SEC Getting Ready for a Massive Crypto Fraud Battle

SEC Getting Ready for a Massive Crypto Fraud Battle

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has come out guns blazing in the fight to combat ICO fraud and protect small investors.
2700 traders from Poland signed a petition and obtained a revision of the draft law on cryptocurrencies

2700 traders from Poland signed a petition and obtained a revision of the draft law on cryptocurrencies

Last week in Poland, a bill was issued, according to which traders are required to pay tax literally from each transaction, regardless of whether it was a plus ...
Europe Bullish on Blockchain: 22 Countries Sign International Blockchain Partnership

Europe Bullish on Blockchain: 22 Countries Sign International Blockchain Partnership

As the cryptocurrency market struggles to regain its footing after a record-setting run late last year, traditional financial institutions, corporations, and go...
3.5 Million Traders: Japan Releases Domestic Cryptocurrency Statistics

3.5 Million Traders: Japan Releases Domestic Cryptocurrency Statistics

Japan's Financial Services Agency (FSA) has released domestic cryptocurrency trading statistics for the first time.
Korea to Inspect 3 Banks Over Crypto Exchange Connections

Korea to Inspect 3 Banks Over Crypto Exchange Connections

South Korean financial regulators are to inspect three domestic banks over their compliance with recently introduced anti-money laundering rules for cryptocurre...
Venezuela: Petro’s Impact Will Be Felt Within “Three to Six Months”

Venezuela: Petro’s Impact Will Be Felt Within “Three to Six Months”

The executive secretary of the country’s Blockchain Observatory, Daniel Peña, stated that he believes the Petro (PTR), Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency, wi...
Coindcx Launches Indian Crypto-to-Crypto Exchange Amid Regulations

Coindcx Launches Indian Crypto-to-Crypto Exchange Amid Regulations

While the Reserve Bank of India is stepping up pressure on the cryptocurrency industry, crypto enthusiasts continue to develop the industry in the country.
More Bitcoin ETF Teasing, Encouraging Signs Emerge

More Bitcoin ETF Teasing, Encouraging Signs Emerge

The cryptocurrency ecosystem was sent abuzz this week as the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a report of two new applications for bitcoin ...
 Two Crypto Exchanges Suspended by Japan’s Financial Regulator

Two Crypto Exchanges Suspended by Japan’s Financial Regulator

The Financial Services Authority of Japan has imposed penalties on three cryptocurrency exchanges following inspections of trading platforms in the country. Two...
South Africa’s Central Bank To Establish Self-Regulatory Body To Oversee Crypto Industry

South Africa’s Central Bank To Establish Self-Regulatory Body To Oversee Crypto Industry

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is establishing a self-regulatory organization to control cryptocurrency and fintech developments in the country.
Danske Bank Bans Investments in Cryptocurrency-Related Instruments

Danske Bank Bans Investments in Cryptocurrency-Related Instruments

Leading Danish bank, Danske Bank, has published a document announcing that the company does not wish to “support the investment environment surrounding cryptocu...
UK watchdog says license needed to trade cryptocurrencies

UK watchdog says license needed to trade cryptocurrencies

Britain’s financial watchdog said on Friday that firms offering services linked to cryptocurrency derivatives must meet all relevant rules in the regulator’s ha...
Spain's Tax Authorities Seek Crypto User Names and Bank Accounts

Spain's Tax Authorities Seek Crypto User Names and Bank Accounts

Spanish tax authorities have sent requests for information on cryptocurrency investors to over 60 companies, a source at the country's tax agency confirmed.
Russia Seeks To Block Telegram In Showdown Over Internet Freedom

Russia Seeks To Block Telegram In Showdown Over Internet Freedom

In a statement on its website, Roskomnadzor said it had filed suit with Moscow’s Taganka district court on April 6 seeking "restrictions on access to...Telegram...
Bitcoin Price ‘Should’ Fall, Swiss Researchers Say While Proponents Remain Positive

Bitcoin Price ‘Should’ Fall, Swiss Researchers Say While Proponents Remain Positive

A group of Swiss professors published a paper indicating that the market value of Bitcoin shouldn’t be higher than $77 billion by year-end as per “Metcalfe’s La...
Japan Unveils Guidelines for Allowing Initial Coin Offerings

Japan Unveils Guidelines for Allowing Initial Coin Offerings

Japan is moving toward legalizing initial coin offerings, even as countries such as China and the U.S. restrict the fundraising technique because of their risks...
 Korean Regulator Tells Crypto Exchanges to Revise User Agreements

Korean Regulator Tells Crypto Exchanges to Revise User Agreements

A South Korean regulator has ordered 12 of the country's cryptocurrency exchanges to revise their user agreements.
 New AML Rules for Australia's Bitcoin Exchanges Kick In Today

New AML Rules for Australia's Bitcoin Exchanges Kick In Today

Australia's cryptocurrency exchanges must now follow new rules aimed to counter money laundering and terrorism financing (AML/CTF).
Antigua and Barbuda to set up cryptocurrency exchange

Antigua and Barbuda to set up cryptocurrency exchange

The Antigua and Barbuda government is moving to set up a cryptocurrency exchange as it looks to cash in on the global wave of financial technology (fintech).
British Government Launches a Cryptocurrency Task Force

British Government Launches a Cryptocurrency Task Force

The United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond declared the government “crypto assets task force” together with hosting various fintech businesse...
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