Policy & regulation

Switzerland Softens Tone on Libra After Ex-President Says Project ‘Failed’

The Swiss government has attempted to strike a more conciliatory tone on the Facebook-led Libra project, weeks after the country's…

India’s Central Bank Explains Why It Blocked Banks From Using Cryptos in Court Filing

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the nation's central bank, has explained that it "ringfenced" financial institutions from dealing with…

South Korea Considers 20% Crypto Tax

The South Korean government is said to be considering imposing a 20 percent tax on all cryptocurrency transactions. South Korea's…

CoinDesk at WEF 2020: Crypto Themes to Watch as Davos Gets Underway

CoinDesk will be on the ground in Davos from Jan. 20–24 chronicling all things crypto at the annual gathering of…

Australian Regulator Gives Green Light to App-Based Retail Bitcoin Fund

Australia's finance watchdog has given the go-ahead to a bitcoin fund aimed at retail investors. The first such fund in…

Why the World Economic Forum Is Creating a Blockchain ‘Bill of Rights’

Sheila Warren is the Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology at the World Economic Forum. Sumedha Deshmukh is a…

The Prospect of Building a New International Monetary System Is Getting Real

This is part of a series of op-eds previewing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. CoinDesk will be on the ground…

Canadian Regulator Targets Crypto Exchanges Holding Users’ Digital Assets

Canada's top financial watchdog has told crypto exchanges they will be subject to securities law if they act as custodians…

Davos Needs to Wake Up to the Ills of Centralization

This is part of a series of op-eds previewing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. CoinDesk will be on the ground…

SEC: Cash-Strapped Telegram Launched 2018 Token Sale to Pay for Servers

Telegram launched its token sale because it was "short on cash" to pay for servers, the U.S. Securities and Exchange…

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