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India’s Securities Regulator Tight-Lipped on Crypto Regulation, Inquiry Reveals

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) recently responded to some 68-questions about crypto asked by a New Delhi-based legal agency. The response came under the pretext of a Right-to-Information (RTI) act that allows citizens to request information from a public authority. Blockchain Lawyer filed an RTI application to SEBI seeking knowledge on various aspects of crypto regulation, including ...

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ICO Funding Levels Collapse, Investors Blame Dry Spell On Crypto Regulation

As 2017’s crypto bull market swung around, blockchain projects began to search for alternative modes of funding to capitalize on the influx and widespread arrival of interest, press, and free-flowing capital. For many blockchain- crypto-focused startups, venture capitalists weren’t an option, as these mediums of funding were often exclusive to only the crème de la crème, to put it lightly. Keeping this ...

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‘Radical Rethink’ of Blockchain Regulation Is Imperative

Anastasios A. Antoniou, a member of the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, thinks that blockchain has to find its place within a regulatory framework rather than evade it, according to his post published in the Oxford Business Law Blog Wednesday, October 3. The expert thinks that it is imperative to bridge the divide between code and law in blockchain, calling ...

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Regulation, Blockchain Adoption, and XRP

The second and the final day of Ripple’s Swell conference maintained the excitement of the previous day. The San Francisco event, which on the first day saw former US President Bill Clinton taking the stage to speak about crypto revolution, and the launch of Ripple’s much-awaited xRipple cross-border payment service, shifted its focus to blockchain adoption and adoption stories of ...

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No Regulation Leads Crypto Exchanges to Shut Down in India, Investors Frustrated

Blockchain technology continues to thrive in India. In contrast, the stance toward cryptocurrencies remains negative and unfriendly. So much so that major crypto exchanges like Zebpay were forced to shut down. Cryptocurrency Exchanges in India Forced to Close Shop The situation regarding crypto in India continues to deteriorate. A lack of proper regulations, as well as a generally negative stance ...

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Crypto figures meets US Congress for regulation clarity on ICO and cryptocurrencies

Over 50 representatives from the crypto, Wall Street and venture capital firms traveled to Washington DC on Tuesday with a clear message for the US Congress: regulate or watch the innovation leave the country. The US Will Be Left Behind The message came clear during the “Legislating Certainty for Cryptocurrencies” event hosted by Rep. Warren Davidson, as the Ohio Republican ...

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U.S. Faces Crypto Exodus if Govt. Doesn’t Adopt ‘Light-Touch’ Regulation

More than 50 stakeholders from the cryptocurrency and finance industries this week met with U.S. lawmakers in Washington to discuss the future of blockchain regulations in the country. The roundtable, which took place at Capitol Hill at the behest of Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH), saw attendance from the representatives of industry heavyweights including Coinbase, Kraken, Nasdaq, Andreessen Horowitz, State Street, ...

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New French ICO Regulation on Its Way

Today, the Assemblée Nationale (the French parliament’s lower house) is initiating a debate about a legal project introduced last June by the Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, which contains some relevant changes for the French regulatory framework with regard to crypto assets and ICOs, together with many proposals aimed at sustaining the development of “liberated companies that ...

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