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Hong Kong's Central Bank Issues Guidance for Firms Offering Crypto Custodial Services

The HKMA wants authorized institutions to undertake a comprehensive risk assessment followed by appropriate policies to manage identified risks.

Feb 20, 2024
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South Korea’s Ruling and Opposition Parties Make Crypto-Related Poll Promises Ahead of Elections

South Korea's national elections are scheduled for later this year on April 10.

Feb 20, 2024
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Australians More Likely to Invest in Spot Bitcoin ETFs After U.S. Approval: Study

The 5th edition of the Independent Reserve Cryptocurrency Index has revealed that 25% of Australians view Bitcoin more favourably after the spot Bitcoin ETF approval in Januar...

Feb 20, 2024


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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen chairs the Financial Stability Oversight Council, which has warned it might take action on stablecoins if Congress doesn't. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
A Backdoor Regulatory Option Haunts U.S. Crypto

If all else fails with Plan A for setting up stablecoin rules with legislation, the industry's Republican allies in Washington have revealed their worry the Federal Reserve co...

Jan 29, 2024
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ' departure from the presidential campaign field likely means less crypto talk in the 2024 election. (CoinDesk screen grab from governor's office video)
Bailing DeSantis May Leave Deafening Crypto Silence in 2024 Presidential Race

The Florida governor and Vivek Ramaswamy had been the most strident Republican voices on digital assets issues for 2024, but both gave way to the Trump political juggernaut.

Jan 22, 2024
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Why Indonesia’s Upcoming Elections Could Make or Break the Country’s Vibrant Crypto Sector

Not all leading candidates have been vocal about crypto – but scattered remarks offer clues about where the industry might be headed under their leadership.

Jan 22, 2024
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Crypto Industry Cautiously Welcomes Agreement on New EU AML Rules

NFTs, DeFi and outlawing privacy tools might be out, but for crypto firms, requirements for customer checks might be more stringent than for banks, policy watchers told CoinDe...

Jan 19, 2024

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Amid excitement around the spot bitcoin ETF approval, CoinDesk's Jennifer Sanasie presents three major Ethereum ecosystem stories to watch in 2024, including the much-anticipated Dencun upgrade, steam around the spot ether ETF narrative and Ethereum's dominance in decentralized applications, NFTs, and tokenized assets.

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