Browsing the "Regulations" Tag

Germany Passes National Policy to Explore Blockchain But Limit Stablecoins

| Anna Baydakova

Germany's cabinet has passed a national strategy for exploring blockchain tech, while limiting the threat of stablecoins like Facebook's Libra.

New York Legislature Names Initial Members to Crypto Task Force

| Daniel Kuhn

The 6 named members of the state's Digital Currency Taskforce will assist in determining how to regulate, define, and use cryptocurrencies.

Kik vs SEC – The Lawyers Speak

| Bailey Reutzel and Evan Engel

The SEC's complaint against Kik, after it raised $100 million in an ICO, seemed pretty brutal, but not so fast, we're only hearing one side of the…

CFTC Chair Giancarlo Hints at What’s Holding Back Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures

| Nikhilesh De

Speaking generally about crypto regulation, the CFTC’s chairman offered clues about the delay at bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt.

Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Calls for ‘Clear Guidelines’ on Crypto

| Stan Higgins

U.S. presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has laid out his campaign's policy position on cryptocurrencies.

Crypto Startups Barred from Indian Central Bank Fintech Sandbox

| Nikhilesh De

The Reserve Bank of India is setting up a regulatory sandbox for fintech startups – but crypto projects are excluded.

Iran Could Ban Bitcoin for Payments, Central Bank Report Suggests

| Leigh Cuen and Stan Higgins

The Iranian central bank has drafted a new report outlining cryptocurrency regulations in the country.

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…

Switzerland to Regulate Blockchain Within Existing Financial Laws

| Yogita Khatri

Switzerland's government plans to accommodate the blockchain sector within existing financial laws, but with a few tweaks.

The CFTC Wants to Learn More About Ethereum

| Nikhilesh De

The CFTC has published a request for input to learn more about ethereum and its underlying blockchain network.