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G20 Agrees to Regulate Crypto, But is This Good or Bad for the Market?

The G20, an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from the world’s 20 largest economies, has decided to regulate the crypto sector. A declaration released by the forum read: “We will regulate crypto-assets for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism in line with FATF standards and we will consider other responses as needed.” What Impact ...

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G20 Countries to Regulate Cryptocurrencies in Line with FATF Standards

The G20 Countries have signed a joint declaration in Buenos Aires, where it promises to regulate cryptocurrencies and combat its use for money laundering and the financing of terrorism in line with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards, per a Saudi Gazette report.Section 25 of the declaration signed by the forum reads: “We will regulate crypto-assets for anti-money laundering ...

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Major Indian Crypto Exchange CEO Openly Asks Gov’t to Regulate Crypto

Nischal Shetty, the CEO of Indian crypto exchange WazirX, has reached out to a top lawmaker to look into the regulation of Bitcoin and similar digital assets. The blockchain entrepreneur requested India’s finance minister Arun Jaitley to focus more on crypto’s potential benefits than its minimalistic misuses. Saying that every industry is prone to have its own set of problems, ...

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Japan Wants to Regulate Crypto Wallets, Breach of User Privacy?

Crypto wallet users in Japan may have to reveal their identities as the country’s top financial watchdog prepares a law for it. The Financial Services Agency (FSA) on Monday revealed its plan to regulate cryptocurrency wallet providers, ItMedia reported. The decision came during a cryptocurrency study group meeting after concerns over money laundering and terrorist financing were raised. The agency also ...

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Hong Kong Plans to Regulate Crypto with New Sandbox

Reports suggest that Hong Kong’s securities watchdog has come up with new plans to regulate cryptocurrency funds and exchanges. While it is known for being crypto-friendly, Hong Kong is still not satisfied with the amount of protection that its crypto users currently enjoy. As a result of this, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced plans to regulate the space via ...

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Hong Kong Issues New Rules to Regulate Cryptocurrency Funds and Exchanges

Hong Kong’s securities regulator issued a statement setting out guidelines for funds dealing with cryptocurrency Thursday, Nov. 1, saying it could move to formally regulate exchanges. In what it called “guidance on regulatory standards,” the autonomous Chinese territory’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) set in motion a series of steps that chief Ashley Alder hinted would culminate in a formal ...

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US Regulators are Fighting to Regulate Crypto, is it Positive?

A recent statement from an NYU professor brought yet another troublesome aspect of US crypto regulation to the attention of the public. This time, it is a rivalry between different regulators, with all of them wishing to establish dominance. US Regulators Competing for Turf The US is under a lot of pressure when it comes to bringing functional regulation. However, ...

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We Need A Federal Framework To Regulate Cryptocurrencies: Ex-FDIC Chair Sheila Bair

Sheila Bair, the former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), says the time has come for a formal federal regulatory framework to be established to regulate cryptocurrencies. Bair, who’s on the board of blockchain startup Paxos, said Congress needs to step in to regulate the marketing, trading, and selling of virtual currencies in light of how big the industry ...

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Enough ‘Feeble Warnings’, Regulate ‘Wild West’ Crypto Market: UK Lawmakers

British lawmakers called for the regulation of the domestic cryptocurrency market which they claimed to be the “Wild West”, whilst insisting rules could help the UK become a “global centre for crypto-assets”. In a report published by the British Parliament’s Treasury Committee on Wednesday, lawmakers claimed investors are “afforded very little protection” from a number of risks including no formal ...

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