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Russian Tech and Political Oligarchs Opposes Blanket Crypto Ban
Tech and political oligarchs in Russia are expressing their full displeasure over the proposed blanket ban on crypto.

Puerto Rico to Become a Prefered Destination for Crypto Investors, Establishing Friendly Taxation and Island Lifestyle
Under Act 60 or the Individual Investors Act, non-Puerto Rican residents get exempted from paying capital gains for investments realized, and this is one of the factors attracting crypto investors.

Modi Urges Global Effort to Deal with Crypto, Indian Crypto Sector Remains in Uncertainty
The Indian Prime Minister has called for a collective global effort to tackle the challenges posed by cryptocurrencies as the country's crypto sector remains in uncertainty.

Acting OCC Comptroller Urges Regulators to Collaborate with Crypto Intermediaries
Michael J. Hsu, the Acting Comptroller of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has advocated that regulators should collaborate with major crypto intermediaries in order to get a grasp of how the ecosystem functions.

Hong Kong Resumes Discussion on Stablecoin Regulation, Offering 5 Options to the Public
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has published a discussion paper in which it is soliciting the public’s contributions to its proposed regulatory approach to digital currencies and stablecoins.

Crypto Regulation Remains to Unfold in 2022
As cryptocurrencies enter into a new year after experiencing new highs last year, new changes await, among which regulation is top of the list.

Binance CEO CZ Surpasses Tech Giant, Holding World's Biggest Crypto Fortune with $96B Net Worth
Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of Binance cryptocurrency exchange, enjoys a fortune of $96 billion, who become the richest person, surpassing many tech giants, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.

Paypal Confirms Plans to Launch its Platform Specific Stablecoin
American payments giant Paypal Holdings Inc has confirmed it is working on its own digital currency which may take the form of a stablecoin.

EU's ESMA Wants Public Input on Proposed DLT Regulation
The European Union’s Securities and Markets Authority has called on concerned market stakeholders to comment on its proposed regulation for the use of Distributed Ledger Technology in securities trading and settlement.

Estonia to Strengthen Supervision of Virtual Asset Service Providers
Estonia has recently considered enacting new rules on encryption and proposed draft legislation that will strengthen the supervision of virtual asset service providers.

SEC Boss Appoints Corey Frayer To Advise on Crypto Policy
Corey Frayer is joining the SEC’s executive team as a senior adviser on the agency’s policymaking related to cryptocurrency oversight.

Ontario Securities Commission Criticizes Binance for Incomplete Registration
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) of Canada stated that Binance has not yet obtained the legal operating qualifications for the province of Ontario.

Turkey's Concern for Crypto Mounts, Races to Implement Long-Awaited Regulation
Following confirmation that the long-awaited crypto regulation is ready by the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, stakeholders in the country want the regulations to be implemented as soon as possible.

Indian Securities Regulator Urges Mutual Fund Companies To Avoid Investing In Crypto, Until Regulations Set In
SEBI urges mutual fund companies in India to avoid investing in cryptocurrencies as the government is still considering new crypto rules.

Binance Trading Platform Licenses in Bahrain, Canada
The year 2021 is finally going to end on a great note for Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, as it has secured double licenses from the Central Bank of Bahrain (CCB) and Canada.

SEC Commissioner Elad Roisman Sets to Leave the Agency in next January
Elad Roisman, one of the Commissioners with the U.S. SEC has tendered his resignation with President Joe Biden in preparation for his exit from the agency by the end of January 2022.

South African Regulator to Unveil Consumer Protection Regulations in Early 2022
The South African Financial Sector Conduct Authority is on track to unveil an encompassing regulatory framework that is targeted at protecting consumers from scams emanating from the digital currency ecosystem.

Despite Clear Divide Amongst Lawmakers, Crypto CEOs Request Clear Regulations
Top executives representing the biggest companies in the American digital currency ecosystem appeared before Congress to testify on the state of the crypto industry.

Japan’s Financial Regulator Proposes New Legislations, Limiting Stablecoin Issuance to Banks
Japan’s FSA is working on a legislation that is set to be introduced next year. The regulations seek to make it only wire transfer companies and banks can issue stablecoins.

