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Former CFTC Chair Advocates ‘Technology Neutral’ Cryptocurrency Regulations

Former CFTC Chair Advocates "Technology Neutral" RegulationsThe former chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Gary Gensler, recently expressed his views on the regulation of cryptocurrency markets. Gensler emphasized his belief in the need for robust consumer protections, and also argued that the majority of initial coin offerings essentially comprise initial public offerings (IPOs). Also Read: Two US States […]

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Blockchain Surveillance Firm Partners With Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance

Blockchain Surveillance Firm Partners With Cryptocurrency Exchange BinanceOn Oct. 17, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, Binance, announced a partnership with blockchain surveillance company Chainalysis. According to the exchange, Chainalysis has implemented a compliance solution that meets regulatory guidelines worldwide. Also read: Bizarro World: Federated Sidechain Technology Promoted Over Nakamoto Consensus Binance Is Using Chainalysis for Compliance    According to a press […]

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Regulations Roundup: Crypto-Intermediaries in France, SEC Deadline for Rejected ETF Commentary

Regulations Roundup: Crypto-Intermediaries in France, SEC Deadline for Rejected ETF CommentaryIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency regulations, French lawmakers are considering a proposed amendment that would introduce a regulatory framework for crypto-asset intermediaries; the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced October 26th as the deadline for the submission of public comments relating to the nine exchange-traded funds (ETFs) it recently rejected; and a […]

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South Korean Regulators Discuss Proposals for ICO Legislation

South Korean Regulators Discuss Proposals for ICO LegislationKorean lawmakers are increasingly pushing for the regulation of initial coin offerings (ICOs) with multiple bills currently pending at the National Assembly. This includes a proposed amendment to the Electronic Financial Transactions Act. Meanwhile, the Korean Blockchain Association has also come up with its own set of guidelines for crypto exchanges and ICOs. Also read: 160 […]

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Study Finds Growing Number of BATMs in Belgium and the Netherlands

Study Finds Growing Number of BATMs in Belgium and the NetherlandsThe number of cryptocurrency ATMs in Belgium and the Netherlands is growing, according to newly released data. Amsterdam is leading among major cities in the Benelux region, with 12 machines supporting digital coin transactions. Luxembourg, which is a global center of traditional finances, is lagging behind in terms of available crypto teller services.        Also […]

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Regulations Roundup: Industry Leaders Want Clarity, Alliance Capitals Earns FINMA Warning

Regulations Roundup: Industry Leaders Want Clarity, Alliance Capitals Earns FINMA WarningIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency regulations, industry leaders have urged U.S. lawmakers to provide regulatory clarity or risk a crypto firm exodus, a Greek representative to the European Parliament has advocated for a lightweight cryptocurrency apparatus to avoid stifling innovation across the distributed ledger technologies industries, and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority has […]

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European Regulator Renews Restrictions on Crypto-Based Derivatives

European Regulator Renews Restrictions on Crypto-Based DerivativesEurope’s securities watchdog, ESMA, has decided to extend the restrictions applied to a number of financial derivatives, including contracts-for-differences (CFDs) based on cryptocurrencies. The limits that were introduced in August of this year will now remain in place until the end of January 2019.   Also read: French Regulator Blacklists More Fraudulent Crypto Businesses ESMA […]

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French Regulator Blacklists More Fraudulent Crypto Businesses

French Regulator Blacklists More Fraudulent Crypto BusinessesAMF, France’s financial regulator, has expanded its list of entities involved in fraudulent activities often related to cryptocurrency investments. The agency has added 21 new websites most of which have been luring French investors with offers to participate in token sales and digital assets trading. Also read: Russian Crypto Groups in Telegram Increase Membership Despite […]

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Regulations Roundup: U.S. Govt. Pays $5.7 Million for Blockchain Analysis, Amit Bhardwaj’s Assets Seized

Regulations Round-Up: U.S. Govt. Pays $5.7 Million for Blockchain Analysis, Amit Bhardwaj’s Assets SeizedIn recent regulatory news, a report published by Diar has found that U.S. government agencies have paid approximately $5.7 million USD to blockchain analysis contractors, India’s Enforcement Directorate has seized $5.9 Million worth of assets linked to the case of Amit Bhardwaj, and the Bank of International Settlements finds cryptocurrencies to “not, at this point, […]

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Swiss Bankers Association Acts to Prevent Crypto Firm Exodus

Swiss Bankers Association Acts to Prevent Crypto Firm ExodusThe Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) has released a set of guidelines intended to bolster the availability of financial services to cryptocurrency companies. They are in response to the stubbornness of many banks to provide financial services to crypto-related businesses. Also Read: Markets Update: Despite Negative Headlines – Crypto-Prices Continue to Rise Swiss Bankers Association Publishes Guidelines Intended to […]

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