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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.

Hong Kong Securities Regulator Aims to Tighten Digital Asset Regulations Later This Year
The CEO of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) recently stated that security tokens must be regulated by the regulatory authority.

The Cayman Islands Creates Regulatory Framework to Attract Virtual Asset Business
The Ministry of Financial Services of the Cayman Islands announced that it is building regulatory frameworks for individuals and entities that offer digital assets in business.

Binance CEO CZ Denies that US Exchange Arm Was Created to Distract Regulators
The leaked "Tai Chi" document obtained by Forbes indicates that Binance.US was set up to circumvent regulation—a claim that CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) vehemently denies.

US SEC Executive Who said Ethereum is Not a Security to Leave the Agency
The US SEC has announced that William Hinman, the current director of the Division of Corporate Finance, would leave the commission by the end of this year.

Andreessen Horowitz Names New York Stock Exchange’s Top Regulator to Head Its Cryptocurrency Unit
Andreessen Horowitz venture capital firm hires the current head of the New York Stock exchange (NYSE)’s regulatory unit.

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Criticizes Current Financial Regulations
Alibaba founder Jack Ma highlights the importance of fintech innovations over regulations.

Concerns Arise as North Korea’s Financial Services Commission Unsure of Its Cryptocurrency Mandate
The Financial Services Commission of North Korea, which is supposed to be in charge of the supervision of cryptocurrencies, asked which ministry is responsible.

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Says Japan or Singapore Could be Firm's New Home
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said that his company has earmarked Singapore and Japan as the most crypto-friendly countries where Ripple Labs could relocate.

Russian Civil Servants Required to Declare Crypto Holdings Beginning in 2021
Russia’s public officials will be obligated to declare all their private cryptocurrency and digital asset holdings, effective from the start of 2021.

United States CFTC Issues Advisory on Digital Currencies for Futures Commission Merchants
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has released an advisory to futures commission merchants clarifying how to hold digital currencies in segregated accounts.

Switzerland Begins Consultation Before Finalizing its Proposed Blockchain Law Amendments
Switzerland announced it has initiated a consultation process ahead of its plans to effect amendments in its extant laws to accommodate blockchain technology

XRP Price Drops During Ripple Swell Conference
The XRP price looks set to continue a downtrend, while Ripple hosts the annual Swell conference which brings together world industry leaders and policymakers.

The Bank of Russia Wants Strict Limits for Non-Professional Russian Crypto Investors
Russia has published a proposal that sets strict limits on the amounts of digital assets acquired by non-professionals investors in a year.

World Economic Forum Releases GSMI Global Blockchain Standards
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released blockchain standards dubbed the Global Standards Mapping Initiative (GSMI).

Ripple CEO Says DOJ Report Offers No Regulatory Clarity, XRP Price Not Influenced
The tightening regulations on cryptocurrency raise many concerns in the community, the DoJ’s new guidance around cryptocurrency enforcement has Ripple’s CEO concerned.

US Department of Justice Releases Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has released a cryptocurrency enforcement framework, which offers a comprehensive overview of the emerging threats in the crypto space.

List of Blockchain Projects, People and ICOs the SEC Charged
A list of some of the blockchain projects and crypto figures who have been charged by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission over the years.

Ripple Co-Founder Hints Move From US Regulation: “Blockchain and Digital Currencies are not Welcome”
Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen is considering moving Ripple’s base from the United States due to crushing biased regulation.

UK Financial Watchdog FCA Bans Crypto Derivatives Trading For Retail Investors
The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued its final rules banning the sale of crypto derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs).

Oman Central Bank Issues Warning Against Crypto Trading, Specifically Dagcoin
The Central Bank of Oman has warned citizens that cryptocurrencies come with a high risk and specifically highlighted the risks as they pertain to Dagcoin.

US Senator Pat Toomey Eyes Senate Banking Committee Chair and Digital Currency Regulations
United States Senator Pat Toomey said he will take on digital currency regulation and payments reforms should he become the Senate Banking Committee’s next chairman.

New Zealand's Tax Authority Demands Info on Crypto Investors
New Zealand's Internal Revenue Department has asked all companies to pass on customers' personal details as well as the type and value of their crypto assets.

IRS Updates 1040 Income Tax Form, Lays Traps for Crypto Tax Cheats
The IRS plans to update the 1040 income tax form for 2020 to make it more difficult for taxpayers to avoid declaring their crypto assets.

