is good news while maintaining that the

5 Things to Know About Grams Wallet’s Terms of Use Before GRM Launch

October 14, 2019
Cloud-based instant messaging service Telegram has released the terms of use for its native cryptocurrency wallet Grams Wallet. In the Oct. 8 publication, Telegram said the conditions apply whether as a standalone application or as incorporated into the Telegram Messenger application. Here are five key takeaways: 1. Taxes, regulation In the statement, Telegram emphasized that the Grams

Caitlin Long: New Wyoming Law Will Protect Privacy of Wallet Keys

October 7, 2019
Caitlin Long, a member of the Wyoming Blockchain Task Force, hinted at two new prospective state laws she believes will be highly popular among cryptocurrency developers and owners. In an interview during Peter McCormack’s podcast on Sept. 27, the 22-year Wall Street veteran and cryptocurrency activist reflected on the pioneering crypto legislation already passed —

US House Committee Hearing With the SEC on Libra, Crypto and Securities

October 1, 2019
In advance: As Cointelegraph reported on Sept. 20, the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing today, Sept. 24, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton and four other SEC commissioners. At the time of the announcement, the published agenda included such critical topics for Cointelegraph’s readers

Bitcoin Ban Means Massive Brain Drain for India, Crypto Industry Warns

September 30, 2019
India is seeing the first signs of an anticipated brain drain, as the government mulls stark legislation that would criminalize domestic cryptocurrency investments. A Sept. 16 Economic Times report has taken the measure of industry sentiment on the ground, as a proposed blanket ban — currently still in the form of draft legislation — awaits its

Major Computer Chip Maker Faces Infringement Lawsuits From Competitor

September 3, 2019
TSMC, the world’s largest independent semiconductor foundry and chip supplier for Bitmain, is facing multiple lawsuits from its competitor GlobalFoundries (GF). Alleged patent infringement GF, the second biggest semiconductor foundry by sales after TSMC, filed several lawsuits in the United States and Germany, accusing Taiwanese TSMC of infringing on 16 GF patents, according to an

Crypto Regulation Outlook in 2019 — What Is the Global Scenario?

August 27, 2019
As the global investor community starts to become increasingly aware of what crypto has to offer, it appears as though this burgeoning asset class is becoming more and more accepted. This is probably best highlighted by the fact that after experiencing bearish conditions all through 2018 (with Bitcoin even stooping at one point to around

Judge Rules to Extend Bitfinex and iFinex Case in New York

August 21, 2019
Justice Joel M. Cohen of the New York Supreme Court (NYSC) has ruled to extend the preliminary injunction in the ongoing case of crypto exchange Bitfinex and Tether’s parent company, iFinex, against the New York Attorney General (NYAG), on July 29. Cohen reportedly decided to give a 90 day extension to the case, which apparently

Begin EMBA Fair: Unlimited opportunities for career development

October 21, 2014
2014.10.21 On October 17, 2014 the Sheraton Palace Hotel Moscow held the Begin EMBA Fair – one of the leading education events in Russia especially organized for executives. Unlike the usual MBA fairs, it was oriented toward the more experienced participants and showcased the most relevant programs for their further career prospects. The current rapid