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Cryptocurrency Regulations May Take 2 Years for Lawmakers to Draft

Cryptocurrency regulations in the UK could take up to 24 months to be introduced according to a legal expert at a UK based law firm. James Kaufmann, Legal Director at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) UK, while commenting on the subject in a statement published by his company, said it could take two years to introduce such regulations due to a couple ...

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Crypto Regulations for UK Could Take Two Years, Says Legal Expert

Jeff Kaufmann, Legal Director at British law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC), said that the introduction of cryptocurrency market regulations in the U.K. could take two years, according to an RPC press release published Oct. 11. RPC is a London-based corporate and insurance law firm with offices in Bristol, Singapore, and Hong Kong, and staff amounting to 720 people, including ...

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EU Markets Regulator Examines ICOs to Determine Regulations

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has announced it is examining Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to determine how they should be regulated, Reuters reported Oct. 8. The ESMA was established in 2011 in Paris, France, with an objective to develop a common rulebook for European Union (E.U.) financial markets and supervise them. The ESMA also works closely with the ...

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Caitlin Long on Crafting Positive Cryptocurrency Regulations

Note: This is part 2 in a multi-part interview series with Caitlin Long, a 22-year Wall Street veteran who formerly led Morgan Stanley’s Pension Solutions Group. Long, an ardent blockchain advocate, has been critical of Wall Street’s corrupt banking practices, which she fears institutions will integrate into their cryptocurrency products and services. Read part 1 here. Part 2 of CCN’s Interview with ...

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US Congress Holding Roundtable With Industry Insiders to Draft Growth Promoting Regulations

Facing a murky regulatory landscape in the U.S., representative Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, is hosting a roundtable Tuesday that includes representatives from Wall Street, venture capital firms, government regulators, and cryptocurrency industry insiders in attempts to draft policy that doesn’t stifle growth. Crypto Regulation to Be Discussed by Insiders as Well as Government Regulators The discussions, “Legislating Certainty for Cryptocurrencies,” will ...

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SEC Commissioner Argues for Relaxed Cryptocurrency Regulations

SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce recently gave a speech at the Cato Institute’s FinTech Unbound Conference where she discussed the importance of allowing cryptocurrencies to thrive without heavy SEC interference to foster innovation to benefit investors and consumers. Ms. Peirce is known for being on the dissenting side of the SEC ruling to not allow Bitcoin ETFs to be traded ...

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Proper Regulations Will Boost Confidence in Cryptocurrency Sector: Abu Dhabi Regulator

The regulatory chief of Abu Dhabi’s international financial center and free zone has called for tighter regulations for cryptocurrency trading and ICOs while recognizing the growing global industry. Nearly a year after issuing its guidelines for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs), effectively regulating the industry, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) is sharing its framework with its regulatory counterparts ...

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Mexico to Tighten Bitcoin Regulations Through Central Bank-Issued Permits

The Bank of Mexico (Banxico), Mexico’s central bank, has recently revealed through a circular that bitcoin exchanges and other businesses dealing with cryptocurrency assets in the country will require a government permit. The circular, published on the government’s official daily, Diario Oficial de la Federación, says that crypto exchanges and related businesses will need to provide the financial institution with ...

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UAE Preparing to Adopt Formal ICO, Fintech Regulations, Local Media Report

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved a draft of regulations governing Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), local media outlet WAM reported Sunday, September 9 citing government sources. The reported move comes in addition to lawmakers in the country adopting plans for a regulatory sandbox aimed at attracting greater fintech activity. “The sandbox will act as an environment that attracts innovators ...

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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. The report, ostensibly released by Brussels-based think tank Bruegel, comes ahead of an informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers from the ...

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