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In First, FinCEN Penalizes Bitcoin Trader for Violating AML Laws

| Yogita Khatri

U.S. regulator FinCEN has for the first time penalized a cryptocurrency trader for breaking anti-money laundering rules.

South Korean Crypto Exchange Coinnest Announces Closure

| Daniel Palmer

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinnest, once South Korea's third largest, is shutting up shop, citing a drop-off in trade.

Aragon Vote Aims to Restrict Ethereum App from Funding Polkadot Blockchain

| Christine Kim

Ethereum project Aragon is getting ready to vote on whether to expand operations to include blockchain interoperability platform Polkadot.

Overstock’s tZERO Token Market Misses Closing Date for $100 Million Raise

| Anna Baydakova

Overstock’s tZERO security token trading platform has once again failed to close on a capital injection by the targeted date.

As ICO Business Dried up, This Firm’s Headcount Fell From 120 to 50

| Brady Dale

Significant layoffs at Ambisafe tell the tale of another ICO services startup that got too big in 2018.

Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Calls for ‘Clear Guidelines’ on Crypto

| Stan Higgins

U.S. presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has laid out his campaign's policy position on cryptocurrencies.

MakerDAO Voters Divided on How Much to Hike Fee for DAI Stablecoin

| Christine Kim

MakerDAO token holders approved a 3 percent fee increase on the programmatic loan system issuing DAI tokens. Yet token holders appear to be more…

Crypto Startups Barred from Indian Central Bank Fintech Sandbox

| Nikhilesh De

The Reserve Bank of India is setting up a regulatory sandbox for fintech startups – but crypto projects are excluded.

Bakkt Exchange May Be Seeking New York License for Crypto Custody: Report

| Daniel Palmer

The owner of the New York Stock Exchange, ICE, is reportedly eyeing a New York license for its long-delayed crypto exchange Bakkt.

Binance Reveals Timeline for BNB Cryptocurrency’s Move Off Ethereum

| Yogita Khatri

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance released details of how its native token BNB will soon be moved from ethereum to its native public blockchain.