Regulation

Germany Seeking Industry Feedback for National Blockchain Strategy

| Yogita Khatri

The German government is soliciting industry feedback ahead of developing a blockchain strategy by summer, according to Reuters.

Indonesia Passes Rules for Trading of Cryptocurrency Futures

| Yogita Khatri

An Indonesian financial watchdog has set out new regulations for the trading of crypto assets on futures exchanges in the country.

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Craig Wright Claims to Be Satoshi in Critical Response to CFTC on Ethereum

| Yogita Khatri

In a response to the CFTC, nChain chief scientist Craig Wright has criticized ethereum and restated his claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto.

What QuadrigaCX Says About Institutional Crypto Investment

| Noelle Acheson

Noelle Acheson looks at the lessons learned for the crypto market following the collapse of the QuadrigaCX exchange.

Luxembourg Passes Bill to Give Blockchain Securities Legal Status

| Daniel Palmer

Securities issued on blockchains in Luxembourg now have the same legal status as traditional securities, after the passing of a new bill.

Judge Hits Crypto Startup With Injunction In Reversal of Past Court Order

| Nikhilesh De

The move came after the same judge denied an SEC request for a preliminary injunction in November.

Blockchain Startups Are Modernizing Iran’s Financial Infrastructure

| Leigh Cuen

Sources in Iran say the country's financial sector is taking clear steps toward a state-backed token economy.

Bithumb Kicks Off Middle East Expansion With UAE Crypto Exchange

| Yogita Khatri

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb plans to expand in the Middle East, starting with a licensed exchange in the UAE.

Cryptos Could Challenge ‘Any Financial Framework’: New FSB Chair

| Wolfie Zhao

The new chair of the Financial Stability Board has said cryptocurrencies are a challenge to his agency's work.

SEC Commissioner Peirce Confirms Guidance on Crypto Tokens Is Coming

| Yogita Khatri

The Securities and Exchange Commission plans to clarify when securities laws might apply to crypto token sales, an official confirmed Friday.