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Liechtenstein to Avoid ‘Excessive’ Blockchain Regulation: Prime Minister

| Annaliese Milano

Liechtenstein's government is drafting blockchain legislation, but will not be heavy-handed, Prime Minister Adrian Hasler has told CoinDesk.

Don’t Forget the ‘Other’ Cryptocurrency Tax

| David Deputy and George Salis

If cryptocurrency gains acceptance as a means of exchange, it’s sure to raise the ire of governments hungry for revenue from sales taxes.

Malta Watchdog Proposes New Blockchain Gaming Guidelines

| Nikhilesh De

The Malta Gaming Authority has published draft regulations for digital game companies that want to use distributed ledger or blockchain platforms.

UK Financial Watchdog Warns Over Unregistered Crypto Brokerage

| Wolfie Zhao

The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority has warned investors over an unregistered brokerage that appears to be offering crypto-related derivatives.

Blockchain Tops 2017 Fintech Enquiries, Says Swiss Finance Regulator

| Wolfie Zhao

Enquiries around blockchain, cryptocurrency and ICOs in Switzerland have increased significantly, according the country's financial regulator, FINMA.

EU Markets Watchdog Toughens Rules on Crypto Derivatives

| Wolfie Zhao

The EU markets watchdog has agreed a temporarily change in the leverage limts for cryptocurrency derivative contracts in the region.

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UK Government Minister Calls for ‘Proportionate’ Crypto Rules

| Leigh Cuen

John Glen, the U.K. minister who oversees the financial sector, says regulation could lead to "a stable, flourishing" crypto exchange in London.

Ireland’s Finance Department Plans Blockchain Working Group

| Leigh Cuen

Ireland’s Department of Finance has proposed the creation of a blockchain working group to help form cohesive regulation across government agencies.

The UK Government Is Launching a Cryptocurrency ‘Task Force’

| Annaliese Milano

The U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, will reveal a "crypto assets task force" Thursday. It will tackle the tech's risks and benefits.

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Ripple’s XRP Might Be the Next Big Crypto Futures Market

| Michael del Castillo

A little-known British crypto company has already turned XRP futures into a budding business worth over $30 million a month.