Bitcoin Regulation

India Bans Banks from Processing Cryptocurrency Purchases

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Advertisement Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Indian residents can no longer purchase cryptocurrency through their bank accounts, according to new measures adopted by the country’s central bank. The sweeping policy, announced on Thursday by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), prohibits RBI-regulated institutions from allowing their Read More

EU Markets Watchdog Increases Requirements For Crypto Financial Derivatives

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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has strengthened requirements for Contracts For Differences (CFDs) in cryptocurrencies, as stated in an announcement on March 27. CFDs are an arrangement in a futures contract whereby differences in settlement are made in cash payments, rather than by the delivery of physical goods or securities. It is considered Read More

CBOE Recommends That The SEC Allows Bitcoin Exchange-Traded-Funds

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The exchange operator of CBOE Global Markets wrote a letter to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), recommending they not interfere in the development of a Bitcoin exchange-traded-fund (ETF) because they are similar to other commodity-based ETFs, March 23. ETFs are a type of exchange-traded-product (ETP). An ETF is a marketable security that tracks Read More

Wall Street Regulator to Examine Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds

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Advertisement Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. It’s cryptocurrency hedge funds’ turn in the regulatory spotlight. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will examine dozens of cryptocurrency hedge funds, which are known for their risky trading strategies and higher fees versus traditional investment funds. Regulators want Read More

WSJ: SEC To Examine Up To 100 Crypto-Related Hedge Funds

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is preparing to examine up to 100 hedge funds that deal with cryptocurrencies, a person familiar with the matter told WSJ March 22. The initiative is separate from the dozens of cryptocurrency probes, which mainly target companies the SEC suspects of running afoul of securities laws via Initial Read More

UK Government is Looking into Cryptocurrencies with New Task Force

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U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has today announced that the government is getting a ‘new crypto assets task force’ designed to make it easier for fintech companies to follow complex regulations. The Chancellor delivered a speech at the government’s second annual International Fintech Conference in London. Hammond revealed that those forming the new task Read More

Russia: State Duma Considers Law ‘On Digital Financial Assets’, Echoes US Regulations

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A group of Russian deputies headed by Anatoly Aksakov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Financial Markets, submitted a draft of federal law on cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) regulations to the State Duma, as reported in an official press release March 20. According to the press release, the documents “On Digital Financial Read More

$75 Million: Reg A+ Cap Expansion Could See More ICOs File in the US

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on $75 Million: Reg A+ Cap Expansion Could See More ICOs File in the US
Advertisement Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. We’ve written in the past about the various methods companies in the United States can go about raising money via an ICO/token offering.  One of the main methods we mentioned was the use of Regulation A+, something traditionally utilized by smaller Read More

French Financial Regulator To Introduce Framework Legitimizing ICOs In Policy U-Turn

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French financial markets regulator AMF (l’Autorité des marchés financiers) is reportedly preparing to introduce legislation on Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) to encourage the development of the new type of fundraising in the country, reports local news outlet Les Echos March 15. The French Ministry for the Economy and Finance confirmed that the regulatory framework proposed Read More

US Congress Includes Crypto In Its Joint Economic Report For The First Time

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For the first time the US Congress has dedicated an entire section to cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology in its annual Joint Economic Report, published March 13. The 2018 Joint Economic Report contains analysis and recommendations for the coming year and dedicates an entire chapter to providing insight into the impact of cryptocurrencies and Blockchain on Read More