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Lithuania Issues Guidelines for When ICO Tokens Are Securities

Lithuania's Ministry of Finance has issued guidelines on initial coin offerings (ICOs), outlining when cryptographic tokens would be viewed as securities and how each...

Canada Releases Official Draft of New Crypto Regulations Focused on KYC/AML

The Canadian government has released an official draft of new regulations on crypto exchanges and payment processors, Canada Gazette reports June 9.According to the draft, the...

WSJ: CME and BTC Exchange Dispute Led US Regulators to Open Price Manipulation Probe

Regulators from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reportedly demanded extensive trading data from several cryptocurrency exchanges, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street...

NYDFS Chief Defends State Regulator’s Crypto Approach 

New York Department of Financial Services superintendent Maria Vullo defended her office's approach to regulating cryptocurrencies on Thursday.Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relation's...

SEC Not Changing Securities Rules to Accommodate ICOs

SEC Chief Jay Clayton has put several regulatory questions to rest by firmly stating in a CNBC interview posted earlier today that the SEC will not...

Japan Set to Finally Reject a Cryptocurrency Exchange

After approving 16 cryptocurrency exchanges, the Japanese financial regulator is reportedly set to reject a crypto exchange application for the first time. The applicant is...

Vietnam’s Finance Ministry Proposes Temporary Ban on Crypto Mining Hardware Imports

Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) has proposed a temporary blanket ban on crypto mining hardware imports, local news outlet VN Express reports today, June 5.The MoF...

Russian Court Overturns Cryptocurrency Media Ban

A city court in St. Petersburg, Russia, has overturned a decision made by a district court in 2016 that effectively blocked cryptocurrency media site...

Indonesia to Regulate Cryptocurrencies as Commodities

Cryptocurrencies in Indonesia will be regarded as commodities, according to a new decision by the country’s futures market regulator. It comes after a study...

New York State Legislature Proposes Creation of Cryptocurrency Task Force

The banks committee of the New York state legislature voted on Wednesday, May 30 to progress a bill that would create a digital currency task force....

Spain: Innovation-Aimed Crypto Regulation Wins Cross-Party Support in Congress

Draft legislation that would favorably regulate blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies has received unanimous support in the Spanish Congress, Europa Press reported yesterday, May 30.The draft initiative,...

Canadian Crypto Exchanges Push for Greater Regulatory Clarity

Representatives of Canada’s cryptocurrency industry are urging lawmakers to provide greater clarity regarding the regulatory obligations of cryptocurrency exchanges. In response to the absence...

Korea Seizes Bitcoin Worth $1.4 Million Following Supreme Court Ruling

The South Korean government is moving to confiscate 191 bitcoins seized in a child-porn cybercrime case in which the perpetrator has now been sentenced...

SEC Obtains Emergency Order to Halt Scam ICO, ‘Blockchain Evangelist’ Charged

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced yesterday that it has obtained a court order to halt a fraudulent ICO that has raised as much as $21...

SEC Obtains Court Order Against ICO for False Endorsements Including PayPal and Boeing

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has obtained a courter order to halt the activities of an initial coin offering (ICO) that defrauded investors, the SEC announced May 29. According...

No Disney, No PayPal? SEC Charges ICO Founder Over False Statements

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged a company and its president with securities fraud in connection with their efforts to raise...

Korean National Assembly Makes Official Proposal to Lift ICO Ban

South Korea's National Assembly, the legislative arm of government, is pushing for a removal of the country's ban on domestic initial coin offerings (ICOs).As...

Five Firms Hit by ‘Crypto-Sweep’ in Alabama as Regulators Step up Operation

Cease and desist letters have been sent to five crypto companies operating in Alabama, as part of the ongoing “Operation Crypto-Sweep.” The campaign, led...

German Prosecutors Sell Seized Crypto for Millions of Euro

Prosecutors in the German federal state of Bavaria have sold seized cryptocurrency worth €12 mln ($13.9 mln), the highest such sale in German legal history, local...

Korea’s Biggest Cryptocurrency Exchange Bans Trading in 11 Countries

Citing money laundering concerns, South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has banned trading in 11 countries including North Korea, Iran, Iraq.In an announcement on Monday, the exchange...

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