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Coinbase Establishes EU HQ in Ireland to Take Advantage of MiCA Regulation

Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN), the second largest crypto exchange in the world, has announced a new office in Dublin, Ireland as its European Union headquarters. The EU has approved digital asset regulations under the MiCA law or Markets in Crypto Assets. The new regulations are being implemented… Read More

ESMA Cautions Crypto Investors that MiCA Does Not Protect Consumers Until 2024

MiCA, or markets in crypto assets regulation, was approved by the European Union earlier this year. The aim is to provide regulatory clarity for digital assets in the EU. Today, the European Markets and Securities Authority (ESMA) has issued a statement cautioning crypto investors that… Read More

eToro Obtains Crypto Asset Service Provider Registration from CySEC, Readies fo MiCA

eToro, the trading and investing platform, has announced that its application for registration under the CySEC CASP (Crypto Asset Service Provider) Register in Cyprus has been approved. The registration will enable eToro to “offer regulated crypto services to all EU countries on a cross-border basis… 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

France: Autorité des Marchés Financiers Says it Wants to be Regulator that Supports Innovation

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the main securities regulator in France, says it wants to become a regulator that supports financial innovation. As part of its strategic ambitions for the coming years, the AMF, as presented by its current Chair Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani, has issued… Read More

Binance Exits the Netherlands Market

Binance is continuing its staggered retreat from another market. According to a Tweet from today, Binance is exiting the Netherlands market as they have been “unable to register as a VASP with the Dutch regulator.” A VASP is a virtual asset service provider, and the… Read More

European Securities and Markets Authority Posts Timeline for Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA)

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a time frame for the implementation of Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA). EMSA is the EU securities regulator. The EU recently approved the legislation as it seeks to enable digital asset innovation while incorporating investor protection… Read More

Markets in Crypto-Assets regulation or MiCA Officially Signed Into Law in the EU

MiCA or Markets in Crypto-Assets – the legislation designed to create a regulatory ecosystem for digital assets in the European Union, has officially been signed into law. While the law had been previously approved and the signing is a formality, the legislation is now enforceable,… Read More

ESRB Report Outlines Policy Recommendations to Regulate and Mitigate Systemic Risk of Crypto Industry

The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) has published a report providing a succinct outline of the global digital asset industry while outlining policy recommendations to regulate crypto and decentralized finance (DeFi). Similar to other reports, the ESRB views crypto as not systemically risky while noting… Read More

European Union: Council Adopts Crypto Framework or Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA)

The European Union (EU) brings crypto-assets, crypto-assets issuers, and crypto-asset service providers under a regulatory framework. Last month after several delays, the European Parliament adopted MiCA or Markets in Crypto-Assets regulation. This legislative development aims to allow all EU member states to provide digital asset… Read More

Tokeny Comments on EU Digital Asset Rules, Contrasts with US SEC’s “Lack of Clear Regulatory Framework”

  Markets in Crypto-Assets legislation or MiCA was approved by the European Parliament two weeks ago. The digital asset framework aims to provide harmonized rules for all European Member states – enabling innovation while providing sufficient protections for markets and investors. At the same time,… Read More

Crypto Assets: More Comments on EU Passage of MiCA

As was reported last week, the European Parliament approved MiCA, or Markets in Crypto-Assets legislation, which aims to make the EU a digital asset-friendly jurisdiction. At the same time, the Transfer of Funds regulation was approved, which requires crypto operators to identify their customers as… Read More

MiCA: New EU Crypto Legislation Could Drive Virtual Currency Prices, According to Financial Industry Executive

The EU Parliament’s passing of the Markets in Crypto Act, or MiCA, on Thursday has been hailed as a “landmark moment” for cryptocurrencies that will “help drive prices” for the likes of Bitcoin. This, according to the CEO of an independent financial advisory, asset management and… Read More

After Trip to the UK, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Visits with US Securities and Exchange Commission

Earlier today, Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) visited with officials at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Armstrong revealed the trip in a Tweet stating: “Met with the SEC today. We’ll continue pushing for a clear rule book in the U.S. for crypto regs…. Read More

MiCA or Markets in Crypto-Assets, Will Make the EU a Digital Asset Friendly Jurisdiction as Legislation Approved by European Parliament

The European Parliament has adopted MiCA or Markets in Crypto-Assets regulation. This legislative development means the European digital asset (crypto-asset) will now have a bespoke regulatory framework, allowing all EU member states to provide services under a harmonized environment. After several delays, MiCA was approved… Read More

Risk Mitigation: Circle Applies for Regulation in France

As the US stumbles in crafting bespoke regulation for digital assets, Circle, the issuer of dollar-based stablecoin USDC, has applied to be regulated in France. France crafted digital asset regulation some years ago in an attempt to provide clarity for firms looking to offer crypto…. Read More

European Commissioner Tells US to Create Crypto Rules: “We need to look at global regulation of crypto”

European Commission Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability, and Capital Markets Union Mairead McGuinness, says the United States needs to pick up the pace and create bespoke rules for digital assets or crypto assets. The European Union is moving forward with its Markets in Crypto… Read More

European Council Tells European Parliament it is OK with Markets in Crypto Assets Directive (MiCA)

In a letter sent to the Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament, the European Council said it approved of the Parliament’s position on the Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) directive as it stands and it will be adopted… Read More

Stellar Foundation: Far From Perfect But MiCA Leads the World

MiCA, Markets in Crypto Assets legislation, is still being digested by industry insiders. The goal is to provide a regulated path for digital asset innovation – sufficient protections to guard against abuse but still empowering industry participants to create new products and services within a… Read More

EU: Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) Proposal – Feedback from Industry Insiders

Last week, it was revealed that the decision-makers for the European Union had come to terms on crypto-asset regulation under the Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) legislation. The European Commission announced the MiCA proposal on 24 September 2020 as part of a larger digital finance… Read More

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