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The U.S. government needs to find the “sweet spot” in its oversight of the cryptocurrency ecosystem, Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said on Wednesday. Speaking at the Future of Fintech conference hosted by research and analysis firm CB Insights, Mulvaney, who also heads the Office of Management and Budget, touted his …

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Brazil could soon have a new blockchain platform to ensure the authenticity of information exchanged between financial authorities. Brazil’s central bank, Banco Central do Brasil (BCB), announced Tuesday that it has built the platform in order to allow secure data sharing between itself and other domestic financial regulators, such as the country’s Superintendency of Private Insurance …

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Japan’s financial watchdog is reportedly planning to force improvements at a number of licensed cryptocurrency exchanges over perceived issues with internal systems, including anti-money laundering (AML) measures. According to a report from Nikkei on Tuesday, the country’s Financial Service Agency (FSA) intends to ensure full compliance with current AML rules at larger exchanges as their …

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A group of hackers has allegedly colluded with computer maintenance firms in China to hack into computers owned by internet cafes to mine cryptocurrency. According to a local news report on Saturday, police in Rui’An city in Zhejiang province arrested 16 suspects who, it’s claimed, have gained 5 million yuan ($800,000) by hacking more than …

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Those working for the executive branch of the U.S. government must disclose their cryptocurrency holdings, ethics officials said Monday. In a legal advisory released Monday, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) clarified that digital currency is “property held … for investment or the production of income” instead of a “real” currency or legal tender. As …

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South Korea’s central bank has announced that it does not plan to launch its own digital currency over fears it could destabilize the economy. According to The Korea Times on Monday, the BoK said that issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC) could pose a “moral hazard” by adversely affecting monetary policy and its implementation, and possibly …

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Digital payments firm Square has received a BitLicense from regulators in the state of New York. The company announced Monday that the New York Department of Financial Services granted the license. Square first indicated back in March that it had submitted paperwork to receive a BitLicense, a move later confirmed by a spokesperson. “DFS is pleased …

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Digital payments firm has received a BitLicense from regulators in the state of New York. The company announced Monday that the New York Department of Financial Services granted the license. Square first indicated back in March that it had submitted paperwork to receive a BitLicense, a move later confirmed by a spokesperson. Square becomes the ninth …

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To most banks in the U.S., cryptocurrency businesses are pariahs. To Metropolitan Commercial Bank, they’re “pioneers.” At least, that’s how the New York financial institution’s chief technology officer, Nick Rosenberg, describes them. “We’re certainly very interested in growing this vertical,” Rosenberg told CoinDesk of the bank’s crypto clientele. “We’ve learned that it’s a serious industry. …

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To most banks in the U.S., cryptocurrency businesses are pariahs. To Metropolitan Commercial Bank, they’re “pioneers.” At least, that’s how the New York financial institution’s chief technology officer, Nick Rosenberg, describes them. “We’re certainly very interested in growing this vertical,” Rosenberg told CoinDesk of the bank’s crypto clientele. “We’ve learned that it’s a serious industry. …

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Cboe Global Markets may now be close to launching an ether futures product, following a recent comment from a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official indicating that the agency doesn’t consider ethereum’s native cryptocurrency a security. On Thursday, the SEC’s director of corporation finance William Hinman notably said that, based on his understanding of “the ethereum …

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“Based on my understanding of the present state of ether, the ethereum network and its decentralized structure, current offers and sales of ether are not securities transactions.” So said William Hinman, director of the division of corporate finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) at a Yahoo! All Markets Summit event in San …

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Ethereum is not a security, at least in the view of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) director of corporate finance William Hinman. Speaking at the Yahoo! All Markets Summit: Crypto event in San Francisco Thursday, the official told the audience that the agency “doesn’t see a lot of value in treating ether today as …

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Thailand’s securities regulator is reportedly expecting to approve five initial coin offerings (ICOs) later this month. According to the Bangkok Post on Wednesday, the Thailand Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said that, while 50 ICOs in the country are currently applying for regulatory approval, five of them are already in a position to move ahead. …

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In an informal statement made at Yahoo Finance’s All Market Summit: Crypto, William Hinman, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s director of corporate finance, indicated that the regulatory agency has no plans to deem ether a security. “… based on my understanding of the present state of Ether, the Ethereum network and its …

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]In a fresh new twist, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has admitted to issuing its ban on cryptocurrency-related accounts spontaneously, without taking time to study and understand how cryptocurrencies work. In reply to a Right to Information query filed by a local lawyer with the Twitter handle Blockchainlaw91, the bank revealed that its decision …

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The European Union (EU) has announced that it will host an online Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on June 18, 2018, at 6 p.m. CEST. The event, organized and hosted by the European Blockchain Observatory and Forum of the EU, will last for 90 minutes and cover blockchain technologies with in-depth explanations, interactive discussions with panelists …

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Canada’s government has released draft regulations for “virtual currencies” with a consultation period of 90 days, saying that proposed regulatory changes could mean a loss of $60 million over 10 years for businesses that deal in cryptocurrencies but will improve Canada’s international reputation and make it easier for crypto businesses to deal overseas. The Canadian …

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Tezos, the blockchain project that sought to fix crypto’s broken governance models, is at the center of talk about how to handle decentralized politics – just not in the way its founders had hoped. On Sunday, the Tezos Foundation announced that it would be carrying out know-your-customer and anti-money laundering (KYC/AML) checks on investors who bought …

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Felix Hufeld, chief of Germany’s financial watchdog, has said blockchain technology is “revolutionary” and its applications could turn the entire financial sector “upside down.” Hufeld, who is president of the German Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), made the remarks during a speech at an event in Berlin last week in which he described the regulator’s thinking …

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