UK Watchdog Reports $34 Million Lost in Crypto and Forex Scams Last Year
The primary financial regulator of the United Kingdom, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), reports that crypto investors in the country lost over $34 million due to cryptocurrency and forex scams from 2018–2019 the Financial Times reports on May 20.
22 MAY 2019
Canadian Watchdog Says It Doesn’t Regulate QuadrigaCX Exchange
The securities watchdog in the Canadian province of British Columbia has said that it has no remit to regulate troubled crypto exchange QuadrigaCX, which owes customers millions of dollars said to be frozen on an encrypted laptop.
8 FEBRUARY 2019
UK Financial Watchdog: $255 Mln Lost in Crypto-Related, Other Investment Scams in 2018
The United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reported that common investment scams’ losses — including those crypto-related — amounted in total to over £197 million ($255 million) in 2018. The agency reported the losses in an official press release published on Feb. 6.
7 FEBRUARY 2019
Malta’s Financial Watchdog Warns Global Investors Against ‘Bitcoin Revolution’ Scam
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has issued a warning against an alleged global scam scheme known as “Bitcoin Revolution,” according to an official document published today, Jan. 25.
28 JANUARY 2019
UK Financial Watchdog Plans Oversight of Security Tokens, Some Stablecoins
The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has set out proposed guidance for how crypto assets should be regulated in the country.
23 JANUARY 2019
Malaysia to Regulate ICOs as Securities Offerings from Tuesday
Malaysia’s securities watchdog will have powers to regulate digital asset offerings and crypto exchanges as of Tuesday.
14 JANUARY 2019
UK Crypto Exchanges Pose Low Money Laundering Risk, Says Global Watchdog
Cryptocurrency exchanges in the U.K. present a “low risk” for money laundering and terrorist financing activities, according to a report published last week by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global anti-money laundering policymaker.
11 DECEMBER 2018
Swiss Finance Watchdog Tells Banks to Treat Crypto Trading As High Risk
Switzerland's Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) is giving tough guidance to banks wanting to trade in crypto assets.
5 NOVEMBER 2018
South Korea's Financial Watchdog Warns Investors Over Crypto Funds
South Korea's Financial Services Commission has warned the public to exercise caution when investing in cryptocurrency funds.
24 OCTOBER 2018
Australian Securities Watchdog Halts ICO Seeking to Raise $50 Million
An Australian initial coin offering (ICO) project planning to raise as much as $50 million has announced its token sale has been halted by the country's securities regulator.
22 OCTOBER 2018
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.
20 OCTOBER 2018
North Dakota Securities Regulator Issues Cease and Desists Against 3 ICOs
North Dakota's securities watchdog is again taking action against ICO projects it alleges are operating illegally in the state.
13 OCTOBER 2018
Operator of Hacked Crypto Exchange Zaif Gets Third Warning From Japan's Watchdog
Japan's Financial Services Agency (FSA) has issued a third business improvement order to the owner of hacked crypto exchange Zaif, Tech Bureau. The news was reported by Cointelegraph Japan today, September 25.
25 SEPTEMBER 2018
Trend in Japan: Large Crypto Exchanges Get Hacked, Conglomerates Take Over
In Japan, the largest crypto exchange market in the world, a new trend has emerged; large conglomerates have started to acquire hacked digital asset trading platforms as a way to enter the cryptocurrency sector.
24 SEPTEMBER 2018
California Watchdog Bans Bitcoin Donations in Political Campaigns
The California state government’s political watchdog has ruled that candidates will not be allowed to receive donations for political campaigns with cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.
21 SEPTEMBER 2018
Texas Securities Watchdog Takes Action Against 3 Alleged Crypto Frauds
The Texas State Securities Board has taken emergency action against three crypto investment schemes it alleges are attempting to defraud local investors.
19 SEPTEMBER 2018
UAE Securities Watchdog Approves Plan to Regulate ICOs
The securities and commodities regulator in the United Arab Emirates has approved a plan to adopt comprehensive regulations for crowdfunding through ICOs and recognize tokens as securities. The decision comes after a review of best practices in other countries and signals a change in its position regarding initial coin offerings. Earlier this year investors were warned about the risks associated with tokens sales.
11 SEPTEMBER 2018
New York Finance Watchdog 'Fiercely Opposes' Sandboxes for Fintech Firms
The chief of New York's financial regulatory body said Tuesday that the agency is "fiercely opposed" to the U.S. Treasury Department's recent endorsement of regulatory "sandboxes" for fintech firms
4 AUGUST 2018
Cryptocurrency Fraud Now Second Most Common Investment Scam in Australia: Watchdog
Australia’s national consumer watchdog has warned that cryptocurrency trading scams have grown ‘significantly’ over a 12-month period and are now the second most-common kind of investment scam in the country.
23 JULY 2018
US Consumer Finance Watchdog Opens Regulatory Sandbox to Blockchain
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is launching a regulatory sandbox to encourage blockchain and other financial technology innovation, acting head Mick Mulvaney announced Wednesday.
19 JULY 2018