カテゴリー: FCA

Trade.io Acquires Primus Capital Markets to Offer BTC-Backed Forex Trading

Trade.io Acquires Brokerage Primus Capital Markets, to Offer Bitcoin-Backed Forex TradingTrade.io, a cryptocurrency exchange and investment company, has acquired British brokerage firm Primus Capital Markets Ltd for an undisclosed amount. The new subsidiary is to start trading foreign currency using digital assets as base currency under a new name, TIO Markets. Initially, customers will be able to make deposits and withdrawals in bitcoin core, ethereum, […]

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Crypto Facilities Launches Perpetual Futures on Five Cryptocurrencies

Crypto Facilities Launches Perpetual Futures on Five CryptocurrenciesUK-based cryptocurrency exchange platform Crypto Facilities has launched perpetual futures contracts on five cryptocurrencies. The platform is registered with the country’s Financial Conduct Authority and already offers fixed maturity futures on six trading pairs. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Crypto Facilities Launches Perpetual Futures London-based exchange Crypto Facilities announced […]

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Indian Officials Visit Regulators in Japan, UK, Switzerland to Study Crypto

Indian Officials Visit Regulators in Japan, UK, Switzerland to Study CryptoThe Securities and Exchange Board of India has sent officials to Japan, the UK, and Switzerland to study cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings from each of the three countries’ financial regulators. The securities watchdog aims to engage with international regulators and gain a deeper understanding of their crypto mechanisms and systems in order to improve […]

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The Daily: China Escalates Crackdown, Russia Chases Shadows, UK Warns of Scams

The Daily: China Escalates Crackdown, Russia Chases Shadows, UK Warns of ScamsFollowing the closing of social media accounts of crypto news organizations and after forbidding hotels from hosting crypto-related events, China has turned its attention to banning payments to trading platforms based outside the country. We’ve covered the escalation of the crackdown in The Daily. Also, Russia’s Interior Ministry wants to introduce criminal liability for shadowy […]

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Cryptocurrency Card Issuer Wirex Granted E-Money License in the UK

Wirex Granted E-Money License in the UKEuropean crypto card provider Wirex has been awarded an e-money license by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK. The accreditation will allow the company to create e-money accounts in more than two dozen different currencies. Wirex hopes to secure similar licenses in Asia and North America. Also read: Check Which Coins You Can Spend […]

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UK Exchange Launches First FCA-Regulated Bitcoin Cash Futures Contracts

UK Exchange Launches First FCA-Regulated Bitcoin Cash Futures ContractsThe UK-based cryptocurrency futures exchange, Crypto Facilities, has announced the launch of the first Bitcoin Cash – Dollar (BCH/USD) futures. Crypto Facilities is regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the new BCH futures products will join the firm’s other crypto-based contracts at 4 pm UK time on Friday, August 17th. Also read: Handcash […]

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Regulations Round-Up: Malta Clarifies Law, UK Wealth Managers Urge FCA Action

In recent regulatory news, Malta’s financial regulator has sought to clarify the nation’s cryptocurrency regulations following the passing of an act pertaining to crypto assets, UK-based wealth managers have called for the FCA to take a strong stance regarding cryptocurrencies, and the deputy governor of Bank of Israel has predicted that cryptocurrencies will contribute to […]

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Regulatory Round-Up: U.K. Chief Blockchain Officer, DLT Cohort in FCA Sandbox, Central Bank Calls Crypto ”Fallacy”

Regulatory Round-Up: U.K. Chief Blockchain Officer, DLT Companies in FCA Sandbox, Central Bank Calls Crypto ”Fallacy”In recent regulatory news, U.K. minister, Eddie Hughes has published a report that advocates for the creation of a “Chief Blockchain Officer,” the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has announced that a number of distributed ledger (DLT) companies have been accepted into cohort 4 of its regulatory sandbox, and Finland’s Central Bank has published a report […]

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Regulation Round-Up: Shapeshift COO Says U.S. Regulations Worsen, Germany to Protect Financial Stability not Individual Investors

Regulation Round-Up: Shapeshift COO Says U.S. Regulations Worsen, Germany to Protect Financial Stability not Individual InvestorsIn recent regulatory news, the Shapeshift co-founder and chief operating officer, has given a damning appraisal of the current regulatory climate surrounding cryptocurrencies in the United States. The president of Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, Felix Hufeld, has indicated that the principal concern of German regulators regarding cryptocurrency will be seeking to ensure financial stability, […]

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