Tagged: crypto exchanges

85% of Blockchain Professionals Employed by Crypto Exchanges, App Developers, Mining Facility Operators: Report

The Digital Asset Human Capital Trends Report was recently commissioned by the Blockchain Association, an organization of active industry participants who promote efforts related to innovation and the collaboration needed to support US leadership of the crypto-assets sector. The companies included in the research sample… Read More

Lawyer Amy ter Haar on the Ontario Securities Commission’s New Guidance for Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms

Toronto lawyer Amy ter Haar has provided her take on the Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC’s) CSA Staff Notice 21-327: Guidance on the Application of Securities Legislation to Entities Facilitating the Trading of Crypto Assets. In short, the guidance could render any cryptocurrency trading platform subject to… Read More

Clear the Field: Licenses of Four Cryptocurrency Exchanges Revoked in Australia

Australia’s anti-money laundering agency has revoked the licences of four cryptocurrency exchanges linked to crime in the country, IT News reports. AUSTRAC revoked licenses at AUSCOIN ATM and MK Buy & Sell in September. Both projects were run by “Lamborghini-driving Bitcoin trader Sam Karagiozis” and associates…. Read More

Details Emerge Regarding China’s Cryptocurrency Crackdown

China is cracking down on its “massive” cryptocurrency sector, Japan Times reports, and this time it seems pretty real. Bitcoin was officially banned in China in late 2016 when, according to Morgan Stanley, Chinese yuan was being used in more than 95% of Bitcoin trades…. Read More

FirstRand Bank in South Africa Shutting Down Accounts Linked to Crypto Exchanges

FirstRand Bank (FRB) in South Africa is shuttering accounts affiliated with cryptocurrency exchanges, according to a report in MyBroadband. Quoting a letter seen by the publication, the justification is due to associated risk regarding these exchanges: FirstRand Bank has been considering its risk appetite in… Read More

97% of South Korean Crypto Asset Exchanges Could Be Shut Down Due to New Regulatory Requirements: Report

South Korea’s regulators have consistently preferred supporting blockchain-related initiatives over decentralized crypto tokens. Recent events confirm that the nation’s authorities are more inclined to support blockchain technology itself rather than investments in speculative cryptocurrencies.  According to local reports, approximately 97% of local crypto-asset exchanges might… Read More

Report: China to Ban All Cryptocurrency Exchanges

So the other shoe has apparently dropped in China. Following a ban on Initial Coin Offerings, reportedly Chinese officials will ban all crypto-exchanges thus impacting the trading of Bitcoin, Ethereum and all other digital coins. This is according to a report in WSJ.com that cites… Read More

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