Bakkt Finally Cleared to Launch; Sets Sept 23 Target
Bakkt Finally Cleared to Launch; Sets Sept 23 Target
16 August 2019, 17:23
Bakkt has received approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to launch its Bitcoin futures products.
Australia Tax Office Warns Against 90% Crypto Retirement Accounts
Australia Tax Office Warns Against 90% Crypto Retirement Accounts
16 August 2019, 14:19
The Australian Tax Office sent letters to warn 18,000 Self Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) in the country against investing more than 90% of their assets in cryptocurrencies.
SEC No-Action Letter for Pocketful of Quarters Took Almost One Year — Lewis Cohen
SEC No-Action Letter for Pocketful of Quarters Took Almost One Year — Lewis Cohen
16 August 2019, 06:17
Lewis Cohen revealed that it took almost one year to secure the SEC no-action letter for Pocketful of Quarters.
Roel Wolfert Hails ‘Huge Potential’ In STOs
Roel Wolfert Hails ‘Huge Potential’ In STOs
14 August 2019, 18:18
Former VISA Executive Roel Wolfert said precisely in a recent interview that security token offerings (STOs) have 'huge potential.'
Court Allows SEC to Freeze $8 Million Assets From Veritaseum ICO
Court Allows SEC to Freeze $8 Million Assets From Veritaseum ICO
14 August 2019, 05:55
The SEC froze $8 million worth of assets belonging to Reginald “Reggie” Middleton and two companies he owns, Veritaseum, Inc. and Veritaseum, LLC.
Fresh Woe for Ripple? New XRP ‘Security’ Filing Cites SEC Guidance
Fresh Woe for Ripple? New XRP ‘Security’ Filing Cites SEC Guidance
13 August 2019, 15:54
Ripple Labs Inc, is facing a lawsuit filed by Lead Plaintiff, Bradley Sostack who claimed he lost money by investing in XRP. He quoted the SEC's guidance on crypto tokens.
Coinbase UK to Delist ZCash; Developer Says Not For Regulatory Reasons
Coinbase UK to Delist ZCash; Developer Says Not For Regulatory Reasons
12 August 2019, 16:48
Coinbase UK is ending support for ZCash (ZCash) but not for regulatory reasons according to lead developer, Electric Coin Company.
New Zealand Legalizes Use of Crypto for Salaries
New Zealand Legalizes Use of Crypto for Salaries
12 August 2019, 16:01
In New Zealand, it is now legal to pay employee salary using cryptocurrencies according to a new ruling by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD)
TZERO Token Trading to Go Live in 3 Days
TZERO Token Trading to Go Live in 3 Days
09 August 2019, 15:06
Trading of Tzero token will begin on August 12th, 2019, according to an announcement by the Overstock subsidiary.
Czech Republic Plans Tougher Crypto Rules Than Rest of EU
Czech Republic Plans Tougher Crypto Rules Than Rest of EU
08 August 2019, 18:05
The Czech Republic wants to enforce stricter rules on cryptocurrency platforms. These rules will go beyond the European Union (EU)’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5).
Malta to Become ‘Epicenter’ for Security Token Financing
Malta to Become ‘Epicenter’ for Security Token Financing
06 August 2019, 20:31
Malta is looking to take the lead in the security tokenization industry according to Malta Stock Exchange Chairman, Joseph Portelli.
Top 5 Bullish Bitcoin Predictions. What’s Your Bet?
Top 5 Bullish Bitcoin Predictions. What’s Your Bet?
06 August 2019, 03:53
What are the most bullish Bitcoin predictions ever? Find out in this article what the future price value of Bitcoin according to Tim Draper, McAfee, Anthony Pomp, Tom Lee and Mike Novogratz.
Iran Will Not Recognize Crypto-Related Transactions
Iran Will Not Recognize Crypto-Related Transactions
05 August 2019, 21:10
Iran has introduced a new bill stating that cryptocurrency-related transactions are not legal.
Thailand to Combat Illicit Use of Digital Currencies
Thailand to Combat Illicit Use of Digital Currencies
05 August 2019, 13:59
Thailand will amend its anti-money laundering laws (AML) laws to act criminals using cryptocurrency.
Landmark? Seychelles Stock Exchange to Offer Security Token Trading
Landmark? Seychelles Stock Exchange to Offer Security Token Trading
02 August 2019, 17:28
Seychelles Stock Exchange set to become first to offer listing and trading of security tokens.
Hester Peirce Says Crypto Regulatory Competition is Healthy
Hester Peirce Says Crypto Regulatory Competition is Healthy
02 August 2019, 14:02
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce spoke favorably about the diverse regulations by different jurisdictions around the world to govern the emerging cryptocurrency industry.
Rise Wealth Technologies Launches STO With $120 Million Target
Rise Wealth Technologies Launches STO With $120 Million Target
01 August 2019, 12:32
The Rise Wealth Technologies security token offering (Rise Wealth STO) is targeting a $120 million raise from accredited investors.
LedgerX Pips Bakkt to First U.S Physical Bitcoin Futures
LedgerX Pips Bakkt to First U.S Physical Bitcoin Futures
31 July 2019, 18:21
LedgerX has now launched the first U.S regulated physically delivered Bitcoin futures contracts.
Jeremy Allaire Calls for Unified U.S Crypto Regulation
Jeremy Allaire Calls for Unified U.S Crypto Regulation
30 July 2019, 19:16
Jeremy Allaire asked the U.S Congress to adopt national policies that define and establish digital assets as a new asset class including appropriate rules and exemptions.
Securitize Issues Tokens For Curzio Research Newsletter Business
Securitize Issues Tokens For Curzio Research Newsletter Business
30 July 2019, 18:26
Securitize released tokens representing equity ownership in the popular newsletter business, Curzio Research.
Why Banning Crypto in India is Not The Best Approach — Nasscom
Why Banning Crypto in India is Not The Best Approach — Nasscom
30 July 2019, 14:06
What does India stand to lose by banning cryptocurrencies? Nasscom says the disadvantages of doing so would outweigh any potential gains.
Bitcoin Preferred As Exchange of Value Network Over BCH and BSV
Bitcoin Preferred As Exchange of Value Network Over BCH and BSV
29 July 2019, 17:39
The Bitcoin (BTC) network transacted $3.58 billion to beat its Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) counterparts as a preferred exchange of value channel.
John McAfee is Pro Bitcoin But Recently Turned Pro Detainee
John McAfee is Pro Bitcoin But Recently Turned Pro Detainee
29 July 2019, 13:06
John McAfee has spent most of his time doing two things: promoting Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies and running away from authorities before eventually getting detained.
Ripple Writes U.S Congress Over Crypto Regulatory Concerns
Ripple Writes U.S Congress Over Crypto Regulatory Concerns
29 July 2019, 08:27
Ripple CEO, Brad Garlinghouse and co-founder Chris Larsen wrote an open letter to U.S Congress on Sunday, July 29 over regulatory concerns facing crypto startups in the country.
CoinLaunch Fined $39,500 Over Non-Registration With OSC
CoinLaunch Fined $39,500 Over Non-Registration With OSC
29 July 2019, 05:48
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) settled charges with CoinLaunch, a company that helped crypto startups to execute token offerings.
U.S IRS Warns Crypto Holders to Pay Up Taxes
U.S IRS Warns Crypto Holders to Pay Up Taxes
26 July 2019, 22:03
The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent letters to crypto holders requiring that these people pay any taxes they owe or file amended tax returns related to their crypto investments.
Abra App Limits Service to U.S Users Over Regulatory Issues
Abra App Limits Service to U.S Users Over Regulatory Issues
26 July 2019, 15:00
An overview of changes users can expect on the Abra App from August 29, 2019.
Bitbond Security Tokens Becomes Tradable
Bitbond Security Tokens Becomes Tradable
26 July 2019, 08:46

Germany-based SME lending platform, Bitbond announced Thursday that it has successfully activated trading functionality for BB1, the security token that they issued to investors in a recently completed STO.

U.S SEC Clears Quarters Token Distribution as ‘Non-Security’
U.S SEC Clears Quarters Token Distribution as ‘Non-Security’
26 July 2019, 07:22
The United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) on July 25 cleared Pocketful of Quarters (PoQ) to issue blockchain-based tokens without registration.
Luxembourg Completes First Blockchain-Tokenized Real Estate
Luxembourg Completes First Blockchain-Tokenized Real Estate
25 July 2019, 15:08
The first blockchain-based tokenization of a real estate property in Luxembourg was completed on July 23.
German Crypto Firms Must Hold BaFin License From 2020
German Crypto Firms Must Hold BaFin License From 2020
24 July 2019, 17:51
German crypto firms would soon be required to hold a BaFin license if they must operate in the country.
Fundament Gets Regulatory Approval for €250 Million Token Offering
Fundament Gets Regulatory Approval for €250 Million Token Offering
23 July 2019, 17:21
Germany's primary financial markets regulator, BaFin authorized blockchain startup, Fundament Group to issue a tokenized real-estate backed bond worth 250 million euros ($280 million).
Mining Cryptocurrencies is Now Legal in Iran!
Mining Cryptocurrencies is Now Legal in Iran!
23 July 2019, 08:47
The Iranian government’s economic commission has legalized cryptocurrency mining activities in the country.
Bye USA! Circle Takes 70% of Poloniex Operations Offshore
Bye USA! Circle Takes 70% of Poloniex Operations Offshore
23 July 2019, 07:45
Poloniex exchange will move its operations to Bermuda to continue their global expansion plans.
Malta Releases Consultation Paper on STOs
Malta Releases Consultation Paper on STOs
22 July 2019, 17:26
An overview of Malta's recently released consultation paper on security token offerings (STOs).
FINRA Extends Deadline for Crypto Activity Reporting
FINRA Extends Deadline for Crypto Activity Reporting
22 July 2019, 14:55
FINRA members now have until July 31, 2020, to report activities related to digital assets.
Brian Haney Charged With $19 Million Bitcoin Money Laundering
Brian Haney Charged With $19 Million Bitcoin Money Laundering
22 July 2019, 07:52

The United States Department of Justice on Thursday announced charges against Hugh Brian Haney, a resident Columbus Ohio who allegedly made $19 million from the sale of narcotics on dark web market place, Silk Road.

Pocketinns Charged for $410,000 ICO in 2018
Pocketinns Charged for $410,000 ICO in 2018
19 July 2019, 15:55
The New Jersey Bureau of Securities filed a lawsuit against Pocketinns and its President Sarvajnya G. Mada for a $410,000 ICO conducted in early 2018
Breaking - U.S CFTC Investigating BitMEX Over American Users
Breaking - U.S CFTC Investigating BitMEX Over American Users
19 July 2019, 10:21
The U.S CFTC is investigating crypto derivatives platform, BitMEX.
Japan Is Developing a Global Crypto Payments Network
Japan Is Developing a Global Crypto Payments Network
18 July 2019, 18:18
The Japanese government is leading the development of a global network that will handle cryptocurrency payments.
Mnuchin — U.S Will Ensure ‘Very Very Strong’ Crypto Regulation
Mnuchin — U.S Will Ensure ‘Very Very Strong’ Crypto Regulation
18 July 2019, 14:35
U.S Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says the U.S would police cryptocurrencies with “very, very strong” regulations so that they don’t become cloaked in secrecy.
Patrick Bryne Eyes $900 Billion Value for Security Token Platforms
Patrick Bryne Eyes $900 Billion Value for Security Token Platforms
17 July 2019, 20:41
Patrick M. Bryne CEO of Overstock and tZero believes that security token exchanges would be worth $900 billion in the future.
Tim Draper Slams India’s Bitcoin Ban Over Unconfirmed Reports
Tim Draper Slams India’s Bitcoin Ban Over Unconfirmed Reports
17 July 2019, 19:47
Tim Draper claimed that India has banned Bitcoin when official reports suggest otherwise.
Post Hack — BitPoint to Refund 50,000 Affected Users
Post Hack — BitPoint to Refund 50,000 Affected Users
17 July 2019, 18:49
Bitpoint Japan exchange users will get their funds back after the security breach.
Senators Skeptical As Facebook’s Libra Hearing Gets Adjourned
Senators Skeptical As Facebook’s Libra Hearing Gets Adjourned
16 July 2019, 17:13
An overview of David Marcus's hearing before the U.S Senate Banking Committee concerning Libra.
France to Approve First ICOs and Crypto Firms Under New Rules
France to Approve First ICOs and Crypto Firms Under New Rules
16 July 2019, 15:14
The French Financial Markets Authority is set to license its first crypto firms and approve initial coin offerings (ICOs) seeking to raise funds from citizens.
Consumers Didn’t Ask Brazil to Regulate Crypto — Luiz Philippe
Consumers Didn’t Ask Brazil to Regulate Crypto — Luiz Philippe
16 July 2019, 08:02
Luiz Philippe de Orleans-Braganza has questioned Brazil's decision to regulate the crypto industry.
New York Regulators Grants Bitlicense to Seed CX
New York Regulators Grants Bitlicense to Seed CX
15 July 2019, 17:19
The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) granted Bitlicenses to Seed Digital Commodities Market LLC (SCXM), and Zero Hash LLC.
Da Vinci Capital Begins STO for Gett Taxi Service
Da Vinci Capital Begins STO for Gett Taxi Service
15 July 2019, 14:34
Da Vinci Capital has started the security token offering (STO) for Gett Taxi, a ride-hailing startup in USA, Russia, Israel, and the U.K.
Libra Target? U.S Lawmakers to Ban Big Tech Firms from Finance
Libra Target? U.S Lawmakers to Ban Big Tech Firms from Finance
15 July 2019, 10:55
U.S lawmakers reveal ploy to keep big tech firms like Facebook out of finance.
QuadrigaCX Lessons Learnt as Canada Makes Room for Crypto Exchanges
QuadrigaCX Lessons Learnt as Canada Makes Room for Crypto Exchanges
15 July 2019, 07:19
The QuadrigaCX situation shows why every country including Canada should legalize the crypto industry.
trueDigital Eyes CFTC Regulated Crypto Derivatives Exchange
trueDigital Eyes CFTC Regulated Crypto Derivatives Exchange
12 July 2019, 20:00
New York-based trueDigital plans to launch a CFTC regulated crypto derivatives exchange.
Did Jerome Powell Just Validate Bitcoin as Gold 2.0?
Did Jerome Powell Just Validate Bitcoin as Gold 2.0?
12 July 2019, 13:59
Jerome Powell: Bitcoin a good example, really no one uses Bitcoin for payments. They use it more as an alternative to gold. It’s a store of value; it’s a speculative store of value like gold.
$32 Million Stolen as Hackers Shutdown Bitpoint Exchange
$32 Million Stolen as Hackers Shutdown Bitpoint Exchange
12 July 2019, 06:49
Bitpoint exchange has suffered a security breach after hackers stole at least $32 million worth of XRP and other cryptocurrencies from their platform.
Spanish Police — Bitcoin ATMs Promotes Money Laundering
Spanish Police — Bitcoin ATMs Promotes Money Laundering
11 July 2019, 16:22
Does Bitcoin ATMs promote money laundering? The Spanish Police thinks so.
SEC Approves First Public Token Offering Under Reg A+
SEC Approves First Public Token Offering Under Reg A+
11 July 2019, 09:08
The United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has approved an earlier application submitted by a blockchain-based startup, Blockstack to conduct a public token offering.
Turkey May Launch “Turkcoin” Before 2023
Turkey May Launch “Turkcoin” Before 2023
10 July 2019, 22:24
Is Turkey planning to launch a cryptocurrency before 2023?
Libra ‘Cannot Go Ahead’ Until Facebook Satisfies Regulators
Libra ‘Cannot Go Ahead’ Until Facebook Satisfies Regulators
10 July 2019, 19:02
Jerome Powell, Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve Bank, has said that Facebook cannot go ahead with its Libra cryptocurrency until there is “broad satisfaction with the way the company has addressed money laundering.”
Tom Emmer Reintroduces Tax Bill on Hardforked Cryptos
Tom Emmer Reintroduces Tax Bill on Hardforked Cryptos
10 July 2019, 17:28
U.S Congressman, Tom Emmer has reintroduced the “Safe Harbor for Taxpayers with Forked Assets,” bill following what he described as inaction from the U.S Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Russia Postpones Adoption of Crypto Bill Until Consensus
Russia Postpones Adoption of Crypto Bill Until Consensus
09 July 2019, 18:07

