Thursday, November 14, 2019

Regulators Sue ICO Company That Falsely Claimed SEC Approval

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday that it secured an emergency court order against an initial coin offering and its organizer who had...

Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund Hit With Class Action Lawsuit

Monkey Capital, a Delaware-based company seeking to create a decentralized hedge fund, has been hit with a class action lawsuit alleging a fraudulent issuance...

Thai SEC: Interest Increases in ICO and Digital Asset Operations Licenses

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says they have seen increased interest in licenses to operate initial coin offerings (ICOs) following the Finance Ministry's announcement to introduce...

Arizona Law Would Define When ICOs Are Securities

The number of blockchain bills before the Arizona state legislature is growing, public records show. Arizona state representative Jeff Weninger introduced two measures focused on...

Japanese Financial Regulator to Increase Crypto Exchange Inspections

Japan's financial watchdog is reportedly planning to conduct more on-site inspections of domestic cryptocurrency exchanges. According to a report from Japan's Nikkei, the country's Financial Services...

Malaysia Issues Cease and Desist Order to Copycash ICO

The Malaysian financial regulator has issued an order to the team behind an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to halt any operations in the country....

South Korea Orders 12 Crypto Exchanges to Revise Consumer Contracts

South Korea’s financial watchdog today ordered a dozen cryptocurrency exchanges to update their adhesion contracts, which the agency claims causes problems for users in...

Advocate Files for Immediate Regulation of Bitcoin in India

Advocate Bivas Chatterjee filed a public interest litigation (PIL) on Friday in the Calcutta court to immediately regulate the flow of Bitcoin in and out of India,...

South Korean Officials Caught Trading On Insider Knowledge of Crypto Regulations

South Korean government officials have reportedly been caught insider trading. They sold all of their cryptocurrency holdings and profited just before the regulators announced...
Gov't Committee Recommends Blanket Cryptocurrency Ban

Gov’t Committee Recommends Blanket Cryptocurrency Ban

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) set up to look into bitcoin and cryptocurrency regulations in India says the government should...

Abu Dhabi: Financial Services Authority Is Working On Cryptocurrency and ICO Regulations

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is preparing a set of regulations for cryptocurrencies, Initial Coins Offerings (ICOs)and cryptocurrency exchanges,...

‘Clear Violation’? New York Authorities Challenged On SegWit2x BitLicense Rule-Breaking

SegWit2x will result in cryptocurrency businesses operating in New York to break BitLicense rules “no matter the outcome” of the hard fork. An email sent to the New York Department...

Operation to Bypass China’s Capital Controls Using Bitcoin Ends up in South Korean Court

A South Korean police officer has been indicted for his role in an operation to bypass China’s capital controls. Using bitcoin to transfer the...

South Korea to Require Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Share User Data with Banks

Investing.com - South Korea’s government plans to require cryptocurrency exchanges to share users' transaction data with banks as part of a clampdown on cryptocurrency...

EU Lawmaker Wants Standard Regulations to Allow ‘Passport’ for ICOs

A European lawmaker believes that new regulations for initial coin offerings (ICOs) are the key to making them more "accessible" within the European Union. Ashley...

Report: India May Not Ban Cryptocurrencies, But Treat Them as Commodities

India is not going to put a blanket ban on digital currencies, but rather treat them as commodities, an anonymous source in the government told news outlet...
Pakistan Introduces Crypto Regulation | Bitcoin Magazine

Pakistan Introduces Crypto Regulation

The Pakistani government will now regulate local cryptocurrency firms under new legislation. Local news outlet The Express Tribune reported...

Spanish Government Approves Draft Law to Require Crypto Investors to Reveal Holdings

Cryptocurrency investors governed by Spain could face mandatory reporting of their holdings for tax purposes under a new draft law the government approved Friday, Oct. 19, local daily news...

South Korea Ends Anonymous Cryptocurrency Trading Today

The new South Korean cryptocurrency account system has entered into force nationwide today, ending the current practice that allowed for anonymous trading of cryptocurrencies....

PRC Right to Ban ICOs and Exchanges says PBOC Vice President

According to a post that appeared in state-run media outlet Xinhua News, People’s Bank of China (中国人民银行) vice president Gongsheng Pan (潘功胜) made the following comment at a...

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