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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.

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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."

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Central Banks ‘Waking Up’ to Digital Currency

Central Banks ‘Waking Up’ to Digital Currency

The past six months have been a wake-up call for some central bank policy-makers. Central bank digital currency (CBDC) has risen to prominence as a potential solution to multiple challenges such as financial inclusion and payment‑system efficiency. But due in part to the market-moving nature of central bank announcements, the majority of research and experimentation is done independently, behind closed doors.

23 JANUARY 2020

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Central banks announce cooperation on digital currencies

Central banks announce cooperation on digital currencies

Major central banks are cooperating to look at potential cases for issuing their own digital currencies, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank said on Tuesday.

21 JANUARY 2020

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Australian Financial Regulator Could Oversee Facebook’s Calibra Wallet

Australian Financial Regulator Could Oversee Facebook’s Calibra Wallet

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is seeking to oversee stablecoin projects like Facebook's controversial stablecoin Libra.

21 JANUARY 2020

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Tezos would settle if there is an SEC investigation: Stephen Palley

Tezos would settle if there is an SEC investigation: Stephen Palley

It’s a new year and there are already new predictions being made in the cryptocurrency space. Interestingly, the predictions, this time around, do not just revolve around Bitcoin‘s price or the price of altcoins as there are predictions being made about the future of a particular blockchain and how the regulation of cryptocurrencies would evolve from hereon across the world.

21 JANUARY 2020

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Telegram CEO’s 18-Hour Deposition Transcript Is Published Online

Telegram CEO’s 18-Hour Deposition Transcript Is Published Online

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov gave a deposition regarding the company’s alleged violation of United States securities law by conducting $1.7 billion Gram token sale in 2018.

19 JANUARY 2020

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Most Canadian crypto exchanges likely fall under securities laws, according to new guidance

Most Canadian crypto exchanges likely fall under securities laws, according to new guidance

New guidance from the umbrella group for Canadian securities regulators indicates that many of the country's crypto exchanges will fall under national securities laws.

17 JANUARY 2020

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Malaysian SC Mandates Token Sale on Registered IEO Platforms

Malaysian SC Mandates Token Sale on Registered IEO Platforms

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) on Wednesday published detailed guidelines for the digital asset industry, mandating token sales on initial exchange offering (IEO) platforms.

15 JANUARY 2020

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U.N. sanctions experts warn - stay away from North Korea cryptocurrency conference

U.N. sanctions experts warn - stay away from North Korea cryptocurrency conference

United Nations sanctions experts are warning people not to attend a cryptocurrency conference in North Korea in February, flagging it as a likely sanctions violation, according to a confidential report due to be submitted to the U.N. Security Council later this month.

15 JANUARY 2020

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Three Cryptocurrency Regulation Themes For 2020 – And The Flawed Premises Behind Them

Three Cryptocurrency Regulation Themes For 2020 – And The Flawed Premises Behind Them

The blockchain and crypto community is ringing in the new year to a level of legislative and regulatory attention that would have been hard to predict a year ago.

13 JANUARY 2020

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Financial Services Agency to limit leverage in cryptocurrency margin trading

Financial Services Agency to limit leverage in cryptocurrency margin trading

The Financial Services Agency plans to introduce a rule limiting the leverage in cryptocurrency margin trading to twice the deposits of traders, it was learned Friday.

12 JANUARY 2020

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Calls for Digital Community Self-Governance

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Calls for Digital Community Self-Governance

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the digital world needs oversight, mentioning government regulation as a potential solution but calling community self-governance “another and perhaps even better way.”

11 JANUARY 2020

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China’s central bank says it has completed ‘top-level’ design of digital currency

China’s central bank says it has completed ‘top-level’ design of digital currency

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the country’s central bank, has said that the “top-level” design of its digital currency has been completed.

10 JANUARY 2020

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SEC Charges Man Behind Alleged Crypto Mining Scam

SEC Charges Man Behind Alleged Crypto Mining Scam

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed suit against Donald G. Blakstad for scamming investors partly through an allegedly fraudulent crypto mining operation.

10 JANUARY 2020

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ESMA Wants to Create ‘Sound Legal Framework’ for Cryptocurrencies in 2020

ESMA Wants to Create ‘Sound Legal Framework’ for Cryptocurrencies in 2020

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) plans to push for more regulation around cryptocurrencies and related products as part of its 2020 focus.

10 JANUARY 2020

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New York Governor Proposes Giving Financial Watchdog More Teeth

New York Governor Proposes Giving Financial Watchdog More Teeth

New York governor Andrew Cuomo wants to give the Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) more powers in regulating certain licensed entities, including cryptocurrency startups.

9 JANUARY 2020

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Former Bakkt CEO and New US Senator Loeffler Will Help Oversee CFTC

Former Bakkt CEO and New US Senator Loeffler Will Help Oversee CFTC

Former Bakkt CEO and Georgia's new Senator Kelly Loeffler will help oversee major financial regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

8 JANUARY 2020

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Qatar blocks crypto asset services

Qatar blocks crypto asset services

Qatar's financial regulator has blocked any and all crypto asset services in the Gulf nation.

7 JANUARY 2020

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Telegram Refuses to Share ICO Financials with the SEC

Telegram Refuses to Share ICO Financials with the SEC

Encrypted messaging platform Telegram is hesitant to hand over financial details related to its initial coin offering (ICO) to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

4 JANUARY 2020

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