All Crypto Is Created Equal? That’s What Regulators Seem to See

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Are digital assets equal to digital securities? TokenSoft’s Mason Borda argued the two types aren’t so different in terms of how regulators view them today.

European Banking Authority Calls for New Unified Legislation Regarding Crypto Assets

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The European Banking Authority has published its assessment of laws regarding crypto assets and urged the European Commission to draw new pan-EU rules that would increase consumer protection. Current EU Laws Enable Manipulation, EBA Says The European Union could be implementing a new set of laws regarding cryptocurrencies in the following year, as the Union’s…

Big Bankers Say Cryptocurrencies Do Not Pose a Threat to Global Financial Stability

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The Financial Stability Board, a global inter-governmental body with over 20 member countries, has ruled that virtual currencies are not a threat to the world economy. The assessment could have an impact on India, whose central bank is part of the board. FSB Says Cryptocurrencies Won’t Affect Global Financial Stability While the crypto winter shows…

Number of Chinese Crypto Lawsuits Doubles in 2018

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According to China Judgements Online, a database of Chinese court documents, half of all lawsuits pertaining to cryptocurrencies were filed last year, highlighting an increase in fraudulent activity despite China’s regulatory crackdown. The database indicates that at least 202 cryptocurrency scams were promoted via more than 3,000 different platforms. Also Read: Indian Central Bank’s Report Shows…

India Stalls Cryptocurrency Regulations, Uncertainty Continues

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India’s government has continued its “undecided” stance on regulation around the cryptocurrency ecosystem. No timeline was promised by Pon Radhakrishnan, the Minister of State Finance, for enacting legislation, even in the December 28, 2018 meeting. December Passed: Still In a Limbo The Indian Government and the domestic cryptocurrency exchanges had always been at odds with…

Indian Exchanges End Year With Improved Services, Optimism About Regulation

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As the Indian government deliberates over cryptocurrency regulation, positive sentiment grows among local crypto exchanges regarding their government’s eventual decision. A number of them have also added new features and improved services such as offering interest on crypto deposits, increased liquidity, and better security. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive…

U.S. Federal Reserve Doesn’t Like the Idea of a Government Cryptocurrency

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The Federal Reserve Board governor is still not fond of the idea of central bank digital currencies, despite the fact that the reserve is equipped to issue one. The Fed Says No to CBDCs It’s been a year since bitcoin’s price exploded and launched cryptocurrencies into the mainstream, which pushed many to believe that the…

Huobi and Major Russian Bank to Provide Legal Help to the Crypto Industry

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The recently established Russian subsidiary of global cryptocurrency exchange Huobi and Vnesheconombank, Russia’s state-owned development bank, are now partnering to offer crypto companies legal support and advice. The newly created “legal lab” will also represent blockchain businesses in court. Also read: German Startup Devises Eco-Friendly Energy-Efficient Miners Legal Lab to Assist Crypto Companies in Russian…