Regulation


President of Liberland Keynotes in Vienna and London
As part of his continued international work, President of Liberland, Vit Jedlicka, presented recently in both Vienna and London. Opening his talks he asked the audience “who has thought about founding a country?” In both cases, the audience responded with humour and some awe. And in London about six hands went up. Vit had hit upon a nerve which may or may not have been promoted by Brexit.
Harbor Becomes First Blockchain Company to Hold Both Transfer Agent License and Brokerage License
Harbor, a digital assets firm for security token issuance, has been granted a transfer agent license by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
China Creates New Regulatory Authority for Blockchain Products and Digital Payments
Earlier this month, China's President Xi Jinping made announcements on blockchain prompting banks to begin investing in the industry. In line with this, it is reported the next direction will be a new digital currency for citizens in China to use.
Australia Securities Exchange Moves For Blockchain Technology, CHI-X Calls For More Regulatory Supervisions
Australia Securities Exchange (ASX) plans to switch to distributed ledger technology by April 2021, replacing its clearing system, registry, and settlement with the technology for the sole purpose of cutting costs for customers.
Paxos Launches Blockchain Settlement Platform Following No-Action Relief From SEC
Paxos Trust Company announced that it will go ahead with the launch of its blockchain-enabled Paxos Settlement Service after receiving No-Action relief from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
China’s Cryptography Law Piques Local Interest and Stirs Global Market Reaction
The recent passing of China's Cryptography Law, which will come into effect in 2020, has peaked local interest as searches for blockchain on WeChat surged ten-fold.
FinCen Director Warns Crypto Firms Are Not Above Anti-Money Laundering Laws
Speaking at the University of Georgetown, Kenneth Blanco, FinCEN (The United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) Director, blasted the crypto firm by informing them that they are not exempted from the anti-money laundering laws.
Bittrex Exchange Halts Services In 31 Countries Due To Regulatory Risk
Bittrex, a U.S-based blockchain platform that provides real-time trade execution, dependable digital wallets, and industry-leading security practices, has just recently announced the shutdown of operations in 31 countries of the world.
Telegram Maintains Gram is not a Security, Urges Court to Deny SEC Action
Telegram, in an October 16th filing, has asked the Southern District Court of New York to deny the request by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for a preliminary injunction on Gram, Telegram’s native cryptocurrency.
Arab's Financial Security Publishes a Tentative Draft Resolution for Crypto Regulations
Securities and Commodities Authority in the United Arab Emirates released a draft containing their tentative resolutions on how the crypto market will be regulated.

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