Bitcoin Regulation

Japan Economic Alliance Asks Financial Regulator FSA to Reduce Tax on Crypto

The Japan Association of New Economy (JANE) has asked the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) to reduce the current tax…

SEC Starts Review of NYSE Arca’s Bitcoin ETF Rule Change Proposal

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started reviewing a rule change proposal for NYSE Arca’s Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded…

Bakkt: What Should We Expect From an Exchange Tailor-Made for Wall Street Investors?

Last week, the CEO of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) said that the firm’s digital asset platform, Bakkt, is expected to…

US Court Reconsiders Blockvest Acquittal Over Unlicensed Securities Offer

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it had gained an injunction against initial coin offering (ICO) operator…

Russian Minister of Justice: Cryptocurrency Doesn’t Yet Need to Be Legally Defined

The Ministry of Justice of Russia does not see the need to legally define the concept of cryptocurrency at this…

CFTC Official Argues Against SEC’s Grounds for Disapproving Bitcoin ETFs

Brian Quintenz, a Commissioner at the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has argued against the Securities and Exchange…

CFTC’s First Published 2019 Examination Priorities Reveal Major Cryptocurrency Focus

United States regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced cryptocurrency will form a priority for its internal examinations…

Proposal for ETF Following Bitcoin Futures, Sovereign Debt Withdrawn by SEC Request

The United States (U.S.) Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has requested the withdrawal of a proposed exchange-traded-fund (ETF) submitted by…

Iran: Still Waiting for the Blockchain Revolution

From Jan. 29 to 30, Tehran hosted the eighth annual conference on Electronic Banking and Payment Systems, which was promoted…

Financial Stability Board: Crypto Could ‘Challenge Any Framework’

The growth of cryptocurrencies as an asset class “may challenge any framework” for financial stability, according to remarks from the…

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