Led by Japan, Major Economies Set to Introduce Unified Cryptocurrency Regulations

Led by Japan, Major Economies Set to Introduce Unified Cryptocurrency Regulations

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International financial authority Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is expected to collaborate with Japan, the second largest cryptocurrency market behind the US, to introduce unified cryptocurrency regulations in the upcoming months. Japan Concerned With Anonymous Cryptocurrencies Last month, the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) encouraged leading economies in the G20 to adopt unified policies regarding…

Survey: 13% of Net-Savvy Ukrainians Own Cryptocurrencies

Survey: 13% of Net-Savvy Ukrainians Own Cryptocurrencies

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Ukrainians are increasingly aware of cryptocurrencies, and 13 percent of those using the Internet own digital coins, according to a new survey. The total of the daily turnover on the three leading cryptocurrency exchanges in the country currently reaches $2 million USD.   Also read: Ukrainian Companies Mint 25 Coins, Raise $132 Million Majority of…

NYDFS Authorizes Paxos Trust Company to Add Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Stellar Lumen

NYDFS Authorizes Paxos Trust Company to Add Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Stellar Lumen

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Despite a recent market downturn, cryptocurrencies continue to make regulatory progress. Starting June 14, Paxos Trust Company will make Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Stellar Lumens available for OTC trading on their itBit digital asset exchange. Early Bird Authorization by NYDFS Joining a short list of exchanges authorized to trade cryptocurrency, Paxos Trust Company was approved…

Crypto Exchange Approved for Regulatory Sandbox License in Bahrain

Crypto Exchange Approved for Regulatory Sandbox License in Bahrain

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A Dubai-based cryptocurrency exchange has reportedly become the first crypto exchange in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to receive a regulatory sandbox license. The license was granted by the Central Bank of Bahrain and will take effect this week. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Crypto Exchange Received Sandbox…

Coinbase Index Fund Open For Business: Official Launch Welcomes U.S. Investors

Coinbase Index Fund Open For Business: Official Launch Welcomes U.S. Investors

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Coinbase officially announced the opening of the Coinbase Index Fund to accredited US investors, allowing US citizens that meet the appropriate SEC requirements to invest in a passively managed index fund currently consisting of the four cryptocurrencies traded on Coinbase Pro — Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin. Announcing: Coinbase Index Fund is open for…

More Japanese Public Companies Entering the Crypto Space

More Japanese Public Companies Entering the Crypto Space

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Following reports of six publicly listed companies launching their own cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan, three other firms listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange have announced plans to enter the space with various crypto offerings. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Publicly traded companies in Japan are increasingly seeking to enter the crypto…

Japan Set to Finally Reject a Cryptocurrency Exchange

Japan Set to Finally Reject a Cryptocurrency Exchange

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After approving 16 cryptocurrency exchanges, the Japanese financial regulator is reportedly set to reject a crypto exchange application for the first time. The applicant is an exchange which has been suspended twice from carrying out any crypto activities and received two business improvement orders. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space The First Rejection…

Coinbase Invades Japan With New Office, FSA Compliance

Coinbase Invades Japan With New Office, FSA Compliance

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US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase officially announced an expansion into the booming Japanese cryptocurrency market with the launch of a new Japan office. Announced on June 4, a new office in Japan will be spearheaded by Japanese fintech leader Nao Kitazawa. The new Coinbase office will provide Japanese cryptocurrency investors access to the suite of Coinbase…