Tagged: exchanges

Report: Global Crypto Industry, “Not Ready to Defend Itself and Protect its Users”

A new report from Group-IB, a computer forensics and information security company with offices in Moscow, London, New York and Dubai claims to have identified an almost four-fold increase in “compromised (customer) login data” at global cryptocurrency exchanges this year. The company also found that… Read More

Financial Services Agency in Japan Updating Crypto Laws to Reflect Speculation

Relatively loose Japanese laws designed to facilitate the use of cryptocurrencies at the retail level will soon be revised to reflect their actual use as speculative investments, Japan Times reports. Initial laws enshrined in April 2017 made Japan was one of the first powerhouse economies… Read More

Allied Crowds Publishes Directory of Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Emerging Markets

Allied Crowds, a tech firm dedicated to lessening information asymmetries, has published a director of cryptocurrency exchanges in emerging markets. Allied Crowd states: “[This report] establishes which cryptocurrency exchanges will trade which currency pairings. In other words, it answers the question where a member of… Read More

Canadian Securities Administrators Warning: “Currently There Are No Crypto-Asset Trading Platforms Recognized as an Exchange or Otherwise Authorized to Operate as a Marketplace or Dealer in Canada”

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has issued an alert to investors when considering buying crypto assets through trading platforms. The CSA states that even though a platform may call itself an “exchange,” that does not mean it is complying with the securities regulatory regime. The… Read More

Singapore Warns Eight Cryptocurrency Exchanges, MAS Halts Single Initial Coin Offering

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a warning to eight cryptocurrency exchanges operating in Singapore. The notice told the exchanges NOT to facilitate trading in digital tokens nor future contracts without the explicitly authorization by MAS. The warning targeted security tokens and it… Read More

Crypto Trends to Watch in 2018: Stepping Aside from Hype and Speculation

As recently noted by Omkar Godbole, only two of the top 25 cryptocurrencies, VeChain’s VET token and Binance coin (BNB), saw gains in the first quarter of this year. That fact really gave me pause for thought. Stepping back from the hype and speculation, in… Read More

France: Autorité des Marchés Financiers Blacklists 15 Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Le Liste Noire The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) in France has published a list of blacklisted cryptocurrency exchanges. On December 1st, the AMF exapanded an existing list of erstwhile investment opportunities that needed to comply with existing regulations. Today, the AMF said cryptocurrenices will… Read More

US Department of Treasury Letter: Virtual Currency Services Must Register as Money Services Businesses

The US Department of Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), recently sent a letter to US Senator Ron Wyden clarifying its stance on cryptocurrency exchanges that these entities must register as Money Services Businesses (MSBs). While the letter from FinCEN signed by Assistant Secretary for… Read More

Four Takeaways from SEC Warning that Cryptocurrency Exchanges May Be Unlawful Trading Platforms

On March 7, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a public statement warning that cryptocurrency coin exchanges were possibly operating as unlawful online trading platforms¹.  The SEC staff noted that “many online trading platforms appear to investors as SEC-registered and regulated marketplaces when… Read More

Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Statement Regarding “Unlawful” Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),  Divisions of Enforcement and Trading and Markets, has published a statement on “online trading platforms,” or cryptocurrency exchanges, that trade in tokens minted by initial coin offerings (ICOs) and digital assets in general. The SEC stated: “The platforms often… Read More

Belgian Financial Services Markets Authority Warns of Fraud in Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms, Publishes List of Alleged Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The Financial Services Markets Authority (FSMA) in Belgium has added its voice to the growing list of financial regulators warning consumers about fraud in the cryptocurrency realm. The FSMA says that recently a large number of new platforms offering the chance to invest in cryptocurrencies have… Read More

Certain Banks are Blocking Credit Card Transactions on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Coinbase, one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges in the world, tweeted out last week that certain credit card issuers were blocking transactions on its exchange. These bank based cards included; JPM Chase, Bank of America, Citi and Capital One. So what’s up with that? Well,… Read More

Financial Services Agency in Japan Officially Recognizes 11 Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan has put their seal of approval on eleven different cryptocurrency exchanges that facilitate the transfer and exchange of Bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital currencies. This is according to a report in Reuters highlighted the fact that Japan recognized… Read More

Announced this Past May, Crowd2Fund Opens Up “The Exchange” to Provide Liquidity for Alt Assets

Investment crowdfunding platform Crowd2Fund has opened up their exchange to allow investors the opportunity to trade in alternative investments like equity that has been crowdfunded.  Crowd2Fund will also match sellers and buyers for assets purchased outside of the Crowd2Fund platform.  Originally announced this past May, Crowd2Fund… Read More