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The Daily: Malta Sees No Issue With Unlicensed Crypto Firms, Valletta Mansion on Sale for Crypto

The Daily: Malta Sees No Issue With Unlicensed Crypto Firms, Valletta Mansion on Sale for CryptoMalta is not worried about crypto companies operating while their applications for licenses are still pending as the loophole does not mean they are free from obligations under the current regulations, officials from the island nation commented. Also in The Daily, a €3 million palazzo in Valletta has been put up for sale and the […]

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Japan Introduces New Screening Requirements for Crypto Exchanges

Japan Introduces New Screening Requirements for Crypto ExchangesJapan’s financial regulator has reportedly introduced new screening requirements for crypto exchanges seeking approval to operate in the country. The agency now extends its focus beyond the registrants’ financial health and system safety measures. Among additional criteria are the assessment of the companies’ decision-making process and their links to antisocial groups. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek […]

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Japan Unveils Results of On-Site Inspections of 23 Crypto Exchanges

Japan Unveils Results of On-Site Inspections of 23 Crypto ExchangesThe Japanese financial regulator has finished the on-site inspections of 23 cryptocurrency exchanges. The agency found many problems and has released a report outlining them. The regulator will use the findings to tighten its review procedures of new crypto exchange applicants, including over 100 companies that have been waiting to be reviewed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan […]

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Crypto Friendly Policies Rapidly Drawing Companies to Thailand

Crypto Friendly Policies Rapidly Drawing Companies to ThailandSoon after Thailand adopted its regulations for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs), companies reportedly pile up to apply for licenses to operate in the country. According to the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission, about 50 ICO projects are seeking to launch, five portals plan to open for business and 20 crypto exchanges have applied […]

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Philippines Building Crypto Valley of Asia

Philippines Building Crypto Valley of AsiaThe Philippines government is building Crypto Valley of Asia, a cryptocurrency and fintech hub similar to the one in the canton of Zug, Switzerland. The estate will be built at the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport in partnership with private property developer Northern Star Gaming & Resorts Inc. The zone is already set to […]

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Interest in Philippines Economic Zone Crypto License Spikes – 17 Firms Paid in Full

Interest in Philippines Economic Zone Crypto License Spikes - 17 Firms Paid in FullThe Philippines government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza) is in the process of issuing more crypto licenses. Interest for the license by offshore companies “surpassed all our expectations,” Ceza administrator said. Seventeen firms have already paid in full; 19 more are in the pipeline. Ceza expects to earn about $68 million from crypto licensing. Also read: Yahoo! […]

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Presidential Decree Sets the Stage for Legalizing Cryptocurrencies in Uzbekistan

Presidential Decree Sets the Stage for Legalizing Cryptocurrencies in UzbekistanThe executive power in Uzbekistan has advanced towards legalizing cryptocurrencies and implementing blockchain technology in both government and economy. A new decree signed by President Mirziyoyev mandates licensing for trading and other activities related to the circulation of digital coins. The document also calls for regulating crypto mining and smart contracts. Also read: No License […]

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Philippines’ Economic Zone Creating Crypto Regulations, Licensing 25 Exchanges

Philippines' Economic Zone Creating Crypto Regulations, Licensing 25 ExchangesThe authority of the Filipino government-owned economic zone is drafting regulations for cryptocurrencies and planning to limit the number of licenses it issues to 25. Other rules include the requirement for each crypto exchange to invest at least US$1 million within 2 years. The authority has reportedly received about 60 applications from crypto companies so […]

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Japan Set to Finally Reject a Cryptocurrency Exchange

Japan Set to Finally Reject a Cryptocurrency ExchangeAfter approving 16 cryptocurrency exchanges, the Japanese financial regulator is reportedly set to reject a crypto exchange application for the first time. The applicant is an exchange which has been suspended twice from carrying out any crypto activities and received two business improvement orders. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space The First Rejection […]

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Thailand Approves Draft Decree on Crypto

Thailand Approves Draft Decree on CryptoThe Thai cabinet has approved a draft decree to regulate cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. The definition of digital assets has been modified from the previous draft but the tax structure remains. All crypto businesses must obtain licenses and report information to the anti-money laundering office. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With […]

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