The Russian Parliament, State Duma, will likely postpone until autumn session the adoption of its proposed bill “On Digital Financial Assets” (DFA) according to a report by local news agency, TASS.

Crypto Regulation Can Help Post-Brexit UK— Nigel Green
Crypto Regulation Can Help Post-Brexit UK— Nigel Green
09 July 2019, 14:34
According to Nigel Green, the U.K can boost its financial services industry after Brexit by embracing the cryptocurrency market and providing regulatory friendly rules for participants.
SEC Releases Guidance on Digital Asset Custody
SEC Releases Guidance on Digital Asset Custody
09 July 2019, 09:54
The United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) in conjunction with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) released a notice regarding broker-dealer custody of digital asset securities.
India to Train Police on How to Catch Crypto Fraudsters
India to Train Police on How to Catch Crypto Fraudsters
08 July 2019, 17:58
The Ministry of Home Affairs India has announced a 2-day course to train police officials on detecting illegal crypto activity.
China to Hasten Crypto Plans Following Libra Emergence
China to Hasten Crypto Plans Following Libra Emergence
08 July 2019, 14:55
China could quickly unveil its cryptocurrency in response to the Libra currency planned by Facebook.
Singapore Plans to Stop GST Tax on Crypto Transactions
Singapore Plans to Stop GST Tax on Crypto Transactions
08 July 2019, 07:00
The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) plans to introduce new tax laws to govern cryptocurrency transactions.
What Fraction of My Portfolio Should Be in Bitcoin?
What Fraction of My Portfolio Should Be in Bitcoin?
06 July 2019, 18:04
What fraction of an investor's portfolio should be in Bitcoin (BTC)?
Masayoshi Amamiya Doubles Down on Japan Not Issuing a Crypto
Masayoshi Amamiya Doubles Down on Japan Not Issuing a Crypto
05 July 2019, 18:54
Masayoshi Amamiya, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan has said that his institution has no plans to issue a CBDC anytime soon
Lawyer Says Craig Wright Presented False Documents for Court Defense
Lawyer Says Craig Wright Presented False Documents for Court Defense
05 July 2019, 07:26
Craig Wright claims that the deed was signed on October 23, 2012, even though the Calibri font used itself was only copyrighted in 2015
Maduro Orders Banco de Venezuela to Start Accepting Petro
Maduro Orders Banco de Venezuela to Start Accepting Petro
04 July 2019, 21:20
Nicolas Maduro, the President of Venezuela, has ordered the country’s leading bank, Banco de Venezuela to start accepting the national cryptocurrency, Petro.
BTG Pactual to Use Tezos for $1 Billion STOs
BTG Pactual to Use Tezos for $1 Billion STOs
04 July 2019, 15:02
BTG Pactual will use to Tezos blockchain to conduct security token offerings (STOs) worth at least $1 billion.
CipherTrace Plans Solution to FATF Rules for Crypto Platforms
CipherTrace Plans Solution to FATF Rules for Crypto Platforms
03 July 2019, 19:32
CipherTrace and Shyft plan to help crypto platforms become FATF regulatory compliant.
Cuba Considers Using Crypto to Subvert U.S Sanctions
Cuba Considers Using Crypto to Subvert U.S Sanctions
03 July 2019, 18:07
Cuba considers the adoption of a cryptocurrency to help the nation skirt sanctions imposed on it by the United States Government.
U.S Congress Officially Tells Facebook to Stop Libra
U.S Congress Officially Tells Facebook to Stop Libra
03 July 2019, 05:35
The United States Congress sent an official letter to Facebook Inc., demanding that the company stops the development of its planned Libra cryptocurrency and native wallet, Calibra.
The United Kingdom Wants to Ban Crypto Derivatives for Retail Investors
The United Kingdom Wants to Ban Crypto Derivatives for Retail Investors
02 July 2019, 18:45
The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is contemplating a potential ban on the offering of crypto derivatives to retail investors,
Binance Launching Crypto Futures 'in a Few Weeks'
Binance Launching Crypto Futures 'in a Few Weeks'
02 July 2019, 12:00
Binance cryptocurrency exchange will in a few weeks launch a futures platform according to an announcement earlier today by CEO Changpeng Zhao.
ErisX Receives CFTC Approval for Physical Bitcoin Futures
ErisX Receives CFTC Approval for Physical Bitcoin Futures
02 July 2019, 03:50
The U.S CFTC has cleared ErisX to offer physically delivered Bitcoin futures contracts.
Wopke Hoekstra Calls for New AML Directives Including Crypto
Wopke Hoekstra Calls for New AML Directives Including Crypto
01 July 2019, 19:30
Finance Minister, Wopke Hoekstra has suggested the adoption of new measures to combat money laundering using cryptocurrencies.
G20 Leaders Approve Proposed FATF Crypto Rules
G20 Leaders Approve Proposed FATF Crypto Rules
01 July 2019, 17:45
G20 member nations have put a final seal on the Interpretive Note and Guidance released by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), to govern the use of cryptocurrencies and exchanges.
IMF Says Central Banks Likely to Launch Digital Currencies
IMF Says Central Banks Likely to Launch Digital Currencies
29 June 2019, 20:17
The International Monetary Fund says several central banks in different countries are open to the idea of issuing a central bank-backed cryptocurrency.
Everyone is Launching a Crypto; Goldman Sachs May Be Next
Everyone is Launching a Crypto; Goldman Sachs May Be Next
28 June 2019, 21:00
Is Goldman Sachs already developing a cryptocurrency?
U.S Blockchain Association Takes Over KIK’s Defend Crypto Fund
U.S Blockchain Association Takes Over KIK’s Defend Crypto Fund
28 June 2019, 16:48
The U.S Blockchain Association (USBA) will now manage the residual $2 million fund which KIK raised from the crypto community to take the U.S Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) to court
Uganda Warns Citizens Against Using Crypto Platforms
Uganda Warns Citizens Against Using Crypto Platforms
28 June 2019, 10:48
Dr. Louis Kasekende the Deputy Governor at the Bank of Uganda recently warned citizens against the use of crypto platforms at the at a Town Hall Meeting held in Masaka.
Swiss Stock Exchange Asks Central Bank for a Digital Currency
Swiss Stock Exchange Asks Central Bank for a Digital Currency
27 June 2019, 15:08
SIX Group at the Crypto Valley Conference in Switzerland this week requested that the country’s central bank should release a stablecoin digital currency.
Regulatory Uncertainty Forces Koinex India to Shut Down
Regulatory Uncertainty Forces Koinex India to Shut Down
27 June 2019, 11:19
Koinex Exchange India would cease all trading activities on June 27, while users would have until July 15 to take their funds off the exchange.
Lake City Pays 42 BTC ($490,000) to Ransomware Gang
Lake City Pays 42 BTC ($490,000) to Ransomware Gang
26 June 2019, 17:53
Lake City on Monday agreed to pay the 42 Bitcoins ($500 million) ransom to ransomware attackers who invaded the region's computer systems.
Europol Arrests 6 People Behind $27 Million Crypto Theft
Europol Arrests 6 People Behind $27 Million Crypto Theft
26 June 2019, 16:28

Europol said in a Wednesday press release that it has finally arrested six people (five men and one woman) alleged to be behind a €24 million (appr. $27 million) cryptocurrency theft.

Abkhazia to Reverse Ban on Crypto Mining With New Bill
Abkhazia to Reverse Ban on Crypto Mining With New Bill
25 June 2019, 20:09
The government of Abkhazia looks all set to revoke an earlier ban on crypto mining.
LedgerX Receives CFTC Approval to Offer Physical Bitcoin Futures
LedgerX Receives CFTC Approval to Offer Physical Bitcoin Futures
25 June 2019, 17:19
The United States Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved an application by Bitcoin Futures startup, LedgerX to exist as a contract market.
Could JPM Coin be Stuck in a Regulatory Web?
Could JPM Coin be Stuck in a Regulatory Web?
25 June 2019, 11:07
Why has JP Morgan not officially rolled out JPM Coin? It appears the banking giant has regulatory issues to settle.
Crypto Platforms to Hold Summit Over Proposed FATF Rules
Crypto Platforms to Hold Summit Over Proposed FATF Rules
24 June 2019, 15:21
As G20 member nations meet in Osaka Japan, on June 28 and 29 to place a rubber stamp on the stringent crypto rules proposed by the FATF, crypto industry participants (V20) will hold a parallel meeting to try to renegotiate the requirements.
BIS Thinks Facebook’s Libra and Tech Companies Could Hurt Banks
BIS Thinks Facebook’s Libra and Tech Companies Could Hurt Banks
24 June 2019, 08:08
Bank for International Settlements released a report on how the entrance of big tech companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Alibaba could potentially hurt banks and cause global financial instability.
An Overview of FATF’s Guidance For Crypto Platforms
An Overview of FATF’s Guidance For Crypto Platforms
21 June 2019, 21:23
An overview of the 2019 FATF Guidance of Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs)
Bitmain Planning U.S IPO Application Next Month
Bitmain Planning U.S IPO Application Next Month
21 June 2019, 15:00
Bitmain would within the next month apply for an IPO to hold on a U.S exchange according to Bloomberg sources.
Australia’s Central Bank Claims Crypto Adoption Still Far Away
Australia’s Central Bank Claims Crypto Adoption Still Far Away
20 June 2019, 19:37
The article titled ‒ Cryptocurrency: Ten Years On ‒ sought to provide insight regarding the emergence of cryptocurrencies and the proposition that these new payment tools would eventually overtake fiat currencies including the Australian Dollar (AUD).
Brazil Mandates Crypto Exchanges to Share User Data
Brazil Mandates Crypto Exchanges to Share User Data
20 June 2019, 05:28
The Department of Federal Revenue of Brazil (RFB) introduced new regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges and trading platforms to report information regarding how users transact cryptocurrency using their services.
YouNow Files With SEC for $24 Million Token Distribution
YouNow Files With SEC for $24 Million Token Distribution
20 June 2019, 04:18
The blockchain-based video platform, YouNow has filed a Reg-A+ offering circular for its Props token with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Facebook Spoke to the U.S Fed Before Unveiling Libra
Facebook Spoke to the U.S Fed Before Unveiling Libra
19 June 2019, 21:07
Jerome Powell, Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve confirmed that Facebook met with the agency before releasing Libra.
Another? Bancor DEX to Geo-Block U.S Users
Another? Bancor DEX to Geo-Block U.S Users
19 June 2019, 20:14
Cryptocurrency DEX, Bancor, has confirmed in an update that after July 8, it will no longer allow "US citizens, domiciliaries or users from US IPs" to access its application.
CFTC Sues Benjamin Reynolds For $147 Million Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme
CFTC Sues Benjamin Reynolds For $147 Million Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme
18 June 2019, 21:52
The United States Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced civil enforcement action against a U.K resident Benjamin Reynolds and his business, Control-Finance Limited.
Facebook Officially Announces Regulated Libra Currency
Facebook Officially Announces Regulated Libra Currency
18 June 2019, 11:24
Facebook has officially revealed that it is in partnership with 27 other organizations working on the invention of a new cryptocurrency that will be called Libra.
Ripple Secures $50 Million Partnership With MoneyGram
Ripple Secures $50 Million Partnership With MoneyGram
18 June 2019, 01:26
Ripple will invest $50 million into MoneyGram, one of the largest money transfer companies globally.
Bithumb and co. Will Pay Users If Hackers Steal From Them
Bithumb and co. Will Pay Users If Hackers Steal From Them
17 June 2019, 18:06
Five South Korean crypto exchanges including Bithumb would pay back users if hackers attack their platform.
What is a Bitcoin-Pegged Token? Binance Just Launched One
What is a Bitcoin-Pegged Token? Binance Just Launched One
17 June 2019, 14:26
What is Bitcoin-pegged Token? To easily understand what a Bitcoin-pegged token, you would have to define what ‘peg’ means in the crypto world.
Rhode Island to Explore Several Blockchain Use Cases
Rhode Island to Explore Several Blockchain Use Cases
14 June 2019, 19:09
The Rhode Island Government recently issued a request for proposals inviting members of the blockchain industry to submit proofs of concepts that lead to the adoption of the technology in the state.
Europol’s New Video Game to Train Officers on Crypto Investigation
Europol’s New Video Game to Train Officers on Crypto Investigation
14 June 2019, 17:21