Russian Federal Watchdog Censors Binance for Distributing Crypto-Related Data
Roskomnadzor has blacklisted crypto exchange Binance for what it deems as “containing information prohibited for distribution in Russia.

Russia Updates Regulations on Crypto Transactions, Harsh Fines Reserved for Defaulters
Russia’s Ministry of Finance has issued an amendment to its current cryptocurrency regulations. The amendments also come with stricter sanctions.

Russian Policy Boss Wants to Block Cryptocurrencies, Says They Are Difficult to Regulate
Anatoly Aksakov, head of the State Duma Financial Market Committee, stated that the country should explore other options for crypto regulation.

European Commission Eyes Crypto Regulatory Framework with New Digital Finance Package
The European Commission (EC) has unveiled a digital finance package that highlights legislative proposals on crypto assets and digital resilience.

United States Moves Forward With Crypto Regulation
Two new crypto-related bills were discussed among the House Agriculture Committee this week as the United States moves forward with crypto regulation.

Africa Crypto Adoption Sparks Regulation Concerns
The accelerated growth of blockchain technology in Africa recently has raised concerns over the possible implementation of knee-jerk regulation.

Bithumb CEO Summoned by South Korean Authorities Following Police Raid on Offices
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bithumb Holdings, Lee Jung-hoon has been summoned by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency's Intelligent Crime Investigation Unit following the unit's incessant raid on the exchange.

Gibraltar Financial Services Commission Comprehensive Updates to its DLT Regulations
The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has updated its guidance notes for distributed ledger technology (DLT) providers in the country.

Leaked EU Commission Draft on Crypto Assets Law: How Will Cryptocurrency be Regulated?
A leaked European Union legislative draft on digital assets reveals the country's plans for cryptocurrency trading and issuance across the nation.

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Criticizes India’s New Bill Seeking to Ban Crypto Trading
Ripple CEO has responded to reports that India intends to introduce a ban on crypto trading.

India Considers Banning Crypto Trading Which Could Impact 1.7 Million Dependent Local Traders
The federal cabinet in India is expected to discuss a new bill that could once again ban cryptocurrency trading in the nation.

Nigerian Securities Commission to Release Official Guidelines on Crypto Regulations
The Nigeria Securities and Exchange Commission has announced a proposed crypto regulation guideline.

IRS Criminal Investigations Puts $625,000 Bounty on Monero Privacy Crack and BTC Lightning Network Tracker
IRS Criminal Investigations have put a $625,000 bounty on the heads of Monero (XMR) privacy and BTC Lightning Network (LN) transactions.

United States Congress Will Vote on American COMPETE Act to ‘Beat China’ in Blockchain Technology
United States Congress will vote today on a bill that specifically aims to ensure the US remains competitive with China in the race for blockchain supremacy.

South Korean Police Raid Bithumb Crypto Exchange For Second Time in BXA Token Fraud Case
Bithumb, the largest crypto exchange in Korea has been raided for a second time in five days by the South Korean police.

Darknet AlphaBay Moderator Paid in Bitcoin Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison
A darknet moderator for marketplace AlphaBay has been apprehended by law officials and sentenced to 11 years in prison.

South Korean Police Raid Bithumb Crypto Exchange Headquarters On Fraud Allegations
South Korean Police have raided the headquarters of Bithumb cryptocurrency exchange as part of an investigation into fraud.

Crypto Leaders Praise United States SEC Inclusive Accredited Investor Definition, Some Think Its Not Enough
Is the SEC's new accredited investor rule inclusive enough? Crypto industry leaders debate.

SEC Makes ICO Token Sales More Inclusive, Not Enough For SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce
The US SEC has modernized their definition of an 'accredited investor' to consider not just an individual’s wealth, but their education.

Police Search of South Korean Coinbit Crypto Exchange Finds 99% Trade Volume Manipulation
Coinbit, the third-largest crypto exchange in South Korea, has found itself in trouble with the authorities for alleged arbitrage manipulation of the transaction volume.

UK FCA Regulator Proposes Mandatory AML Data Reports from Cryptocurrency Firms
The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed obligatory AML reporting requirements for crypto exchanges.

