Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Trials Blockchain Solution for Canadian Borders
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) trials Blockchain solution for Canadian borders - Works with Customs Direct, a partner with blockchain expert Morpheus.Network, to fast track multiple Proof of Concepts (POCs).
German Policymakers Cannot Accept Facebook’s Libra
The German cabinet is expected to adopt a comprehensive blockchain strategy with the aim of digitally enhancing its economy. The strategy also consists of plans to tackle risky new technologies such as Libra, which German policymakers fear could become an alternative currency.
Bitwise Recruits BNY Mellon as Transfer Agent for Proposed Bitcoin ETF
On Wednesday, Bitwise amended its Bitcoin ETF S-1 form listing BNY Mellon as the administrator, transfer agent and ETF custodian. The amendment also listed Foreside Fund services as the marketing agent and Cohen & Co….
Switzerland’s New Stablecoin Guidelines: 3 Things You Should Know
The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) issued new guidelines for stablecoins added as a supplement to its existing guidelines for initial coin offerings (ICOs) to outline how stablecoins are treated under the Swiss supervisory law.
Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrency Trading Now Declared Illegal in Burundi
Burundi has banned Bitcoin and every other form of digital trading from its soil because it can no longer offer protection to persons with problems related to it.
VanEck, SolidX to Sell ‘Limited’ Bitcoin ETF to Institutions
VanEck and Solid X revealed that they have a workaround to bypass regulatory issues and are using an SEC exemption that will allow their product to be offered to institutions such as hedge funds and banks, but not to retail investors.
US Congress Encouraged to Regulate Crypto Sector Under Bank Secrecy Act
A Washington DC-based strategic advisory firm, the Financial Integrity Network (FIN), pushed the United States Congress to regulate firms in the cryptocurrency sector under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).
The ECB Expresses Concerns on Regulating Stablecoins
Due to the lack of regulation of stablecoins, concerns have been conveyed by the European Central Bank (ECB) despite stablecoins with a clear governance framework.
Brazil Central Bank Moves to Follow IMF Crypto Classification Guidelines
The Central Bank of Brazil has adopted the classification of cryptocurrencies being sold or purchased under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) guidelines.
Swiss Regulator Issues Banking Licenses to Two Blockchain Firms
The Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) in Switzerland has issued banking and securities dealers’ licenses to two new blockchain companies.