The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, popularly known as Europol revealed at the closure of its Sixth Cryptocurrency Meeting today that it is working on a new video game.

Behind the Move — Binance US & Users Losing Access to Binance.com
Behind the Move — Binance US & Users Losing Access to Binance.com
14 June 2019, 10:18

Leading cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, announced today, the upcoming launch of its new subsidiary, Binance US.

FATF to Apply Banking Rules to Crypto; What It Means For You?
FATF to Apply Banking Rules to Crypto; What It Means For You?
13 June 2019, 10:13
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a committee that defines anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CFT) rules have set its eyes on the crypto industry. What does this mean for the ordinary crypto user?
Brazilian Officials Wants Government to Use Blockchain
Brazilian Officials Wants Government to Use Blockchain
12 June 2019, 21:03
The Brazilian Government will review a bill requiring the promotion of blockchain as well as other technologies for public administration processes in the country.
FATF to Release New Crypto Rules on June 21
FATF to Release New Crypto Rules on June 21
12 June 2019, 18:50
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plans to release a guidance note on crypto trading platforms later this month.
Philippines Central Bank Urges Caution With Cryptocurrencies
Philippines Central Bank Urges Caution With Cryptocurrencies
11 June 2019, 21:15
Benjamin Diokno, Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines), has reportedly warned citizens to be wary of the risks associated with investing in cryptocurrencies.
Is the U.K Going Overboard With Proposed AML/CFT Laws for Crypto?
Is the U.K Going Overboard With Proposed AML/CFT Laws for Crypto?
11 June 2019, 09:32
In the paper titled ‘“Transposition of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive,” Her Majesty’s Treasury disclosed its plans to broaden the EU’s guidelines for applying anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regulations to the crypto industry.
Malaysia Approves 3 Crypto Exchanges; Others Told to Shutdown
Malaysia Approves 3 Crypto Exchanges; Others Told to Shutdown
10 June 2019, 15:27
Securities Commission Malaysia (SCM) updated its list of Recognized Market Operators (RMOs) to include three crypto exchanges. Others told to cease operations immediately.
G20 Finance Ministers Reaffirm Support for Global Crypto Regulation
G20 Finance Ministers Reaffirm Support for Global Crypto Regulation
10 June 2019, 04:00
A communique signed by G20 finance ministers and central bank governors says that cryptocurrencies currently do not pose any threat to financial stability.
60 Cases of Crypto Tax Avoidance Under Investigation
60 Cases of Crypto Tax Avoidance Under Investigation
07 June 2019, 15:00
The J5, a group of tax regulators from Australia, the United States, the U.K., the Netherlands, and Canada reported progress in the war against people using cryptocurrency to evade taxes.
Jay Clayton — Custody and Market Manipulation Hinders Bitcoin ETF
Jay Clayton — Custody and Market Manipulation Hinders Bitcoin ETF
06 June 2019, 21:37
U.S SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has revealed the crypto market must satisfy custody features and market manipulation issues if it will ever get an ETF approval.
Facebook to Release its Cryptocurrency This Month
Facebook to Release its Cryptocurrency This Month
05 June 2019, 23:12
Facebook is officially releasing its long muted cryptocurrency later this month according to recent reports
California — Public Accountants Wants Clarity on Crypto Holding Calc
California — Public Accountants Wants Clarity on Crypto Holding Calc
05 June 2019, 21:42

The growing public interest in the use of cryptocurrencies creates a need for public accountants to handle calculations regarding clients' digital assets.

EU to Malta —Tighten AML Rules for Growing Crypto Industry
EU to Malta —Tighten AML Rules for Growing Crypto Industry
05 June 2019, 20:41
The European Union (EU) has recommended areas that Malta can beef up efforts to track financial crimes related to cryptocurrency.
U.S FBI Investigating QuadrigaCX Case
U.S FBI Investigating QuadrigaCX Case
04 June 2019, 21:02
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has opened investigations into the activities of now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange, QuadrigaCX.
SEC Officially Sues Kik for its $100 Million ICO in 2017
SEC Officially Sues Kik for its $100 Million ICO in 2017
04 June 2019, 19:11

The United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has officially sued Canada-based messaging platform, Kik for its ICO in 2017 through which the company raised near $100 from token sales.

Bits of Gold Sets Precedent With Legal Victory in Israel
Bits of Gold Sets Precedent With Legal Victory in Israel
04 June 2019, 09:56
Israeli Supreme Court made a final decision on a case involving Bits of Gold and Israeli Bank, Bank Leumi. The cryptocurrency exchange can now operate an account with the bank despite the nature of its business.
Is the Binance DEX Geo-Blocking Clearly a Regulatory Issue?
Is the Binance DEX Geo-Blocking Clearly a Regulatory Issue?
03 June 2019, 14:39

In case you missed it, the decentralized exchange subsidiary of leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced at the weekend that the platform would geo-block access to users from the United States as well as 28 other countries.

Facebook Meets With CFTC to Discuss GlobalCoin
Facebook Meets With CFTC to Discuss GlobalCoin
03 June 2019, 07:00
United States Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has held “very early stages of conversations” with Facebook regarding their proposed cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin.
Japan Officially Approves New Rules for Crypto Industry
Japan Officially Approves New Rules for Crypto Industry
31 May 2019, 20:25
Japan has amended its Payment Services Act and Financial Instruments and Exchange Act to include laws for the crypto industry.
IOSCO Attempts to Create Global Rules for Crypto Trading Platforms
IOSCO Attempts to Create Global Rules for Crypto Trading Platforms
31 May 2019, 17:49
The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has released recommendations for countries looking to regulate crypto-asset trading platforms.
FSB Urges Proactive Monitoring of Crypto-Assets Growth
FSB Urges Proactive Monitoring of Crypto-Assets Growth
31 May 2019, 12:56
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has urged regulators in different countries to step up efforts in monitoring crypto assets and the possible challenges they can create in the future.
Australia Updates Guidance for ICOs and Crypto Firms
Australia Updates Guidance for ICOs and Crypto Firms
30 May 2019, 16:04

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) today announced the release of updated guidance for businesses involved in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies.

Bank of Ireland, Ulster and AIB Adopts Blockchain
Bank of Ireland, Ulster and AIB Adopts Blockchain
30 May 2019, 11:47
Three of Ireland’s Big Four Banks — Bank of Ireland, Ulster and AIB — has started a pilot program that involves the use of a blockchain-based solution built on Ethereum to verify staff credentials.
The Bahamas to Launch Digital Currency in 2020
The Bahamas to Launch Digital Currency in 2020
29 May 2019, 17:41

The Central Bank of the Bahamas will on May 30 sign an agreement with transactions provider, NZIA Limited, to launch the country’s first bank-backed digital currency by next year.

Egypt to Ban Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Firms
Egypt to Ban Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Firms
28 May 2019, 17:40
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) will soon ban cryptocurrency firms operating in the country without a license.
Kik Raise $5+ Million to Take U.S SEC to Court
Kik Raise $5+ Million to Take U.S SEC to Court
28 May 2019, 12:39
Kik Interactive plans to take the U.S Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) to court over its $100 Million ICO raise in 2017.
Malawi Warns Citizens Against Crypto Investments
Malawi Warns Citizens Against Crypto Investments
27 May 2019, 17:23
The Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) has warned citizens about the potential pitfalls of investing in cryptocurrency and related schemes
EU Needs Unified Crypto Regulation — ECB Report
EU Needs Unified Crypto Regulation — ECB Report
27 May 2019, 15:17
Researchers at the European Central Bank (ECB) recommends that the EU pursues a unified regulatory course for the cryptocurrency industry.
Montana Separates Utility Tokens From Security Tokens
Montana Separates Utility Tokens From Security Tokens
24 May 2019, 15:45
The U.S State of Montana provides legislation that separates cryptocurrencies that serve as utility tokens from those that serve as security tokens.
India Could Introduce Crypto Regulatory Bill in June
India Could Introduce Crypto Regulatory Bill in June
24 May 2019, 13:47
India's Parliament will during June’s Budget Session begin debates about a bill targeted towards the regulation of the use of cryptocurrencies in the country
Bank of Russia to Consider Gold-Backed Crypto
Bank of Russia to Consider Gold-Backed Crypto
23 May 2019, 15:37
The Bank of Russia will likely review the possibility of issuing a cryptocurrency that has its value linked to the prices of gold according to Elvira Nabiullina, head of the Central Bank.
European Authorities Shuts Down 27,000 BTC Crypto Mixer
European Authorities Shuts Down 27,000 BTC Crypto Mixer
23 May 2019, 10:27
The Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD), Europol and enforcement agencies in Luxembourg, has successfully shut down cryptocurrency mixing service provider, Bestmixer.io.
Is Bitcoin a Currency or an Asset? Israeli Court Rules Against Noam Copel
Is Bitcoin a Currency or an Asset? Israeli Court Rules Against Noam Copel
22 May 2019, 21:21
Noam Copel’s lawsuit against the ITA hinged on whether Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency or an asset with the warring parties taking up one side of the argument respectively.
Russia to Adopt Crypto Laws Before Spring Session Ends
Russia to Adopt Crypto Laws Before Spring Session Ends
22 May 2019, 20:32

Russia is already on the path to regulating the crypto industry following orders by the country’s President, and could finally fit in the last piece of the puzzle in a spring session according to Olga Skorobogatova, the first deputy chairman of the Bank of Russia.

