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Japanese Regulator Wants to Reduce Crypto Tax to Revitalize the Market

In October, the government of Japan hinted its plans to ease the process of taxing crypto investments to refrain impractical taxation frameworks from negatively affecting the local market. At the time, a committee of tax experts that is tasked to advise the government on taxation matters encouraged the authorities to simplify the complex process of disclosing taxable amounts that occur ...

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Finance Regulator, Central Bank Say Cryptocurrency Regulation ‘Being Put in Place’

Malaysia’s finance regulator and central bank issued a joint press statement Dec. 6 in which they confirmed they were “putting in place” legislation on cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offering (ICO) assets. The statement from the Malaysia’s Securities Commission (SC) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), which follows comments from senior government official that regulation of the sector could appear in Q1 ...

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Malaysia’s Central Bank, Securities Regulator Coordinate for Crypto Regulation

The Malaysian central bank and the securities regulator have indicated that they will collaborate in implementing a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies and ICO tokens. In a joint statement, Securities Commission Malaysia and Bank Negara Malaysia disclosed that this arrangement will be restricted to ensuring compliance only with the regulations and laws that fall under the oversight authority of the two ...

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Japan’s Financial Regulator to Issue ICO Guidelines: Report

CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. Citing “informed sources,” Japanese press outlet JIJI Press reports that the Japanese Financial Services Agency is soon to regulate Initial Coin Offerings. The regulation will involve investment limits “for better protecting them.” Similar to how securities tokens are required ...

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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. According to “informed” sources cited by Jiji, business operators conducting ICOs will be required to register with Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA). The agency is reportedly planning to submit bills revising financial instruments, exchanges ...

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Thai Securities Regulator Considers Various STO Classifications for Regulatory Framework

The deputy secretary of the Thai Securities and Exchanges Commission (Thai SEC) has declared that Thai-related Security Token Offerings (STOs) launched in an international market break the law, English-language daily Bangkok Post reports Nov. 29. The aforementioned article states that deputy secretary Tipsuda Thavaramara “said the regulator will have to consider how to deal with STOs for issues such as ...

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US Commodities Regulator CFTC Issues Smart Contracts Primer, Outlines Benefits and Risks

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)’s fintech innovation hub LabCFTC has issued a Primer on Smart Contracts, according to an official announcement Nov. 27. The primer is LabCFTC’s second fintech-educational publication, the first being its October 2017 primer on virtual currencies. As outlined by the lab’s director Daniel Gorfine, the new primer engages with blockchain-enabled smart contract technology, which ...

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Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange Granted Business License by Regulator

Professional traders-focused Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange (LCX) has recently acquired a “business license” in Liechtenstein, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 27. The new license granted by the Liechtenstein Ministry of Economic Affairs is reportedly a milestone for LCX in developing a “fully regulated blockchain ecosystem,” targeting institutional and professional investors. Following the recent licensing, the LCX is ...

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UK Regulator to Investigate Non-Complaint Crypto Businesses Further

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. The UK’s financial watchdog is stepping up its scrutiny of the cryptocurrency sector, even as prices continue to regain their position, over last week’s bloodbath, which saw the total market cap for cryptos shed almost 80 percent ...

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Gibraltar Stock Exchange’s Blockchain Platform Secures Licence From Financial Regulator

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) has secured a license from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC), according to a company blog post Nov. 22. The GBX was established in July of this year by the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX). The platform first announced its blockchain trading platform in November 2017, aiming to “become the world’s first nationally regulated digital asset ...

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