Wyoming Passes Blockchain Bank Bill Despite Industry Opposition

Despite serious opposition from the banking industry, the state of Wyoming has passed a blockchain bank bill almost unanimously. The move further cements the state’s welcoming approach to blockchain integration. 13-1 Majority to Pass the Bill The state of Wyoming has a reputation for being welcoming towards blockchain technology. This reputation was strengthened by a legislative […]

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France Contemplating Regulatory Framework for Cryptocurrency Intermediaries

France is considering enacting the country’s very first regulatory framework governing crypto-asset intermediaries. The move will require fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchanges as well as custodians of cryptographic keys to undergo a mandatory AMF registration.  Getting Serious About Cryptocurrencies France is one of the more active members of the European Union when it comes to cryptocurrency regulations. The […]

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EU Officials Set for Fresh Talks on Regulating Cryptocurrencies

The European Union (EU) is reportedly gearing up for a fresh round of talks concerning cryptocurrency regulation. This move comes after the EU parliament in July advised the EU not to ban cryptocurrencies. Stricter Cryptocurrency Regulatory Measures According to Bloomberg, finance ministers from EU member nations plan to meet in September to discuss the region’s […]

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Coinbase Gains SEC Approval to List Security Tokens

Popular US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Inc. has been given approval by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to acquire three companies, allowing it to list securities tokens and provide a broader range of financial services.  Coinbase has made tremendous headway in legitimizing cryptocurrency investments and delivering related services to the public in an attractive, trustworthy […]

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Crypto Regulation a Top Priority for World Governments

With the recent rise in mainstream popularity of cryptocurrencies and the ever-present allegations of cybertheft and market manipulation, it has become a top priority for governments to put a lid on the madness. Crimes Without Consequences The very nature of cryptocurrencies and decentralized, autonomous systems pose a serious threat to the current structure of the […]

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Thailand Unveils New Detailed Cryptocurrency, ICO Regulations

Osato Avan-Nomayo · June 10, 2018 · 11:00 am Thailand’s Security and Exchange Commission has released a comprehensive framework for the regulation of the country’s cryptocurrency market. The laws cover ICOs, approved cryptocurrency trading pairs, and licensing fees for market operators. The regulations which were announced on June 8, 2018, come into effect later in […]

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Poland: Cryptocurrencies Are Totally Legal (But Not ICOs)

Osato Avan-Nomayo · June 7, 2018 · 1:00 pm Financial regulators in Poland want to clear the air on the alleged cryptocurrency crackdown in the country. According to the Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego (KNF), the country’s financial regulator, virtual currency traders have no reason to panic. No Cryptocurrency Trading Ban in Poland The KNF wants to […]

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US State of Wisconsin on the Fence About Accepting Crypto Campaign Contributions

Nikita Blows · April 26, 2018 · 3:30 pm Even though some political candidates have already accepted crypto contributions in the past, the Wisconsin Ethics Commission is still not sure whether their state should follow suit. As digital currencies continue to gain traction in the real world, seemingly everyone wants to be a part of this […]

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Andreessen Horowitz Leads the Fight to Prevent SEC From Classifying Bitcoin as Security

Julio Gil-Pulgar · April 25, 2018 · 5:30 am As financial institutions’ interest in trading cryptocurrencies explodes, Andreessen Horowitz is leading a group of influential venture capitalists to protect cryptocurrencies from being classified as securities. Moreover, Horowitz is accelerating the launch of a dedicated crypto asset fund. The Venture Capital Working Group Is Fighting For […]

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