U.S SEC Halts $30 Million Argyle Coin as Ponzi
U.S SEC Halts $30 Million Argyle Coin as Ponzi
21 May 2019, 16:05
The United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) obtained a court order to halt the operations of Argyle Coin LLC because its owner is operating a $30 million Ponzi scheme.
Currency and Crypto Fraudsters Made $34 Million From U.K Residents
Currency and Crypto Fraudsters Made $34 Million From U.K Residents
21 May 2019, 09:39
Within the last financial year, the U.K Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) reports that victims lost £27 million ($34.2 million) to forex and crypto-related investment scams.
U.S IRS Will ‘Soon’ Release Guidance on Crypto Taxes
U.S IRS Will ‘Soon’ Release Guidance on Crypto Taxes
21 May 2019, 07:34
The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is working on tax guidance for cryptocurrency traders and investors according to one of the agency’s Commissioner Charles P. Rettig.
Will Bitfinex’s UNUS SED LEO Catch Binance BNB?
Will Bitfinex’s UNUS SED LEO Catch Binance BNB?
20 May 2019, 17:50
With the distribution of the token now complete and trading beginning today, we look at the odds of Bitfinex’s utility token catching up with Binance Coin, the native cryptocurrency of another leading exchange, Binance.
South Africa May Get a National Cryptocurrency
South Africa May Get a National Cryptocurrency
20 May 2019, 09:16
South Africa may soon add its name to the list of countries to pilot the creation of a national cryptocurrency, otherwise known as Central Bank backed digital currency (CBDC)
Mayweather And Dj Khaled Dismissed From ICO Case
Mayweather And Dj Khaled Dismissed From ICO Case
17 May 2019, 22:08
Prominent boxer, Floyd Mayweather and Artist, Dj Khaled will not come under further sanctions after a Federal court ruled that the men did not engage in the sale of unregistered securities as alleged by the plaintiff
Kraken Faults ‘Securities’ Section of Rules for Local Exchanges
Kraken Faults ‘Securities’ Section of Rules for Local Exchanges
17 May 2019, 20:00
Kraken says some sections of the proposed rules may end up forcing local exchanges to move offshore, instead of solving its primary purpose which is providing “regulatory clarity.”
An Overview of Proposed Crypto Rules in the Bahamas
An Overview of Proposed Crypto Rules in the Bahamas
17 May 2019, 14:15
The Securities Commission of the Bahamas has released the “Digital Asset and Regulated Exchanges (DARE)” bill to provide regulatory cover for nearly every aspect of the cryptocurrency space including, initial coin offerings, exchanges, investors and virtually everyone participating in the industry.
Ted Livingston — U.S Regulation Slows Down Crypto Innovation
Ted Livingston — U.S Regulation Slows Down Crypto Innovation
17 May 2019, 07:32
Ted Livingston, Founder of the Kin messaging platform, blamed regulatory uncertainty as a principal reason why the U.S cryptocurrency industry has failed to reach its potential.
Regulatory Concerns — Poloniex to Delist 9 Tokens for U.S Users
Regulatory Concerns — Poloniex to Delist 9 Tokens for U.S Users
16 May 2019, 21:58
Because of regulatory concerns, Poloniex exchange will stop U.S customers from trading the following nine cryptocurrencies, ARDR, BCN, DCR, GAME, GAS, LSK, NXT, OMNI, and REP.
Crypto Regulation No Longer Top Priority — Dmitry Medvedev
Crypto Regulation No Longer Top Priority — Dmitry Medvedev
16 May 2019, 21:09
Dmitry Medvedev — "Nowadays, the popularity of cryptocurrency has decreased, and regulatory issues may not be so relevant.”
Reserve Bank of India Asked to Reconsider Crypto Exclusion
Reserve Bank of India Asked to Reconsider Crypto Exclusion
16 May 2019, 13:31
India IT industry participants have urged the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) which serves as the nation’s financial authority to reconsider its decision to exclude crypto-related products from its fintech regulatory sandbox
Alex Tapscott Fined $25000 by U.S SEC
Alex Tapscott Fined $25000 by U.S SEC
15 May 2019, 18:49

The United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) said in a May 14 notice that it had fined Canada-based blockchain entrepreneur, Alex Tapscott, and his firm NextBlock Global the sum of $25,000.

U.S SEC Delays Bitwise ETF Proposal Again
U.S SEC Delays Bitwise ETF Proposal Again
14 May 2019, 19:32
The United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) will not give its ruling but will continue accepting public comments regarding a Bitcoin ETF application filed in January by Bitwise Investment Advisers in partnership with NYSE Arca.
SFOX Offers FDIC-Insured Accounts to Crypto Traders
SFOX Offers FDIC-Insured Accounts to Crypto Traders
14 May 2019, 16:50
SFOX now offers “Segregated FBO Account” allowing users to choose whether to keep their cash reserve on the platform within FDIC-insured accounts with coverage for funds up to $250,000.
When Does an IEO Break U.S Securities Law?
When Does an IEO Break U.S Securities Law?
14 May 2019, 13:15
Before you sell your IEO tokens, know when you're breaking U.S Securities law. Top U.S SEC Official Valerie Szczepanik has confirmed when IEOs breach regulations.
Ron Paul Rules Out Sherman’s Suggestions to Outlaw Crypto
Ron Paul Rules Out Sherman’s Suggestions to Outlaw Crypto
13 May 2019, 21:07
Ron Paul, a former U.S Congressman, and a Presidential Candidate have lashed out at recent comments made by Congressman Brad Sherman that the U.S should outlaw cryptocurrencies by stopping Americans from using it.
Is Bakkt Launching in July?
Is Bakkt Launching in July?
13 May 2019, 15:03
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) backed crypto startup Bakkt, revealed in an announcement today, May 13, that it will soon officially commence user acceptance testing for its long-awaited futures and custody platform
No More Secrets; Mark Zuckerberg Called out over Secret Crypto Project
No More Secrets; Mark Zuckerberg Called out over Secret Crypto Project
10 May 2019, 18:28
The U.S Senate Banking Committee told Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg to reveal more information about the secret cryptocurrency-payment system they are developing.
Crescent Crypto Submits Crypto ETF Application
Crescent Crypto Submits Crypto ETF Application
10 May 2019, 16:06
Crescent Crypto has submitted a cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund proposal to the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC).
U.S Rep Brad Sherman Wants to Outlaw Cryptocurrencies
U.S Rep Brad Sherman Wants to Outlaw Cryptocurrencies
10 May 2019, 10:43
Despite ongoing efforts to provide clear regulations for the U.S cryptocurrency industry, Congressman Brad Sherman in an infamous move called for colleagues to join him to introduce a bill to outlaw the purchase and use of cryptocurrencies by Americans.
Will India Ban Crypto? Ajeet Khurana Says It's Unlikely
Will India Ban Crypto? Ajeet Khurana Says It's Unlikely
09 May 2019, 20:41
"I have never heard them talk about banning it. So it’s very interesting that the people who could ban it, have never said they will ban it.” Ajeet Khurana
U.S SEC and CFTC Admits Growth in Digital Assets Industry
U.S SEC and CFTC Admits Growth in Digital Assets Industry
09 May 2019, 10:11
In the hearing before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, SEC Chairman, Jay Clayton, and CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo acknowledged growth in the digital assets industry.
Preparing For Launch? Facebook Loosens Crypto Ad Policy
Preparing For Launch? Facebook Loosens Crypto Ad Policy
08 May 2019, 21:41
Facebook has updated its crypto-ad policy today to include major changes that will promote crypto adoption. Is that a promotion strategy for its proposed stablecoin?
Bitfinex to Hold $1 Billion IEO Amid NYAG Allegations
Bitfinex to Hold $1 Billion IEO Amid NYAG Allegations
08 May 2019, 18:03
According to a whitepaper released by the Bitfinex on Wednesday, the target of the fundraising effort is $1 billion to be realized from the sale of USDT-pegged LEO tokens
Binance Lose 7000BTC to Hackers in First Security Breach
Binance Lose 7000BTC to Hackers in First Security Breach
08 May 2019, 02:08
Leading cryptocurrency exchange, Binance confirmed in an update that it has witnessed its first large scale security breach, with hackers able to withdraw 7000BTC ($40.4 million) in a single transaction
WeChat Bans Merchant Crypto Trading; China Clampdown Continues
WeChat Bans Merchant Crypto Trading; China Clampdown Continues
07 May 2019, 17:30
A section of WeChat’s revised Payments Policy Protocol mentioned that merchants on the platform would lose access to their accounts if they “either directly or indirectly” get involved with “any initial coin offering activities or operating virtual currency trading.”
Thai Central Bank Edge Closer to Release of Planned Cryptocurrency
Thai Central Bank Edge Closer to Release of Planned Cryptocurrency
07 May 2019, 14:36
Thailand's proposed system cryptocurrency “will enable domestic fund transfers within the country's interbank system by issuing the CBDC tokens.”
Swiss Stock Exchange May Issue Its Token
Swiss Stock Exchange May Issue Its Token
06 May 2019, 16:57
Switzerland-based Six Swiss Exchange has revealed plans to launch its token in the next few years.
CFTC Official Hints at Ether Futures Approval
CFTC Official Hints at Ether Futures Approval
06 May 2019, 14:20
An anonymous official working the U.S Commodity Futures and Trading Commission (CFTC) is talking up the possibility of Ethereum-based futures derivative.
Europol Seize Six-Figure Worth of Crypto from Dark Web Raid
Europol Seize Six-Figure Worth of Crypto from Dark Web Raid
04 May 2019, 02:19
A recent raid by the European Police authorities led to the arrest of three suspects as well as the seizure of cash worth €550,000 (appr. $616,600) and Bitcoin and Monero cryptocurrencies in the six-figure region.
Myanmar Warns Citizens Against Crypto Investments
Myanmar Warns Citizens Against Crypto Investments
03 May 2019, 18:12
The Central Bank of Myanmar is worried about the increasing number of citizens losing money to crypto fraudsters and for this reason, issued a second warning to the public regarding investment into the new asset class.
Geoffery Vos — Crypto Adoption Yet to Cross “Starting Line”
Geoffery Vos — Crypto Adoption Yet to Cross “Starting Line”
03 May 2019, 15:14
Lord Geoffery Vos, Chancellor of the U.K High Court admitted that cryptocurrencies would see increasing usage soon rather than a decline.
Another Former CFTC Chair Joins the Call for Crypto Regulation
Another Former CFTC Chair Joins the Call for Crypto Regulation
03 May 2019, 14:16
Former Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chair, Gary Gensler has become the latest top official to lend his voice to the call for clear regulations to govern the crypto ecosystem in the United States.
Milestone? Washington Legalizes Blockchain Records
Milestone? Washington Legalizes Blockchain Records
02 May 2019, 14:58
The United States state of Washington has become the latest region in the country to pass a blockchain-related bill into law.
Fowler and Yosef Charged for Illegal Banking with Crypto Exchanges
Fowler and Yosef Charged for Illegal Banking with Crypto Exchanges
01 May 2019, 19:38
The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) charged Reginald Fowler, a man residing in Arizona, and Ravid Yosef an Israeli woman for providing shadow banking services to several cryptocurrency exchanges.
Tether Lawyers Says Stablecoin is 74% Backed
Tether Lawyers Says Stablecoin is 74% Backed
30 April 2019, 16:44
Stuart Hogner, the general counsel representing the stablecoin company, Tether Ltd and its parent company, Bitfinex, has confirmed that fiat or its equivalent back only 74% of existing USDT.
SEC Halts Trading in Bitcoin Generation Stocks
SEC Halts Trading in Bitcoin Generation Stocks
29 April 2019, 18:39
The United States Security and Exchanges Commission (SEC) said on Monday that it is temporarily suspending trading of securities belonging to not-so-popular crypto startup, Bitcoin Generation Ltd (BTGN).
Bakkt’s 3 Significant Moves Draw Launch Date Closer
Bakkt’s 3 Significant Moves Draw Launch Date Closer
29 April 2019, 17:35
Bakkt confirmed that it recently applied for a crypto custodian license with the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), signed a $100,000,000 insurance policy and acquired Digital Asset Custody Company (DACC)
Finland’s New Crypto Rules Goes Live on May 1
Finland’s New Crypto Rules Goes Live on May 1
29 April 2019, 13:33
Under the new rules, the Finland Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA) will become the regulatory boarding overseeing the activity of crypto-related businesses in the country.
UAE Token Sales Raised $210 Million in 120 Days
UAE Token Sales Raised $210 Million in 120 Days
29 April 2019, 10:26
Between January 1-April 29, stats show that token issuers in the UAE raised $210,516,051 more than 25% of the total revenue and nearly double what was raised in the United States and the United Kingdom ($108.4 million).
Jaguar Land Rover to Reward Drivers in IOTA Tokens
Jaguar Land Rover to Reward Drivers in IOTA Tokens
29 April 2019, 08:14
Prominent British automobile company, Jaguar Land Rover has become one of the first automobile company to roll out a rewards program that pays out drivers in cryptocurrency.
Will India’s Crypto Regulatory Attempt End in Official Ban?
Will India’s Crypto Regulatory Attempt End in Official Ban?
26 April 2019, 18:54
The Indian government has kicked off inter-ministerial consultation on a new bill targeting a ban on the use of cryptocurrencies. The framework is tagged “Banning of Cryptocurrencies and Regulation of Official Digital Currencies Bill 2019."
Court Order Says Bitfinex Took $850 Million from Tether to Hide Losses
Court Order Says Bitfinex Took $850 Million from Tether to Hide Losses
26 April 2019, 10:15
The New York Attorney General's office believes crypto exchange, Bitfinex, lost $850 million and subsequently borrowed money from its controversial stablecoin subsidiary, Tether Ltd, to hide the deficiency.
Malta and the U.S Issues Fresh Guidelines on Crypto Frauds
Malta and the U.S Issues Fresh Guidelines on Crypto Frauds
25 April 2019, 21:45
The increase in the number of people falling victim to the activity of crypto fraudsters has led Malta and the U.S to add their name to the list of countries that recently issued guidelines on how to discover suspicious investments in the emerging industry.
Japan Wants to Help G20 Members Implement Crypto Regulation
Japan Wants to Help G20 Members Implement Crypto Regulation
23 April 2019, 15:08
Japan's representatives at this year's conference will submit a proposed “manual” or toolkit that it believes can help G20 member nations regulate the crypto industry in their respective jurisdictions.
Chile Eyes Crypto Regulation with New Bill
Chile Eyes Crypto Regulation with New Bill
22 April 2019, 15:47
Chilean Finance Minister, Felipe Larraín said during a recent visit to the United States that the government will soon introduce to the Congress a bill focused on the regulation of fintech and cryptocurrencies.
U.S Presidential Hopeful Andrew Yang to Regulate Crypto Industry
U.S Presidential Hopeful Andrew Yang to Regulate Crypto Industry
19 April 2019, 21:30
Learn why Andrew Yang is the candidate of choice for most U.S crypto industry participants.
RBI Sidelines Crypto Startups as India’s Regulatory Rumble Continues
RBI Sidelines Crypto Startups as India’s Regulatory Rumble Continues
18 April 2019, 18:58

One month after the Supreme Court of India reportedly instructed the government to release regulations for the cryptocurrency industry, nothing has happened, and the industry has suffered yet another discrimination.

