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UK Regulator: 3% of Consumers Surveyed Have Bought Cryptocurrency

The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published two reports on consumer attitudes and awareness to crypto assets in the country. The research includes qualitative interviews and a national survey of 2,132 British consumers. Source

1.3 Million Leaked Transactions Link Major Banks to $8.8 Billion Money Laundering Scheme

A new set of reports by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, compiled from over 1.3 million leaked transactions from 238,000 companies, have linked many major banks to a scheme to channel billions of dollars out of Russia. The Troika Laundromat is unique in that “it was created by a prestigious financial institution.”
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Kaspersky: Bitcoin Needs Less Government Control and More Collaboration

Russian cybersecurity expert Eugene Kaspersky has said cryptocurrencies can be a success, but only if governments stop trying to control them or alternatively when all countries unite under a single global government. However, the billionaire does not believe Bitcoin will replace the existing financial system despite the currency’s “great” qualities. Source

Turkish Real Estate Agency Sells 9 Houses for BTC
Turkish real estate agency Antalya Homes has sold nine properties to date using bitcoin core, mostly to foreign buyers. The houses cost a minimum of €30,000 each (~$33,900) said the agency, which also accepts bitcoin cash, ethereum, stellar, ripple, litecoin and tether. Source

4 of Tokyo’s Hottest Nightclubs to Accept Bitcoin Cash

Japan is currently the third densest region of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) accepting merchants. In order to keep the adoption ball rolling, this week an avid BCH supporter talked the owners of Tokyo-based luxury lounge Mezzo into accepting BCH at three more popular nightclubs in the Tokyo district. The owners revealed that the Japanese clubs V2, Ele, Villa, and Mezzo’s food and beverage cafe Ruby will be accepting BCH for drinks and services this April.
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Indian Government Confirms Cryptocurrency Regulation in Final Stages

The government of India has told the country’s supreme court that the committee tasked with drafting crypto regulation is in the final stages of deliberations. The court plans to hear the petitions against the banking ban by the central bank after the government produces crypto regulation. Source