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    Bitcoin

    Feds track Bitcoin to break up child porn ring

    The huge child pornography ring was among the first to use Bitcoin to fund its illicit operation, the U.S. Attorney said; more than one million bitcoin addresses found

    Federal prosecutors said that they successfully back-traced Bitcoin transactions to break up a major child pornography ring.

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    Asia & Australia,  Libra

    Facebook’s Libra has an uphill battle in Asia

    India in particular will be a vital market, but cryptocurrencies are on the verge of being outlawed

    The headwind Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is facing seems to be getting stronger in Asia, as regulators in China, Korea, and India all expressed serious concerns about the stablecoin.

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    Asia & Australia,  Europe,  Regulation

    As the US dithers on regulating cryptocurrencies, other regions move forward

    Support for blockchain technology is stronger both in the US and abroad

    Cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiasts were excited about the ​announcement​ this week that President Donald Trump plans to name Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, a longtime supporter of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, as his interim White House chief of staff before the end of the year. As a congressman, Mulvaney was a co-founder of the ​Congressional Blockchain Caucus​. When it comes to actually embracing cryptocurrencies, the U.S. has been generally skeptical. As a recent opinion piece in the ​Harvard Business Review​ by law firm Jones Day blockchain initiative leaders Stephen J. Obie and Mark W. Rasmussen noted: ​“Without clear regulations, cryptocurrency innovation in the United States is being stifled.…