Bakkt May Subvert CFTC Demands with Crypto License from New York
Bakkt May Subvert CFTC Demands with Crypto License from New York
18 April 2019, 16:44
Bloomberg sources say Bakkt will apply for a crypto license with the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to quickly bring its product to market
Japan to Introduce New Rules for Crypto Exchange Cold Wallets
Japan to Introduce New Rules for Crypto Exchange Cold Wallets
18 April 2019, 12:25
Even though cold wallets are less likely to get hacked, there is a high risk of internal theft. Japanese regulators want to curb this risk too.
Cambridge Study Shows Unity and Disparity in Crypto Regulation Across Borders
Cambridge Study Shows Unity and Disparity in Crypto Regulation Across Borders
17 April 2019, 19:20
As per an April 2019 Cambridge study, different countries are adopting separate regulations for the cryptocurrency industry leading to some unity and disparity. Will such a situation adversely affect the growth of the young industry?
Daniel Daianu — Crypto Can’t Substitute Bank Currency
Daniel Daianu — Crypto Can’t Substitute Bank Currency
17 April 2019, 16:37
Daniel Daianu says it would be better off to refer to cryptocurrencies as financial assets since they “won’t be able to fulfill the basic roles of currency.”
Arca Seeks SEC Approval for Stablecoin-Based Treasury Fund
Arca Seeks SEC Approval for Stablecoin-Based Treasury Fund
16 April 2019, 20:57
Los Angeles based crypto asset manager, Arca has filed a prospectus with the U.S SEC to create a new type of stablecoin that would allow holders to invest in the U.S Treasury securities.
Does BitcoinSV’s Decline Show Crypto Industry Can Regulate Itself?
Does BitcoinSV’s Decline Show Crypto Industry Can Regulate Itself?
16 April 2019, 14:09
The ongoing onslaught against BitcoinSV suggests the industry is filling a role that usually should be fulfilled by a regulator. Is it a good sign?
French Finance Minister Wants Unified Crypto Rules For EU States
French Finance Minister Wants Unified Crypto Rules For EU States
16 April 2019, 08:25
Instead of creating a separate regulatory framework for the cryptocurrency industry in their respective countries, the French Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire is proposing a more unified framework for the European Union.
London Stock Exchange Sells Tokenized Securities
London Stock Exchange Sells Tokenized Securities
15 April 2019, 18:17
For the first time, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has listed tokenized securities on its platform.
The Timeline — How Mauritius Silently Achieved Crypto Regulation
The Timeline — How Mauritius Silently Achieved Crypto Regulation
15 April 2019, 11:37
Mauritius regulates an emerging industry that has proven difficult to handle for even the world’s most powerful nations. Here's a timeline showing how they did it.
France Approves Bill Allowing Insurance Providers to Invest in Crypto
France Approves Bill Allowing Insurance Providers to Invest in Crypto
13 April 2019, 05:06
A newly passed bill includes a section that allows insurance providers in France to provide their clients' exposure to cryptocurrencies through Professional Capital Investment Funds.
U.S Reps Wants Guidance on Crypto Taxes As Deadline Looms
U.S Reps Wants Guidance on Crypto Taxes As Deadline Looms
12 April 2019, 15:16

A delegation of 21 U.S lawmakers led by Rep. Tom Emmer has asked the country’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide further guidance about how cryptocurrency holders should report their taxes.

Blockstack Wants to Conduct $50 Million SEC Compliant Token Sale
Blockstack Wants to Conduct $50 Million SEC Compliant Token Sale
11 April 2019, 13:01
Blockstack Token LLC plans to use the SEC Regulation A+ framework to sell Blockstack’s Stacks (STX) token worth $50 Million.
Mauritius Releases STO Regulatory Framework
Mauritius Releases STO Regulatory Framework
10 April 2019, 17:19
The Mauritius Financial Services Commission (FSC) have released a guidance note on security token offerings (STOs) to show that they remain highly supportive of fintech related initiatives.
U.S Lawmakers Resumes Quest To Exempt Crypto From Securities Law
U.S Lawmakers Resumes Quest To Exempt Crypto From Securities Law
09 April 2019, 22:58
On Tuesday, April 9, U.S Rep Warren Davidson reintroduced an updated version of the Token Taxonomy Act (TTA) which was first unveiled to the Congress just before its closure at the end of 2018.
Chinese Government Agency Wants Ban on Crypto Mining
Chinese Government Agency Wants Ban on Crypto Mining
09 April 2019, 08:55
The NDRC has labeled cryptocurrency mining as one of the few “undesirable” activities that doesn’t yield as much productivity as it contributes to environmental pollution in the country. Ban next?
Lithuania to Introduce New Rules for Crypto Businesses
Lithuania to Introduce New Rules for Crypto Businesses
08 April 2019, 18:18

The Republic of Lithuania will continue its recent effort to control the activities of crypto-related businesses by rolling out new regulations in the coming months.

Missoula County Makes Renewable Energy a Must For Miners
Missoula County Makes Renewable Energy a Must For Miners
05 April 2019, 19:32
Missoula County cryptocurrency mining firms must now build renewable energy sources to offset 100% of the energy needed for their operations according to newly released regulations.
We Don’t Suppress Crypto Assets Sector — U.S CFTC Chair
We Don’t Suppress Crypto Assets Sector — U.S CFTC Chair
05 April 2019, 16:38
CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo said the agency had resisted calls to use their legal powers to suppress the development of crypto-assets and the underlying technologies that support them.
Top Officials Agrees South Korea Should Review Crypto Rules
Top Officials Agrees South Korea Should Review Crypto Rules
05 April 2019, 11:34
South Korean Officials at Deconomy notes that the time is not right for the country to review its existing regulations for the cryptocurrency industry. What rules do you think they should enact?
Canadian Court Asks Matthew Phan to Forfeit 281.41BTC Alleged Crime Profits
Canadian Court Asks Matthew Phan to Forfeit 281.41BTC Alleged Crime Profits
04 April 2019, 13:50
Judge Jane Kelly, a Superior Court Justice in Toronto, Canada ruled on April 3, that Matthew Phan, an online drug dealer, and dark web expert should relinquish his 281.41BTC (appr. $1.4 million) to authorities.
An Overview — SEC Division Releases Promised Guidance on ICO Tokens
An Overview — SEC Division Releases Promised Guidance on ICO Tokens
03 April 2019, 21:19
An overview of guidelines released by the SEC division on factors to consider in determining whether an ICO Token is a Security
SEC Agrees to “No Action” For TurnKey Jet Token Sale
SEC Agrees to “No Action” For TurnKey Jet Token Sale
03 April 2019, 16:30
In what appears to be an apparent first, the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has given its approval to a crypto project seeking exemption from any enforcement action by the regulators during its token sale.
Pakistan’s Digitization Plan Includes New Cryptocurrency by 2025
Pakistan’s Digitization Plan Includes New Cryptocurrency by 2025
02 April 2019, 17:59
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has plans to adds its name to the list of countries to issue a central bank backed digital currency (CBDC).
Will SEC's New Job Listing Resolve Crypto ‘Security’ Saga?
Will SEC's New Job Listing Resolve Crypto ‘Security’ Saga?
01 April 2019, 17:21
Has the U.S Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) finally found a way to end the long-term debate regarding which cryptocurrencies to classify as securities and those that qualify for an exemption?
Pakistan Set to Regulate Crypto Exchanges; Reversing Ban?
Pakistan Set to Regulate Crypto Exchanges; Reversing Ban?
01 April 2019, 12:16
Time heals all wounds as the Pakistan Federal government decides to introduce a new set of laws for Electronic Money Institutions (EMIs) which include cryptocurrency exchanges.
New Euro-Pegged Stablecoin to Pay Holders 8% Interest
New Euro-Pegged Stablecoin to Pay Holders 8% Interest
01 April 2019, 02:30

If there is one word that should often go hand in hand with the crypto industry, then it should be “innovation” as the years have shown.

Innisfil, Canada Trials Bitcoin for Property Tax Payments
Innisfil, Canada Trials Bitcoin for Property Tax Payments
29 March 2019, 16:58
Would you pay your property taxes more promptly if you could use Bitcoin as a payment method? Innisfil Town, Canada now accepts Bitcoin for property tax payments.
Hong Kong Releases Regulation for Security Token Offerings (STOs)
Hong Kong Releases Regulation for Security Token Offerings (STOs)
29 March 2019, 15:31
Crypto projects who want to conduct security token offerings (STOs) in Hong Kong now have new rules to guide such issuance of cryptocurrencies.
Swiss President Preach “Fast and Clear” Regulation for Blockchain Companies
Swiss President Preach “Fast and Clear” Regulation for Blockchain Companies
29 March 2019, 10:04
Swiss President, Ueli Maurer, wants to “stay two steps” ahead of other countries when it comes to providing the ideal regulatory environment needed to nurture blockchain technology.
CFTC Advisory Committee Considers Crypto Regulation and Blockchain Adoption
CFTC Advisory Committee Considers Crypto Regulation and Blockchain Adoption
28 March 2019, 12:04
Members of the Technology Advisory Committee of the U.S Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently considered regulation for virtual currencies and the need for the agency to adopt distributed ledger technology.
CabbageTech’s McDonnell May Face 20 Years Imprisonment for Crypto Fraud
CabbageTech’s McDonnell May Face 20 Years Imprisonment for Crypto Fraud
27 March 2019, 23:06
The DoJ alleges that Patrick McDonnell defrauded ten investors of at least $194,000 in cash, 4.41 Bitcoin ($17,688), 206 Litecoin ($12,500), 620 Ethereum Classic ($2994), and 1,342,634 ($9398) Verge
NDC Taiwan to Form Blockchain Alliance in June
NDC Taiwan to Form Blockchain Alliance in June
27 March 2019, 20:11
The National Development Council (NDC) of Taiwan which will in June create a new blockchain association as part of the country’s effort to explore the potential applications of blockchain technology. Does your country know blockchain technology?
DragonEX Hacked; Total Losses Unknown
DragonEX Hacked; Total Losses Unknown
26 March 2019, 17:50
Singaporean cryptocurrency exchange, DragonEX reported via its English Telegram group on Monday, March 25, that hackers breached its service the day before and stole a yet-to-be-determined sum in different cryptocurrencies
CME’s Terry Duffy — Bitcoin’s Fixed Supply Makes Regulation Difficult
CME’s Terry Duffy — Bitcoin’s Fixed Supply Makes Regulation Difficult
26 March 2019, 12:36
"The governments can't run unless they can run on a deficit. [They]can't borrow against anything.'"
LocalBitcoins to Comply with Finland’s New AML Laws
LocalBitcoins to Comply with Finland’s New AML Laws
26 March 2019, 09:58
LocalBitcoins which was recently breached revealed it is putting some new features in place to comply with newly approved laws for cryptocurrency service providers in the country.
A Review of France’s Crypto Rules Likely in April 2019
A Review of France’s Crypto Rules Likely in April 2019
25 March 2019, 21:34
In this article, we review the proposed regulations (Article 26 of the future PACTE law) for the French crypto industry and consider the impact it could have on the ecosystem.
Agustin Carstens Says CBDC like ‘Patient for Major Surgery’
Agustin Carstens Says CBDC like ‘Patient for Major Surgery’
25 March 2019, 17:00
Agustin Carstens speech about CBDCs. Central Banks dealing with CBDCs could be the same as ‘opening up a patient for major surgery.’ "We need to understand the full consequences of what we're doing," he said.
Swiss Federal Council to Update Blockchain Laws
Swiss Federal Council to Update Blockchain Laws
23 March 2019, 20:07
The Swiss Council hopes that by updating existing blockchain regulations with some federal laws, they can increase legal certainty, remove the hurdles faced by developers and reduce risks of misuse
AriseBank’s Jared Rice Pleads Guilty to $4.2 Million Fraud Case
AriseBank’s Jared Rice Pleads Guilty to $4.2 Million Fraud Case
22 March 2019, 14:50

Jared Rice, the founder of the AriseBank Coin, has pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud before a Federal Court in Dallas, implying that he lied to investors to collect around $4.2 million worth of cash and cryptocurrencies in a fake ICO.

