Browsing the "Regulation" Tag

Libra Could Drop ‘Basket’ and Issue Individual Fiat Stablecoins

| Daniel Palmer

Under pressure from regulators, the Libra project may consider a fundamental change to the way its planned crypto payments system will operate.

Bitcoin Has Failed But Global Stablecoins a Threat, Say BIS and G7

| William Foxley

A new report says bitcoin has failed as a means of payment or store of value, but stablecoins like Libra are a risk to financial stability.

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CipherTrace’s Blockchain Forensics Service Now Covers 700 Crypto Assets

| William Foxley

The blockchain analytics provider now offers a window into the data of more than 87 percent of the top 100 cryptocurrencies.

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Coinbase Eyes European Growth After Winning Irish E-Money License

| William Foxley

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has been granted an Irish e-money license that will bring it greater access to EU and EEA markets.

CFTC Chairman Confirms Ether Cryptocurrency Is a Commodity

| William Foxley

CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert has just said ether, the world's second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, is a commodity not a security.

OKEx Korea Reviewing Decision to Delist Privacy Coins Zcash and Dash

| William Foxley

OKEX Korea is reconsidering a decision to delist the privacy coins zcash and dash it announced in September.

Canada’s Blockchain Sector Wants Legal Clarity, New Report Shows

| Danny Nelson

A report from the Canadian Digital Chamber of Commerce compiles fresh data on Canada's blockchain industry – including some promising salary stats.

Bank of England Sets Out Rules for Libra Launch in the UK

| William Foxley

The central bank has finalized principles the Facebook-led cryptocurrency project must adopt before a U.K. launch.

German Finance Minister Supports Digital Euro, But ‘Very Critical’ of Libra

| William Foxley

Speaking on a possible e-euro, minister Olaf Scholz said Germany "should not leave the field to China, Russia, the U.S. or any private providers."

UK Finance Watchdog’s Crypto Investigations Up By 74% in 2019

| Daniel Palmer

The number of investigations into cryptocurrency firms by the U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority have reportedly seen a sharp rise in the last year.