Category: Regulation

“Pragmatic Optimism” Key in Shaping the Future of Bitcoin and Blockchain

Sheila Warren, the Head of WEF Data, Blockchain, and Digital Assets says, “open-mindedness” in the future of bitcoin and blockchain is key. After the unveiling of Coinbase on the Nasdaq, bitcoin and cryptocurrency have been thrust into the limelight of the WEF. Warren warned the booming bitcoin and blockchain sector could soon be hit by […]

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A comprehensive regulatory overview of Ireland

Quick Take Ireland is still lacking a comprehensive regulatory framework for digital assets. It seems likely that Ireland will keep waiting for the EU’s digital asset regulation proposal before implementing its own regulatory framework for digital assets. This research piece is available to members of The Block Genesis. You can continue reading this Genesis research […]

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US SEC Expected to Impose ‘Fair Amount’ of Regulation on Cryptocurrencies, Says Former Chairman

Former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt says that he expects a “fair amount” of crypto regulation coming from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) following the confirmation of the new chairman. Former SEC Chair Expects ‘Fair Amount’ of New Crypto Regulation Harvey Pitt talked about the future of cryptocurrency regulation under the new chairman, Gary […]

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US Lawmaker Warns Treasury Secretary and Fed Chair Not to Ignore Bitcoin or America Will Fall Behind

Congressman Kevin McCarthy has urged Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell not to ignore bitcoin like they have been trying to do. He believes it is the future, emphasizing, “I do not want America to fall behind” other countries. Government and the Fed Should Not Ignore Bitcoin GOP leader Kevin McCarthy […]

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OFAC Escalates Russian Sanctions Listing Bitcoin Addresses, US Treasury Crypto Crackdown Rumors Spread

Rumors concerning the U.S. Treasury cracking down on several financial institutions over money laundering has been spreading like wildfire on social media and forums. There’s been no formal announcement from the U.S. entity and at this stage, the news is widely considered FUD. However, some are assuming the hearsay stems from the recent Russian sanctions […]

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Court Summons Mirror Trading International Executives Over BTC Global Scam Allegations

Two executives of Mirror Trading International (MTI) have been summoned by a high court in connection with another cryptocurrency investment scam called BTC Global. The court summons followed a civil lawsuit filed by 18 plaintiffs demanding compensation from them. Two MTI Executives Linked to BTC Global Scam A High Court summons was issued to Clynton […]

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell Says Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Vehicles for Speculation’

The Federal Reserve chairman believes that cryptocurrencies are “really vehicles for speculation” and “No one is using them for payments.” He then compared crypto to gold. His comments about cryptocurrency followed Coinbase’s direct listing on Nasdaq. Fed Chair Powell Thinks Crypto Is for Speculation Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell talked about cryptocurrency in an interview […]

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Turkey Bans Cryptocurrency Use for Payments as Local Currency Plunges

The Central bank of the Republic of Turkey has issued a cryptocurrency regulation prohibiting the use of cryptocurrencies for payments of goods and services. From the end of this month, crypto assets cannot be used directly or indirectly as a means of payment in the country and no service can be provided for this purpose. […]

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Turkey’s central bank bans the use of cryptocurrencies for payments

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey has banned the use of cryptocurrencies for payments. Announcing the news on Friday, the central bank said crypto-assets cannot be used directly or indirectly for payments, and no firm can provide such services. “Payment service providers cannot develop business models in a way that crypto assets are […]

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