European Central Bank blasts Bitcoin —community responds
After the European Central Bank released a blog post on the shortcomings of Bitcoin, the crypto community on Twitter took to the comments to defend the cryptocurrency.
30 NOVEMBER 2022
White House says ‘prudent regulation of cryptocurrencies‘ is needed, hinting at situation with FTX
According to Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, the administration and financial agencies will “closely monitor” developments in the crypto market.
11 NOVEMBER 2022
Switzerland's financial regulator extends reporting requirements for crypto transactions
FINMA said it stood by an AML ordinance requiring identity checks for transactions of virtual currencies to cash or “other anonymous means of payment” exceeding 1,000 Swiss francs.
3 NOVEMBER 2022
New UK Finance Minister Jeremy Hunt In Charge Of Stablecoin Regulation, Deflationary Crypto Uniglo.io To Find Key Niche
The UK Finance Minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, has been removed as head of HM Treasury by Prime Minister Liz Truss after the disastrous financial consequences of his tax cut announcements in September ended being the crashing of the British Pound and a downward spiral in the UK markets.
15 OCTOBER 2022
Argentinian Tax Authority Strengthens Crackdown on Illegal Crypto Miners
Argentina’s tax body has bolstered its ongoing crackdown on crypto miners who do not declare their operations – and looks set to make good on the government’s pledge to ensure that all crypto-related activity in the nation is taxed.
13 OCTOBER 2022
Coinbase gains in-principle approval for Singapore crypto license
The country is a key institutional market for the exchange according to the CEO of Coinbase Singapore, who explained it's also working with local industry groups to improve regulations.
11 OCTOBER 2022
U.S. SEC Setting up New Office to Look After Crypto Filings
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to create a new office to handle the review of company filings related to crypto assets. Named the Office of Crypto Assets, it will be under the SEC's Division of Corporate Finance as part of its Disclosure Review Program (DRP).
12 SEPTEMBER 2022
Republican lawmakers call for answers on digital dollar from Fed vice chair
The House members asked for clarification on whether the Fed may be considering an “intermediated model” for a digital dollar that could require authorization from Congress.
9 SEPTEMBER 2022
Japanese Regulator Wants to Reform Crypto Tax Laws for Companies & Investors
Japan’s top financial regulator, the Financial Service Agency (FSA), has indicated that it is prepared to reform the nation’s tax laws that govern the way firms and their investors are taxed on their interactions with crypto.
1 SEPTEMBER 2022
Luxury Life For Crypto – Puerto Rico Opens the Door to Bitcoin Real Estate Buying
An avid Bitcoin enthusiast and property entrepreneur is selling his beautiful luxury 2-story property in the “Hidden Valley” of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. The property is situated amidst a picturesque landscape with the convenience of the center of San Juan metro within several minutes drive.
31 AUGUST 2022
Bank Of Korea Calls For End To ICO Ban
The central Bank of Korea (BOK) is changing its stance on the blanket ban of domestic initial coin offerings (ICO) after having instituted it in 2017.
30 AUGUST 2022
MAS doesn’t trust retail crypto investments, mulling more regulations
Regulators in Singapore say cryptocurrencies are problematic due to high market volatility and warn against retail investments in cryptocurrencies.
29 AUGUST 2022
Australia To ‘Token Map’ Its Crypto Industry
Australia will become the first country in the world to chart the number, type, and underlying code of available cryptocurrencies.
21 AUGUST 2022
All U.S. Crypto Exchanges Including Binance To Be Investigated By SEC
According to a staffer from the office of United States Senator Cynthia Lummis, every exchange in the country, as well as Binance, is reportedly being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
6 AUGUST 2022
UK Parliamentary Group Seeks Views of Crypto Industry Players
A parliamentary group in the United Kingdom, the Crypto and Digital Assets All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), recently said it had launched an inquiry that will examine the country’s present approach to crypto and digital asset regulation. In addition to gathering information via evidence sessions, the APPG said it is also open to views from players in the sector.
6 AUGUST 2022
Credit Cards Should Not Be Used for Crypto Transactions, Taiwan’s Financial Watchdog Says
The financial regulator of Taiwan has asked local banks not to allow the use of cards for payments in transactions involving cryptocurrencies, local media revealed. The authority says these assets are risky while associated cash flows are hard to monitor.
25 JULY 2022
Crypto Purchases Using Credit Cards To Be Banned In Taiwan: Report
Cryptocurrency transactions using credit cards will no longer be allowed in Taiwan, as the island nation’s watchdog believes digital currencies are risky and speculative assets, local reports disclose.
23 JULY 2022
Ireland Authorizes Gemini As Crypto Service Provider
Crypto exchange Gemini has been officially authorized as a virtual asset service provider in Ireland.
22 JULY 2022
Gemini becomes Ireland’s first approved Virtual Asset Service Provider
US-based crypto exchange Gemini expands into Europe as it receives an additional license from the Central Bank of Ireland.
21 JULY 2022
Singapore Plans To Strengthen Its Regulations On Cryptos
Singapore has voiced its intentions to broaden the scope of cryptocurrency regulations in the country. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) plans to consult and revise its proposed regulations in September or October, according to Managing Director Ravi Menon. Mr. Menon said the revised rules may include further tightening retail-investor access to cryptocurrencies.
19 JULY 2022