India Sees a Step Backward as Lawmaker to Advocate Crypto Ban
An Indian Lok Sabha lawmaker, Nishikant Dubey, advocates that the nation should ban cryptocurrencies rather than embrace these nascent assets through regulation.

FTX Shares 10-Point Regulatory Proposals to American Congress
Cryptocurrency trading platform FTX Derivatives Exchange has published a 10-point regulatory proposal, aims at helping American regulators to provide better regulatory oversight of the broader cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Indian Government Affirms to Regulate Digital Currencies instead of Banning
Affirming the prior speculations on the concerted efforts of the Indian parliament and government to regulate the developing world of cryptocurrencies.

South Korea Plans to Suspend Crypto Taxation Until 2023
Crypto investors in South Korea might have a sigh of relief because the government intends to delay imposing crypto taxation until 2023.

Paytm CEO Doubles Down on Crypto, Says it Will Go Mainstream in 5 Years
Paytm's founder and Chief Executive Officer Vijay Shekhar Sharma has doubled down on his trust in crypto’s ability to go mainstream in the next 5 years.

India Reportedly Postpones to Test Digital Rubee in Q1 in 2023, Amid Banning Private Cryptos
Reportedly, the Indian government has postponed the trial date of testing digital Rubee until Q1 of 2023, the digital form of central bank digital currency (CBDC), according to local media outlets.

ECB Publishes New Stablecoin-Featured Framework for Overseeing Payments
The European Central Bank (ECB) has released a new framework geared towards overseeing all forms of electronic payments in the region, including those bordering on stablecoins.

S. Korea's Democratic Party Backs Support for Crypto, Metaverse
Song Young-gil, leader of the ruling Democratic Party, stated that the South Korean government should stop the crackdown on the crypto sector and start nurturing it instead.

Russian Auditor of Accounts Chamber Warns of the Risks in Crypto Investment
Alexei Savatyugin, the Auditor of the Accounts Chamber in the Russian Parliament has shared concerns about unregulated digital currencies, and the risks they pose to investors.

Israel Proposes New AML Rules for Crypto Service Providers
Digital currency service providers in Israel are now expected to adhere to the provisions of new Anti-Money Laundering (AML) rules enacted by the Israeli Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority (IMPA).

Coinbase and Binance Amongst the 70 Crypto Firms Awaiting Licensing, Said by MAS
American cryptocurrency trading platform, Coinbase and Binance exchange, two of the world’s largest digital currency brokerages are notably amongst the few platforms awaiting license approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

First China, Now Singapore; Local Regulations Pushing Huobi Out of Asian Markets
Digital currency trading platform, Huobi Global is shutting its doors to its Singapore-based users in a bid to comply with local regulations in the country.

Digital Rubble Prototype to be Introduced in Early 2022
In line with the development of its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) dubbed the Digital Rubble, the Central Bank of Russia is set to launch a prototype platform for the new form of money in early 2022.

Huobi Global Moves its Central Operating Base to Gibraltar
Huobi Global, one of the world’s largest digital currency trading platforms has announced the move of its operational headquarters to Gibraltar, a small British enclave in the Southern part of Spain.

Brazilian Lawmaker Advocates for Workers to Receive Payment in Crypto
Brazilian Federal lawmaker, Luizão Goulart has proposed a bill that will see both government and private employees receive their remuneration in digital currencies.

Indian Payment Giant Paytm May Add Crypto Services if Regulations Improves
Indian payment unicorn Paytm has reiterated its willingness to add Bitcoin and crypto-related services if regulations around the nascent asset class become clearer.

US SEC Delays Decision on Valkyrie Bitcoin Spot ETF Proposal Until 2022
The SEC has delayed its decision on the Valkyrie Bitcoin Fund until January 2022.

Singapore Aims at Becoming the World’s Main Business Hub for Crypto
Singapore is striving to establish itself as a global key hub for crypto business activities. The city state's head of the financial regulator said the best way to regulate crypto is "not to clamp down or ban these things".

Australia’s Securities Regulator Approves the Launch of Crypto ETFs
Australia Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has finally opened the door for crypto ETFs to trade on Australian stock exchanges.