U.S SEC or CFTC Can Regulate Crypto — Timothy Massad
U.S SEC or CFTC Can Regulate Crypto — Timothy Massad
21 March 2019, 20:44
Former CFTC Chair Timothy Massad urges the Congress to appoint either the U.S SEC or the CFTC to regulate crypto-assets, trading platforms, custodians (or wallets), brokers and advisors.
Swiss Lawmakers Approve New Measure to Regulate Cryptocurrencies
Swiss Lawmakers Approve New Measure to Regulate Cryptocurrencies
21 March 2019, 09:31
Members of the Federal Assembly of Switzerland voted 99 to 83 votes in favor of a notion to apply existing regulations to the use of cryptocurrencies.
U.S SEC Wants Your Input on Digital Asset Custody Rules
U.S SEC Wants Your Input on Digital Asset Custody Rules
19 March 2019, 12:57
The SEC wants industry experts to share their opinion on how the Custody Rule on non-delivery versus payment (non-DVP) transactions affect investment advisers and custodial trading services dealing in digital assets.
Colorado Lawmakers Wants State To Adopt Blockchain For Agriculture
Colorado Lawmakers Wants State To Adopt Blockchain For Agriculture
18 March 2019, 21:34
Four senators and representatives from U.S State, Colorado, is leading a movement that seeks the adoption of blockchain technology in the agricultural sector.
SEC’s Valerie Says Stablecoins Can Be “Security”
SEC’s Valerie Says Stablecoins Can Be “Security”
18 March 2019, 10:54
Crypto projects should meet with the U.S SEC to ask for permission before developing their stablecoin, instead of seeking regulatory assistance in the aftermath of creating a token that violates securities law.
Japanese Police Arrest 18-Year Old for $134,000 Crypto Theft
Japanese Police Arrest 18-Year Old for $134,000 Crypto Theft
15 March 2019, 18:20
The Japanese Police authorities have arrested an unnamed 18-year-old for executing a crypto theft worth $134,000, that led to the shut down of a local crypto wallet provider.
After QuadrigaCX Saga — Canada To Regulate Crypto Exchanges
After QuadrigaCX Saga — Canada To Regulate Crypto Exchanges
15 March 2019, 14:45
Finanacial regulators in Canada have learned lessons from what happened to QuadrigaCX. Would the newly proposed have been to prevent Quadriga's current crisis?
Why Did CBOE Halt Bitcoin Futures Listing?
Why Did CBOE Halt Bitcoin Futures Listing?
15 March 2019, 10:13
Some crypto enthusiasts are worried about whether the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) will list new Bitcoin Futures contracts in the future after the latest halt. Here is what we think.
B2C2 Wins $11.5m Lawsuit Against Quoine Exchange
B2C2 Wins $11.5m Lawsuit Against Quoine Exchange
14 March 2019, 23:18
A failed trade involving B2C2 and Quoine could see the exchange pay back as much $11.5 million unless they agree to more favorable terms with the victorious party.
Basel Committee Wary of Crypto Growth and Impact
Basel Committee Wary of Crypto Growth and Impact
14 March 2019, 13:12
BCBS —The continued increase in the number of crypto trading platforms and the creation of crypto-related financial products would potentially lead to a time when the market will disrupt the global financial system and increase risks faced by banks.
Update — SEC Chairman Didn’t Say ETH is Not A Security
Update — SEC Chairman Didn’t Say ETH is Not A Security
13 March 2019, 19:38
In his follow-up explanation, Clayton did not say that Ether or any other crypto token is not a security under U.S laws.
Colorado Governor Signs Crypto Exemption Bill
Colorado Governor Signs Crypto Exemption Bill
12 March 2019, 18:47
Jared S. Polis has signed into law the “Colorado Digital Token Act” which exempts cryptocurrencies from the same classification as traditional securities.
SEC Chairman Ends Debate, Says ETH Token Not a Security
SEC Chairman Ends Debate, Says ETH Token Not a Security
12 March 2019, 18:23
Jay Clayton has comprehensively ended as debate any claims that Ether (ETH), the native token of the Ethereum blockchain is a security under U.S laws
Germany Debates Blockchain Regulation
Germany Debates Blockchain Regulation
12 March 2019, 14:21
Germany’s Free Democratic Party (FDP) have accused regulators of failing to define a clear regulatory framework for the crypto and blockchain industry. Industry experts shared their thoughts on the matter.
1Pool To Pay $990,000 For Illegal BTC Transactions
1Pool To Pay $990,000 For Illegal BTC Transactions
12 March 2019, 10:41
For failing to register with the CFTC and not enforcing AML laws, a court order has mandated 1Pool Ltd to payback an outrageous sum of $990,000
Hester Peirce — Government Regulation Not the Only Way for Crypto
Hester Peirce — Government Regulation Not the Only Way for Crypto
11 March 2019, 16:16
SEC Commissioner, Hester Peirce suggests that the crypto industry can thrive without Federal legislation, stating it is not "the only way" for the space to progress.
Is OneCoin a Pyramid Scheme? U.S Authorities Think So
Is OneCoin a Pyramid Scheme? U.S Authorities Think So
08 March 2019, 22:47
U.S authorities have arrested Konstantin Ignatov and his older Ruja Ignatova, the founders of multi-billion market cap cryptocurrency, OneCoin.
EU Report — Regulation Will Help Blockchain Succeed
EU Report — Regulation Will Help Blockchain Succeed
07 March 2019, 21:45
Despite all the success that the blockchain industry has enjoyed so, a recent report by the European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum claims that regulation is the missing piece.
Crypto OTC scam: how to avoid becoming a victim
Crypto OTC scam: how to avoid becoming a victim
06 March 2019, 19:26
If you consider executing an over-the-counter (OTC) deal with crypto, selling or buying bitcoin or any other cryptocurrencies in exchange for fiat cash or wire transfer, consider the following red flags which can help you not to get scammed.
Countries Expected to Introduce Crypto Regulation in 2019 or Later
Countries Expected to Introduce Crypto Regulation in 2019 or Later
05 March 2019, 20:38
In this in-depth article, we review the countries likely to introduce crypto regulations before the end of the year and the progress made so far by authorities in the respective regions.
5 Things You Should Know About JP Morgan's JPM Coin
5 Things You Should Know About JP Morgan's JPM Coin
04 March 2019, 16:03
Here are some of the key things you must know about the JPM Coin launched by JP Morgan Chase a few weeks ago. It's not a kind of Bitcoin but the first of many to come from banks.
Does the Rumoured Facebook Coin Endanger Bitcoin’s Future?
Does the Rumoured Facebook Coin Endanger Bitcoin’s Future?
04 March 2019, 13:31
Does the FacebookCoin endanger Bitcoin’s future? In this article, we put both cryptocurrencies into perspective and consider what possibilities lie ahead.
Rhode Island Bill Wants Securities Exemption
Rhode Island Bill Wants Securities Exemption
01 March 2019, 19:06
Five senators in the U.S State of Rhode Island are currently leading a charge to liberate some crypto tokens from local securities law
Thai SEC Approve 4 Cryptocurrencies For Investors
Thai SEC Approve 4 Cryptocurrencies For Investors
01 March 2019, 14:29
The Thai SEC has released a new list of four cryptocurrencies that it approves for ICOs and a base in trading pairs on crypto exchanges.
Putin Orders Lawmakers To Regulate Crypto by July 2019
Putin Orders Lawmakers To Regulate Crypto by July 2019
28 February 2019, 11:14
Russian President, Vladimir Putin has instructed lawmakers in the Federal Assembly to adopt a regulation for cryptocurrencies before July 1, 2019. Can they meet this deadline?
Steven Maijoor Backs Crypto Regulation in Europe
Steven Maijoor Backs Crypto Regulation in Europe
28 February 2019, 08:28
Will it happen soon? Steven Maijoor, Chairman of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has backed the release of further laws to guide the use of cryptocurrencies in the continent.
Judges Issue Four Weeks Deadline For Indian Crypto Regulation
Judges Issue Four Weeks Deadline For Indian Crypto Regulation
25 February 2019, 15:16
Supreme court of India declares judgement day for crypto-regulation in the country
U.S Government Return Stolen Bitcoins To Bitfinex
U.S Government Return Stolen Bitcoins To Bitfinex
25 February 2019, 12:14
The $104,900 was redeemed to Bitfinex after U.S law enforcement agencies recovered funds that were stolen from the Bitfinex exchange during an infamous security breach in 2016
Russia — Crypto Regulation And Oil Backed Coin Very Likely
Russia — Crypto Regulation And Oil Backed Coin Very Likely
23 February 2019, 21:30
A top official just revealed that Russia will regulate crypto in March and launch oil backed stablecoin to make trade faster.
Crypto Startups In Texas Fined $25000
Crypto Startups In Texas Fined $25000
22 February 2019, 10:30
Four crypto startups in Texas will pay a fine of $25000 each for defying the local Securities Act.
Bahrain Shows It Wants Crypto Companies
Bahrain Shows It Wants Crypto Companies
21 February 2019, 10:16
The Central Bank of Bahrain wants crypto companies to set up within its territory and have created a sandbox for this purpose.
SEC Settle Charges With Gladius Network ICO After Self-Report
SEC Settle Charges With Gladius Network ICO After Self-Report
20 February 2019, 21:12
Crypto Startup, Gladius Network reported itself to the SEC as an offender for selling unregistered securities and got a huge discount from the regulators.
Wyoming Passes Two New Blockchain Related Bills
Wyoming Passes Two New Blockchain Related Bills
20 February 2019, 17:35
Fresh from passing a bill that recognizes Bitcoin as legal tender, lawmakers U.S State Wyoming has pulled off another one.
Cyprus SEC To Regulate Crypto With EU AML Laws
Cyprus SEC To Regulate Crypto With EU AML Laws
20 February 2019, 02:07
Cyprus set to impose EU anti-money laundering (AML) laws on local cryptocurrency-related business. What impact will this have on the ecosystem?
U.S FBI Shows How To Identify Fraudulent ICOs
U.S FBI Shows How To Identify Fraudulent ICOs
19 February 2019, 13:58
Based on its two-year experience in monitoring ICO schemes, the United States FBI just disclosed how to identify fraudulent projects easily.
Indian Police Arrest 4 Crypto Crime Suspects — 1 Missing
Indian Police Arrest 4 Crypto Crime Suspects — 1 Missing
18 February 2019, 02:52
Four out of five alleged suspects who duped victims of roughly 1 billion rupees ($17 million) through a fake cryptocurrency—Cashcoin are now under custody.
SEC Begin Countdown For Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Application
SEC Begin Countdown For Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Application
15 February 2019, 15:10
U.S SEC will have 45 days to make its decision on whether to approve, reject or extend its deadline Bitwise's proposed rule change.
Luxembourg Pass Blockchain Regulation Bill
Luxembourg Pass Blockchain Regulation Bill
15 February 2019, 10:46
Luxembourg lawmakers have continued their proactive stance toward the development of blockchain technology by passing a new bill that brings more certainty to companies in the new industry.
Court Reverses Decision Involving SEC and Blockvest
Court Reverses Decision Involving SEC and Blockvest
14 February 2019, 22:40
The ongoing case between crypto startup, Blockvest LLC and the U.S SEC has taken a new turn according to a notice released today by the securities watchdog when court ordered Preliminary Injunction.
SEC Halts ETF Sneaking Bitcoin Futures
SEC Halts ETF Sneaking Bitcoin Futures
14 February 2019, 12:31
The United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has asked Reality Shares Advisors to withdraw its clever draft ETF prospectus that included Bitcoin Futures.
Indonesia Oppress Crypto Industry
Indonesia Oppress Crypto Industry
14 February 2019, 10:36
Futures Authorities in Indonesia may still be unhappy with the government’s decision to allow crypto trading and as such are planning to stifle the growth of the emerging industry.
Two U.S Pension Plans Just Invested a Digital Asset Fund
Two U.S Pension Plans Just Invested a Digital Asset Fund
12 February 2019, 20:21
The cryptocurrency industry is gaining new converts daily, and the latest of them are two major U.S pension plans who put in a majority of $40 million into a digital asset fund by Morgan Creek Digital.
New FSB Chair Wants To Review Crypto Vulnerabilities
New FSB Chair Wants To Review Crypto Vulnerabilities
12 February 2019, 15:00
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) New Chair says they will review standards for assessing how cryptocurrencies will affect financial stability in the future
Newly Proposed ETF Will Sneak Bitcoin
Newly Proposed ETF Will Sneak Bitcoin
12 February 2019, 07:00
Reality Shares To Sneak Bitcoin in Clever ETF proposal filed with U.S SEC
Spain Still Far Away From Crypto Regulation
Spain Still Far Away From Crypto Regulation
11 February 2019, 18:23
A new notice released by Banco De España (Bank of Spain) on February 10, suggests that the country is not ready to regulate the cryptocurrency industry any time soon
Crypto-Friendly SEC Official — ‘Security’ Clarification Is Near
Crypto-Friendly SEC Official — ‘Security’ Clarification Is Near
11 February 2019, 16:26
SEC Commissioner, Hester Peirce has revealed what the SEC will likely do next in its war against ICO tokens.
Moshe Hogeg's Party Denies Fraud Allegations
Moshe Hogeg's Party Denies Fraud Allegations
11 February 2019, 13:33
Lawyers representing Moshe Hogeg issued a denial response to the $4.6 million fraud lawsuit against the Israeli crypto investor.
Texas SSB Shut Down 16 Fraudulent Crypto Projects
Texas SSB Shut Down 16 Fraudulent Crypto Projects
08 February 2019, 15:04
The Texas State Securities Board (SSB) said it sanctioned 16 fraudulent crypto related schemes in 2018 involving 60 different entities.
Leaked — Top SEC Official Says Bitcoin ETF Will Soon Happen
Leaked — Top SEC Official Says Bitcoin ETF Will Soon Happen
08 February 2019, 12:56
After several rejected applications, SEC Commissioner Robert J Jackson Jr says we are we closer than ever to the first approval for a Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) by the U.S SEC.
BakktPlatform.io is Fake
BakktPlatform.io is Fake
07 February 2019, 22:54