Bitcoin Futures Exchange BitMEX to Block Ontario Crypto Traders
Cryptocurrency derivatives exchange BitMEX announced today that it planned on removing its trading platform services from a Canadian province.

CFTC Demands $572 Million in Penalty and Restitution for Bitcoin Scam, Defendant Nowhere to be Found
US CFTC demanded that the founder of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency scam company Control-Finance pay $572 million in penalty and restitution fees for Bitcoin fraud.

Colombian Ministry of Information Technology Prioritize Public Sector Blockchain and Crypto Payment Solutions
The Colombian Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (MinTIC) believes blockchain and DLT solutions could benefit its public sector.

Crypto Mom Hester Peirce Officially Sworn in as SEC Commissioner
Crypto Mom and blockchain forward SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has been sworn in for a second term at the US SEC.

California Crypto Bill Seeks to Measure the Consumer Impact of Digital Assets
California’s Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee has unanimously passed Assembly Bill 2150 which will help define digital assets as well as to measure its potential impact on the state and consumers

Germany's Federal Ministry of Finance Puts Digital Security Adoption at Core of Blockchain Strategy
Germany’s Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) and the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) have introduced a bill that highlights the adoption of digital securities as a crucial element of Germany’s blockchain strategy.

Bank of Lithuania Calls For Uniform Regulation for Digital Financial Innovation Across Europe
Bank of Lithuania, Lietuvos Bankas, has proposed uniform regulations throughout the European Union in response to the European Commission’s consultations for the development of the digitalization of financial services in Europe.

Trump’s Proposed Capital Gains Tax Cuts Could Benefit Ethereum 2.0 Stakers
President Donald Trump has proposed a capital gains tax cut which may greatly benefit United States cryptocurrency traders—particularly those planning to stake on Ethereum 2.0.

TikTok Encryption Layer Bypassed Google Android Safeguards to Track Users Data
Following President Trump’s executive order against TikTok, new evidence has revealed that the social media app had been collecting unique identifiers from millions of mobile devices, allowing the China-based app to track user’s online without permission.

Protests Erupt as Alexander Lukashenko Wins Disputed Landslide Election in Crypto Forward Belarus
In Belarus, a highly contested election victory for longstanding President Alexander Lukashenko over Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has erupted in protests. Despite the dispute, the Soviet forged dictator’s stay of power may be good news for crypto.

New York Regulatory Authority Approves 8 Cryptocurrencies for Listing and Trading
The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) approved 8 cryptocurrencies for trading, and 10 for custody by licensed entities.

Authorities Uncover Illegal Bitcoin Mining Farm In Kyrgyzstan
Federal authorities have uncovered a large illegal Bitcoin mining site in Kyrgyzstan in the territory of the Bishkek Free Economic Zone.

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Confirmed for Second Term By US Senate, Crypto Mom Will Remain Until 2025
The United States Senate has voted in Commissioner Hester Peirce of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a second term that will see her remain with the regulator until 2025.

Japan’s Financial Watchdog Believes Deregulating Crypto Does Not Necessarily Propel Technical Innovation
After assuming the helm of Japan’s Financial Services Agency mandated with overseeing the monetary sector in July, Ryozo Himino has voiced his reservation of promoting cryptocurrency trading.

Ransomware Group Strikes Again: Canon Takes a Hit
Canon recently suffered a cyber attack where approximately 10 terabytes of files, photos and data were stolen.

Twitter Bitcoin Hack Demonstrates That Crypto Fraud is Easier to Track Than Fiat
Cryptocurrency regulation was the hot topic during an ongoing panel hosted by the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists.

India Considers New Law to End Crypto Trading Despite Numerous Overturns by the Supreme Court
The Indian government is planning to bring in a new law to ban cryptocurrency trading, following the prohibition of banks and financial services to provide services related to crypto.

Members of Congress Ask IRS for Relaxed Approach to Crypto Staking Taxes
Innovation friendly members of United States Congress have written to the IRS request a level-headed approach to tax on cryptocurrency staking rewards.

Russia Restricts Anonymous Cash Deposits to Online Wallets
The Russian Government has put strict limits on anonymous deposits made to online wallets. While it is not a complete ban, the initiative by lawmakers is promoted as a step to deter illegal activity such as money laundering and illicit drug transactions and could affect up to 10 million users.

Russian Citizens Are Using P2P Bitcoin Markets to Escape Monolithic Banking System
Crypto usage is growing in Russia, despite attempts by the government to make investment more difficult.

