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Crypto Lawyer: Don’t Get (Too) Hyped About VanEck’s Bitcoin ETF

Over the past few weeks, many in the crypto industry have begun to expect a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Don’t ask us why, but in a hive mind-esque fashion, hundreds on Twitter have begun to call for the regulatory approval of such…
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Japan Introduces Stricter Regulation for Crypto Margin Trading

Japanese regulators have reportedly approved draft amendments to the country’s financial instruments and payment services laws, introducing stricter regulations for margin trading of digital assets. A report by local news publication Nikkei…
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French Finance Committee: Ban on Anonymous Cryptocurrencies Appropriate

In a report published earlier today, the Finance Committee of France’s National Assembly has stated that it would be appropriate to ban all cryptocurrencies focused on providing greater anonymity to the user. The committee went on the…
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Delay in Crypto Regulation May Allow More Freedom for Technology

A commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said Friday, Feb. 8, that the delay in establishing crypto regulation may allow more freedom for the industry to move on its own. Heister Peirce, who is widely known…
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Regulation D means BTC Withdrawals are Cheaper

Bitcoin price drop, yet to clear above Jan 30 highs Regulation D means Bitcoin transactions are 3,233 percent cheaper than bank withdrawals Transaction volumes low to warrant longs Even with waving prices, we are optimistic of a recovery. From…
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Nasdaq Delves Deeper into Crypto to Tackle Market Manipulation

During the big crypto rush of late 2017 driving factors were primarily based on fomo and speculation. The following year was a different story as the selloff gathered momentum and inexperienced traders ran for the hills. The serious players…
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Security Token Offerings (STOs) Could be Big For Korean Crypto Industry

If 2017 and early 2018 were seen as the year(s) of the ICO then 2019 could well be the year for the STO, security token offering, according to latest research from South Korea. Security Tokens Still Need Regulation Initial coin offerings were…
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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…