With Mike Bloomberg Out, What’s Next for Crypto in the US?

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg who previously advocated for clearer crypto regulations has dropped out of the race to win the Democratic ticket for the November 2020 U.S. presidential election. Bloomberg Drops Out After Super Tuesday Crash and Burn According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Bloomberg, a former New York Mayor is the latest Democratic candidate […]

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Korean Government to Tax Crypto Capital Gains from 2020

The Korean government is preparing legal tools to tax capital gains from the sale of crypto assets. Specialized legislation to target digital asset deals is expected to arrive from the tax season for 2020. Korean Authorities Hope to Tax Crypto Capital Gains Until recently, Korea was one of the most active markets for crypto speculation. […]

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German Banks Could Store Bitcoin and Provide Crypto Services Soon

Cryptocurrencies might finally go hand in hand with traditional money services. Starting from 2020, it might be legal for German banks to sell cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and provide custody solutions, local media reports.  Germany Welcomes Cryptos with Open Arms Currently, financial institutions operating in Germany are not allowed to directly sell cryptocurrencies to their clients. […]

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New Singapore Payment Services Act Includes Forensic Crypto Tracking

Financial regulators in Singapore are looking to implement robust crypto tracking as part of efforts to combat financial crimes. This move comes as authorities are set to introduce the country’s new Payment Services Act. MAS Wants to Combat Illegal Crypto Transactions According to a speech published by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the financial […]

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FCA Pondering Crypto-Derivatives Ban – Bitcoinist.com

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) intends to ban crypto-related derivatives aimed at retail investors, according to a recent article published by The Economist. A consultation in this regard ended yesterday, and the verdict will be available early next year. FCA Concerned About Crypto Losses According to the Economist author, the British financial regulator is […]

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Lawsuit to Abolish BitLicense Moving to Highest NY Court

Theo Chino and his attorney Pierre Ciric have been trying to eliminate BitLicense almost since its enactment. Now they are pushing their case to The New York Court of Appeals, which is the highest court in the state of New York. BitLicense Is Onerous and Too Intrusive BitLicense was the first comprehensive virtual currency regulatory […]

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Bitcoin ETFs Will Either Launch Or Die This October, SEC Confirms

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) must approve or disapprove at least two Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) this October. 2-Month Countdown To Bitcoin ETF Decision In filings released August 12, the SEC chose to postpone final judgement on three ETFs it is currently considering. The offerings, sponsored by VanEck/SolidX, Bitwise and Wilshire Phoenix, all […]

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Cryptocurrency Space Needs Room To Grow: SEC Commissioner

Speaking on the topic of cryptocurrency regulation, U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC) Commissioner Hester Peirce says the crypto space requires some leeway for innovation. SEC Shouldn’t Stifle Cryptocurrency Innovation Speaking during the Bakkt Digital Asset Conference, ‘crypto mom,’ as Peirce is affectionately dubbed within the industry called on regulators to allow room for digital innovation. […]

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US Couldn’t Ban Bitcoin –

Yesterday saw yet another U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing on regulatory frameworks for digital currencies and blockchain. Libra got another bashing, and Chairman, Mike Crapo, surmised the U.S. “couldn’t succeed” in banning Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies even if it wanted to. Good Start For Bitcoin, Bad For Facebook Crapo introduced the hearing on a positive note for […]

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