China Clarifies its Stance on Bitcoin: Legal if the Crypto Does Not Act as Alternative to Fiat
China has not always been friendly towards cryptocurrencies, however, the country has not completely banned Bitcoin, according to the Beijing Arbitration Commission.

Iran to Pump Liquidity in Economy by Permitting Power Plants to Mine Bitcoin
Iran has given power plants the green-light to undertake Bitcoin mining on a large scale as this will spur economic growth from the revenue generated. Nevertheless, interested parties must adhere to various regulations like not using subsidized fuel to extract Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Cryptocurrency Adoption Is Growing, But US Needs To Adopt A Solid Blockchain Policy
In order to be ahead of other countries in the ever-growing industry of blockchain, the US needs to come up with an enforceable and consistent blockchain policy.

‘Big Four’ Tech Amazon, Google, Apple & Facebook Grilled During US Antitrust Hearing
In an antitrust hearing with the Judiciary Committee of US Congress, the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google testified, as a continuation of an unfinished legal conversation with lawmakers.

DFA Bill Passed, But Central Bank of Russia Still Thinks Cryptos Are Criminal
Despite the Digital Financial Assets bill being passed by the State Duma, Russia’s Central Bank has nevertheless argued that crypto transactions are not deemed as legitimate investments.

New South Wales Treasury Proposes Flexible Regulatory Reform For Blockchain
Australia’s New South Wales is proposing a flexible regulatory reform to accommodate the thriving blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem

PlexCoin Founder Indicted by US Grand Jury for 2017 ICO Securities Fraud
A United States grand jury indictment has been delivered to Plexcoin founder, Dominic Lacroix, as well as Yan Ouellet and Sabrina Paradis-Royer for securities and wire fraud, and conspiracy to launder money, according to the DOJ.

China’s Central Bank Reveals First Cohort of its FinTech Regulatory Sandbox Pilot
The Chinese central bank’s Shanghai headquarters has recently revealed the Shanghai FinTech Innovation regulatory sandbox application list. The People’s Bank of China’s (PBoC) Shanghai branch is currently soliciting opinions from the public on eight applications to be included in the FinTech innovation supervision pilot.

US Federal Regulator Says Banks Can Offer Cryptocurrency Custody Services to Customers
The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has announced that states and national banks and federal savings associations can provide crypto custody services to customers.

Will Crypto Assets Have a Future in Russia After All? State Duma Passes DFA Bill
The State Duma of Russia passed a law regarding digital financial assets (DFA) in the financial bill’s third reading, which determined the fate of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Canadian Regulator Charges Coinsquare Executives For Crypto Market Manipulation
Coinsquare executives have resigned following a settlement with the Ontario Securities Commission.

China’s Supreme Court Decides to Strengthen the Protection of Cryptocurrency Property Rights
The Chinese Supreme Court has decided to strengthen cryptocurrency property rights. China’s Supreme Court is looking to further protect property rights, including economic property rights through different ownership systems in accordance with the law.

Commissioner Hester Peirce Agrees with Telegram CEO Pavel Durov’s Criticism of SEC
Commissioner Hester Peirce, affectionately knowns as ‘CryptoMom’, believes the SEC’s court victory over Telegram was inappropriately reached and has further stifled innovation for the United States.

Grayscale Investment Company Receives FINRA Approval to Trade Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin Publicly
US regulators have approved shares of Grayscale Investment’s Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash Trusts for public trading.

MAS Proposes New Regulations to Tighten Crypto Business Activities
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published a consultation paper proposing a new set of regulations that may stiffen the emergence and activities of crypto industries in the country. Despite the proactive strides of the MAS towards the development of the country’s central bank digital currency (CBDC), the apex bank is set to reinforce its regulations on digital currencies.

UK Government Wants FCA Oversight on Crypto Investment Advertising
The UK Government has proposed that crypto asset promotions should fall under the scope of the Financial Conduct Authority’s existing oversight and does not require a whole new framework just for digital assets.

Grayscale CEO Optimistic that US Regulators Can't Stop Bitcoin
Barry Silbert, CEO of Grayscale Investments thinks that Bitcoin has too much support from policymakers in the United States to ever be shut down completely.

