Luxembourg Passes Bill to Give Blockchain Securities Legal Status

Luxembourg Passes Bill to Give Blockchain Securities Legal Status

The European nation of Luxembourg has just passed a bill providing a legal framework for securities issued over blockchains.According...
Indonesia Officially Recognizes Bitcoin as a Commodity

Indonesia Officially Recognizes Bitcoin as a Commodity

Regulators in Indonesia have finally recognized Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as commodities, thus providing legal backing for trading virtual...
Indonesia Slaps Strict Regulations for Cryptocurrency Futures Trading – Is the Sector Dead On Arrival?

Indonesia Slaps Strict Regulations for Cryptocurrency Futures Trading – Is the Sector Dead On...

With the Indonesian government requiring cryptocurrency traders to keep a deposit of 80 billion rupiah (approximately $5.7 million) among...
SEC Commissioner Suggests Excessive Crypto Regulation Hurts Growth

SEC Commissioner Suggests Excessive Crypto Regulation Hurts Growth

A commissioner at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said that the official regulation of cryptocurrencies could actually stunt the technology’s development....
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US SEC Highlights Dedicated ICO Guide Amid Ongoing Regulatory Debate

U.S. regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reiterated guidelines on initial coin offerings (ICOs) in a tweet Feb. 10, as efforts to...
SEC Commissioner Peirce Confirms Guidance on Crypto Tokens Is Coming

SEC Commissioner Peirce Confirms Guidance on Crypto Tokens Is Coming

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) plans to clarify when securities laws might apply to crypto token sales,...
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Delay in Crypto Regulation May Allow More Freedom for Technology

A commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said Friday, Feb. 8, that the delay in establishing crypto regulation may allow...
'Patchwork' of US Cryptocurrency Regulations are 'Tough Waters to Navigate'

‘Patchwork’ of US Cryptocurrency Regulations are ‘Tough Waters to Navigate’

In a recent interview, Matt Kohen and Justin Wales, two senior counsels working for Carlton Fields’ virtual currency and distributed ledger technology group, highlighted...
Wyoming Senate Passes Bill Recognizing Cryptocurrency as Money

Wyoming Senate Passes Bill Recognizing Cryptocurrency as Money

The Senate of the U.S. state of Wyoming has passed a bill which defines cryptocurrency as property and establishes rules including for allowing banks to...
Malaysia Introduces Regulations for Bitcoin Exchanges

Malaysia Introduces Regulations for Bitcoin Exchanges

Regulators in Malaysia have released an amended set of rules for businesses engaged in trading Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies....
UK's Financial Watchdog May Soon Ban Sale of Crypto Derivatives

UK’s Financial Watchdog May Soon Ban Sale of Crypto Derivatives

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting today on a cryptoassets guidance. The financial watchdog will decide later this...
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Huobi Secures Its FSA License in Japan, Other Large Players Are Pending

On Jan. 17, Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Huobi, one of the largest players on the market, relaunched as a fully...
Chilean Citizens Will Begin Paying Cryptocurrency Taxes in 2019

Chilean Citizens Will Begin Paying Cryptocurrency Taxes in 2019

Taxpayers in Chile are reportedly going to have to pay taxes on cryptocurrency earnings this year, as the country’s Internal Revenue Service (Servicio de...

Wyoming Introduces Bill Permitting Tokenization of Stocks

A bill allowing corporations to issue blockchain-based tokens that represent stocks was introduced in Wyoming on Jan. 16, according to the official state legislature site.House Bill 185 is...

Malaysia Starts Regulating Cryptocurrencies Today

Malaysia’s finance minister has announced that the order to regulate cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings as securities has come into force. Crypto service providers...

Venezuela Decrees Crypto Operators Must Pay Taxes in Cryptocurrencies

The Venezuelan government has published a decree requiring taxpayers with crypto operations in the country to pay their taxes in cryptocurrencies. Similarly, operators of...

India Could Legalize Crypto as Government Panel Talks Strict Regulations

HODLers in India have a reason to smile in the New Year as holding cryptocurrencies in the country could soon be legalized.According to The New Indian Express,...

Colorado Senators File Bill to Exempt Cryptos from Securities Laws

Two lawmakers from the U.S. state of Colorado have introduced legislation seeking to exempt cryptocurrencies and certain digital tokens from securities laws.On Friday, senators...

Philippine Securities Regulator Postpones ICO Regulation Release

The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (PSEC) is not ready to issue final initial coin offering (ICO) regulation. The legislation was meant to be released before the end of...

Report: Indian Government Updates Progress on Crypto Regulation

The Indian government has reportedly provided an update on its progress toward the country’s regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. The government provided its latest stance...

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Just when it seemed like the economic and political situation in Venezuela couldn't get much worse, it has. Back...
The SEC Is Now Reviewing 2 Bitcoin ETF Proposals

The SEC Is Now Reviewing 2 Bitcoin ETF Proposals

For the first time since August, there are now multiple bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposals sitting before the U.S....
Bitcoin is 'Brilliant, Far Better' than Paper Money; Tesla Isn't Jumping in Just Yet

Bitcoin is ‘Brilliant, Far Better’ than Paper Money; Tesla Isn’t Jumping in Just Yet

Nearly everywhere Elon Musk goes, people want to talk about Tesla. On Tuesday, however, the media magnet went along...