Swiss Crypto Company Acquires License to Distribute Funds to Investors

Swiss Crypto Company Acquires License to Distribute Funds to Investors

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Crypto Fund AG has been granted a license to distribute funds on behalf of “qualified investors” in Switzerland. The permission has been issued by the country’s financial market regulator, FINMA. The firm also seeks approval for another crypto-related service. Also read: Zug Tests Blockchain to Decide on Fireworks and Digital IDs First Point of Contact…

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…

ShapeShift Co-Founder: US Crypto Regulation Worsening

ShapeShift Co-Founder: US Crypto Regulation Worsening

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The U.S. SEC and other government agencies are taking action to increase regulatory scrutiny of cryptocurrencies. At MoneyConf 2018 in Dublin, anonymous COO and co-founder of ShapeShift shared thoughts on the changing regulatory landscape of cryptocurrencies in the U.S. ShapeShift Hacked for 315 Bitcoin in 2016 Popular digital asset exchange, ShapeShift launched in 2014 to…

Putin: Cryptocurrency Has Its Place, No State Can Have Own Crypto

Putin: Cryptocurrency Has Its Place, No State Can Have Own Crypto

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Cryptocurrency has its place in the world and Russia should carefully consider when and how to take part in the process of its development, Vladimir Putin said in his annual Q&A session with Russian citizens. The president noted that “by definition” neither Russia, nor any other country could have a national cryptocurrency. Putin also mentioned the…

Quebec Halts Crypto Mining Approvals As New Rules In Progress

Quebec Halts Crypto Mining Approvals As New Rules In Progress

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Quebec announced on Thursday that it has halted approvals for new cryptocurrency mining operations and may raise energy costs for firms.

Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Rejects FOIA Request, SEC Not Modifying Securities Laws

Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Rejects FOIA Request, SEC Not Modifying Securities Laws

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In recent regulatory news, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has rejected a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request regarding the subpoenas recently received by Bitfinex and Tether; the United States Securities and Exchanges (SEC) Chairman, Jay Clayton, has indicated that the regulator will not alter existing securities legislation to cater to cryptocurrencies.…

The Real Reason Token Issuers Are Fleeing the US

The Real Reason Token Issuers Are Fleeing the US

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No, it’s not a “race to the bottom.” Reputable token issuers seek jurisdictional quality and clarity, and they’re not finding it in the U.S.

Public or Private? Blockchain Distinctions Are Falling Out of Fashion

Public or Private? Blockchain Distinctions Are Falling Out of Fashion

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“Convergence” means different things to different people in the blockchain space. But it’s a word that’s cropping up again and again.

Chinese President States Blockchain Is “Reshaping the Global Economic Structure”

Chinese President States Blockchain Is “Reshaping the Global Economic Structure”

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Chinese President Xi Jinping — the leader of the world’s second-largest economy — has described blockchain as accelerating “application breakthroughs.” Addressing the annual Chinese Academy of Sciences conference on May 28, China’s leader hailed blockchain technology as one that “profoundly affected the country’s future and destiny.” The President noted: “Ever since the start of the…