Thursday, April 2, 2020
An Arizona lawmaker wants to protect blockchain node operators from possible prohibitions by local and county governments.The bill, submitted on Feb. 6 to the Arizona House of Representatives, states that "a city or town may not prohibit or otherwise restrict an individual from running a node on blockchain technology...
The Thai central bank has prohibited financial institutions in the country from five key cryptocurrency activities, including banning customers from buying cryptocurrencies with credit cards. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Banks Banned From 5 Crypto Activities The Bank of Thailand (BOT) issued a circular on Monday...
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...
Tekin Salimi is a corporate lawyer and principal at Xastris.io, a blockchain advisory firm specializing in regulatory, capital markets and ICO execution services.The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review.One of the most fascinating outcomes of the 2017 gold rush into open-source protocol development is the...
In a year of soaring cryptocurrency prices and countless initial coin offerings, it's perhaps unsurprising that, over the course of 2017, regulators worldwide stepped in to define how they would oversee what had been to date a legally murky environment.From China's crackdown on exchanges to the SEC's report on...
David Silver is the founder of Silver Miller, a plaintiffs' law firm that brings cases against cryptocurrency exchanges and investment offerings. The views expressed here are his alone. You can reach him at DSilver@SilverMillerLaw.com.I’m late, I’m late! For a very important date!No time to say “Hello.” Goodbye!I’m late! I’m...
Authorities in North America seem be among the most proactive in the world with regards to dealing with individual ICOs. The latest example of this comes from Canada where the man behind Plexcoin is now facing jail time while an investigation against him is still ongoing. Also Read: Parity Calls...
The Japanese financial regulator will be issuing its first warning since the legalization of cryptocurrencies as a method of payment in Japan. An overseas initial coin offering agency has reportedly been attracting Japanese investors without a license, repeatedly ignoring the agency’s advice to cease operating in the country. Also read: Japan’s...
Ukraine, now serious about crypto regulation, is setting up a special working group to oversee the completion of the necessary framework. Dedicated legislation has been making its way through parliament since October. The National Bank is considering plans to emit “e-hryvnias”, while the justice minister says bitcoin is a...
South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Korbit has barred non-citizens from depositing local currency – the Korean won – on its platform.Korbit stated in an announcement that its virtual account service will be terminated this month in order to introduce accounts attached to users' identities, as recently ordered by local regulators in a...