A fake platform mimicking the Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Trading platform has seen its cover blown. Bakktplatform.io is a fake Bakkt.
Bank of Korea Warns About CBDC
Bank of Korea Warns About CBDC
07 February 2019, 14:40
Countries hoping to issue a central bank backed digital currency (CBDC) should give it a second thought according to a new report published by the Bank of Korea (BoK).
MCash To Pay Back $6 Million To Chinese Investor
MCash To Pay Back $6 Million To Chinese Investor
07 February 2019, 11:15
Antony Liu and Mengxian Zhang, the men behind MCash token, has been found guilty of duping by a New York district court and ordered to pay $8 Million to Lijun Sun.
Philippines Release STO Regulatory Framework
Philippines Release STO Regulatory Framework
06 February 2019, 16:56
The Philippines has released a regulatory framework to govern the activity of crypto startups who wish to raise money through Digital Asset Token Offering (DATO)
Selling QuadrigaCX May Be Last Option To Settling Debts
Selling QuadrigaCX May Be Last Option To Settling Debts
06 February 2019, 03:00
The lawyers in charge of the court case involving crypto exchange, QuadrigaCX could resort to selling off the business to raise money to pay off victimized users
Indian Committee Fear Crypto May Overtake Fiat
Indian Committee Fear Crypto May Overtake Fiat
04 February 2019, 22:17
One of the reasons why India is yet to roll out a regulatory framework for the cryptocurrency industry is that a committee set up in 2017 to review the matter fears that if the country stops its negative stance toward cryptocurrencies, then interest in the new currency could destabilize the Indian fiat currency, Rupees.
Unstable Venezuela Unveil Crypto Regulatory Framework
Unstable Venezuela Unveil Crypto Regulatory Framework
04 February 2019, 17:53
A breakdown of all the major laws in Venezuela's new crypto regulatory framework released on January 31, 2019.
Bitcoin Is Money in Wyoming
Bitcoin Is Money in Wyoming
04 February 2019, 10:50
Senators in the U.S State of Wyoming has passed a bill that allows the Bitcoin to be classified as money. Now residents can hold Bitcoin freely without paying taxes on its usage.
South Korean Political Party Wants Blockchain
South Korean Political Party Wants Blockchain
04 February 2019, 10:36
Liberty Korea Party (LKP), members have agreed to embrace blockchain technology as a way to achieve digital democracy.
FCA Authorize First Crypto Derivative Firm
FCA Authorize First Crypto Derivative Firm
01 February 2019, 15:38
For the first time, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has approved the B2C2's application to offer crypto derivatives to U.K residents
Beware MAC Users; A New Crypto Malware Is in Town
Beware MAC Users; A New Crypto Malware Is in Town
01 February 2019, 14:07
Hackers have created a new malware dubbed CookieMiner with MAC users the primary targets. Here's how the illegal hacker tool steals user data.
CBOE Returns Bitcoin ETF Proposal To SEC
CBOE Returns Bitcoin ETF Proposal To SEC
01 February 2019, 10:50
Chicago Board and Options Exchange (CBOE) has resubmitted the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin ETF proposed rule-change to the U.S Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC)
We Won't Reverse ICO Ban — South Korea
We Won't Reverse ICO Ban — South Korea
31 January 2019, 22:55
Authorities in South Korea says any hope of reversing its 2017 ban against Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) will not happen soon because some projects are still non-compliant
Binance Users Can Now Use Credit Cards To Buy Crypto
Binance Users Can Now Use Credit Cards To Buy Crypto
31 January 2019, 22:42
For the first time ever, Binance users can now use their credits card to purchase cryptocurrencies on the platform.
Stolen $11.4 Million IOTA Tokens Found
Stolen $11.4 Million IOTA Tokens Found
31 January 2019, 14:09
Millions of IOTA tokens that were purportedly stolen in January 2018, by a U.K resident is now with European Authorities
Iran To Reverse Crypto Ban
Iran To Reverse Crypto Ban
31 January 2019, 11:24
Iran will likely lift its blanket ban against the use of cryptocurrencies in the country, once its new crypto draft regulation goes into force later this year.
SWIFT Wants R3 Corda Platform For Faster Settlements
SWIFT Wants R3 Corda Platform For Faster Settlements
30 January 2019, 17:04
Global financial messaging service, SWIFT will carry out a proof-of-concept on how the R3 Corda blockchain could help improve its payment settlement process.
Eurasia Wants Crypto Regulation
Eurasia Wants Crypto Regulation
29 January 2019, 20:43
The executive arm of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) known as the Eurasian Economic Commission just released a report on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Plans regulation soon
Marshall Islanders To Get Physical Copies of National Cryptocurrency
Marshall Islanders To Get Physical Copies of National Cryptocurrency
29 January 2019, 13:48
The government of Marshall Islands has partnered with Tangem, to produce physical notes of the SOV national cryptocurrency.
KIK VS SEC- Startup Challenge Proposed Regulatory Action
KIK VS SEC- Startup Challenge Proposed Regulatory Action
28 January 2019, 17:03
Kik Interactive Inc. has challenged the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission SEC) to a court case if the regulators impose an enforcement action against their platform.
Top 5 Crime Reports in Crypto This Week
Top 5 Crime Reports in Crypto This Week
28 January 2019, 15:27
In this article, we reveal the top five crime reports in crypto this week with Initial Coin Offerings and the hack of peer-to-peer crypto exchange, LocalBitcoins among the most prominent.
LocalBitcoins Hacked
LocalBitcoins Hacked
26 January 2019, 20:26
Peer-to-peer bitcoin exchange, LocalBitcoins, was hacked by an unauthorized source, today Jan 26, resulting in loss of bitcoins held by users on the platform
Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Now Awaits SEC Resumption
Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Now Awaits SEC Resumption
25 January 2019, 20:37
Latest update on the proposed Bitwise Bitcoin ETF shows that its ally, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Arca has submitted a filing pending the resumption of the U.S SEC.
Moshe Hogeg Sued For $4.6 Million Fraud
Moshe Hogeg Sued For $4.6 Million Fraud
25 January 2019, 18:11
Stox Founder Moshe Hegeg is currently facing a $4.6 million lawsuit filed by a Chinese investor, Zhewen Hu at a Tel Aviv District Court on Jan 24.
CBOE Withdraws Bitcoin ETF Proposal
CBOE Withdraws Bitcoin ETF Proposal
24 January 2019, 04:06
The CBOE has withdrawn its Bitcoin ETF proposal with the U.S SEC. Once again, hopes dashed as crypto enthusiasts continue to wait for first Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) on a major U.S exchange.
FCA Release Proposed Regulation For Crypto Assets
FCA Release Proposed Regulation For Crypto Assets
23 January 2019, 17:53
For the first time, the U.K Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has defined Bitcoin and classified all type of cryptocurrencies in existence at this time. The proposed regulations have an April 5 deadline for public comments.
The State Of Crypto Regulation In Africa
The State Of Crypto Regulation In Africa
22 January 2019, 14:38
All you need to know about how African nations are regulating cryptocurrencies. Learn how Nigeria, Namibia, Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe is regulating cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.
EBA and ESMA call for crypto reguations in EU
EBA and ESMA call for crypto reguations in EU
11 January 2019, 07:37
Tthe European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued separate reports this week, urging the European Commission to provide rules for cryptospace.
FSMA blacklisted 113 crypto trading sites
FSMA blacklisted 113 crypto trading sites
19 December 2018, 23:14
On Tuesday, Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) added 14 websites to its blacklist of scam crypto sites, bringing the total number of website addresses on the list to 113
Africa's First Security Framework Arrives Courtesy of Raise and A&K Law Firm
Africa's First Security Framework Arrives Courtesy of Raise and A&K Law Firm
17 December 2018, 23:32
The African continent has taken a significant step towards making their mark in the future. Late last week, tech startup Raise, and a Kenyan law firm known as Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) collaborated to release Africa's first security token framework.
Some ICOs Can Legally Defy SEC Laws — SEC
Some ICOs Can Legally Defy SEC Laws — SEC
17 December 2018, 23:08
Despite the ongoing regulatory clampdown against ICOs for failing to comply with securities law, SEC's senior advisor for digital assets, Valerie A. Szczepanik has confirmed that there are certain situations where tokens could be free from their oversight.
AriseBank’s executives settled SEC charges for $2,5 m.
AriseBank’s executives settled SEC charges for $2,5 m.
12 December 2018, 22:57
According to SEC press-release CEO Jared Rice Sr. and COO Stanley Ford “were accused of offering and selling unregistered investments in their purported “AriseCoin” cryptocurrency by depicting AriseBank as a first-of-its-kind decentralized bank offering a variety of services to retail investors.” and settled for $2,5 million.
SEC Chairman Calls ICO An Effective Fundraising Model
SEC Chairman Calls ICO An Effective Fundraising Model
11 December 2018, 21:45
Jay Clayton made the declaration while speaking to the audience at the SEC Progress Review event for 2018. He admitted, “I believe that ICOs can be effective ways for entrepreneurs and others to raise capital.”
Blockchain Startups Get $100,000 Funding From UNICEF
Blockchain Startups Get $100,000 Funding From UNICEF
11 December 2018, 21:17
Six blockchain startups have been awarded $100,000 by the United Nation’s International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) according to a press release by the organization on Monday.
Stablecoin Adoption Is Up 1032% in November
Stablecoin Adoption Is Up 1032% in November
11 December 2018, 17:28
A 1032% increase in the stablecoin usage was posted in November while transactions involving the fiat-pegged cryptocurrencies kissed the $2.3 billion mark. The Paxos Standard which now has a market cap of $93 million was one of the most successful stablecoins with $1.8 billion posted on Ethereum transactions.
Bitcoin For Taxes And Utility Offered By The UK Parliament
Bitcoin For Taxes And Utility Offered By The UK Parliament
10 December 2018, 22:49
Eddie Hughes, a Conservative Member of the U.K Parliament representing Walsall North, has recently suggested the introduction of Bitcoin as a payment option for taxes and utility bills in the region.
SEC Delay Bitcoin ETF Decision For The Last Time
SEC Delay Bitcoin ETF Decision For The Last Time
10 December 2018, 20:34
A document released by the US SEC last week confirmed that a decision on an application for such a derivative filed by fund manager VanEck and blockchain startup SolidX had been delayed for the third and final time until Feb. 27, 2019
CoinAlpha Advisors Fined $50,000 By SEC
CoinAlpha Advisors Fined $50,000 By SEC
10 December 2018, 18:36
The U.S Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has compelled CoinAlpha Advisor LLC, a crypto fund manager to pay $50,000 in fines for carrying out an unregistered securities sale to investors.
What's New In Singapore ICO Guidelines
What's New In Singapore ICO Guidelines
07 December 2018, 02:58
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has reportedly added a new piece of regulation to the original draft. In the newly updated draft rule, the MAS stipulates how everyone involved in the ICO cycle should observe Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Counter of Financial Terrorism (CFT) strategies
Russian bank Offers Crypto Assets in Switzerland
Russian bank Offers Crypto Assets in Switzerland
07 December 2018, 00:40
Gazprombank (Switzerland) LTD, subsidiary of Russian State-Owned Bank has established a partnership with fintech startup Avaloq and Metaco, crypto-asset custody infrastructure provider (10% owned by Metaco). As Avaloq press-release reports, “The aim of this product innovation is to provide banks and wealth managers with a fully integrated solution for the management of client portfolios across all asset classes including cryptocurrencies”.
Harbor Launch Platform For Securities Tokenization
Harbor Launch Platform For Securities Tokenization
05 December 2018, 20:55
With asset tokenization now a trend in the crypto industry, US-based blockchain startup Harbor has announced the launch of an institutional grade securities tokenization platform. Harbor has listed its first client on their platform, a tokenized real estate investment trust (REIT) from Chicago-based Convexity Properties.
Signature Bank's Virtual Currency Approved By NYDFS
Signature Bank's Virtual Currency Approved By NYDFS
05 December 2018, 09:43
New York-based Signature Bank has secured approval from the State Department of Financial Services to issue a virtual currency known as “Signets” to its customers.
No STOs In Beijing
No STOs In Beijing
04 December 2018, 20:48
Security Token Offerings (STOs) may be booming anywhere else in the world right now, but not in Beijing where the chief Municipal Bureau of Finance, Huo Xuewen has issued a warning against the fundraising model. While speaking to an audience at a wealth management congress at the weekend, Xuewen explained that it was “illegal” to conduct an STO in Beijing.
G20 To Align Crypto Regulations With FATF
G20 To Align Crypto Regulations With FATF
03 December 2018, 16:25
At a just-concluded G20 Summit held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the body announced as part of its written declaration that they “will regulate crypto-assets for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism in line with FATF standards and we will consider other responses as needed”.
November 26 - December 2 Weekly Recap
November 26 - December 2 Weekly Recap
02 December 2018, 22:00

