Digital Remittances Reach Record High of $96 Billion, Fees Charged by Traditional Providers Open Door for Cryptocurrencies

Digital Remittances Reach Record High of $96 Billion, Fees Charged by Traditional Providers Open Door for CryptocurrenciesIn a globalized world where labor follows capital, the remittance industry has been growing constantly in both volume and users. Traditional providers like banks and money transfer companies have been charging high fees for their services which creates opportunities for alternative digital platforms and decentralized cryptocurrencies. Also read: Russians Can Use Qiwi, Sberbank, Yandex Money […]

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V20 Summit Concludes With Promises for Crypto Industry

V20 Summit Concludes With Promises for Crypto IndustryAs the G20 leaders’ summit came to a close, the nearby V20 summit concluded with a set of promises for the crypto industry in response to the global crypto standards set by the Financial Action Task Force. A group of national crypto associations aims to engage with government agencies and global policymakers to ensure the […]

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Bahrain’s Regulatory Sandbox Teeming With Crypto Companies

Bahrain's Regulatory Sandbox Teeming With Crypto CompaniesBahrain’s regulatory sandbox has become increasingly crypto-friendly as half of the companies approved are now either crypto exchanges or other crypto businesses including ATMs. There are currently 30 companies approved for the regulatory sandbox by the central bank. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request Regulatory Sandbox Thirty companies are currently […]

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Finland Begins Regulating Cryptocurrency Service Providers

Finland Begins Regulating Cryptocurrency Service ProvidersFinland’s president has approved a law to regulate cryptocurrency service providers including exchanges, custodian wallet providers, and issuers of cryptocurrencies. The law will enter into force next week. Crypto service providers will need to register with the country’s Financial Supervisory Authority and meet statutory requirements. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s […]

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France Adopts New Cryptocurrency Regulation

France Adopts New Cryptocurrency RegulationThe French government has adopted a financial sector bill that establishes a legal framework for cryptocurrency service providers and initial coin offerings. The bill includes both optional and mandatory licensing, and also specifies the types of funds that can invest in crypto assets. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request Pacte […]

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More Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchanges Sign up for Self-Regulation

5 More Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchanges Sign up for Self-RegulationFive cryptocurrency exchange operators including Coincheck have signed up to self-regulate under Japanese law. They have joined the self-regulatory association which, until now, has only accepted regulated crypto exchanges as members. According to Japan’s top regulator, companies seeking to register their exchanges in the country must follow to self-regulatory rules. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves […]

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Japanese Regulator Publishes Proposed Rules for Crypto Service Providers

Japanese Regulator Publishes Proposed Rules for Cryptocurrency Service ProvidersJapan’s top financial regulator has published the final report outlining proposed rules for cryptocurrency service providers to follow. The rules address areas such as hacking incidents, coin listings, financial and price disclosures, margin trading, and crypto custodial services. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Final Report of Proposed Rules […]

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Study Finds Less Than 40% of BTC Addresses Are Economically Relevant

Study Finds Less Than 40% of BTC Addresses Are Economically RelevantThe number of unique addresses on the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network is constantly growing but only 37 percent of them are “economically relevant,” according to a recent study by Chainalysis. The vast majority of them – 86 percent – are controlled by service providers and the rest are used by private investors. Another key finding […]

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