According to a Bloomberg report published on February 6, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) most noticeable cryptocurrency advocate, Hester Peirce, has floated a plan to allow crypto startups to sell digital tokens without regula…
In its latest guidance released in January, the regulator said firms already custodying digital assets for Germans would not be penalized for not having a license. Instead, they’d be grandfathered into the same protection that crypto custody firms base…
The policy think tank for the government of India, Niti Aayog, has published a strategy document identifying a number of key areas blockchain technology can significantly benefit the country. “By empowering citizens through features of transparency, decentralization and accountability, blockchain would help in improving ease of living,” explained Niti Aayog. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — […]
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NITI Aayog — the Indian government’s Policy Commission has submitted a national blockchain strategy describing the emerging technology as “the new trust paradigm.” The government think tank is the latest state authority in the country to call for great…
Launched in October 2018, Asian messaging giant Line’s Bitbox crypto exchange has made its link (LN) digital asset available to users worldwide, with the exception of notable locations like Japan and the U.S. Last Thursday the group announced it was preparing to launch the coin in the Japanese market, compliant with the Japan Virtual Currency […]
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India’s National Strategy on Blockchain has been published. It recommends, among other things, for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to issue a central bank digital currency. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology tasked the National Institute for Smart Government with drafting this national policy. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — New US Crypto Tax […]
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A new report from Deutsche Bank Research, Digital Currencies: the Ultimate Hard Power Tool, predicts that cash payments will remain for decades, but the emergence of digital payments “will lead to the death of the plastic card.” The report, which is the third installment in a series on payments by the group, points to economies […]
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Iran is said to be issuing licenses to miners after new legislation was brought in last year.
The Russian entrepreneur who is also the CEO of Telegram Group Inc., Pavel Valerievich Durov, fended off hearsay from the attorney of the United States SEC – an agency responsible to put the federal laws into practice, and also monitor and regulate ele…
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has awarded a young entrepreneur for her cryptocurrency price tracking application while the government is still deliberating on the country’s crypto policies. News.Bitcoin.com caught up with the award recipient to find out more about her app. Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is being challenged in the supreme court […]
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