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Japanese Regulators Publish New Draft for Domestic Cryptocurrency Framework

Late last week, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), the top financial regulator in Japan, published a draft report which outlined the new framework for addressing cryptocurrencies and Initial Con Offerings (ICOs) in the country. The report was released following with the 11th study group meeting of the agency, and it contained a cumulation of recommendations from the previous ten sessions. As ...

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Hong Kong Regulators Set to Tighten Cryptocurrency Laws

Asia is currently one of the most regulated continents on the planet in terms of cryptocurrency laws. Hong Kong is the latest Asian nation that is set to tighten crypto laws on traders and exchanges. The Hong Kong Securities and Exchanges Commission (SFC) is looking to tighten the current cryptocurrency laws as concerns over crypto-crime and money laundering heighten across ...

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Becky’s Affiliated: How regulators can allow Bitcoin to thrive with Patrick Basham

With the intersection of the gaming and crypto industries fresh in my mind, this week I decided to catch up with an individual who has written a separate book on each subject. Patrick Basham, Director at the Washington DC-based Democracy Institute, co-authored “Gambling- A Healthy Bet” and recently released an e-book, “Bitcoin? How Governments Should Regulate Cryptocurrencies”, is a professional I ...

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Crypto Asset Manager Receives Green Light from French Regulators.

France has one of the toughest regulatory environments in Europe and the world generally when it comes to finance and specifically cryptocurrency. The country has in recent times taken a few cursory steps toward becoming a hub of ICO activity, but strict enforcement of crypto regulations is the cost of doing business in a well-connected financial hub like Paris. Napoleon ...

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New York Financial Regulators Approve Blockchain Payments System

The Department of Financial Services of New York (NYDFS) has authorized a blockchain-based digital platform offered by a local bank, an official NYDFS press release states Dec. 4. NYDFS superintendent Maria T. Vullo announced today that the department authorized New York-based Signature Bank to offer its digital payment platform Signet in the state. The approved system reportedly uses blockchain technology ...

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French Tobacco Shops Want to Sell Bitcoin — Regulators Aren’t Happy

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 French version of the SEC, the Autorité des marchés financiers, along with the Banque de France issued a statement Monday regarding the intentions of KeplerK, a company which was previously reported to have gotten approval and ...

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France’s Regulators Issues Warning over Purchasing Bitcoin from Tobacconists

French financial regulators and the national central bank have responded to the news that tobacco shops will start selling Bitcoin in 2019. In the post, they reiterate the risks associated with investing in or trading digital assets. French Regulators: Crypto Not Suitable for Unsophisticated Investors Last week, NewsBTC covered some pretty big news that in the wake of the bloodshed ...

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French Regulators, Central Bank Distance Themselves From Tobacconists’ BTC Retail Plans

French stock market regulator, the Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF), has jointly issued a warning with the country’s central bank and French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority (ACPR) recalling the risks associated with “speculative” crypto assets. The warning was posted as a press release on the AMF official website Nov. 26. The three entities’ joint announcement has been issued in ...

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Regulators Step in while BTC/USD Prices Range

Although maximalist will advocate for self regulation like in Japan, the involvement of regulators is perhaps the only way for adoption promotion especially in this bear market. That is what CONSOB, the Italian regulator is doing while BTC/USD prices steady above $4,500. Latest Bitcoin News Regulations, regulations and more regulations that is the way forward it seems. Coincidentally, regulators from ...

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Colorado ICOs | Regulators Stop Another 18 ICOs

The US federal authorities are strict against ICOs, or initial coin offerings. Projects are being shut down before they can even get started and this is now happening at State level. Colorado ICOs Shut Down Four more ICOs in Colorado were put on notice on Tuesday. This brings the total number of ICOs stopped by the state’s bodies to 18 ...

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