Category: Regulators

New SEC Filings Give the Impression US Regulators Approved a Bitcoin Futures ETF

New SEC Filings Give the Impression US Regulators Approved a Bitcoin Futures ETF

The price of bitcoin jumped over 8% during the last 24 hours after a number of documents stemming from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) web portal indicated that the Proshares Trust exchange-traded fund (ETF) could be listed as soon as next week. Proshares filed a post-effective amended prospectus on Friday that shows the […]

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G7 Finance Ministers and Bankers Adopt Guidelines for Central Bank Digital Currencies

G7 Finance Ministers and Bankers Adopt Guidelines for Central Bank Digital Currencies

Any digital currency issued by a central bank must support financial and monetary stability, finance leaders from G7 member states have insisted. State-issued coins should also ensure privacy, transparency, and data protection, the officials stated. The forum adopted 13 public policy principles for retail digital currencies and stressed that “CBDCs are not ‘cryptoassets.’” CBDCs Must […]

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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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Indonesia Will Not Ban Cryptocurrencies Like China, Minister Says as Crypto Trade Soars

Indonesia Will Not Ban Cryptocurrencies Like China, Minister Says as Crypto Trade Soars

Authorities in Indonesia do not intend to follow China’s example of imposing an outright ban on cryptocurrencies, a government official said, noting the country will limit itself to ensuring they are not used in illegal activities. The statement comes after local crypto exchanges registered a serious increase in turnover this year. Indonesia to Tighten Regulations […]

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Luno to Reinstate Deposit and Withdrawal Function for Nigerian Clients — Denies User Speculation

Luno to Reinstate Deposit and Withdrawal Function for Nigerian Clients — Denies User Speculation

One of the African continent’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, Luno, has told its Nigerian users that it is “in the process of reinstating deposit and withdrawal functions on our platform.” According to an email that was sent to Nigerian users, this reinstatement is expected to happen “in the coming weeks.” Luno Not in Direct Communication With […]

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Bank of Russia Recommends Banks to Block Cards, Wallets Used to Transact With Crypto Exchangers

Bank of Russia Recommends Banks to Block Cards, Wallets Used to Transact With Crypto Exchangers

The central bank of Russia has advised commercial banks on how to identify and block cards and wallet accounts used by shady businesses. Along with illegal forex dealers and financial pyramids, the regulator has also listed crypto exchangers as suspicious entities. New AML Recommendations by Bank of Russia Target Cryptocurrency Exchangers Russia’s central bank has […]

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Digital Currency Firm FTX Acquires Crypto Derivatives Platform Ledgerx

Digital Currency Firm FTX Acquires Crypto Derivatives Platform Ledgerx

On Tuesday, West Realm Shire Services Inc., the parent company of the crypto exchange FTX, announced that the firm has acquired the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulated digital currency futures and options exchange and clearinghouse Ledgerx. FTX Acquires Virtual Currency Futures and Options Exchange Ledgerx Ledgerx has been acquired by the cryptocurrency giant FTX, […]

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Korea’s FSC Chairman Nominee Skeptical Over Cryptocurrency as Financial Asset

Korea’s FSC Chairman Nominee Skeptical Over Cryptocurrency as Financial Asset

A former central bank official, nominated to head South Korea’s financial watchdog, has expressed skepticism about recognizing cryptocurrency as a financial asset. In comments to a parliamentary committee, Koh Seung-beom has confirmed his views on the matter align with those of international institutions. Candidate to Head Korea’s Financial Regulator Says Crypto Is Not Currency Koh […]

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Fidelity Investments Engages With Regulators to Bring Crypto Assets Mainstream

Fidelity Investments Engages With Regulators to Bring Crypto Assets Mainstream

The president of Fidelity Digital Assets, the crypto arm of Fidelity Investments, says that crypto is “its own unique asset class.” He revealed, “We and others are very engaged with regulators … to bring this asset class into the mainstream.” Fidelity Sees Long-Term Interest in Crypto Assets Among Institutional Investors Fidelity Digital Assets President Tom […]

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Kentucky Regulators Crack Down on Blockfi Interest-Bearing Accounts

Kentucky Regulators Crack Down on Blockfi Interest-Bearing Accounts

The crypto lender Blockfi is now dealing with regulators from five states as Kentucky has joined the fray against the firm’s Blockfi Interest Accounts (BIAs). On July 30, Blockfi shared a statement on Twitter that explained the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) has sent the company an order that aims to ban new BIA […]

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