New York State Watchdog Orders Two Crypto Firms to Close Operations, Launching Further Investigations
The Office of the New York Attorney General (NYAG) has directed two unnamed crypto lending firms to halt their operations in the state, indicating these firms are involving ineffective registration.


Crypto Can Stir Radical Improvements in Financial Services: BoE Deputy Gov
Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, Sir John Cunliffe has pointed out that cryptos are viable enough to push “radical improvements in financial services.”

US SEC Likely to Delay Bitcoin Futures ETFs Until 2022: CFRA Investment Research Firm
According to CFRA ETF and mutual research firm, the US SEC is likely to delay decisions on whether to approve applications of Bitcoin futures ETFs until 2022.

Crypto Lender Celsius Raises $400M as Investors Shun Regulatory Crackdowns
Kentucky-based digital asset lending platform Celsius Network has announced its latest $400 million fundraisers as led by WestCap and CDPQ.

JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon Calls Bitcoin ‘Worthless’
Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan bank, still remains a critic of Bitcoin and once again calls the cryptocurrency worthless.

US DOJ Launches National Crypto Enforcement Team
The US DOJ has unveiled establishing a National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET), a law enforcement task force fighting crypto crime.

Regulatory Uncertainty Keeps the Securities Company Out of Cryptocurrency: Citadel's CEO
Citadel’s chief has clarified that regulatory uncertainty around cryptocurrency keeps the securities firm away from investing in crypto assets.

Crypto Users Stand at 300M, Representing Nearly 3.7% of the Global Population
Crypto adoption continues to experience an uptick, given that users are currently at the 300 million mark.

The U.S. Government Should Not be Involved in Regulating Crypto: Elon Musk
Elon Musk, speaking at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills, California, said the government should steer clear of regulating the nascent crypto ecosystem.

Swiss Market Watchdog Approves First Regulated Crypto Fund for Investors
The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has approved a launch of the first regulated cryptocurrency investment fund restricted only for qualified investors.

US SEC Names CFTC Commissioner Dan Berkovitz as Incoming General Counsel
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced Dan Berkovitz as the next General Counsel for the agency to resume in November.

Binance Exchange Halts Major Crypto Services in Singapore
Binance has announced that with effect from October 26, users from Singapore will not be able to access the most basic functions of the Binance.com platform

Huobi Global Announces it is Moving Out of China as Clampdown Intensifies
Huobi Global, one of the world’s largest digital currency trading platforms has announced it will gradually unwind its services in mainland China

The Central Bank of China Reiterates All Crypto-related Transactions are Illegal
The Chinese government once again stepped up its suppression of cryptocurrency transactions, and the Chinese central bank stated that all cryptocurrency-related transactions are illegal.

Over 2.2M Crypto Accounts Set to Trade With Restrictions in South Korea as Exchange’s Deadline Looms
As the South Korea crypto registration deadline looms, over 2 million accounts will be subject to restrictions in trading on multiple exchanges.

Reasons behind Monday’s Crypto Market Sell-off Panic: Evergrande Group shaky Bankruptcy Threat Ahead
The fall down of the Chinese real estate giant Evergrande Group swept the entire cryptocurrency market. Evergrande’s financial crisis caused investors to worry about China’s catastrophic debt default, which caused panic selling in the market.

U.S. Blockchain-organisation BBA Publishes Crypto Toolkit Guidelines for Regulatory Consideration
The Boston Blockchain Association (BBA) has published a toolkit that will guide Massachusetts lawmakers in their efforts to create crypto laws.

Binance is Reportedly Under Investigation by the CFTC, Involving Inside Trading
Binance cryptocurrency exchange has come under the regulatory radar again. Reportedly, it is with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Kyrgyzstan Shuts Down Over 500 Illegal Crypto Miners
Kyrgyzstan has moved to stem the rise of illegal crypto mining activities in the country by disrupting the activities of a network of unauthorized operators.

Binance Exchange to Work with Regulators by Building a Centralized HQ
Binance exchange CEO Changpeng Zhao said the crypto exchange would look to establish a centralised base of operation to ease the relationship with regulators.

