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True reasons why crypto companies lost their licenses in Estonia

True reasons why crypto companies lost their licenses in Estonia

It was interesting to read articles on various news websites about 500 Estonian crypto companies losing their licenses in 2020. Why was it interesting? I believe the authors of these news websites are trying to create hype by attributing the loss of licenses to the money laundering scandal in Estonia around 2018. I don’t believe this to be the case.

15 JUNE 2020

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China files 84 patents for central bank digital currency

China files 84 patents for central bank digital currency

Reports of more than 80 digital payments-related patents filed by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is offering concrete proof of the country’s moves to launch a CBDC.

13 FEBRUARY 2020

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Trump administration to release new FinCEN requirements for cryptos, Mnuchin tells Congress

Trump administration to release new FinCEN requirements for cryptos, Mnuchin tells Congress

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Congress on Wednesday that the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is set to release new requirements related to cryptocurrencies.

13 FEBRUARY 2020

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Italy’s Securities Regulator Shuts Down 8 Crypto Trading and Foreign Exchange Sites

Italy’s Securities Regulator Shuts Down 8 Crypto Trading and Foreign Exchange Sites

Italy’s securities regulator has shut down six foreign exchange websites and two crypto investing and derivative trading sites.

12 FEBRUARY 2020

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Fed chair Powell says Facebook's Libra 'really lit a fire' on the question of a digital dollar

Fed chair Powell says Facebook's Libra 'really lit a fire' on the question of a digital dollar

"We’re working hard on it, we have a lot of projects going on, lot of efforts going on on that right now."

12 FEBRUARY 2020

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Trump’s 2021 Budget Proposal Seeks to Optimize Crypto Policing

Trump’s 2021 Budget Proposal Seeks to Optimize Crypto Policing

U.S. President Donald Trump’s $4.8 trillion budget proposal for FY 2021, released Monday, seeks to expand the Treasury Department’s cryptocurrency oversight by returning the United States Secret Service, now a division of the Department of Homeland Security, to its jurisdiction.

11 FEBRUARY 2020

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China’s CBDC ‘will not necessarily be related to blockchain initially’

China’s CBDC ‘will not necessarily be related to blockchain initially’

Earlier this month on Twitter, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin posed the question of whether transactions using CBDCs, such as the one recently proposed by China, would be cryptographically provable.

10 FEBRUARY 2020

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Fearing ‘Currency Struggle,’ Japanese Politicians Want G-7 Response to China’s Digital Yuan

Fearing ‘Currency Struggle,’ Japanese Politicians Want G-7 Response to China’s Digital Yuan

Japanese politicians are calling on G-7 members to respond to China's planned digital yuan by collaborating on digital currency research.

8 FEBRUARY 2020

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Southern Indian State to Launch Dedicated Blockchain Incubator

Southern Indian State to Launch Dedicated Blockchain Incubator

The southern Indian state of Telangana is to launch a dedicated blockchain incubator.

5 FEBRUARY 2020

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A bitcoin ETF won't be approved in the U.S. this year, most 2020 Outlook survey respondents say

A bitcoin ETF won't be approved in the U.S. this year, most 2020 Outlook survey respondents say

A significant majority of those who took part in The Block 2020 Outlook Survey don't believe U.S. regulators will approve a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) this year.

3 FEBRUARY 2020

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Europe’s First Crypto License Issuer Warns of New Unregistered Crypto Firm

Europe’s First Crypto License Issuer Warns of New Unregistered Crypto Firm

Major European financial regulator, Luxembourg’s Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), has spotted another unregistered crypto company.

1 FEBRUARY 2020

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BOJ must be ready to issue digital currencies: deputy governor Amamiya

BOJ must be ready to issue digital currencies: deputy governor Amamiya

The Bank of Japan must be ready to issue digital currencies if rapid technical advances in settlement systems boost public demand, its deputy governor said, leaving open the chance of issuing central bank digital currencies (CBDC) in the future.

30 JANUARY 2020

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Singapore Announces New AML Rules for Crypto Businesses

Singapore Announces New AML Rules for Crypto Businesses

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is updating its regulatory framework for digital payments.

29 JANUARY 2020

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UK Financial Service Provider to Coinbase, Bitstamp Awarded FCA Payments License

UK Financial Service Provider to Coinbase, Bitstamp Awarded FCA Payments License

A company that provides financial services for cryptocurrency companies including Coinbase, Bitstamp and Galaxy Digital has been awarded a payments license by the U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

29 JANUARY 2020

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Bank of England’s Stablecoin Ruling Targets Financial Stability, Exec Says

Bank of England’s Stablecoin Ruling Targets Financial Stability, Exec Says

Financial stability was a key factor in the Bank of England's decision to hold stablecoin payment systems to the same regulatory standards as existing payment chains.

28 JANUARY 2020

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WEF Launches Global Consortium for Crypto Governance

WEF Launches Global Consortium for Crypto Governance

The World Economic Forum has created an international consortium to design a governance framework for cryptocurrencies, including stablecoins.

27 JANUARY 2020

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U.S. regulatory uncertainty is the biggest issue for crypto firms, research interviews show

U.S. regulatory uncertainty is the biggest issue for crypto firms, research interviews show

Interviews of crypto firms conducted by The Block shows – perhaps unsurprisingly – that regulatory uncertainty in the U.S. remains the top barrier for companies working in the crypto and digital asset space.

27 JANUARY 2020

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Digital currencies, though useful, cannot be private: Bank of France’s Villeroy

Digital currencies, though useful, cannot be private: Bank of France’s Villeroy

Digital currencies are increasingly being viewed as a reliable alternative off-late. Be it U.S-Iran tensions or the economic slowdown in developing countries, people are now curious about cryptocurrency and its use cases.

26 JANUARY 2020

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Japan ruling party lawmakers to float idea of issuing digital currency

Japan ruling party lawmakers to float idea of issuing digital currency

A group of ruling party lawmakers are working on a proposal for Japan to issue its own digital currency, one of the members said, in a sign of alarm Tokyo is feeling about Facebook’s Libra and China’s drive to create a digital yuan.

24 JANUARY 2020

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Central banks are pursuing 'extensive work' on digital currencies, BIS researchers say

Central banks are pursuing 'extensive work' on digital currencies, BIS researchers say

Researchers for the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) said in a report published Thursday that the world's central banks are "undertaking extensive work on central bank digital currencies."

24 JANUARY 2020

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