Indian Bitcoin Exchanges seeks clarity over levy of GST

As reported by Economic Times, an Indian business daily, seven of India's leading bitcoin exchanges, including Zebpay, Unocoin, CoinSecure, and BtcxIndia are planning to approach the Advance Authority of Ruling (AAR) which is a judicial body providing clarity on taxation inquiry for companies and associations in India.

PBOC Quells Rumors of Banning Bitcoin Mining in China

The Chinese business publication Caixin, on January 4 reported that contrary to rumors on Wednesday, Chinese authorities haven’t asked bitcoin miners to shut down their operations in the country. 

80% of Total Bitcoins Already ‘Mined’

According to the reports, more than 16.8 million bitcoins are in circulation which means 80 percent of total bitcoins are officially mined.

Malaysia will not ban Cryptocurrency

Malaysia's second finance minister has confirmed that the government will not enforce a ban on trading bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, though proper regulations will be imposed.

How many Bitcoin billionaires are out there?

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the twin brothers, famously known for suing Mark Zuckerberg claiming to stole their idea for Facebook, made history in early December by becoming the first widely accepted Bitcoin billionaires.

Bitcoin Fails the Smell Test: Massachusetts Securities Regulator

Bitcoin reached a record high above $19,800 in mid-December and has increased more than 1,500 percent over the last 12 months and is currently trading around USD $13,000 at the time of writing.

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