Former BitMEX Executive Agrees to be Extradited Back to the US as Trial Drags on
Former BitMEX executive Gregory Dwyer has finally agreed to be extradited to the US to face charges of banking law violations.

US SEC Chair Gary Gensler: Coinbase and Other Crypto Exchanges Must Register with Agency
After raising concerns over Coinbase’s lending product, US SEC Chairman Gary Gensler has once again reiterated that cryptocurrency exchanges should register with the commission.

Ukraine Parliament Passes Legislation by Legalizing Crypto
The Ukrainian Parliament has passed a bill draft in the second reading Wednesday concerning legalising and regulating cryptocurrency and other virtual assets, such as tokens.

Coinbase CEO Calls Out US SEC For Using Intimidation Tactics
Coinbase CEO has faulted the SEC for resorting to intimidation rather than provide needed regulatory clarity.

Thailand’s SEC Moves to Revoke Huobi's License
Thailand's SEC is about to revoke Huobi's license to operate in the country.

Singapore’s Financial Regulator Puts Binance On Investor Alert List
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has placed Binance exchange on investor alert list, a measure that aims to tell consumers that the exchange is not authorized to offer trading services in the country.

Hong Kong Regulator SFC Warns ICOs as Unauthorized Investment Schemes
The Hong Kong Securities and Financial Commission have issued a warning to the public to beware of unregulated investment schemes, such as digital tokens and initial coin offerings (ICO).

Cuba's Central Bank Moves to Legalize Use of Cryptocurrencies
The Central Bank of Cuba has recently announced that it will legalize and regulate cryptocurrencies. Cuba has been rising interest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin partly under toughened American embargo rules on the nation.

Bitcoin ATM Operators Joins Forces to Float New Compliance Cooperative
A group of crypto industry Bitcoin ATM operators and firms have floated the Cryptocurrency Compliance Cooperative to bolster regulatory compliance.

US SEC Boss Gary Gensler Calls to Regulate DeFi Projects
The US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler is pushing to regulate the decentralized finance (DeFi) landscape. He recently said that DeFi is adequately organized and therefore needs regulatory compliance.

South Korea Crypto Sector Face Headwind over Stricter Legal Regulations Challenges ahead
Crypto sectors and retail investors face a tough time as the finical regulators in South Korea are about implementing tougher and stricter administrative measurements to supervise the crypto industry.

Dutch Central Bank Challenges Binance's Legality against its Operation
Binance faces another legal challenge for its operation. Dutch Central Bank says Binance is not legally registered and is operating illegally in the country.

DBS Bank Gets Approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore to Provide Crypto Payment Services
Singapore-based DBS Bank has officially received approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to provide cryptocurrency payment services, starting from next Monday.

Crypto Tax Accounting Software Provider TaxBit Raises $130M From Investors
TaxBit has raised a $130 Million from investors to boost its tax reporting tools

Infrastructure Bill: Is Treasury Sec Against the Proposed Amendments?
US Treasury Sec is opposed to the pro-Bitcoin amendments to the infrastructure bill. Here are some insights behind the story.

U.S. Intends to Impose Tax on Crypto to Support Infrastructure Construction Amid Musk and Dorsey Express Strong Dissatisfaction
As the bipartisan Senate began to vote on President Joe Biden's infrastructure package, the taxation of cryptocurrency transactions in this infrastructure plan cited Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey, Senator Criticism by Ted Cruz, and others.

New Bitcoin Tax Plan Stifles Blockchain Technology
After a fierce debate exploded over how to tax cryptocurrency, a bid to pass an infrastructure bill worth approximately $1 trillion has stalled in the US senate.

US Senators Made Bipartisan Compromise on Crypto Clause in Infrastructure Bill
The group of Senators pushing for amendments to the Infrastructure Bill has arrived at a compromise as confirmed in a press conference held on Monday.

CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz: US SEC Has No Authority Over Cryptocurrencies
The recent heated debate between the US SEC officials and the CFTC over who should police crypto tokens highlights the difficulty in applying existing regulations to the nascent sector.

