Regulation

Thai Finance Ministry Awards Licenses to 4 Crypto Firms, Rejects 2

| Yogita Khatri

Thailand's Ministry of Finance has granted digital asset business licenses to four crypto firms, while rejecting two others.

Venezuela Calls US Sanctions Against Its Petro Cryptocurrency ‘Discriminatory’

| Nikhilesh De

Venezuela has filed a complaint against the U.S. with the World Trade Organization, highlighting sanctions against the petro as one issue.

European Finance Regulators Call for Bloc-Wide Crypto Rules

| Yogita Khatri

Two top European finance regulators, the EBA and the ESMA, have separately said today that cryptocurrency and ICO rules are needed at the EU level.

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Security Token Offerings: A Way Past the SEC’s Incomplete Crypto Guidance?

| Chi-Ru Jou

Are STOs a way to pass the SEC's incomplete crypto guidance? Chi-Ru Jou explains what are the unresolved legal issues for STOs in the coming year.

Japan Eyes Regulation of Unregistered Crypto Investment Schemes

| Yogita Khatri

Japan’s financial regulator is reportedly looking to close a loophole that lets unregistered investment firms solicit funds in cryptocurrencies.

Japan’s Financial Regulator May Approve Crypto ETFs: Report

| Yogita Khatri

Japan’s Financial Services Agency is considering the approval of crypto exchange-traded funds (ETFs), according to a Bloomberg source.

Colorado Senators File Bill to Exempt Cryptos from Securities Laws

| Yogita Khatri

Two Colorado lawmakers have introduced a new bill seeking to exempt some digital tokens from securities laws.

Is the Window Closing on US Blockchain Leadership?

| William Mougayar

The U.S. should apply a "do no harm" approach and take a lead role on blockchain regulation, says William Mougayar.

Stablecoin Issuers May Need Licenses in Texas, Unlike Most Crypto Startups

| Nikhilesh De

A new memo by the Texas Department of Banking notes that stablecoins may fall under the state's definition of "money" and therefore would be subject…

7 Legal Questions That Will Define Blockchain in 2019

| Jenny Leung

In this exclusive op-ed, Jenny Leung, an Australian attorney who formerly worked for the country's financial regulator, explained 7 legal questions…