India’s Supreme Court Refuses to Lift Cryptocurrency Banking Ban

In a ruling today, India’s highest court of law refused to grant any temporary respite against the central bank’s ban on banking services to...

In A Bid For Transparency, European Crypto Exchanges Call For Regulations

European cryptocurrency exchanges renewed calls for suitable regulations as the international legal landscape continues to vary, Bloomberg reports  May 7. Speaking to Bloomberg, UK trading platform eToro and Austrian...

Why Crypto Regulation Should Not Mean Prohibition

Blockchains and cryptocurrencies are here to stay, and banks and governments are concerned. With the momentum that the budding markets have built in recent...

Massachusetts Securities Regulator: Bitcoin Fails ‘The Smell Test’

The top securities regulator in Massachusetts told CNBC yesterday that the bitcoin market is "entirely speculation." "It doesn't pass the smell test," said Secretary of...

Only Seven Crypto Firms Authorized to Legally Operate in Thailand

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced the names of seven cryptocurrency firms that have been authorized to legally operate in the...

European Regulator Renews Restrictions on Crypto-Based Derivatives

Europe’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...

Four Court Cases Confirm Cryptocurrencies Are Commodities in the US

Cryptocurrencies are commodities, according to four court cases involving the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). A federal judge recently ruled that a token...

US: Florida to Create Position of Crypto Chief to Oversee Industry

Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis has released plans to create a new position of cryptocurrency chief to oversee the industry in the state, according...

India’s Tax Man Knocks on Door of Cryptocurrency Exchanges; Seeks Identifying Information

India’s Income Tax Department, which falls under the Department of Revenue of the Ministry of Finance, began conducting surveys across the country on December...

South Korea considers Bitcoin trading ban

South Korea is considering a law to ban cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin being traded on local exchanges. Justice Minister Park Sang-ki said virtual currencies were...

Hawaiian Bills Would Capture Crypto Under Money Transmission Law

Two bills introduced in the Hawaiian Senate last week are aiming to define and include virtual currencies within domain of the state's Money Transmitters...
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Lack Of Standard Terms for Crypto Hampers Global Regulatory Response

The lack of standard global terminology for crypto assets is a major impediment for the adoption of clear regulatory policies in the industry, according...

German Regulator Orders Crypto Exchange to Halt Brokerage Business

German Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has ordered Crypto.exchange GmbH, a Berlin-based exchange, to immediately stop acting as a financial broker. The order was issued after the...

South Korea Releases Official Guidelines for Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Banks

The South Korean government has officially released two sets of previously promised guidelines that specify cryptocurrency regulatory measures. In addition to details of the...
SEC Again Delays Decision on Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Approval

SEC Again Delays Decision on Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Approval

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) again delayed a decision on whether to approve or reject a bitcoin...

Regulation Round-Up: African Governments Hesitant on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

Governments across Africa are striking a firm tone regarding bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, with Algeria’s congress expected to ban all cryptocurrencies, and Kenya’s central bank...

Texas Regulators Enter Emergency Stop Against Crypto Mining Firm

The Texas State Securities Board entered an emergency cease-and-desist on Tuesday against a cloud mining company based in Australia that it said was selling...
SEC Begins Green-Lighting Token Offerings

SEC Begins Green-Lighting Token Offerings

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently made history when it green-lighted two token offerings under Regulation A+. “This is the first time in...

France Appoints a Cryptocurrency ‘Mission Leader’

Week after week regulators and governments have been announcing plans to regulate digital currencies like bitcoin. This week in France on January 15 the...

India Supreme Court Seeks Government Opinion on Crypto Within 2 Weeks

The Supreme Court of India has asked the country's government to provide an opinion on cryptocurrencies, amid legal fallout from a ruling by the...

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Fidelity Charitable Received Over $100M in Crypto Donations Since 2015

Fidelity Charitable Received Over $100M in Crypto Donations Since 2015

Independent public charity Fidelity Charitable has received $100 million in cryptocurrency donations, according to its recently published report. In its “2019 Giving Report,” Fidelity Charitable...
Blockchain CEOs Fed Up With South Korean Regulation Approach: Report

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South Korean Blockchain projects are ditching the domestic market due to regulatory headaches, mainstream media report. South Korean Blockchain Projects...
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SEC Continues to Stall on BTC ETFs, All in Wait for Breakthrough

The long and uncertain road toward crypto exchange-traded funds (ETFs) being approved by the United States Securities and Exchange...
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Bank of America Seeks to Patent Crypto Wallet That Works Like Valet Car Key

Bank of America is seeking to patent a “partitioned” security system for digital currency wallets that gives different users...
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Coinbase Admits Putting 3,500 Traders’ Crypto Funds at Risk

A bug could have lost the users of Coinbase a lot of money, confesses the exchange itself in its...