Gary Gensler Wants Congress to Back the SEC in Regulating Crypto
SEC Chair Gary Gensler wants Congress to give his agency more powers to regulate the crypto industry.

FTX CEO Spends 5 Hours per day to Deal with Regulatory Issues
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried revealed he spends five hours a day to deal with regulatory and licensing of cryptocurrencies issues, according to a CNBC report Monday.

South Korean Watchdog Uncovers 14 Fake Bank Accounts Used by Crypto Exchanges
The South Korea financial regulator has uncovered 14 fake accounts used by crypto exchanges.

Sen. Warren Nudges Treasury Sec, Regulators to Address Crypto-Related Risks
The request for crypto regulation was re-emphasised through the letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen by Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Currency.com Joins UK's Crypto Trade Association CryptoUK as an Executive Member
Currency.com has officially announced that it will join CryptoUK, the trade association of the UK's encrypted digital industry, as an executive member. It commits to share best practices and recommend how the sector responds to industry developments.

European Commission Moves to Tighten Rules on Cryptocurrency Transfers
The European Commission has announced that firms transferring Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies must collect details of payers and payees to help regulators prevent the flow of dirty money.

Russia To Introduce Laws Regarding the Confiscation of Crypto Assets
Russia Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov said that the administration is preparing to introduce legislative amendments to the confiscation of illegal digital assets by law enforcement agencies, according to TASS.

Chinese Regulators Shut Down A Domestic Software Firm Over Alleged Involvement in Illegal Crypto Trading
A local Chinese software company suspected of involvement in cryptocurrency trading activities was forced to shut down by two Two financial regulators in China, including the People’s Bank of China (PBoC).

Binance Temporarily Suspends SEPA Euro Bank Deposits, Citing Events Beyond Its Control
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is facing increasing hurdles in Europe. The financial institution announced to temporarily suspend Euro bank deposits through the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) network.

Bitcoin Prepares to Revisit $32,000 Support Level Before Retracing the Bull Market
Bitcoin may see a decline in search for a support barrier that may kick-start a rally.

UK NatWest Bank Restricts Daily Transfer Amount to Crypto Exchanges, Including Binance
To prevent the occurrence of fraud-related incidents, NatWest bank has tightened restrictions on crypto-related activities followed by the U.K. financial watchdog imposing restrictions on crypto exchanges.

Norway's Financial Regulator Seeks Legal and Investor Protection for Crypto Consumers
The Norwegian Financial regulator intends to strengthen supervision by protecting investors of crypto consumers.

U.S. Senator Warren Urged To Regulate Cryptocurrencies
Massachusetts senator Elizabeth has acknowledged that Bitcoin and Dogecoin have significant problems and therefore urges regulators to break crypto policy deadlock.

New York Senate Gives Moratorium on Bitcoin Mining Operations Per Climate Change Concerns
New York Senators are seeking a new law that clamps down on coal-powered mining while giving exceptions to green energy-powered Bitcoin mining.

Chinese MIIT Issues Guidance on Blockchain Technology
China has issued guidelines for promoting the application of blockchain technology and industrial development.

FCA Warns Crypto Businesses Fail to Meet UK’s Money Laundering Regulations Standard
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has disclosed that many crypto firms are withdrawing their applications to register with the agency.

China's Hainan Province Cautions Citizens Against Illegal Crypto Trading
China's Hainan Province has banned illegal crypto offerings, upholding the country's early ban on digital currency-related activities.

Irish MEP Calls for Tightened Rules on Crypto Assets
Irish MEP Chris MacManus has submitted a proposal to the EU per crypto regulation

JPMorgan CEO Warned Investors Against Bitcoin Investment, Calls for Clear Regulations to Crypto Trading
Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase Bank, is still not a crypto supporter. He admits that JPMorgan clients are interested in cryptocurrency. JPMorgan is planning to offer Bitcoin funds to rich clients.

Ugandan FIA Urges Central Government To Regulate Cryptocurrencies
Uganda's FIA urges the central government for comprehensive regulation of the digital currency industry nationwide.

