Legal

US Government Offering Up to $800K for Anti-Forgery Blockchain Solutions

| Yogita Khatri

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking to fund anti-counterfeiting solutions from blockchain startups with grants of up to $800,000.

7 Southern EU Nations Unite to Take Lead on Blockchain Adoption

| Yogita Khatri

Seven EU member nations have come together to promote the use of blockchain tech to boost government services and economic well-being.

Treasury Official: Global Regulators Must Follow US Lead in Crypto Enforcement

| Nikhilesh De

U.S. Treasury Department Under Secretary Sigal Mandelker called for global efforts to police malicious actors' use of cryptocurrencies.

Swiss Regulator’s ‘Relaxed’ Fintech License Covers Blockchain Firms

| Yogita Khatri

Switzerland's Financial Market Supervisory Authority has introduced a new "relaxed" fintech license that can apply to blockchain and crypto firms.

Bitcoin Trader on US Sanctions Blacklist Says He’s Innocent

| Leigh Cuen

An Iranian bitcoin trader added to the U.S. Treasury's OFAC sanctions list last week claims he’s been wrongfully blacklisted.

G20 Leaders Pledge Crypto-Asset Regulation After Buenos Aires Meeting

| Nikhilesh De

G20 leaders declared that they would regulate crypto to mitigate financial crimes in a statement after this weekend's summit.

Thai Government Trials Blockchain in Fight Against Tax Fraud

| Yogita Khatri

The tax authority in Thailand is testing a blockchain system that tracks value-added tax (VAT) invoices and potentially eliminate fakes.

Security Token Offerings ‘Illegal,’ Says Beijing Financial Watchdog

| Yogita Khatri

The head of Beijing’s Municipal Bureau of Finance has warned that security token offerings (STOs) are "illegal" in the city.

Bitcoin ETF Seekers Met With SEC Monday In Latest Pitch for Approval

| Nikhilesh De

VanEck, SolidX and Cboe met with SEC staff on Monday to demonstrate how the bitcoin market is ready for an ETF.

US Judge Denies SEC Push for Injunction Against Crypto Startup

| Nikhilesh De

A US District Judge ruled that the SEC has not yet provided sufficient evidence that Blockvest broke securities laws.