Tagged: Crypto Regulations

Binance Hires Nils Andersen-Röed from Europol, Exchange Is Reportedly being Investigated for Insider Trading, Market Manipulation

Digital assets firm Binance has expanded its Audit and Investigations team with the appointment of Nils Andersen-Röed from Europol where he served as a specialist on the Dark Web team. As mentioned in the update from Binance, Nils will be tasked with focusing on conducting… Read More

coinpass Now Approved by UK Financial Conduct Authority to Serve as Crypto-Assets Firm

The team at coinpass is pleased to confirm that they’ve been granted approval to serve as a registered crypto-assets company. The approval has been given by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). As mentioned in the announcement, the coinpass management team have always “believed in… Read More

Over 18,000 ETH Burned Since EIP-1559 Went Live on Ethereum MainNet: Report

The latest report from EthHub, the “essential” resource for Ethereum information, curated by Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x) and Eric Conner (@econoar), notes that Ethereum Improvement Proposal or EIP-1559 is now live on the Ethereum (ETH) network. Since the major upgrade went live this past week, the… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Might Soon be Held by Governments and Nation States, As Crypto Adoption Rises Globally: Report

The team at Blockchain.com, a leading crypto wallet provider, trading platform, and block explorer service, has shared their August Market Outlook report, titled, The Final Crypto Adoption Frontier. Bitcoin or BTC adoption as an investment asset began with what is “often characterized as ‘retail’ (smaller… Read More

Binance Regulatory Crackdown Continues as Securities Commission Malaysia Announces New Enforcement Actions Against Crypto Exchange

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has announced new enforcement actions against digital assets firm Binance. The cryptocurrency exchange operator has been accused of illegally operating its trading platform in Malaysia. The SC has now ordered Binance to immediately disable access to its website as well… Read More

Binance to Exit Ontario, Canada Markets, Following Crypto Regulatory Crackdown by OSC

Digital asset exchange Binance will reportedly stop offering services in Ontario, Canada after the local government decided to launch a regulatory crackdown on crypto-related businesses. Binance’s management confirmed on Friday (June 25, 2021) that all Ontario-based customers need to close out their active positions by… Read More

Ontario Securities Commission has Taken Action Against Non-Compliant Global Crypto Trading Platform Bybit

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced on June 21, 2021 that it has taken action against “non-compliant” international cryptocurrency trading platform, Bybit. The OSC released a Statement of Allegations against Bybit Fintech Limited for “failing to comply with Ontario securities law.” Bybit is incorporated in… Read More

Bitcoin Mining in Iran Banned for 4 Months, Hundreds of Unregistered BTC Miners Seized by Government: Report

Zack Voell, a cryptocurrency mining specialist, writes in a blog post published by Compass that Iran has banned Bitcoin mining for four months in the country’s most recent “legal pivot” away from the “begrudged but enduring segment of miners” operating in the country. Voell points… Read More

Hong Kong Authorities Release Findings, Feedback of Consultation Paper on Digital Asset Regulations

Hong Kong’s Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) has published a paper that reveals the key findings and conclusions reached after a consultation on a proposed licensing requirement for digital asset trading platforms. Hong Kong‘s government has reportedly proposed certain regulatory changes in order… Read More

Chinese Government Might Impound Bitcoin Mining Hardware, Taking Out BTC Hashpower Permanently: Report

The team at BitOoda, a global digital asset financial technology and services platform offering risk management solutions, “best-execution” brokerage and market analysis, notes that based on questions they’ve been getting from their clients and partners, they’re now sharing their latest analysis of “potential scenarios” resulting… Read More

New Crypto Market Entrants After Tesla’s $1.5B BTC Purchase May Have Sold their Bitcoin Holdings to Stronger Hands: Report

Nate Maddrey and the Coin Metrics research team notes that during the past two weeks, crypto was hit by a “double tsunami” of seemingly negative news. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla would no longer be taking Bitcoin payments while adding… Read More

Russian Authorities Clarify that Cryptocurrencies May Be “Contractual Means” of Conducting Payments

The State Duma has recently acknowledged that amendments to the Civil Code (in Russia) that cryptocurrencies (or “digital monetary units”) may be considered “a contractual means” of conducting payments in the country, according to Pavel Krasheninnikov, Chairperson of the Duma Committee on Legislation, at the… Read More

US Regulators Warn that Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrencies Pose Significant Financial Stability Risk

US Federal Reserve Chief Jerome Powell recently noted that cryptocurrencies pose significant risks to financial stability. Powell stated on Thursday (May 20, 2021) that greater regulation of crypto assets may be necessary. As reported by Reuters, the US Treasury Department cited concerns about wealthy people… Read More

Turkish Regulators are Working on Updating Crypto Regulations, as Another Major Exchange Faces Major Issues

Crypto investors in Turkey have been dealing with major issues lately. Another major digital currency exchange has collapsed in the country and its CEO is being detained by authorities. Turkish crypto exchange Vebitcoin has suspended its operations and claims that it decided to do so… Read More

Melayna Ingram from Compliant Blockchain Infrastructure Firm Paxos Explains how Crypto Regulations Can “Foster Innovation”

Melayna (Manning) Ingram, Director, Securities Product at Paxos, notes that regulation can “foster innovation,” and it’s simply a matter of perspective. Ingram writes in a blog post that many tech firms are established with the “general” thesis that “something is broken and new technology can… Read More

Financial and Legal Experts in India Continue to Comment on Government’s Questionable Stance on Bitcoin and Wider Crypto Market Regulations

The Capital confirms that India has been going through a major regulatory process related to the nascent cryptocurrency markets. The Capital notes that the advancements in other areas of crypto such as the innovation in decentralized finance (DeFi) in the 21st century might have taken… Read More

Overarching National-Level US Legislation Remains Ideal Way to Create Coherent Digital Asset Regulatory Framework, BitOoda Says

Despite a few weeks’ break from their regulatory assessments, the BitOoda team says it has been regularly monitoring the crypto industry and engaging in the ongoing advancement of the US regulatory landscape. BitOoda notes that the recent developments they’ve followed are: New York Attorney General… Read More

South Korean Authorities are Reportedly Planning to Impose Heavy Fines on Businesses Violating Crypto Regulations

South Korean authorities have stated that they’re planning to impose heavy penalties or fines on individuals and businesses violating applicable guidelines for cryptocurrency transactions. The Korean financial regulator stated that it would impose a fine on virtual currency exchanges if they fail to report suspicious… Read More

US SEC Is Actively Looking at Stablecoins, and May Closely Examine Decentralized Finance or DeFi Platforms

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) confirmed that it will be actively looking at stablecoins which are digital assets pegged 1-to-1 with major world currencies such as the US dollar, British pound, the Euro, the Singapore dollar, among many others. Nisa Amoils, a securities… Read More

Joel Edgerton from Digital Asset Exchange bitFlyer Says Charges Brought Against BitMEX Show Crypto Falling Under Current Regulations

Joel Edgerton, COO at bitFlyer, a crypto-asset exchange that’s licensed to operate in Japan, the United States, and Europe, recently shared his views about the court case and charges brought against the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a leading digital asset derivatives exchange. Edgerton also shared… Read More

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