Regulations

The EU published final technical standards on prudential matters under MiCA (Pixabay)
EU Body Publishes Final Draft Technical Standards for Prudential Matters: MiCA
The European Union's MiCA legislation - the wide-ranging package of bespoke rules for the crypto sector - was enforced last year.
The EU published final technical standards on prudential matters under MiCA (Pixabay)

Chair Gary Gensler told U.S. lawmakers that the ether ETF approval is coming soon. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Ether ETFs Should Be Fully Approved by September, Says SEC Chair Gensler
The chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission told senators in a budget hearing that the applications to run ether spot ETFs should be finished this summer.
Chair Gary Gensler told U.S. lawmakers that the ether ETF approval is coming soon. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

View of Zug, Switzerland, from the lake, with mountains in background. (Louis Droege/Unsplash)
Swiss Regulator Shutters Crypto-Linked FlowBank, Begins Bankruptcy Process
FINMA announced Thursday that FlowBank’s minimum capital requirements were found to have been “significantly and seriously breached.”
View of Zug, Switzerland, from the lake, with mountains in background. (Louis Droege/Unsplash)

Christy Goldsmith Romero (CFTC)
White House Expected to Nominate CFTC Commissioners to FDIC, Treasury Roles: Reports
CFTC Commissioners Christy Goldsmith Romero and Kristin Johnson are reportedly set to be nominated to key roles.
Christy Goldsmith Romero (CFTC)

Sydney Opera House in Australia (Stanbalik/Pixabay)
Australia's Treasury to Include Stablecoin Rules in Crypto Bill Draft, ASIC's Warning For Crypto Entities
"How recently have you consulted with your lawyers about where the law currently?" asked an ASIC representative while speaking to an audience of crypto industry-goers.
Sydney Opera House in Australia (Stanbalik/Pixabay)

Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon (CoinDesk TV)
Terraform Labs, Do Kwon Agree to Pay SEC a Combined $4.5B in Civil Fraud Case
The settlement agreement, if accepted by a judge, would also ban Kwon and Terraform Labs from buying or selling all crypto asset securities.
Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon (CoinDesk TV)

Zimbabwe, Harare (Camomile Shumba / CoinDesk)
Zimbabwe Is Seeking Comments on the Crypto Industry: Report
Zimbabwe ranks 103 in Chainalysis' report that looks at nations crypto use, trumping more than 50 nations.
Zimbabwe, Harare (Camomile Shumba / CoinDesk)

U.S. Treasury Under Secretary of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson (CoinDesk/Shutterstock)
In Conversation With Brian Nelson
Senior Treasury official Brian Nelson came on stage in Austin to discuss various issues his team is working on.
U.S. Treasury Under Secretary of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson (CoinDesk/Shutterstock)

The EU has released reports warning on the ability of crypto platforms to blur the origins of funds. (Pixabay)
Crypto Mixers, Privacy Coins, Layer 2s Complicate Tracing for Law Enforcement, EU Innovation Hub Says
Separately, France's markets regulator said crypto remains a high risk for money laundering.
The EU has released reports warning on the ability of crypto platforms to blur the origins of funds. (Pixabay)

Crypto.com CEO Kris Marszalek (CoinDesk)
Crypto Exchange Crypto.com Secures Spot on Ireland's Virtual Assets Service Provider Register
The company has also received approval in Dubai, U.K., the Netherlands and Spain.
Crypto.com CEO Kris Marszalek (CoinDesk)