Brussels Asks Europeans How to Regulate Bitcoin, Public Consultation Continues Into March

Brussels Asks Europeans How to Regulate Bitcoin, Public Consultation Continues Into MarchThe European Commission is gathering feedback from EU citizens, businesses, regulators and other interested parties to establish a regulatory framework for crypto assets and markets on a European level. The public consultation which started in December will continue until March 19, 2020, with the finalized proposal expected in the third quarter. Also read: Swiss Financial […]

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UK Crypto Startups to Pay Discounted £2,000 Fee for Registration, FCA Revises Application Charges

UK Crypto Startups to Pay Discounted £2,000 Fee for Registration, FCA Revises Application ChargesYoung and small cryptocurrency businesses will pay lower registration fees than big companies, the United Kingdom’s financial watchdog has decided after consultations with members of the industry. The revised fee scheme takes into account the firms’ income to determine the amount they’ll be charged to cover supervision costs. Also read: Singapore Introduces Licensing for Crypto […]

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Companies Keep Flocking to Swiss Crypto Valley, Over 1,000 Jobs Added in a Year

Companies Continue to Flock to Swiss Crypto Valley, Over 1,000 Jobs Added in a YearCrypto Valley, a fintech-friendly region centered on the canton of Zug, has been expanding to other parts of Switzerland and neighboring Liechtenstein. Despite all the challenges facing the blockchain industry, favorable regulations and improving access to banking and legal services are attracting more and more crypto companies. Their number has increased for a third consecutive […]

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Crypto Experts Join OECD ‘High Level’ Advisory Board

Crypto Experts Join OECD 'High Level' Advisory BoardThe Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, an intergovernmental body with 36 member countries, has formed “a high-level expert group” which includes executives from the crypto industry. They will provide advice in helping develop international blockchain policy principles. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia ‘High-Level Expert Group’ Formed […]

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33,000 Companies in China Claim to Use Blockchain Technology

33,000 Companies in China Claim to Use Blockchain TechnologyChina now has more than 33,000 registered companies claiming to use blockchain technology in their businesses, according to the country’s Center for Information and Industry Development. The information was released at a recent blockchain conference hosted by a Chinese municipal government and several state-backed research institutes. Also read: Regs Roundup – China Blockchain ETF, New […]

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Indian State of Kerala to Produce 20,000 Blockchain Specialists in 2 Years

Indian State of Kerala to Produce 20,000 Blockchain Specialists in 2 YearsBeijing’s sudden rush into blockchain development and digital currency hasn’t gone unnoticed. From America to Europe and back to Asia, governments have started thinking about this new racetrack in more serious terms. India has a history of tensions with China, although the countries have a lot in common as well. The two regional rivals share […]

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Crypto Salaries Gain Regulatory Recognition Around the World

Crypto Salaries Gain Regulatory Recognition Around the WorldSalaries paid in decentralized digital coins have become a norm across the crypto industry, but there’s really no reason why cryptocurrencies can’t be used for remuneration by businesses in other sectors as well. In many jurisdictions that should be legal even in the absence of dedicated legislation. Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan and Estonia are a […]

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VPN Providers Defy Order to Connect to Russia’s Internet Censor

VPN Providers Defy Order to Connect to Russia’s Internet SensorRussian regulators have once again moved to expand oversight of the online space in an attempt to ensure compliance with various restrictions Moscow is trying to impose. But as in other cases, their efforts have been met with resistance. Over a dozen VPN platforms, popular among crypto enthusiasts and other privacy-conscious users, have refused to […]

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Bitcoin People Directory Lists Crypto-Friendly Merchants

Bitcoin People Is a Directory That Lists Merchants Accepting CryptocurrenciesThe number of businesses accepting cryptocurrencies for goods and services has been growing, particularly for P2P coins such as bitcoin cash. Finding places where you can spend your digital cash is easy thanks to platforms such as Bitcoin People. Also read: How to Buy a Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet With Bitcoin Cash Find Products and Services […]

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