Coinbase Gears Up for Biggest-Ever Expansion of Crypto Asset Listings

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Coinbase’s new policy will speed the addition of assets to the exchange but may leave users in some places unable to trade coins available elsewhere.

RBI Argues Supreme Court Should Not Interfere With Its Crypto Decision

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The Reserve Bank of India has filed an affidavit with the country’s supreme court in response to one of the petitions against its crypto banking ban. The central bank reportedly argues that it has acted within its power and that none of the petitioners have shown reasonable grounds for the supreme court to intervene. Also…

Congress Pressures IRS to Issue Better Tax Guidelines for Cryptocurrency

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In a letter sent from the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday, U.S. lawmakers are calling on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to issue more specific guidelines for taxes on digital assets. The letter lays out exactly what questions the Committee wants to be answered, with a  deadline of “no later than Oct. 17,…

SEC Moves to Make Decision on VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF Proposal

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is now weighing whether to approve the nation’s first bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund.

New York AG Report Faults Crypto Exchanges for Manipulation Risks

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The NY Attorney General’s Office stated that many crypto exchanges cannot monitor abusive trading activity, and referred 3 for potential violations.

Proof of Use? Civil Believes This ICO Model Lets It Sell Anyone Tokens Legally

Proof of Use? Civil Believes This ICO Model Lets It Sell Anyone Tokens Legally

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Amid regulatory uncertainty, the ICO industry has all but cut off retail investors. But will a new model open it up again? Civil is testing it.

US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Issues Its First Crypto Disciplinary Action

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The U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has taken its first disciplinary action involving cryptocurrencies. The authority charges a broker with fraudulent and unlawful distribution of unregistered crypto securities. The owner allegedly “attempted to lure public investment in his worthless public company” by issuing “the first minable coin backed by marketable securities.” Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges…

Australian Securities Exchange Probes Conglomerate’s Upcoming ICO For Crypto Exchange

Australian Securities Exchange Probes Conglomerate’s Upcoming ICO For Crypto Exchange

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A Queensland-based investment company has come under the Australian Securities Exchange’s (ASX) radar after seeking over $15 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) for a cryptocurrency exchange. A Suspicious Expansion Earlier this year, Byte Power Group (BPG), a conglomerate with interests in food and beverage, energy and cryptocurrencies, was issued a detailed questionnaire to…

South Korean Lawmaker Proposes Special Crypto Zone for ICOs

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A South Korean lawmaker has reportedly proposed designating a regulation-free special cryptocurrency zone aimed at initial coin offerings. It has been about a year since token sales were banned in the country but the government has yet to introduce any guidelines for them. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Proposal…

Korean Lawmaker is ‘Upset to See South Korea Prohibit ICOs’

Korean Lawmaker is ‘Upset to See South Korea Prohibit ICOs’

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This week, South Korean lawmakers observed the government’s confusing stance on distributed ledger applications, with blockchain technology promoted across the board and ICO projects facing strict crackdowns. In response, Korean representatives have called for new, minimum guidelines on token issuers, according to Business Korea. Lawmaker Pushes for ICO Regulations A year after banning blockchain startups…