U.S. is Falling Behind in Crypto Exchange Volume: Regulation to Blame?

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Despite being home to the NYSE and NASDAQ, which comfortably lead the rest of the planet in terms of exchange volumes, the U.S. has conceded its initial crypto exchange leadership position to Asia. While U.S. exchanges—such as Poloniex—once recorded the highest volumes, a new breed of hard-driving Asian exchanges—such as Binance and Huobi—now lead the pack,…

Finland’s Regulatory Watchdog Plans to Supervise Localbitcoins Operations

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On Monday, the Helsinki-based peer-to-peer crypto exchange Localbitcoins announced it is adding several different identification processes in order to improve AML and KYC requirements. The move to bolster the new customer verification procedure follows Finland’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) mandating supervision over exchange operations. Also read: Mineable Cryptocurrencies Are Far More Valuable Than Non-Mineable Coins…

Indian Supreme Court Set to Hear Crypto Case on March 29

Indian Supreme Court Set to Hear Crypto Case on March 29

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The four-week window that the Indian supreme court has given the government to come up with crypto regulation is coming to an end. According to the court’s Advance List, the crypto case is listed for March 29. Meanwhile, the community is ramping up efforts to bring about positive crypto regulation and the end of the…

Japan to Tighten Rules on Cryptocurrency Margin Trading

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Japan is lowering the limits for cryptocurrency margin trading from next year, and will also mandate registration of platforms offering the service.

Tel Aviv Court Rules Bank Can’t Close Crypto Miner’s Account

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A court in Israel has once again ruled against a local bank which tried to close the account of a cryptocurrency related business without any due cause. This time a Tel Aviv court has determined that a bank can’t refuse to operate an account on behalf of a crypto miner. Also Read: Tel Aviv Court…

Australian Government to Help Fund Trade Mission to CoinDesk Consensus

Australian Government to Help Fund Trade Mission to CoinDesk Consensus

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Australia’s government has committed AU$100,000 to support blockchain firms joining Austrade’s mission to CoinDesk Consensus in May.

Crypto Enthusiasts Unite in 4 Indian Cities to Voice Regulatory Suggestions

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A community roadshow has been uniting crypto enthusiasts in several cities in India to share their ideas on the country’s crypto regulation. “The best ones will be included in the report to be submitted to the decision makers amongst the government,” the organizer of the events explained. Also read: Indian Government Confirms Cryptocurrency Regulation in…