Category: Crypto regulation

Dubai Financial Watchdog to Release Consultation Papers for a Crypto Regulatory Framework

Dubai Financial Watchdog to Release Consultation Papers for a Crypto Regulatory Framework

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has unveiled its plans to create a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. The announcement was part of its 2021-2022 business agenda released this week. The Papers Will Be Released in the First Half of 2021 According to the watchdog, which regulates the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the upcoming crypto […]

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Janet Yellen Reveals Plans for Bitcoin — Sees Cryptocurrencies Used Mainly for Illicit Financing

Janet Yellen Reveals Plans for Bitcoin — Sees Cryptocurrencies Used Mainly for Illicit Financing

Janet Yellen, Joe Biden’s pick for the Treasury Secretary, has revealed her policy for cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. She claims that cryptocurrencies are mainly used for illicit financing and their use needs to be curtailed. Janet Yellen Reveals Her Plans for Cryptocurrencies In the Senate hearing to consider Janet Yellen’s nomination as Secretary of the Treasury […]

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Bithumb CEO Predicts Only Four to Seven South Korean Crypto Exchanges Will Survive New Rules

Bithumb CEO Predicts Only Four to Seven South Korean Crypto Exchanges Will Survive New Rules

The CEO of the South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has made some predictions regarding the upcoming new rules governing the national industry. In fact, the executive believes there will only be between four and seven exchanges surviving the new regulation. Smaller Companies Unlikely to Meet New Banking, Anti-Money Laundering Protocols on Time During an interview […]

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Economist Slams ECB Chief Lagarde’s Bitcoin Remarks as Dangerous for Cryptocurrency Regulation

Economist Slams ECB Chief Lagarde’s Bitcoin Remarks as Dangerous for Cryptocurrency Regulation

Responding to European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde’s recent remarks about bitcoin, the chief economist at investment firm Tressis said what Lagarde implied was “outrageous” and “dangerous” for cryptocurrency regulation. Economist Says Governments Would Be Happy to Implement Strict Crypto Regulations Daniel Lacalle, fund manager and chief economist at Tressis Gestion, commented on Christine […]

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ECB Chief Christine Lagarde Calls for Global Bitcoin Regulation — Says BTC Conducts ‘Funny Business’

ECB Chief Christine Lagarde Calls for Global Bitcoin Regulation — Says BTC Conducts ‘Funny Business’

The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, has called for the global regulation of bitcoin. She said that bitcoin is a highly speculative asset and has “conducted some funny business.” Emphasizing the need for countries to work together to regulate bitcoin, she suggested that the crypto regulation could be “initiated by the […]

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UK Government Asks Crypto Industry to Provide Insights on Its Regulatory Approach

UK Government Asks Crypto Industry to Provide Insights on Its Regulatory Approach

Her Majesty’s Treasury in the U.K. issued a document that details a series of proposals addressing the crypto community. With the consultation, the Treasury is initiating a “regulatory approach to cryptoassets and stablecoins” for 2021 following the Brexit turmoil. Special Focus on Stablecoins Regulation According to the official announcement, the consultation mainly targets stablecoins to […]

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Kyrgyzstan Central Bank Is Set to Introduce Bills to Monitor Crypto Exchanges Activities and Forcing Them to Apply for Permits

Kyrgyzstan Central Bank Is Set to Introduce Bills to Monitor Crypto Exchanges Activities and Forcing Them to Apply for Permits

The National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic (NBKR) revealed its new-year plans for the national crypto industry. They are about to introduce two drafts to regulate the country’s exchanges that aim to combat terrorism, money laundering, and protecting consumers. Kyrgyzstan Central Bank Set to Introduce Two Crypto Bills to Combat Terrorism Financing and Fraud According […]

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FinCEN to Impose New Regulation for Crypto Holdings at Foreign Exchanges

FinCEN to Impose New Regulation for Crypto Holdings at Foreign Exchanges

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has announced that it will soon propose new regulation affecting cryptocurrency holdings at foreign exchanges. This proposal is separate from the one FinCEN recently proposed on cryptocurrency wallets. FinCEN’s New Crypto Rules FinCEN, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, issued a notice on Thursday regarding a […]

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Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Warns Regulators Will Come Down Hard on Bitcoin — ‘It Will Be Brutal’

Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Warns Regulators Will Come Down Hard on Bitcoin — ‘It Will Be Brutal’

Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, also known as Mr. Wonderful, has warned about regulators coming down hard on bitcoin. In addition, he says that “even if bitcoin were to go up another 2,000%, it’s completely irrelevant to institutional clients.” Kevin O’Leary Warns of Brutal Bitcoin Regulation, Says Bitcoin Is Not an Institutional Product Canadian investor […]

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Biden Administration May Roll Back Some Crypto Regulations, Top Banking Regulator Warns

Biden Administration May Roll Back Some Crypto Regulations, Top Banking Regulator Warns

The top U.S. banking regulator is concerned that the Biden administration may roll back some cryptocurrency regulations aimed at protecting consumers. This includes allowing national banks to custody crypto assets put in place during the Trump administration. Biden Administration Could Change US Crypto Regulations Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Brian Brooks, shared several concerns regarding […]

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