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Iran to Pilot ‘National Cryptocurrency,’ Amend Central Bank Law

Iran to Pilot ‘National Cryptocurrency,’ Amend Central Bank Law

The central bank of Iran is gearing up to begin the pilot phase of its digital currency project in the near future, its new head announced to representatives of local media. The monetary authority is also preparing to move forward with a plan to reform the legislation that governs its own activities. Iran Preps Pilot […]

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Estonia Considers Revoking Crypto Licenses as Government Mulls Tougher Regulations

Estonia Considers Revoking Crypto Licenses as Government Mulls Tougher Regulations

Authorities in Estonia are working on new legislation expected to stiffen the rules for the country’s cryptocurrency sector. The Baltic nation’s regulator for the industry is considering whether to revoke previously issued crypto licenses and restart authorization from scratch. Licensed Crypto Companies Register Millions in Turnover, Estonia Gets Little With only around 1.3 million people, […]

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Russian Parliament to Consider Restrictions for Non-Qualified Crypto Investors

Russian Parliament to Consider Restrictions for Non-Qualified Crypto Investors

Cryptocurrency can be quite complicated for some and lawmakers in Russia think they need to contemplate restrictions for private investors. According to a high-ranking representative of the legislature, the Russian parliament needs to provide them with “maximum protection” against the risks. Members of Russian Parliament to Seek Protection for Citizens Investing in Cryptocurrency Deputies in […]

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Democrats propose law to mandate disclosure of ransomware payments by US companies

Democrats propose law to mandate disclosure of ransomware payments by US companies

American companies targeted by ransomware attacks would be required to disclose payments made in connection with those incidents under a new law proposed in Congress. Introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Deborah Ross (D-NC), the Ransom Disclosure Act would, per an announcement from earlier this week: “[R]equire ransomware victims (excluding individuals) to disclose […]

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Ukraine President Zelensky Returns Law ‘On Virtual Assets’ to Parliament

Ukraine President Zelensky Returns Law ‘On Virtual Assets’ to Parliament

The Ukrainian president has sent the recently adopted law “On Virtual Assets” back to the Verkhovna Rada, the country’s legislature. The head of state has come up with his own suggestions and opposed the establishment of a new regulatory body that would require additional financing. Setting Up New Crypto Market Regulator Will Be Expensive, Zelensky […]

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Central Bank of Uruguay Describes Roadmap to Crypto Asset Regulation

Central Bank of Uruguay Describes Roadmap to Crypto Asset Regulation

The Central Bank of Uruguay has issued a statement describing a roadmap for the regulation of cryptocurrency assets in the near future. The institution stated it has established a group to examine the best way possible to regulate these assets, considering the realities of the crypto industry. Also, some modifications to current laws could be […]

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Two massive bills are in Congressional limbo. Here’s what that means for crypto

Two massive bills are in Congressional limbo. Here’s what that means for crypto

Congress has punted on two pieces of legislation that will likely be the central legacy of the Biden administration. Linked together into a package that until recently seemed set to allocate $5 trillion in the coming decade, the Build Back Better Act and the Infrastructure and Jobs Act are facing delays. While the infrastructure bill […]

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Bank of Russia to ‘Slow Down’ Payments to Crypto Exchanges, Curb Russians’ Impulsive Investments

Bank of Russia to ‘Slow Down’ Payments to Crypto Exchanges, Curb Russians’ Impulsive Investments

Central Bank of Russia is now working with commercial banks in order to delay payments made to digital asset exchanges. The move aims to limit “emotional” cryptocurrency purchases made by “unqualified” Russian investors, a CBR official revealed. The move is likely to affect peer-to-peer and over-the-counter trading platforms. Central Bank of Russia Skeptical of Cryptocurrency […]

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Bitcoin Will Not Become Legal Tender in Uzbekistan, Central Bank Official Insists

Bitcoin Will Not Become Legal Tender in Uzbekistan, Central Bank Official Insists

Cryptocurrency cannot be adopted as a means of payment in Uzbekistan, a high-ranking official from the country’s central bank has recently stated. Speaking to local media, the regulator’s representative also noted that unlike cryptocurrencies, the national fiat is backed by the bank’s assets. The statement comes in spite of Tashkent’s crypto-friendly moves in the past. […]

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Crypto Trading, Mining Are Illegal and Punishable, Nepal Central Bank Warns

Crypto Trading, Mining Are Illegal and Punishable, Nepal Central Bank Warns

Mining and trading of cryptocurrencies are illegal in Nepal, the country’s central bank has reminded citizens of the Himalayan nation. The regulator also warned that participating in such activities would entail penalties as per the current legislation. Despite its position, however, the Nepalese have continued to invest in bitcoin, media reports reveal. Engaging in Illegal […]

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