U.S. Treasury Requests Report to IRS for Crypto Transfers Over $10,000
The U.S. Treasury Department today proposed to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service that investors need to report on crypto transactions of more than $10,000.

The Collapse of the Cryptocurrency Market Triggers Discussions among Legislators
Bitcoin plummeted by more than 30% yesterday and the huge volatility caused the panic of selling in the entire cryptocurrency market. This caused the U.S. regulators and legislators may be re-examining crypto-asset legislation.

SEC Chair Gary Gensler Asks Congress to Regulate Crypto Exchanges
Gary Gensler, the chairman of the SEC, has urged US Congress to create a regulatory framework for crypto exchanges in the United States.

Turkey Government Considers Introducing New Regulations After Collapse of Two Crypto Exchanges
Turkey is discussing plans to tighten crypto regulations after two local exchanges collapsed a few days ago.

Ripple Co-Founder Reveals Key Factor that Can Drive Up XRP Adoption
Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen disclosed what could potentially help in pushing XRP’s popularity higher.

JPMorgan CEO Calls for More Regulatory Clarity for Cryptocurrencies
In a letter to his shareholders, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon cited the need for regulatory clarity for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

OKEx to Shut Down Its Crypto Business Operations in South Korea by April
OKEX intends to shut down its crypto branch in South Korea. According to sources familiar with the talks, the move is attributed to new anti-money laundering regulations in the country.

Token Taxonomy Act that Will Exempt Cryptocurrencies from Securities Laws Reintroduced in US Congress
A crypto bill suggesting that certain cryptocurrencies should be exempted from securities laws has been reintroduced to US Congress for review.

Unclear Crypto Regulations in South Africa Alarm Entrepreneurs
Cryptocurrency regulation is still largely unclear in South Africa, creating a strenuous business environment for crypto entrepreneurs.

Bitcoin Recovers from Plunge Triggered by Confirmation Hearing for SEC Chair Nominee Gary Gensler
Bitcoin (BTC) dipped after Gary Gensler said that it was a challenge for the SEC to keep cryptocurrency markets free of fraud.

What Will Gary Gensler’s Confirmation to The Role of SEC Chair Mean for The Crypto Industry?
SEC chairman nominee Gary Gensler testified before the Senate Banking Committee as part of his confirmation hearing.

What to Expect for Ripple and The SEC’s Pretrial over XRP Cryptocurrency
The outcome of the SEC case against Ripple will have huge repercussions for the crypto industry, and it may pave the way for how other cryptocurrencies are regulated in the United States.

Coinbase’s Upcoming IPO May Lead to Better Crypto Regulation in the United States
Coinbase’s upcoming listing may be what it takes to trigger better cryptocurrency regulation in the United States.

Australian Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud in $90 Million Crypto Scam in the U.S.
An Australian man named Stefan He Qin has pleaded guilty to draining the investor accounts of his New York-based cryptocurrency fund to the tune of $90 million.

XRP Surges Back in to Top 3 on CoinMarketCap Fueled by Coordinated Buying Attack
Ripple's associated token XRP has broken back into CoinMarketCap’s top three cryptocurrencies by market capitalization.

US Department of Justice Works with International Agencies to Crack Down NetWalker Ransomware
The US Department of Justice has led international efforts that have seen half a million dollars in cryptocurrency seized from the NetWalker ransomware group.

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen Confirmed in Senate as new US Treasury Secretary
After being nominated by President Joe Biden, the United States Senate has now confirmed former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to serve as Treasury Security.

Treasury Secretary Nominee Janet Yellen Plans to Encourage Legitimate Crypto Use
Biden's pick to lead the United States Treasury Department, Janet Yellen thinks crypto has potential to enhance the financial system and wants to encourage its legitimate use.

President Biden Freezes Mnuchin's Controversial Proposed Regulation on Unhosted Crypto Wallets
FinCEN’s controversial regulation proposal on “unhosted” crypto wallet has been effectively frozen by President Joe Biden as his administration takes office today.

BlackRock Filings Signal the Giant Asset Management Firm Could Start Bitcoin Futures Trading
Blackrock investment management giant has filed documents with the SEC suggesting that the firm is set to dive into the crypto futures trading.

