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Brazil’s Central Bank Unveils Blockchain Data Exchange for Regulators

Brazil’s central bank has unveiled details of a newly-developed blockchain platform that will be used to facilitate information exchange between the country’s financial regulators. Dubbed ‘Pier’, the blockchain was developed by the Banco Central do Brasil (BCB)’s own IT department and will be used to share data securely between the central bank and other domestic regulators, the BSB said in ...

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Cambodian Regulators Say Dealing in Crypto Without License Is Illegal

Dealing in cryptocurrencies without obtaining a license from relevant authorities has been declared illegal in Cambodia, according to an official statement published Tuesday, June 19. The joint statement was first penned on May 11 by the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC) and the General-Commissariat of National Police, and has now been publicly ...

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‘Flaws’ in Japan’s Biggest Crypto Exchanges Face Regulator’s Warnings

Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. A handful of major Japanese exchanges including bitFlyer, Japan’s biggest and best-funded crypto trading platform, are facing business improvement orders from the country’s financial regulator and watchdog. A failure to comply with anti-money laundering (AML) guidelines will see at least five cryptocurrency exchange operators receive ‘business improvement orders’ from ...

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Privacy Coin Trading Makes Breakthrough with Regulators

Last week, Zcash, the privacy focused cryptocurrency, got approval from New York state regulators in the United States to trade on Gemini. Gemini is the first BitLicensed exchange to trade a privacy focused cryptocurrency. The approval by the Department of Financial Services is a positive signal for other coins that have privacy features such and Monero, PIVX, Verge, and Dash. ...

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CME and BTC Exchange Dispute Led US Regulators to Open Price Manipulation Probe

Regulators from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reportedly demanded extensive trading data from several cryptocurrency exchanges, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal June 8.  Regulators requested data in order to investigate whether manipulation might be compromising prices in digital currency markets. The probe followed the launch of Bitcoin (BTC) futures by CME Group in ...

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Possible Bitcoin Price Manipulation | U.S. Regulators Step In and Launch Criminal Probe

Bitcoin Price Manipulation – The U.S Department of Justice just launched an investigation into whether traders are manipulating the price of Bitcoin and other digital tokens, Bloomberg reported this morning. The investigation primarily focuses on illegal practices that can influence the price of these coins, such as “spoofing” – flooding the market with fake orders to trick other traders into ...

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U.S. and Canadian Regulators Investigating Crypto Scams

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) just announced “Operation Cryptosweep,” one of the largest coordinated enforcement actions by U.S. and Canadian regulators to crackdown on fraudulent Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). The task force was convened in April 2018 and includes members from more than 40 jurisdictions throughout North America and has resulted in nearly 70 inquiries and investigations and ...

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US and Canadian Securities Regulators Coordinate ICO Probe in ‘Operation Cryptosweep’

US and Canadian state and provincial securities regulators have opened probes into potentially fraudulent crypto investment programs in what has been dubbed “Operation Cryptosweep”, according to a press release May 21. The latest crackdown on suspicious crypto investment products is reportedly the largest such coordinated investigation by state and provincial officials. Regulators from across 40 jurisdictions coordinated by the North ...

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US and Canadian Securities Regulators Unite for ‘Operation Cryptosweep’

Operation Cryptosweep was announced earlier today. The goal of the coordinated effort from numerous North American securities regulators is to clean up scams and fraudulent offerings from the cryptocurrency space. Regulators Share Resources to Crackdown on Scam ICOs The joint crackdown that will go by the name of Cryptosweep will see over 40 U.S. and Canadian regulators united with the ...

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Coinbase Met with Regulators to Discuss Banking License – The Merkle

The cryptocurrency industry and the mainstream financial system haven’t been the best of friends over the years, but according to a Wall Street Journal report, Coinbase may be on its way to merging the two. The San Francisco-based crypto platform is reported to have held talks with banking industry regulators about a possible entrance into the mainstream financial services industry, a ...

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