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EU Parliament Calls for Action on Blockchain Adoption in Trade

| Yogita Khatri

The European Parliament has called for measures that would prepare the region to use blockchain to benefit trade.

Crypto-Friendly Money App Revolut Wins EU Banking License

| Yogita Khatri

Revolut, provider of a mobile finance app that offers crypto trading, has been granted a banking license from the European Central Bank.

US Government Issues Advice Over Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails

| Yogita Khatri

The U.S. government has confirmed the existence of bomb threat emails that demand bitcoin from organizations and suggested steps to take.

SEC’s Crypto Czar Signals Some Flexibility on Token Offerings

| Nikhilesh De

No-action letters may be a way forward for crypto startups hoping to avoid securities classifications.

STO Services Startup TokenSoft Acquires Stake in Regulated Broker-Dealer

| Nikhilesh De

STO facilitator TokenSoft has acquired interest in a regulated broker-dealer to provide services that were previously impossible for the firm.

Allianz Global Investors Chief Calls for Cryptocurrency Ban

| Yogita Khatri

The CEO and global CIO of Allianz's investment arm has said cryptocurrencies should be banned by regulators.

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10-Year Jail Term Sought for Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles

| Yogita Khatri

Japanese prosecutors are seeking a 10-year sentence for former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles over embezzlement of user funds.

The CFTC Wants to Learn More About Ethereum

| Nikhilesh De

The CFTC has published a request for input to learn more about ethereum and its underlying blockchain network.

Blockchain-Friendly UK Lawmaker Calls for Crypto Tax Payments

| Yogita Khatri

British politician Eddie Hughes has proposed allowing local taxes and bills to be paid with cryptocurrencies.

Not Everyone Wants a Bitcoin ETF

| Leigh Cuen

Despite the hype, some experts believe a bitcoin ETF wouldn't have much long-term impact on the broader market.