We've come to the end of another busy week for the digital asset industry with one more country, Malaysia, announcing a Q1 2019 target for releasing a regulatory framework for crypto space.

Thailand Regulators Not Sure How To Classify STOs
Thailand Regulators Not Sure How To Classify STOs
02 December 2018, 17:05
The Thai Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has successfully come up with a regulatory framework for ICOs, but according to the agency's deputy secretary, some uncertainty still exist on how to group security token offerings (STOs).
Belarus Approves Full Regulatory Framework For Cryptocurrencies
Belarus Approves Full Regulatory Framework For Cryptocurrencies
02 December 2018, 12:12
The European nation has become the latest to roll out regulation for the crypto industry following signed documents released by a special unit in the country know as Belarus High-Technologies Park (HTP)
Dubai To Implement STO Regulations By Q1 2019
Dubai To Implement STO Regulations By Q1 2019
02 December 2018, 06:47
According to Jason King, a managing partner of the Dubai-based firm, Connected Global Strategies (CGS), the country’s regulators have already paved the way for STOs to thrive in the region by creating a regulatory framework for STOs . The government launched the Dubai Blockchain Strategy earlier this year and had sights set on making "Dubai the first city fully powered by Blockchain by 2020".
Malaysia To Introduce Crypto Regulation By Q1 2019
Malaysia To Introduce Crypto Regulation By Q1 2019
01 December 2018, 17:15
Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng confirmed that the Securities Commission is working towards finalizing the regulatory framework which is started developing in early 2018. The regulation is expected until the first quarter of 2019.
SEC Fines Mayweather and Dj Khaled For Promoting ICO
SEC Fines Mayweather and Dj Khaled For Promoting ICO
30 November 2018, 21:26
For promoting Centra ICO and failing to comply with securities law, the U.S SEC fined Floyd Mayweather to pay $300,000 in disgorgement, $300,000 as a penalty and $14,755 in interests. Dj Khaled faces a more favorable penalty with $50,000 to be paid for disgorgement, $100,000 as a penalty and $2725 in interest.
Nasdaq And VanEck Unite To Launch Bitcoin Futures
Nasdaq And VanEck Unite To Launch Bitcoin Futures
30 November 2018, 00:55
VanEck will use its digital asset pricing indices called MVIS to complement Nasdaq SMARTs Market Surveillance system in the development phase of the Bitcoin Futures contract. However, It is yet to be known whether returns on the contract will be physically-settled (paid in BTC) or backed with cash.
Nasdaq To Launch Bitcoin Futures in Q1 2019
Nasdaq To Launch Bitcoin Futures in Q1 2019
28 November 2018, 19:41
Nasdaq “has been working to satisfy the concerns of the U.S.’s main swaps regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission [CFTC]" and may Launch Bitcoin Futures contract in 2019
SEC Chairman: Almost All ICOs Are Non-compliant
SEC Chairman: Almost All ICOs Are Non-compliant
28 November 2018, 15:33

The recent clampdown on ICOs is not expected to end soon after the U.S SEC Chairman; Jay Clayton told CNBC reporters that the regulators’ definition of Initial Coin Offerings ICOs) remain the same and projects who fail to meet up to their requirements will still be considered “non-compliant.”

Ohio Accepts Bitcoin For Taxes
Ohio Accepts Bitcoin For Taxes
28 November 2018, 12:53
The tax agency of U.S State Ohio has opened up a portal that allows businesses to pay off any percentage of their taxes using Bitcoin. The gateway is Ohiocrypto.com and people could start using them for paying anything ranging from employee withholding tax to sales tax.
Smart Contracts May Not Be SEC Compliant
Smart Contracts May Not Be SEC Compliant
28 November 2018, 12:20
Speaking to a crypto publication, CryptoBriefing, Ben Wilkening, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Token IQ reckoned that many ICO projects do not know that they are not meeting up to a specific SEC law.
MasterDAX Adds STO Function
MasterDAX Adds STO Function
27 November 2018, 20:19
MasterDAX is a 100% source code technology developed by Digital China Group that allows to build their crypto exchange will now support security token offerings (STOs) integration
Uganda To Regulate Cryptocurrencies
Uganda To Regulate Cryptocurrencies
27 November 2018, 19:08
The Ugandan Minister of Finance, David Bahati told fellow lawmakers that a Nation Payment System Bill which will provide cover for cryptocurrencies had been drafted. The said draft proposal have gotten approval from the country's Cabinet and should hit the floor of the parliament by next month
Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) Granted Regulatory License
Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) Granted Regulatory License
26 November 2018, 20:15

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) a subsidiary of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX), has been licensed by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) as a “DLT services provider.

Circle’s Stablecoin (USDC) Reserves Confirmed By Accounting Firm
Circle’s Stablecoin (USDC) Reserves Confirmed By Accounting Firm
24 November 2018, 12:18
USDC - stablecoin issued by Circle has been audited by Grant Thornton LLP. The coin is backed 1:1 by the US Dollar with total amount of USD in custody equal $127,412,240.89 as of October 31.
The US DOJ Probes Tether Over Bitcoin Pump in 2017
The US DOJ Probes Tether Over Bitcoin Pump in 2017
22 November 2018, 17:05
Following BTC’s recent decline, the U.S Department of Justice has reportedly opened a probe into whether Tether and Bitfinex used USDT issuance to manipulate crypto market prices and pump Bitcoin in December 2017
Indian Banks To Benefit From New DLT Pilot By SWIFT India and Fintech Firm Moneta Go
Indian Banks To Benefit From New DLT Pilot By SWIFT India and Fintech Firm Moneta Go
22 November 2018, 14:30
The Indian banking ecosystem is expected to improve after SWIFT India partnered with fintech firm, MonetaGo to pilot a new Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) network
Why Was Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Launch Postponed - Again?
Why Was Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Launch Postponed - Again?
21 November 2018, 23:39

A proposed Bitcoin Futures contract by a crypto startup, Bakkt, has been postponed once again according to a notice by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), where the offering is expected to be rolled out. Sadly, this is the third postponement since the futures contract was first announced.

Singapore’s Central Bank Amends Regulations To Include Bitcoin And Ethereum
Singapore’s Central Bank Amends Regulations To Include Bitcoin And Ethereum
21 November 2018, 16:23
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is expands Payment Services Bill guiding digital payment providers while directly bringing major cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ethereum under its watch
Indian Policy on Virtual Currencies Expected Early 2019
Indian Policy on Virtual Currencies Expected Early 2019
21 November 2018, 04:15
Indian will become among the world’s first governments to release draft of cryptocurrencies, ICOs and STOs regulations in early 2019 by Central Bank of India
US Government Runs To Blockchain and DLT For Public Security
US Government Runs To Blockchain and DLT For Public Security
21 November 2018, 01:05
The U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) called for developers who can build or are building blockchain-based DLT solutions that can improve the level of security
Institutional Crypto Investment in Israel Lifted With Two New Funds
Institutional Crypto Investment in Israel Lifted With Two New Funds
20 November 2018, 23:31
An Israeli-based crypto investment firm, Silver Castle Ltd has launched two new tokenized crypto funds that will attract more institutional investors to the industry
First Crypto Exchange Traded Product (ETP) Goes Live In Switzerland
First Crypto Exchange Traded Product (ETP) Goes Live In Switzerland
20 November 2018, 01:23
Swiss regulator approved trading of 'HODL' cryptocurrency index fund, issued by a crypto startup Amun AG. SIX Swiss exchange, the fourth largest stock exchange in Europe, will trade 'HODL' index fund in form of ETP (exchange traded product), the analog of Bitcoin ETF
November 12-18 weekly recap
November 12-18 weekly recap
19 November 2018, 10:00

To wrap up this week’s round of news reports, here is a quick review of the biggest headlines around cryptocurrencies, security tokens, and blockchain technology.

Herman Gref Says Blockchain For Industries Now 1-2 Years Away
Herman Gref Says Blockchain For Industries Now 1-2 Years Away
18 November 2018, 23:17

Anyone thinking that industrial blockchain technology adoption is still going to take a long time must be mistaken according to comments made by Herman Gref, CEO of Russian Bank, Sberbank.

Iran Partners With Russian Blockchain Counterparts To Build Crypto Economy
Iran Partners With Russian Blockchain Counterparts To Build Crypto Economy
16 November 2018, 14:55

Iran will rely on a new partnership signed with Russian blockchain experts in other to build a strong blockchain and crypto industry.

SEC Annual Report Sets Standard For ICOs
SEC Annual Report Sets Standard For ICOs
15 November 2018, 15:40

The US Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has released its annual report for the fiscal year 2018, and unsurprisingly a more significant portion of the release focused on ICOs.

Ripple prepares to fight a lawsuit in federal court
Ripple prepares to fight a lawsuit in federal court
15 November 2018, 05:08

An ongoing lawsuit between Ripple Labs and investors who labeled XRP as a ‘security’ token, has been moved to a Federal Court according to reports by a financial news agency, Unbnked.

Iran plans to launch crypto-rial after SWIFT disconnection
Iran plans to launch crypto-rial after SWIFT disconnection
14 November 2018, 01:14

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has increased their efforts to release a state-backed digital currency in the wake of a ban from Global financial messaging service, SWIFT.

IMF Pledge To ‘Devote Attention’ To Blockchain Technology
IMF Pledge To ‘Devote Attention’ To Blockchain Technology
13 November 2018, 22:07

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will continue to keep a close eye on the development of blockchain technology according to Deputy General Counsel, Ross Leckow.

Bitstraq, Malta exchange launches security tokens trading with VFA License
Bitstraq, Malta exchange launches security tokens trading with VFA License
13 November 2018, 12:51

Having become one of the first VFA Class 4 licensed crypto exchanges in ‘blockchain island’ Malta, Bitstraq is now eyeing the introduction of a security token trading platform for its clients.

Russian Parliament toys with crypto ruble idea
Russian Parliament toys with crypto ruble idea
09 November 2018, 15:07

Any plans to launch a stablecoin backed 1:1 by the native Russian currency, Ruble, is still only a ‘fantasy’ according to the state Chairman who raised the dust while speaking at a press conference last week. In a more recent update, he shared his thoughts on what could happen if the country decides to create a stablecoin.

EtherDelta founder fined by SEC
EtherDelta founder fined by SEC
08 November 2018, 23:07

The U.S Securities and Exchanges Commission has charged and heavily fined, Zachary Coburn, for setting up a digital trading platform that allows traders to buy and sell tokens that have been marked as 'securities’ by the regulators.

Digital shekel will not be issued
Digital shekel will not be issued
08 November 2018, 20:42

Israel will not be joining the list of countries to issue a Central Bank backed Digital Currency (CBDC), at least not for the meantime. A report released earlier this week by the Bank of Israel warned that a move in that direction should not be made after carefully studying the matter for nearly a year.

U.S SEC Steps Up Efforts To Reduce Crypto Investment Fraud
U.S SEC Steps Up Efforts To Reduce Crypto Investment Fraud
08 November 2018, 04:28

The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has never taken it easy with fraudsters who rip unsuspecting investors of their crypto assets and is not planning to slow down their effort anytime soon.

Pro-crypto Governors elected in California and Colorado
Pro-crypto Governors elected in California and Colorado
07 November 2018, 23:29

At a time when the crypto markets have begun to flourish again, a big win has been recorded by the new asset class in the off-market.

BBVA provided $150m Syndicated Loan on Ethereum
BBVA provided $150m Syndicated Loan on Ethereum
07 November 2018, 21:45

BBVA Spain, the second-largest bank in the country has successfully tried blockchain technology for a syndicated loan worth $150m according to a Financial Times report. It is the first time that a syndicated loan which usually involves a group of lenders and a borrower is conducted over a blockchain.

SEC promised 'Plain English' ICO guidance
SEC promised 'Plain English' ICO guidance
06 November 2018, 15:47

The U.S Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has plans in place to solve a common problem faced by crypto startups looking to organise an ICO.

FINMA tells banks to weight crypto risk at 800%
FINMA tells banks to weight crypto risk at 800%
05 November 2018, 22:05

Swiss-based banks who are interested in trading cryptocurrencies have been provided with new guidelines by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

Bithumb To Open Security Token Exchange
Bithumb To Open Security Token Exchange
04 November 2018, 22:09

South Korea based cryptocurrency exchange, Bithumb has signed a new deal with an American Fintech firm, SeriesOne. According to a local news source, the purpose of the new union is to establish an exchange that is dedicated to trading security tokens.

Morgan Stanley proclaims crypto as New Institutional Investment Class
Morgan Stanley proclaims crypto as New Institutional Investment Class
03 November 2018, 13:09

Can anyone stay away from crypto right now? Maybe, but not the researchers at Morgan Stanley who just released an update to a paper titled  "Bitcoin Decrypted: A Brief Teach-In and Implications," which they published earlier this year.

New York Regulators Approve Bitcoin ATMs
New York Regulators Approve Bitcoin ATMs
02 November 2018, 08:21

A virtual currency operating license has been given to Bitcoin ATM operator, Coinsource Inc. by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) according to a Nov 1 press release.

Exchanges shouldn't have problems with banks in Korea
Exchanges shouldn't have problems with banks in Korea
31 October 2018, 19:54

The unceasing growth in crypto trading has given rise to many illegal activities like money laundering and high profile hacking of top crypto exchanges around the world. The Chairman of Financial Services Commission South Korea has, yesterday, clarified in a statement that with the support of banking sector the crypto exchanges will never face such issues. Here, it is pertinent to mention that South Korean banks used to open virtual currency accounts that were banned by the financial regulators back in January by introducing strict anti-money laundering rules for crypto exchanges and banks.

5 years jail time for BTC selling in US
5 years jail time for BTC selling in US
30 October 2018, 21:08
On Monday, October 29 Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of California issued a press-release stating that Jacob Burrell-Campos, 21 years was charged statutory maximum: 5 years prison, $250,000 fine. Also Burrell agreed to forfeit to the United States a total of $823,357.00
NASDAQ wins blockchain patent
NASDAQ wins blockchain patent
18 August 2019, 17:11

On Tuesday, October 23, Nasdaq anounced a new patent award for  “an information computer system [...] provided for securely releasing time-sensitive information to recipients via a blockchain.”