Biden Appointed SEC Chair Gary Gensler is not Going to Save Ripple's XRP Token
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse is celebrating President-elect Joe Bidens Decision to appoint Gary Gensler to SEC chair—but this will not make the lawsuit against XRP go away.

ECB President Pushes for Digital Euro but Calls for Global Bitcoin Regulation
Christine Lagarde, European Central Bank president, said the Bitcoin has been used for money laundering activities and is calling for global regulation of the cryptocurrency.

Grayscale Will Dissolve XRP Trust In Reaction to SEC Lawsuit Against Ripple
Institutional-grade digital asset firm Grayscale will dissolve its XRP Trust as the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pursues its lawsuit against Ripple

Thai Regulator Warns Against Unlicensed Crypto Firms as Cryptocurrency Trading Ramps Up
As cryptocurrency trading ramps up in the region, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand (SEC) warns investors against unregulated crypto players.

Crypto Exchange CEX.IO Receives Temporary Registration Status with UK FCA
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has granted crypto exchange CEX.IO a temporary registration status to operate until July 9, 2021.

Can XRP Token Price Ever Recover from SEC Lawsuit Against Ripple?
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse remains defiant in the face of the SEC’s lawsuit but the XRP token continues to lose value with multiple exchange de-listings. Can XRP recover?

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Mocks Ripple and XRP, but is ETH 2.0 next on SEC's List?
Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin mocks Ripple's XRP as fights the SEC, but with the recent ETH 2.0 upgrade to POS it may not be long before the SEC reclassify ETH as security.

U.S. Financial Regulators Warn Crypto Firms to Tighten Stablecoin AML Risk Controls
U.S. regulators have issued a strict warning on money laundering risks associated with stablecoins and has warned providers to tighten AML protections and controls.

Coinbase Will Likely Delist XRP Token as SEC Files Lawsuit Against Ripple
Coinbase has filed for an IPO and awaits the US SEC's review, the SEC is suing Ripple alleging XRP is security - Will Coinbase delist XRP before the battle even begins?

SEC Sues Ripple for Sale of “$1.3 Billion Unregistered Securities” as Crypto Leaders Debate over XRP
The SEC has filed a lawsuit against Ripple Labs Inc. for offering unregistered “digital asset securities” through which $1.3 billion was raised.

Crypto Twitter Explodes as US SEC Aims to Sue Ripple For Sale of XRP Token as Securities
The US SEC is suing Ripple for selling its XRP token, meanwhile, Crypto Twitter has erupted with support and criticism of the less than decentralized crypto firm.

UK FCA Regulator Announces “Temporary Registration Regime” Extending Operating Deadline for Crypto Firms
The UK’s FCA has just announced a “temporary registration regime” which allows crypto firms who have previously applied to continue operating until July 2021.

Ripple Welcomes Former JPMorgan Chase Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer to its Board of Directors
Ripple has been expanding its network and recently, the blockchain firm has made yet another move to bring its company growth to another level.

Coinbase Lists DeFi Tokens AAVE, BNT, and SNX as Warning of US Crypto Wallet Regulation Looms
2020 has been all about the DeFi boom. Many crypto exchanges have welcomed the DeFi craze with open arms, notably Coinbase, with the addition of new coins.

Congress Members “Express Concern” Over Treasury’s Potential Crypto Wallet Regulations
Four members of Congress have expressed concerns in a letter to the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, over their rumored self-hosted crypto wallet regulation ban.

The Old World. What is going on with Digital Assets in Europe?
Europe is an enormous market of more than half a billion people. As small amounts up to 8 million euros may be raised without registration of the offering, it is a very attractive market for international projects looking to reach new investors for their security token offering.

The OCC is Focused on "Not Killing" Bitcoin and Crypto says Acting Comptroller Brian Brooks
Brian Brooks has affirmed that the OCC is not planning any ban or stringent regulation on Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.

American Investors are in Bitcoin Buying Frenzy as BTC Price Rises, Crypto Flows in From Asia
As the Bitcoin bulls continue to run and push the BTC price to new levels, a massive amount of crypto has been shifting from East Asia to North America—a trend which could represent a huge shift in the crypto market according to Reuters.

