Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 Finance Policy Proposes Strict Bitcoin Regulations

US Presidential Candidate Mike Bloomberg's Finance Policy Begs for Strict Bitcoin RegulationsThe 2020 U.S. Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg addressed the subject of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICO) in his recently published Financial Reform Policy. Bloomberg wants more “regulatory oversight” when it comes to this promising technology, claiming he sees “plenty of hype, fraud and criminal activity.” Also read: Bitcoin, Tesla Stock, Tron: How Warren Buffett […]

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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Gives Testimony on Cryptocurrency, New Regulations Rolling Out Soon

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Gives Testimony on Cryptocurrency, New Regulations Rolling Out SoonU.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave his testimony on cryptocurrency before the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday. Mnuchin said crypto is a “crucial area” that the Treasury has spent a lot of time on. He also talked about stablecoins and announced that new crypto regulations focusing on transparency will be rolled out soon. Also read: […]

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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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Swiss Financial Watchdog Proposes $1,000 Client Identification Threshold for Crypto Transactions

Swiss Financial Watchdog Proposes $1,000 Client Identification Threshold for Crypto TransactionsFamous for its favorable business climate that has attracted hundreds of crypto companies, Switzerland is now expanding its financial regulatory framework. Some of the upcoming rules will increase oversight in the blockchain industry in compliance with new international standards regarding operations with digital assets. Also read: With New Regulations, Europe’s Crypto Companies May Be Running […]

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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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US Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Says Regulations Cannot Impede Crypto, Affirms Priorities

US Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Says Regulations Cannot Impede Crypto, Affirms PrioritiesAndrew Yang, who is running for U.S. president in the 2020 election, has explained what his priorities will be regarding cryptocurrency under his administration. He said that crypto investors are finding a way to make use of their investments and regulations cannot impede it. Yang advocates for a uniform, nationwide set of crypto regulations so […]

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Another Crypto Exchange Discourages the Use of Bitcoin Mixing Services

The cryptocurrency exchange Binance was recently scrutinized for flagging a customer’s funds because the individual had used a bitcoin mixing application. Now the platform Paxos Global is discouraging the use of crypto mixers after a customer allegedly sent coins to a mixing service. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, […]

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Singapore Introduces Licensing for Crypto Platforms, New Payment Services Now Act in Force

Singapore Introduces Licensing for Crypto Platforms, New Payment Services Act Now in ForceThe Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced the commencement of the city-state’s new Payment Services Act. The law mandates the implementation of a licensing regime that applies to payment providers, exchanges and other platforms dealing with cryptocurrencies. Their operators are obliged to meet anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulations. Also read: Uzbekistan Prepares Crypto […]

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