India’s Central Bank Clears the Air on Cryptocurrencies not Being Outlawed
India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has stated that it had not prohibited cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum and Bitcoin, in the nation as it only highlighted the risks linked to crypto trading to regulated entities like banks.
European Securities and Markets Authority Prioritizes Crypto-Related Regulation
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced its key priorities list for 2020-2022. In its published document “Strategic Orientation for 2020-22,” the ESMA reflected its focus on supervisory convergence and its role in building the Capital Markets Union.
US SEC Lists Priorities for Crypto Examination in 2020
The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) has published a list of its 2020 Examination Priorities and cites ongoing risks surrounding digital assets and their transfer agents for US retail investors.
Qatar Issues Crypto Ban, Digital Securities Still Allowed to Roam
Qatar’s regulator has blocked all crypto asset services in the nation. The Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFC) mentioned in a statement that all “Virtual Asset Services may not be conducted in or from the QFC at this time.”
Telegram Resists the SEC Court Order to Reveal Financial Details of 2018 ICO
Telegram’s blockchain launch of TON faces delays as the recent court order by US Lawmakers requires the company to hand over documentation regarding the spending of their raised funds via ICO.
Traversing Through the Crypto Regulatory Landscape in 2019
Blockchain and crypto regulation has seen its ups and downs in 2019, with endless regulators evolving along with the realm of the new technology development and use cases. From countries that view blockchain as a threat to learning to embrace the technology; let’s have a look at some of the major regulatory changes in 2019.
China Gears Up for its Digital Currency and Implements New Crypto Law
As a part of its plans for releasing its central bank digital currency (CBDC) soon, China has implemented a law to govern cryptographic password management.
Paraguay Begins to Audit Local Crypto Industry to Comply with FATF Guidelines
Paraguay is looking to take its cryptocurrency industry mainstream, in light of the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) guidance on virtual asset service providers (VASPs) released earlier this year.
UK Court Recognized Cryptocurrency as Property in Freezing Order
In a property ownership tussle, UK high court found itself in the second attempt to recognize cryptocurrency as property. This time round, the court imposed a freezing order to crypto firm directors who failed to prove that they were not owners of the disputed cryptocurrencies.