Saturday, January 25, 2020

NASAA Warns Investors About Crypto And ICOs, SEC Approves

Today, Jan. 4, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) released a warning  for Main Street investors regarding the risks associated with cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin...

Alleged BTC-e Co-owner Transferred to Prison in Athens

According to Alexander Vinnik’s lawyer Timofei Musatov, Mr. Vinnik has been transferred from Saloniki to Athens due to the forthcoming court session in Greece’s...

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...

Crypto Tax Support Is Coming Slowly to India

While the focus may be on the U.S. of late, cryptocurrency tax issues are becoming a global problem. India, for example, has responded by sending tax...

Another FUD String to JP Morgan Bow: Governments Will Ban Bitcoin, Mike Bell

In what looks like another well-timed attack out of JP Morgan, another one of their top men have made broad and sweeping statements against...

Coinbase ordered to give the IRS data on users trading more than $20,000

Most digital currencies exist in a sort of twilight state just beyond the grasp of federal regulators, but the U.S. tax authority is starting...

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...

Germany’s BaFin Visits National Bank of Georgia to Discuss Crypto Regulations

One of the largest financial supervisors in Europe met with the National Bank of Georgia(NBG) and other members of the finance sector to discuss cryptocurrency regulation, according...

Report Warns SAFT May Increase Legal Risk of Token Sales

Far from insulating token issuers against regulatory actions, the proposed SAFT framework may actually increase the risk certain sales run afoul of securities laws, according...

IRS Not Happy with ‘Reporting Gap’ from Coinbase Users

The IRS is vigorously pursuing its case against Coinbase as it announces a “reporting gap” where only 0.2% of Coinbase users reported a loss...

US Senate Moves to Criminalize Non-Disclosure of Cryptocurrency Ownership

The US Senate Judiciary Committee is currently tackling bill S.1241 that aims to criminalize the intentional concealment of ownership or control of a financial account. The...

Pakistan Central Bank Bans Banks from Cryptocurrency, ICO Transactions

Pakistan’s central bank has told banks and other financial services providers not to support virtual currency transactions. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) advised...

South Korean Regulators Inch Closer to Legalizing Bitcoin

The cryptocurrency situation in South Korea is constantly evolving. For the longest time, people have awaited official regulatory guidelines. They are slowly coming to fruition,...

Bitcoin’s Dip Below $11K Puts Bulls on Shaky Ground

Having failed to scale a major resistance level on Monday, bitcoin (BTC) fell below the $11,000 mark soon before press time. CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) rose...

FCA Issues Warning Regarding Cryptocurrency CFDs

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a warning aimed at retail investors who may be considering or soliciting cryptocurrency CFDs (contracts...

Central Bank of Malaysia Plans Cryptocurrency Reporting Rules

The governor of Malaysia's central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), has provided more detail on its upcoming regulatory framework aimed to counter the illicit uses...

German Central Bank Director: Crypto Regulations Must Be International

Joachim Wuermeling, a member of the board of Germany's Bundesbank, has suggested that any attempt to regulate cryptocurrencies would require international cooperation. Speaking at an...

Report: South Korea to Decide Thursday on Crypto Exchange Regulation

South Korea will make a decision on Thursday over its stance on cryptocurrency exchange regulation, according to a report by Reuters. Responding to a parliament...

G20 Calls for Crypto Regulation Recommendations By July 

The world's economic leaders have set a July deadline for the first step toward unified regulation of cryptocurrency. Speaking Tuesday after the G20 meeting of...

Policy Easing, New Crypto Classification in South Korea

South Korea has been busy revising its cryptocurrency regulations. The regulators plan to ease the rules on crypto assets in line with G20 policies....

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