Malta has enacted three bills into law on Wednesday that are meant to create a clear regulatory framework that will enable the establishment of cryptocurrency businesses on the island. A number of issues that can have an impact on traders and exchanges pop up when examining the new regulations....
Marlene Ronstedt is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in German and English publications including WIRED Germany. Currently, she is working for Neufund as a blockchain reporter. André Eggert is a partner at the law firm of LACORE LLP and the legal architect of Neufund.org, a platform for...
Editor's Note: Following the publication of this article, new information indicates that the bill in Romania is focused on electronic monies, not cryptocurrencies specifically. The article below has been amended accordingly.  --- Romania has drafted an emergency ordinance for electronic forms of money, a local news outlet reported Thursday. The draft, which was...
Distributed ledger startup Ripple is facing another class-action lawsuit tied to the legal classification of the XRP cryptocurrency. A lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of California (San Mateo County) claims that Ripple "created the XRP token and then used sales of the tokens in order to fund its operations and...
The People’s Bank of China, the nation’s central bank, has a new governor, its first in 15 years. His name is Yi Gang and judging by previous comments the 60-year-old has made, he’s perfectly okay with cryptocurrency. His positive stance towards bitcoin and other cryptos bodes well for their...
Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has halted Black Cell Technology Limited from issuing its initial coin offering (ICO) in Hong Kong. Black Cell has agreed to distribute refunds to Hong Kong-based investors. Also Read: Bittrex to Delist 82 Altcoins at End of March  Black Cell ICO Halted in Hong Kong Hong...
Cryptocurrency foundations, community organizations, and entrepreneurs have helped put the lightly populated Swiss canton of Zug on the business world’s map. While the local administration has created one of the most welcoming environments for the industry, some voices fear possible negative repercussions such as bad press and an American...
This week the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security agency (ICE) has revealed that it is charging two Canadian brothers and the company Payza with illegal money transmission and money laundering charges tethered to cryptocurrency transactions. Also read: ICO Trackers Are the New Gatekeepers of Crowdsales Money Transmitters are Required to...
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has issued a report to the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors. The report examines the accomplishments and aims of the OECD in advancing its efforts to “redefine the international landscape,” identifying new technologies cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology as...
The world’s largest cryptocurrency has found a new home on one of the world’s smallest island states. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat warmly welcomed the cryptocurrency platform and spoke of his desire for Malta to become “global trailblazers in the regulation of blockchain-based businesses and the jurisdiction of quality and...