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Canadian Senate Panel Calls for ‘Light Touch’ Bitcoin Regulation

| Stan Higgins

A report published by the Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce has called for a regulatory "light touch" on bitcoin.

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Secret Service Agent to Plead Guilty for Silk Road Violations

| Pete Rizzo

US Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges will plead guilty to charges of money laundering and fraud stemming from the investigation of Silk Road.

Fantasy Bitcoin Stock Market Sand Hill Fined $20K By SEC

| Stan Higgins

The SEC has settled with Sand Hill Exchange, an experimental stock market that used bitcoin as a medium of exchange.

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EBA: 51% Attack Remains Bitcoin’s Biggest Problem

| Emily Spaven

Bitcoin’s biggest problem is still the threat of a 51% attack, according to Dr Dirk Haubrich of the European Banking Authority (EBA).

Erik Voorhees: BitLicense Requires ‘Reckless’ Data Collection

| Stan Higgins

ShapeShift founder and CEO Erik Voorhees discusses the company's new iOS app and its decision to stop serving the New York market.

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Bitcoin Mining Pool BTC Guild to Close Over BitLicense Concerns

| Stan Higgins

Bitcoin mining pool BTC Guild is shutting down later this month, and its operator has cited the BitLicense finalization as a major factor.

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Swiss Crypto Community Reacts to Bitcoin’s VAT Exemption

| Yessi Bello Perez

Switzerland's bitcoin community has spoken out following confirmation that bitcoin is exempt from Value Added Tax (VAT) in the country.

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US Treasury: Bitcoin’s Use in Funding Terrorism ‘Unclear’

| Stan Higgins

A new US Treasury Department study reports that bitcoin could possibly be used to fund terrorism but that the actual risk posed remains uncertain.

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Lloyd’s Report: Bitcoin Will Always Be Risky

| Grace Caffyn

Bitcoin's security risk will "never be reduced to zero", according to a report released by insurance provider Lloyd’s today.

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Bitcoin Teen Pleads Guilty Over Providing Support to ISIL

| Yessi Bello Perez

A teenager who instructed ISIL (or ISIS) supporters on how to use bitcoin has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to provide material support.