Juul’s Valuation Is Going Up in Smoke After China Terminates Sales – CCN.com

Mere days after launching in the world’s largest tobacco market, Juul, a leading e-cigarette producer, had its sales terminated in China; meanwhile, stock estimates have been reduced to little more than vapor, with the firm’s $38 billion valuation slowly evaporating. Just last week the popular vaporizer launched a range of its products on two of …

Blockstack Paves Way for Blockchain Startup Fundraising with SEC Nod

Blockchain startups have received a dose of clarity on the fundraising landscape, and you can feel the excitement in the air. The U.S. securities regulator has given Blockstack the green light to sell Stacks (STX) tokens in the maiden SEC-approved crypto deal of its kind. The utility token sale will happen via an offshoot of …

CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight. Our traffic has experienced a massive impact by Google’s June 2019 Core Update. Image from Sistrix.com.   CCN’s visibility index on Sistrix.com shows how …

G20 Ministers Discuss Crypto Benefits, Commit to Risk-focused Vigilance

By CCN Markets: Global finance ministers and central bankers reconfirmed their multilateral support of crypto-industry regulations on the weekend in Japan. They were attending the G20 Finance Summit ahead of the Leaders’ Summit in late June. There were no surprises for the crypto-currency markets in the Communique sent out by Japan’s Minister of Finance on …

Google Faces Likely Antitrust Probe by the US Dept of Justice: Report

By CCN: Google parent company Alphabet is on the hot seat with the U.S. Department of Justice. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the DOJ is preparing an antitrust investigation into the internet search giant. It’s not the first time Google has been investigated for violating U.S. federal antitrust statutes. It is, however, the first …

Crypto Hero? Retiring CFTC Chief Bites Back at Anti-Bitcoin Bullies

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Pakistan Regulates Cryptocurrency to Prevent ‘Terrorism Financing’

Pakistan has announced plans to regulate cryptocurrencies in accordance with recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The regulations will be introduced immediately. Pakistan embraces digital currencies reluctantly Pakistan had previously taken a hard stance against cryptocurrencies, with the country’s central bank warning banks and other financial services providers against offering services that supported …

Crypto Exchange Kraken Says Government Subpoenas Tripled in 2018

Running a crypto-based financial service in the US is becoming difficult due to unconventional legal costs, cryptocurrency exchange Kraken indicated in its latest “transparency report.” Crypto Exchange Kraken Says Government Inquiries Tripled in 2018 The US-based crypto exchange, which additionally operates in Canada, Europe, and Japan, reportedly received 315 subpoenas from US law enforcement agencies, …

Jihan Wu, Micree Zhan Stepping Down as Bitmain CEOs

The year is not ending on a good note for Bitmain. The Beijing-based bitcoin mining giant is possibly looking at the resignation of its CEOs Jihan Wu and Micree Zhan, according to Odaily, a Chinese media outlet. The company has not officially confirmed any of the media allegations yet. But sources inside the organization have revealed …

Australian Tax Office Warns Traders About Declaring Cryptocurrency Profits

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has reissued a warning to traders to ensure they declare their cryptocurrency profits when reporting their annual revenues. The ATO has warned Aussie crypto traders numerous times in the past but the issue is now reaching fever pitch. Cryptocurrency regulatory requirements across Western nations tend to be quite lax when …