Swiss voters approve tax and pension overhaul: TV

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss voters easily approved on Sunday a shake-up of the country’s corporate tax system, heading off what its finance minister had called an existential threat to Switzerland’s role as a business hub, projections for Swiss broadcaster SRF showed. The projections from the gfs.bern polling outfit saw the measure passing in the binding referendum by a 66-34 percent […]

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Coinbase Adds PayPal Withdrawal Support For EU Residents

The withdrawal option has been available in the US since December 2018. Now EU and EFTA countries can use it, too. Cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has announced the option for residents of the European Union to withdraw their fiat currency using PayPal. The company’s blog post specifies that the service will extend to those living in European Free […]

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Brexit is a revolt against a German-run European super-state

Led by an appallingly incompetent German management, the European Union will most probably come out terminally fractured after next May’s parliamentary elections. The political forces already at work in a number of countries will go back to nation states and a free-trading area, abandoning the pipe dream of a European statehood and sovereignty. That may not scuttle the euro because […]

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Lack of EU Crypto Regulation "A Deterrent to Blockchain Innovation," Says CEO of Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange

Following the EU’s decision to abstain from regulating blockchain for now, cryptocurrency market operators speak out. Although the lack of regulation in a particular industry could be interpreted as something positive at times, this doesn’t apply to situations in which governmental bodies choose to table a discussion on the matter for a later date. It makes markets unpredictable. After the […]

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Bittrex Goes Global with New Affiliate

The latest developments in the Bittrex world include a new international affiliate focusing on blockchain technology and a move to Malta. Bittrex has been keeping very busy these last couple of weeks. The exchange introduced two new trading pairs, allowing their USD market clients to now also trade in Ethereum and in Ripple. Next, the exchange partnered with Rialto Trading, […]

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Binance Enters Joint Venture to Create European Fiat Exchange

Cryptocurrency exchange giant Binance is moving into fiat trading through a joint venture with Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange (LCX), a cooperation that was first announced on August 16. The service going under the name of “Binance LCX” has already started the hiring process to build a team of 10 to 15 people that will be in charge of the operations in the […]

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EU Parliament Report: Cryptocurrency Anonymity A Problem, Blockchain Not To Blame

A recent study published by the European Parliament discusses the state of cryptocurrency-related crime, such as money laundering, tax evasion, and terrorist financing. Requested by the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance, a July study titled Cryptocurrencies and blockchain: Legal context and implications for financial crime, money laundering and tax evasion highlights the issue […]

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