CFTC Committee to Hold Virtual Meeting on Digital Currencies and Blockchain
The CFTC has scheduled a virtual meeting for Thursday, July 16th where its Technical Advisory Committee will discuss matters around on cryptocurrencies and DLT.

The Nascent Primary Market of Security Token Offerings
Now that the ICO market bubble ebbed away security token offerings (STOs) have emerged, allowing investment in regulated securities recorded on a blockchain according to new research from the Oxford Faculty of Law

IRS Crypto Disclosure Letters Violated US Taxpayer Rights in 2019
The IRS shook up the US crypto sector last year, when it issued Letter 6137 to American taxpayer’s which demanded that all citizens declare any unreported crypto gains within 30 days. One year on and an IRS watchdog has slammed the letter as a violation of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

South Korea Proposes 20% Capital Gains Tax on Cryptocurrency Commodities
South Korea’s parliament has put forward a bill that could see crypto profits taxed by up to 20% as members argue that cryptocurrencies are commodities.

SEC Charges App Developer Abra for Unregistered Security-Based Swaps
Abra and Plutus Tech have agreed to a cease-and-desist order and a combined penalty of $150,000 after being charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission for selling unregistered security-based swaps to investors in 2019.

Romanian Programmer Confesses to Orchestrating BitClub Crypto Scam Worth $722 Million
Silviu Catalin Balaci, a 35-year old Romanian citizen living in Germany, has owned up to helping create BitClub Network, a crypto mining Ponzi scheme that siphoned off investors’ funds worth $722 million.

Malaysia’s Securities Commission Legalizes Digital Asset and Crypto Trading
Malaysia’s Securities Commission, which is responsible for overseeing compliance with Islamic laws in finance, has allowed trading of digital assets.

South Korea Declares Andong City as Blockchain Free-Trade Zone to Boost Medical Hemp Production
The South Korean government has designated Andong City as a free trade zone for hemp production, leveraging a blockchain network.

New US CFTC Regulatory Framework to Have a Major Impact on Digital Assets
The new regulation by the CFTC is designed to benefit digital currencies in the era of the growing involvement of cryptocurrencies in the derivative market

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Wants Regulator Clarity for Crypto Innovation
Hester Peirce, Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission has continued her push for regulatory clarity on crypto and blockchain projects to encourage innovation in the US capital markets.

Arca Digital Asset Investment Firm Gets Approval from SEC to Tokenize US Treasury Bonds
Los Angeles-based digital asset investment firm Arca has launched trading for its new digitized security investment product that runs on the Ethereum blockchain.

SEC Adopts Expedited Public Listing Review Process—Blockchain ETFs Could Qualify
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to adopt rule amendments to expedite the review procedure for companies applying for public listing, which could potentially create an expedited and cheaper application process for crypto and blockchain ETFs.

Bitcoin Bull Tim Draper Says Regulators Have Made IPOs Too Expensive
Speaking on Unitize panel, billionaire investor Tim Draper advised blockchain companies to avoid funding through an initial public offering (IPO) as regulators have made the process far too expensive.

SEC Finalizes Lawsuit Against the Founder and CEO of Fraudulent ICO
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed that it has received a final judgment in a US district court action against Eran Eyal, the CEO and founder of Shopin token offering for carrying out an allegedly fraudulent ICO.

US Supreme Court Rules Against SEC’s Ability to Fine Crypto and Blockchain Firms
The US Supreme court has limited the amount in punitive fines that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) can impose on cryptocurrency and blockchain firms, in a historic ruling yesterday.

Trump Handed Digital Future to China by Going After Bitcoin, Bolton's Book Reveals
President Trump’s opposition to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies is well documented as is his determination to maintain the US Dollar's global status. According to a passage from ex-national security advisor John Bolton’s book—Trump’s administration has actually handed Bitcoin and Ethereum a huge advantage over other cryptocurrencies.

Philippines Warns the Public on Bitcoin Scammers Posing as Government Officials
Finance ministry of the Philippines Government has alerted the public about false information that fraudulently uses the name of Secretary Carlos Dominguez III to promote a fake crypto trading platform recognized as “Bitcoin Revolution”.

Kazakhstan Intends to Attract Over $738 Million in Crypto Investments in Next Three Years
The government of Kazakhstan is making plans to attract $738 million in investments related to cryptocurrencies and digital mining activities set up with the nation over the next three years.