Regulation

SEC Chair, Commissioners to Talk Crypto at US Congress Hearing Next Week

The U.S. House Financial Services Committee plans to question the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about cryptocurrencies and Facebook’s Libra…

VERDAD is the Most Dangerous Crypto Bill to Face Congress Yet

The U.S. Congress is considering more than 20 bills on cryptocurrency. One deserves special attention: S.1025, the Venezuela Emergency Relief,…

Iranian Government Proposes Annual License for Bitcoin and Crypto Miners

CoinDesk has acquired documents detailing a draft proposal for new cryptocurrency mining regulations in Iran, which sources in Tehran say…

Lightning Wallet Zap Launches in-App OTC Desk for Bitcoin Buyers

Wallet developer Jack Mallers, the founder of Zap Solutions, wants to improve the Lightning Network’s user experience. To achieve that…

SEC Chair Clayton: Bitcoin Needs ‘Better Regulation’ Before Major Exchange Listing

Better regulation is needed around bitcoin markets before they can be traded on major exchanges, the head of the U.S.…

Binance Is Pitching Its Stablecoin as a Government-Friendly Libra Competitor

Crypto exchange Binance is now explicitly positioning its Venus stablecoin project as a government-friendly alternative to Facebook’s Libra, just a…

Germany Passes National Policy to Explore Blockchain But Limit Stablecoins

Germany’s government has passed a new strategy outlining the ways the leading EU state is planning to use blockchains. Approved…

BIS Paper Makes Case for ‘Embedded’ Regulation in Blockchain Markets

Research from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), often dubbed the “bank for central banks,” has come out in favor…

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