Category: Regulation

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Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses to Cryptocurrency Businesses

In less than a year since Estonia introduced licensing for companies operating in the cryptocurrency industry, the number of licenses issued has surpassed 900. Authorities in the Baltic country have adopted a rather progressive...

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SEC Settles Charges With Two ICO Issuers

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges with two initial coin offering issuers. These cases are the commission’s first to impose civil penalties “solely for ICO securities offering registration violations.” Both...

Regulations Roundup: Chinese Mining Farms Undergo Tax Inspection, Michigan Bans Campaign Donations in Cryptocurrency 0

Regulations Roundup: Chinese Mining Farms Undergo Tax Inspection, Michigan Bans Campaign Donations in Cryptocurrency

In recent regulatory news, we report on an authorized mining company in China that has had its operations temporarily halted for tax inspection and implementation of real-name registration processes. We also look at the Michigan...

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Vietnam at Crossroads on Cryptocurrency Regulations

Vietnamese authorities are still considering their approach to regulating the cryptocurrency space. The Ministry of Justice has put forward several alternative solutions and the Ministry of Industry and Trade has expressed its opposition to...

Regulations Roundup: CFTC to Embrace DLT, SIM Swapping Task Force 0

Regulations Roundup: CFTC to Embrace DLT, SIM Swapping Task Force

In recent regulatory news, the chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission has predicted that distributed ledger technology will soon be adopted by the CFTC to monitor the financial markets, and a...

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Bahamas Releases Discussion Paper on Crypto-Asset Regulation

The Central Bank of The Bahamas (CBOB) has released a discussion paper proposing how it intends to regulate digital assets. This includes initial coin offerings as part of efforts to eliminate the alleged threat...

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Uzbekistan Sets up International Arbitration Center for Crypto Businesses

Following in the footsteps of Russia, Uzbekistan has announced plans to implement arbitration mechanisms to resolve disputes in the cryptocurrency space. A new presidential decree mandates the establishment of a body of arbitrators that...

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Growing Number of Crypto Companies Operating From Belarus

A number of cryptocurrency businesses are now based in the Belarus Hi-Tech Park after the government in Minsk legalized crypto-related activities for its residents. Registering an entity in the special economic zone was supposed...