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Lithuania to Adopt Crypto Regulations Even Stricter Than the EU’s

Lithuania to Adopt Crypto Regulations Stricter Than the EU RulesLithuania, one of the Baltic tigers that has in past few years demonstrated it doesn’t shy away from new technologies and the digital economy, is preparing to introduce stricter rules for crypto companies. The government in Vilnius is working on amendments that according to officials will go beyond the requirements of the latest, fifth EU […]

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Philippines Now Has 10 Approved Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Philippines Now Has 10 Approved Cryptocurrency ExchangesThe Philippines is catching up to Japan with a growing number of approved cryptocurrency exchanges. The central bank has green-lighted 10 crypto exchanges so far. Meanwhile, one of the country’s largest banks now has a bitcoin ATM at one of its main branches. In addition, the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority has independently licensed 24 crypto […]

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Two Australian Crypto Exchange Licenses Suspended Following Arrest

Two Australian Crypto Exchanges' Licenses Suspended Following ArrestTwo Australian cryptocurrency exchanges have been suspended by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (Austrac) following raids conducted by the Australian Federal Police in Melbourne. The raids resulted in the arrest of a 27-year-old who has been described as a “key member” of both exchanges. Also Read: P2P Markets: Russian Localbitcoins Trade Outpaces Venezuela […]

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5 Crypto Exchanges Have Been Licensed in Gibraltar Since Regulation

Five Crypto Exchanges Licensed in Gibraltar Since RegulationSeveral known crypto companies have been granted licenses to operate from Gibraltar since the British overseas territory adopted business-friendly regulations for the nascent industry. According to Gibraltar’s trade minister, Albert Isola, the government is now focused on creating a “supportive environment” for the sector.   Also read: Cryptocurrency Exchanges Eye Russia for Expansion Despite Sanctions […]

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Thailand Issues 4 Cryptocurrency Licenses, Rejects 2 Exchanges

Thailand Issues 4 Cryptocurrency Licenses, Rejects 2 ExchangesThailand has officially granted licenses to three cryptocurrency exchanges and one broker-dealer. Two exchanges have been rejected and one is still being reviewed. These seven companies have been temporarily allowed to operate in the country. Two of them will now begin closing down their businesses. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for […]

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Japan’s Monex Group Launching Crypto Exchange in the US

Monex Group, a major Japanese financial services company and the parent company of cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, has unveiled its plan to launch a crypto exchange in the U.S. next quarter. The company has also shared its expansion plans for Coincheck in Japan. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations U.S. Expansion […]

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Estonia to Tighten Rules for Licensed Crypto Companies

Estonia to Tighten Rules for Licensed Crypto CompaniesEstonia, one of Europe’s most crypto-friendly nations, plans to tighten its licensing regime for cryptocurrency companies. The financial authorities in Tallinn want to introduce stricter regulations for fintech businesses registered in the Baltic country.   Also read: Binance Terminates Services for Users in Belarus Regulators to Increase Oversight The Financial Intelligence Unit, the Estonian regulator […]

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Philippine Crypto Valley to Attract Companies From Japan, Korea and Australia

Philippine Crypto Valley to Attract Companies From Japan, Korea and AustraliaThe Philippine government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority has unveiled a plan to attract Japanese, Korean and Australian companies to its “Crypto Valley of Asia.” The authority is also cracking down on crypto companies operating within its economic zone without a license. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Ceza’s Crypto […]

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Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses to Cryptocurrency Businesses

Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses to Cryptocurrency BusinessesIn less than a year since Estonia introduced licensing for companies operating in the cryptocurrency industry, the number of licenses issued has surpassed 900. Authorities in the Baltic country have adopted a rather progressive approach to regulating the crypto space but startups have complained that local banks are still reluctant to offer them regular services. […]

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Mauritius Regulator to Provide Licenses to Digital Asset Custodians

Mauritius Regulator to Provide Licenses to Digital Asset CustodiansThe authorities in the island nation of Mauritius plan to start issuing custodian licenses to companies holding digital assets on behalf of clients. The financial regulator said the existing licensing regime is not suited for that purpose, although licensees under the new rules will have to comply with similar requirements.        Also read: Abu Dhabi […]

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