The Only Regulated Bitcoin Exchange in Germany Will Become A Bank in 2019

The operator of Germany’s only regulated cryptocurrency exchange has confirmed it will de facto become a bank after securing a 100 percent takeover of Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank. Bitcoin.de Buys Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank Bitcoin Group SE, which operates Bitcoin.de, will be able to offer a raft of services connected with cryptocurrency thanks to a banking license once the […]

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Philippines: Regulator Expects Draft Cryptocurrency Exchange Laws Within 2 Weeks

Filipino cryptocurrency exchanges could see draft rules outlining their treatment as trading platforms as soon as next week, the country’s financial regulator told local media last week. ‘Regulate Them As Trading Platforms’ As The Manila Times reports September 3, the Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) plans to release “draft rules” governing exchanges, which currently […]

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BitFlyer Halts New Account Signups As Regulators Demand Improvements

Wilma Woo · June 22, 2018 · 6:00 am Japanese cryptocurrency exchange BitFlyer suspended new account registrations on June 21, after regulators demanded it improves its security arrangements. BitFlyer Hit With AML/KYC Cleanup A tweet and statement confirmed the move, which officials implemented as part of a Business Improvement Order from Japan’s Financial Services Authority […]

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Binance Moves To Malta As Prime Minister Issues Public Welcome

Wilma Woo · March 23, 2018 · 6:15 am The Prime Minister of Malta has publicly welcomed the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance as it announces it is relocating to the country. Maltese PM To Binance: ‘Welcome To Malta’ In a fresh move confirmed by CEO Zhao Changpeng March 23, Binance will set up an […]

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Bitcoin Price Falls As Markets React To (False) Japan Binance Threat [UPDATED]

Wilma Woo · March 22, 2018 · 7:30 am Bitcoin fell $500 in hours to hit two-day lows March 22 after news broke Japanese regulators may ban the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance. Co-Founder Ye Not Concerned UPDATE: Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has responded to the news on Twitter stating that the source showed “irresponsible […]

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