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EU's ESMA Raises Alarm Bells Over Growing Crypto Use as It Prepares for New Powers
The European Securities and Markets Authority is worried about consumer rip-offs as well as novel risks like hacks and consensus manipulation
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No Safety Net From Crypto Collapses, German Regulator Warns
The financial regulatory authority for Germany, BaFin, has toughened warnings about consumers potentially losing all their crypto investments, unlike holdings with regulated banks.
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NFT Collections Will Be Regulated Like Cryptocurrencies Under EU’s MiCA Law, Official Says
A carve-out for ownership tokens may prove narrow, meaning issuers have to publish white papers.
CDCROP: NFT regulation being discussed at Korea Blockchain Week, Seoul (Cheyenne Ligon/CoinDesk)

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Stablecoins Could Still Dominate Post-Terra, S&P Says
Not all stablecoins are alike, analysts note, but regulations may be needed to precipitate audits and investor fairness.
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Consumers Lost Over $1B to Crypto Fraud Since January 2021, FTC Says
Crypto is quickly becoming the "payment of choice for many scammers," says the agency.
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What If We Get Online Privacy Right? A Glimpse of 2035
Here’s what a day in the life would look like if we nail privacy infrastructure, fix the policy and squash the forces behind that “creepy feeling.” This post is part of CoinDesk's Privacy Week.
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Man Takes Bitcoin Miner Seller to Tribunal Over Electricity Bill and Wins
A Malta-based seller of bitcoin mining machines is in hot water after failing to refund a customer who complained over high power bills.
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Australian Crypto Scam Reports Rose Almost 200% in 2018
Australia saw a surge in reports of scams involving cryptocurrencies last year, according to the country's consumer watchdog.
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Bitcoin Could Impact Credit Unions, Report Says
Credit unions may one day find some of their core functions replicated by bitcoin, a new report suggests.
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US CFPB: We Will Continue to Monitor Bitcoin
CoinDesk speaks to the CFPB regarding its most recent warning to US bitcoin consumers.
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