Former US Congressman Harold Ford Jr. calls for ‘sensible’ crypto regulations at the federal level
Harold Ford Jr., a former Democratic Congressman representing Tennessee’s 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, has called for “sensible” regulations in the cryptocurrency sector at the federal level.
FinCEN Says Some Dapps Are Subject to US Money Transmitter Rules
Decentralized applications (dapps) may qualify as money transmitters under U.S. law in certain circumstances, the nation’s anti-money-laundering (AML) regulator said.
Pakistan Introducing Regulations, Licensing Scheme for Crypto Firms
Pakistan is putting in place regulations for the cryptocurrency industry.
Banking Money Laundering Scandals - Crypto and Blockchain Companies also Come Under Scrutiny
Last year shed a light to the most recent years biggest money laundering scandal involving Danish Danske Bank branch in Estonia. Over €200 million mainly originating from Russia was laundered using offshore businesses. The Estonian Financial Supervisory Authority has since revoked Danske Banks banking license in Estonia and has to stop operation in the country within 8 months.
Venezuela Announces Set of Regulations for Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Tech
Venezuela seems to be eager to become a country where the activities related to the use of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies are fully regulated and to that end, it announced a few hours ago the promulgation of a “CONSTITUENT DECREE ON THE INTEGRAL SYSTEM OF CRYPTOASSETS“.
China Introduces New Anti-Anonymity Regulations for Blockchain-Related Companies
The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has introduced new regulations for blockchain firms that are operating in the country. The announcement was published on the regulator’s website on Thursday, Jan. 10.
Japan Publishes Draft Report of New Crypto Regulations
Japan’s Financial Services Agency has published its draft report outlining new cryptocurrency regulations. The report contains measures in areas that are not currently addressed in existing laws such as hacking incidents, self-regulation, deemed dealers, privacy coins, and margin trading.
SFC to Implement Crypto Regulations, Clamps Down on ICOs
Tokens will have to have been in existence for 12 months before an ICO can be launched.
Japan’s Financial Regulator to Introduce New ICO Regulations
Japan’s financial regulator is set to introduce new Initial Coin Offering (ICO) regulations to protect investors from fraud, local news outlet Jiji Press reported Dec. 1.
Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations
India’s supreme court has set a new date to hear the petitions against the cryptocurrency banking ban by the country’s central bank. Meanwhile, the crypto community in India is campaigning on social media for “positive regulations” and the rollback of the banking ban.
The Bahamas Designs New Regulations for Battling Phony ICOs
Phony initial coin offerings (ICOs) are a big problem here and abroad. That’s why countries like the Bahamas are taking matters into their own hands and enforcing regulations to ensure they stop.
Global AML Watchdog to Release Crypto Regulations By Next June
A global money-laundering watchdog has said it will begin publishing rules for international cryptocurrency regulation by next summer.
Norway Steps Up Crypto Regulations for Crypto Service Providers
Norway’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) introduced new Anti-Money Laundering regulations to Norwegian providers of Virtual Currency exchange and storage services.
Report: Belgian Think Tank Calls for Crypto Exchange and ICO Regulations at EU Level
A report from a Belgian think tank that will reportedly be distributed to European Union (E.U.) ministers calls for unified legislation on cryptocurrencies and more scrutiny on how they are distributed to investors, Reuters reported September 5.
Thai banks are allowed to invest in crypto, according to the bank of Thailand
The Bank of Thailand (BoT) announced yesterday that commercial banks in the country are allowed to buy and sell cryptocurrencies provided that the institution receives permission from Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) first.
Colorado's Politicians Could Soon Accept Crypto Contributions
The state of Colorado could soon allow political committees to accept contributions in cryptocurrency.
Ukraine To Legalize Cryptocurrencies, Invites Citizens To Comment On Proposed Regulations
Ukraine is preparing draft legislation to legalize cryptocurrencies, according to a post by a member of the Ukrainian parliament, Alexei Mushak, on his Facebook page Tuesday, May 15.