Article Wrap Up Week 50, 2017

This is your weekly wrapup of articles related to cryptos.  Even if you don’t read the articles, take a gander at the headlines themselves, and you’ll still be up to speed with what’s going on in the crypto space.

As always, do your research.  Any decision you makes rests upon your shoulders.

Be well, everyone.


Litecoin Price Leaps 30% to New All-Time High  Disregard.  Since the publish date, it has gone up another 30% (12/9/17)

Coinbase President Hints at Listing New Currencies, IPO

Implementation

Chinese Whale Buys Fleet of F1 Cars Worth £4 Million with LitecoinSenior VP Says eBay “Seriously Considering” Bitcoin IntegrationGibraltar to Launch License Scheme for Blockchain StartupsDenmark Could Tap Blockchain For Foreign Aid Delivery, Says ReportWill Uber Accept Bitcoin Payments in 2018?Japanese Internet Giant GMO Offers to Pay 4700+ Employees in BitcoinPrecious Metals Dealer Apmex Now Accepts Bitcoin for PurchasesBlockchain’s Boom Year: Job Market Grows 200%Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Opens to ICOsDigital Currency Dash Now Usable at 13,000 Locations In BrazilCraigslist Enable Sellers to Accept Bitcoin, More Merchants Adopt CryptocurrenciesSouth Korea Bitcoin Frenzy: Everyone is Rushing to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

Russia’s Biggest Bank Pilots Money Transfer on an IBM BlockchainDecentralized Gaming Platform CryCash Announces Partnership with Developers of FarCryIt’s Time for Governments to Embrace BlockchainStartup Aims to Build Open-Source Telecom Ecosystem on Blockchain

Regulation and Guidance

South African Tax Services Researching Ways to Track BTC TransactionsMalaysia’s Central Bank Releases Draft Rules for Cryptocurrency Exchanges Israeli Regulator Won’t Allow Bitcoin Firms Be Included in Stock IndicesBelarus Signs ‘Super Liberal’ Blockchain Support LegislationBitcoin Regulations Inevitable – Economics ProfessorNew Self-Regulatory Body Aims to Develop ICO StandardsBitcoin Will be Legal, Mining to See Regulation: Russia’s Deputy Finance MinisterIRS Bitcoin Hunt Ramps Up, But Tax Amnesty Could Follow: Expert Blog

Precious Metals Dealer Apmex Now Accepts Bitcoin for PurchasesVenezuela to Regulate Bitcoin MiningSouth Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Implement Self-Regulation

Legal Sphere

Class-Action Suit Targets ICO Promoted By Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Scrutiny Intensifies as Tether Exceeds Supply of 1 Billion USDT

Tezos Foundation Board Member Quits as Lawsuits, Allegations, Tensions Mount

Commentary

Members of European Parliament Agree Cryptocurrency Has Come to Stay

‘Mrs. Watanabe’ Driving Bitcoin Price Higher: Deutsche Bank

Charlie Lee: Japan and South Korea Regulations Good For Bitcoin

Top German Economist Says There Are Strong Reasons to Regulate Bitcoin

Deutsche Bank Executive: Bitcoin Isn’t Going Anywhere

Adoption of Bitcoin Picking Up Speed in Venezuela, Called “Lifesaving” Currency

6 Top Bitcoin Predictions For 2018

10 of the Biggest Lies Told About Bitcoin  [Recommended reading]

Crypto Stimulus: Expert Blog

Charles Hughes Smith: Charles Hughes Smith: Bitcoin vs Fiat Currency: Which Fails First?

Charles Hughes Smith: What Is Money? (Yes, We’re Talking About Bitcoin)

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