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Crypto Assets Won’t Be Classified As Securities With Proposed U.S. Bill

Since Bitcoin (BTC) was formally classified as a pseudo-commodity, crypto investors have been pestering regulators, namely the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), how their favorite cryptocurrencies stack up. Ethereum (ETH), in its…
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South Korean National Assembly Holds Regulation Debate With Local Crypto Exchanges

South Korea’s representative body, the National Assembly, has held a crypto regulation debate arranged by major local cryptocurrency exchanges, IT media oulet ZdNet Korea reports Monday, Dec. 10. According to local business outlet Financial…
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Ripple, NEM, Cardano, Fetch.AI, Found Blockchain Industry Lobby in Europe

Four leading global blockchain companies have announced the founding of what they call the first credible attempt to create a unified voice for the blockchain industry at European level. Blockchain for Europe intends to address the fragmented…
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This Year’s G20 Put an Emphasis on Cryptocurrency Regulation

Global leaders walked away from the latest G20 Summit with a rough game plan for crypto regulation. This year’s G20 Summit took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from November 30 to December 1. International government officials, as well…
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US Treasury Sanctions Bitcoin Addresses, Two Iranian Men, in Ransomware Hacks

For the first time ever, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that they have sanctioned two Bitcoin wallet addresses connected to a ransomware scheme associated with two Iranian men. Bitcoin Wallets Sanctioned in Unprecedented Case As first…
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SEC Commissioner Not Ready to Approve Bitcoin ETF, Worries Fester

To say that advocates of crypto are dedicated would be putting it lightly. Since Bitcoin’s earliest blocks, true innovators have discovered value in the crevices of the cryptocurrency world, finding it logical to latch onto this nascent…
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SEC Orders Airfox and Paragon to Return Millions to Investors on ICO Registration Violations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges against two cryptocurrency companies which were accused of violating ICO securities offering registration rules. Both firms, Carrier EQ (Airfox) and Paragon Coin sold digital…
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Brazil Tax Authority Orders Crypto Exchanges to Provide Monthly Reports

Brazil’s tax regulator, the Department of Federal Revenue, is requiring local cryptocurrency exchanges to report their operations on a monthly basis in order to verify tax compliance and improve the country’s fight against money…
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Crypto Week In Review: China, Japan, U.S. Regulators Approve Crypto

Declining volatility in crypto markets has allowed startups, investors, and industry leaders to slow down, and postulate about the future of this nascent industry, catalyzing a series of positive developments. For one, in the past week, certain…
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FCC Chairman Admits Antiquated Regulation May Hurt Emerging Blockchain Technology

Aijt Pai, U.S. FCC Chair, has said it’s a challenge to level the playing field between emerging technologies, including blockchain, and not disadvantage any of them. US Telecoms Regulator Studies How to Evolve Blockchain The chair of the…