US Lawmakers Want STABLE Act to Force Stablecoin Issuers to Secure Bank Charters
US lawmakers have introduced a new bill to Congress seeking to impose federal control over the entire stablecoin industry and would mandate issuers to secure bank charters.

Ukraine's Draft Bill on Digital Currencies Undergoes First Parliamentary Hearing
Ukraine's proposed draft bill for regulating digital assets in the country has passed its first parliamentary hearing.

Facebook to Launch Libra Cryptocurrency in January 2021, But in Limited Format
According to a new developing story, Facebook expects to launch its Libra cryptocurrency in January next year, but in a limited format.

Russian Prime Minister Calls for Civilized Approach to Crypto Regulation
Mikhail Mishustin, the Russian prime minister, has stated that the cryptocurrency market ought to be advanced in a civilized manner.

What Would Happen if Ripple's XRP Token Was Classified as a Security Under US Crypto Regulations?
Amid Ripple XRP token’s recent price surge, whether the fintech firm will stay in the US despite the lack of crypto regulations still remains in question.

What Coinbase CEO’s Crypto Regulation Rumors Mean for Bitcoin if Pushed by US Treasury?
Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase, warned that the Trump Administration may be targeting Bitcoin on its way out of office through regulation, but what impact could it have?

Coinbase CEO Warns Exiting President Trump May Drop Crypto Wallet Regulation Bomb
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong shared rumors that the Trump Administration may rush crypto wallet regulations on traders with privacy-invading data-collection requirements.

Director of National Intelligence Warns US SEC of China’s Cryptocurrency Dominance
National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe has warned the US Securities and Exchange Commission that China’s cryptocurrency dominance could put the US at a disadvantage.

Nigeria Eyes New Regulatory Framework to Boost Crypto and Blockchain Adoption
Nigeria’s Ministry of Finance is collaborating with the nation’s capital market watchdog, to provide a new regulatory environment for the blockchain and crypto space.

Chainalysis Valued at Over $1 Billion after Raising $100 Million to Expand Regulatory Platform As Crypto Market Surges
Blockchain analytics firm, Chainalysis, announced yesterday that it has secured a $100 million Series C financing bringing the company’s valuation to over $1 billion.

Jack Ma Pays Price: 2.1 Trillion Yuan Ant IPO for 21 Minutes Speech
Analysis of what happened to Ant Group after Jack Ma's speech on financial regulation, and the secrets of the Ant Group business.

China’s President Xi Jinping Killed Ant Group’s $37 Billion IPO After Jack Ma Criticism
President Xi Jinping made the decision to stop the world’s largest-ever IPO after Ant Group’s Jack Ma spoke out against China's financial regulation and banking system.

What Is a Bitcoin ETF?
Bitcoin ETF is a type of security that tracks the overall price of Bitcoin and enables investors to trade and purchase shares of it on traditional exchanges.

UK Treasury Drafting Private Stablecoin Regulations and Researching CBDC with BoE
The United Kingdom’s Treasury Department has announced it is drafting private stablecoin regulation while it continues central bank digital currency (CBDC) research.

What Biden’s Presidency Could Mean for Crypto
With Joe Biden's presidential win, the crypto community has speculated on how this would impact the industry.

Ripple Blockchain Firm to Establish Regional Headquarters in Dubai
Amid the conflict with the SEC over its strict crypto regulatory framework, Ripple has announced that it will set up a regional office in Dubai.

Blockchain Firms To Benefit From SEC's Upward Review of Fundraising Limits For SMEs
The Securities and Exchange Commission has amended its maximum fundraising limit for Small and Medium Enterprises a move that will benefit smaller blockchain firms.

South Korea’s Financial Services Commission to Ban Privacy Coins from Exchanges
South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) will ban privacy-centric digital assets or “dark coins” from exchanges as they present a high money laundering risk.

China's Central Bank and Watchdogs Meet with Jack Ma and Ant Group Execs following Regulation Criticism
Ant Group founder Jack Ma and the firm’s top executives met with PBoC and three financial regulators as China published new draft rules for online micro-lending.