Tagged: Crypto Regulations

National Securities Commission in Argentina Introduces Registry of Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs)

The South American country of Argentina has announced key updates related to digital assets. Argentina’s National Securities Commission (CNV)  has implemented the Registry of Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs). The LatAm based nation has some of the highest levels of crypto adoption globally so this… Read More

Turkey Is Finalizing Crypto Regulatory Framework, Aims to Ensure Compliance, According to FATF Standards

Turkey’s Minister of Treasury and Finance Mehmet Şimşek has shared insights regarding part of what’s expected to be included in the country’s upcoming crypto regulations. The Turkish government said it would be legally defining key concepts related to crypto and will comment on the licensing… Read More

Binance Is Reportedly Operating without Authorization in the Philippines, Nation’s Securities Regulator Has Warned

The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly issued an advisory against Binance for allegedly carrying out unauthorized business operations. This latest announcement from the Philippines comes shortly after the nation’s SEC stated that it would begin calling out unlicensed exchanges as part of… Read More

Binance Settlement May Impact Small and Illiquid Altcoins But Major Digital Assets Like Bitcoin Could Be Unaffected – Analysis

There were several notable digital asset and blockchain-focused developments that were announced this past week, including Republic choosing Avalanche for its profit-sharing investment Note. This week also saw crypto exchange Kraken being sued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for allegedly failing to… Read More

NYDFS Superintendent Adopts Regulatory Guidance Regarding Listing of Digital Currencies

New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris issued guidance which adopts enhanced requirements for coin-listing and delisting policies of DFS-regulated virtual currency entities, “updating the prior framework issued by the Department in 2020.” Superintendent Harris stated: “This guidance continues the… Read More

Ripple CEO Claims SEC Is Not Focused on Mission of Ensuring Consumer Protection

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse recently shared his views regarding the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) approach to regulating crypto and blockchain firms. Garlinghouse reportedly told CNBC during the Fintech firm’s Ripple Swell conference, held in Dubai, that he believes the SEC has actually lost… Read More

Hong Kong: Blockchain Firm SlowMist Conducts Security Audits for HashKey Pro Exchange, Other Crypto Platforms

During the 2019 Fintech Week, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) reportedly demonstrated a stern regulatory stance towards cryptocurrency through its publications “Position Paper: Regulation of Virtual Asset Trading Platforms” and “Warning on Virtual Asset Futures Contracts,” emphasizing strict licensure and professional investor… Read More

Enterprise Blockchain Firm Ripple Determined to Battle SEC Lawsuit to the End

US-headquartered crypto firm Ripple recently stated that it intends to keep fighting the current lawsuit with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The dustup with the regulator is emblematic of the broader challenges digital asset firms face in the US as the SEC has… Read More

Binance.US Legal and Risk Execs Are Resigning – Report

Certain executives working at the US division of Binance are reportedly leaving at a time when the crypto firm is struggling with heightened regulatory scrutiny, the WSJ reported this past Thursday, citing sources familiar with the issue. Krishna Juvvadi, head of legal, and Sidney Majalya,… Read More

Major Financial Hubs Now Providing More Regulatory Clarity on Crypto, Coinbase Report Claims

As momentum for crypto builds around the world, Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) is executing on Phase II of their “Go Broad, Go Deep” strategy for international expansion. Coinbase says that it sees the following: 1) enactment of clear rules; 2) innovation of more efficient, more accessible products… Read More

Binance Halts Peer to Peer Crypto Transactions in Russia After Potentially Failing to Adhere to Sanctions Enforcement Requirements

P2P digital currency exchanges have reportedly assisted crypto traders with circumventing globally-enforced sanctions against Russia’s banking institutions. Crypto exchange Binance‘s recent activities might worsen its regulatory challenges in the US. The recent crackdown attempts to place a ban on transactions completed with payment cards that… Read More

UK’s FCA Outlines Expectations for Crypto-Asset Firms Complying with Travel Rule

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is setting out their expectations for crypto-asset businesses that need “to comply with a change in money laundering legislation legislated by government in July 2022.” From 1 September 2023, crypto-asset businesses in the UK will be “required to collect,… Read More

Paypal Hits Pause on Crypto Services in UK, Plans Resumption in 2024 After Complying with New Regulations

PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) says it will be halting UK-based crypto sales until next year. Payments firm PayPal recently revealed that it will not be allowing UK clients to purchase cryptocurrencies via its platform from October 2023, as the company works on adhering to new regulatory guidelines for… Read More

tZERO Group, Inc. Shares Digital Assets Regulatory Reform Proposal

The last couple of months have been anything but “dull” for the digital asset industry – enforcement actions, regulatory proposals, the first ever SPBD approval and, of course, the landmark Ripple decision, the team at tZERO recently noted. tZERO Group, Inc., which claims to be… Read More

Coinbase Requests Judge to End US SEC Lawsuit Against Firm for Violating Federal Securities Laws

Coinbase Global (NASDAQ:COIN) on Friday (August 4, 2023) reportedly requested a judge to end the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) ongoing lawsuit that’s accusing the world’s biggest publicly-listed crypto exchange of violating applicable federal securities laws. As mentioned in a filing in federal court… Read More

Binance Is Reportedly Doing Business in China, Despite Nation’s Crypto Ban

Binance, which claims to be the world’s largest virtual currency exchange, was expected to leave China behind when the nation officially made cryptocurrency trading illegal back in 2021. Two years later, clients have reported traded $90 billion worth of crypto-focused assets in China during a… Read More

Digital Assets: Binance Obtains an Operational Minimum Viable Product License in Dubai

Binance, which is being sued by US regulators for a wide range of issues, is pleased to announce that their Dubai subsidiary, Binance FZE, has reportedly become the first exchange “to receive the Operational Minimum Viable Product (MVP) license from Dubai’s Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority… Read More

Christian Niedermueller, CEO of Blocktrade: Blockchain Professional Shares Insights on MiCA Regulations, European Crypto Landscape

Christian Niedermueller, CEO of Blocktrade, has commented on the evolving European crypto landscape during a recent interview with CI and shared his experience leading Blocktrade through this turbulent period in the industry. For context, Blocktrade is a gamified asset marketplace that raised 5.6 million EUR… Read More

Coinbase to Limit Digital Asset Staking Service for Retail Clients in Certain US States

On June 6, 2023, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a lawsuit against Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) primarily about a small number of assets listed on their platform, but also their retail staking services. The same day, state securities agencies in ten states – Alabama,… Read More

LBRY Case Judge Makes a Ruling on Whether Secondary Cryptocurrency Sales Qualify as Securities

The LBRY case judge has recently made a ruling on whether secondary cryptocurrency sales are considered to be securities. Back in January 2023, attorney John Deaton had reportedly convinced the Judge in the US Securities and Exchange (SEC) vs. LBRY court case that secondary LBC… Read More

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