• Di. Jun 15th, 2021

Regulation

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  • Stablecoins not that radical, says Bank of England official

Stablecoins not that radical, says Bank of England official

There has been much commotion about stablecoins among central bankers, regulators and lawmakers in recent years, most notably in the furor surrounding Facebook’s repeated attempts to launch variously designed stablecoins…

New analysis sheds light on DOJ Bitcoin seizure, as JBS pays massive $11M ransom

JBS USA Holdings Inc. has paid an $11 million ransom in Bitcoin to cybercriminals as new details emerge over the FBI’s recovery of assets from a previous heist. The payment,…

Proposed New York Bitcoin mining ban watered down to allow green projects

A proposed crypto mining ban calling for a forced three-year hiatus on all mining operations in New York has been watered down — and will now allow green projects. The…

Stricter crypto laws will stifle innovation, says SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce

Hester Peirce of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has once again urged regulators to take a step back from attempting to overregulate the crypto space. Speaking to Financial…

After googling it, CFTC boss says DeFi is a ‘bad idea’ and probably illegal

Commissioner Dan M. Berkovitz of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) believes DeFi derivatives platforms may contravene the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). Speaking as part of a June 8 keynote…

Ontario securities regulator takes action against Kucoin

The Ontario Securities Commission, or OSC, is taking stern action against two companies associated with KuCoin for allegedly failing to comply with local securities laws, setting the stage for further…

World Economic Forum releases policy toolkit for DeFi regulations

With regulated decentralized finance (reg-DeFi) becoming a topic of discussion within and outside the crypto space, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published a policy toolkit on DeFi. According to…

Latin lawmakers don lazer eyes on Twitter in support of Bitcoin

Gabriel Silva, a Panamanian congressman, is moving to follow in El Salvador’s footsteps by proposing legislation to adopt Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on a national scale.  El Salvador’s president, Nayib…

No, Bitcoin is not ‘technobabble’

Many years ago, I ran hedge funds on Wall Street. With a long pause for philanthropic and government work, I eventually found my way to blockchain, and now, I spend…

South Korea moves to ban cross trading for crypto exchanges

South Korea’s Financial Services Commission has moved to ban cross trading on crypto exchanges in the country. The move is part of a raft of amendments to the country’s Act…