Category: Regulation

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Malaysia Starts Regulating Cryptocurrencies Today

Malaysia’s finance minister has announced that the order to regulate cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings as securities has come into force. Crypto service providers and exchanges are required to obtain authorization from the country’s...

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Japanese Regulator Clarifies Stance on Bitcoin ETFs and Derivatives

Japan’s top financial regulator has clarified to news.Bitcoin.com its stance on bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), cryptocurrency derivatives, and upcoming regulatory changes. This follows reports that the agency may be considering approving an ETF that...

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Cryptocurrency Still a Gray Area in Malaysia After Government Deems It ‘Neither Legal nor Illegal’

Malaysia’s government still hasn’t made up its mind on what to do with cryptocurrencies. The country’s finance minister last year warned companies not to issue new tokens, while waiting on the central bank to...

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Indian Bank Forcing Customers to Agree to Anti-Cryptocurrency Policy

An Indian bank is reportedly forcing customers to agree that they “will not deal with any transactions related to cryptocurrency including bitcoins” when signing up for an account. In addition, there are reports of...

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Banking Agency Advises European Commission to Assess Common Crypto Approach

The European Banking Authority (EBA), a regulatory agency of the European Union, has published its assessment into the application of EU law to crypto assets. The agency, which is headquartered in London, recommends that...

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Colorado Introduces Bill With Securities Law Exemptions for Cryptocurrencies

The U.S. state of Colorado has introduced the “Colorado Digital Token Act” which provides some “exemptions from the state securities laws for cryptocurrencies,” according to the text of the bill. Meanwhile, the state’s securities...

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Four Cryptocurrency Hotspots That Saw Tremendous Growth in 2018

In the last few years, the cryptocurrency environment has changed drastically and there is a bunch of new cryptocurrency hotspots popping up across the globe. Gone are the days when certain territories such as...