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Central Bank of Portugal awards first licenses to local crypto

Banco de Portugal, the country’s central bank, issued operational licenses to two local crypto exchanges for the first time ever, a notice on the site shows. Receiving the licenses were Lisboa-based Criptoloja and Braga-based Mind The Coin. “It was a long way. Being the first regulated exchange in Portugal means a lot,” said Pedro Borges, […]Read More

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Dutch economic advisor calls for a Bitcoin ban even as

An official of the Central Planning Bureau (CPB), an independent, publicly financed policy arm that advises the government of the Netherlands, said today that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies should be banned in the country. The director of the ‘Centraal Plan Bureau’ (CPB), an economic research institute that advises the Dutch government, wrote an essay that […]Read More

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Irish Central Bank official says cryptos like Bitcoin are a

Derville Rowland, Ireland Central Bank’s Director-General for Financial Conduct, said in an interview with Bloomberg today that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are “of great concern.” The bank’s official also addressed crypto investors saying “crypto-assets are quite a speculative, unregulated investment,” warning them to be “really aware they could lose the whole of that investment.” One […]Read More

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Nigerian central bank does a U-turn on Bitcoin ban, saying

According to local news reports, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, says he will “allow” the trading of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. In February this year, CBN Director Bello Hassan signed a letter warning monetary service providers of severe regulatory sanctions if they dealt with cryptocurrency exchanges. Aside from hitting a $2.5 […]Read More

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Dutch Bitcoin exchange fends off Central Bank’s verification demands for

Netherlands-based crypto exchange Bitonic today announced that a recent court order has convinced the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) to withdraw its demands for “unlawful and onerous” user verification requirements such as mandatory wallet screenshots. “After reconsideration, DNB comes to the conclusion that this interpretation of Article 2, second paragraph, RtSw, given by DNB, does not […]Read More

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Nigeria’s central bank moves to prohibit Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) reminded financial service businesses that dealing with cryptocurrency is prohibited. The letter, signed by Director Bello Hassan, warned of severe regulatory sanctions for those failing to meet the directive. Hassan says monetary service providers must identify on/off ramping and immediately close accounts associated with the action. “Accordingly, all DMBs, […]Read More