Tuesday, October 22, 2019
An oversight body within the U.S. Treasury Department believes the use of decentralized ledgers to store information "may raise challenges" for regulators, according to a new report.The U.S. Treasury's Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) released its annual report on the state of financial markets and the nation's economy on...
Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges implementing new infrastructure systems that comply with the country’s financial regulations. The enforced verification mechanisms will not allow anonymous users to sign up for a Korean-based digital asset exchange and trading platforms must report customer data. Now this week the...
“Detroit Man Sentenced to a Year and a Day for Operating an Unlicensed Bitcoin Business”, boasts Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maine, in a press release dated December 4. An action involving many different agencies and bureaus over two states resulted in the arrest, plea, and...
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...
A self-regulatory organization in China is warning about a new kind of mining-focused cryptocurrency offering.The so-called "initial miner offerings" are said to have caught on since regulators in China banned initial coin offerings (ICOs) back in September of last year, according to a new statement from the National Internet Finance...
Rep. Tyler Lindholm is a rancher in Sundance, Wyoming, and a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives. Caitlin Long, a Wyoming native, is former chairman and president of Symbiont and a former managing director of Morgan Stanley.Wyoming is stepping up to welcome the blockchain community with open...
The Indian government has been cracking down on cryptocurrency-related tax evasion. While the tax authority has notified crypto exchanges and wealthy traders that they must pay taxes, no clear guidelines have been provided. Indians are confused about how cryptocurrencies are taxed and seven bitcoin exchanges are asking the regulators...
The South Korean government is considering introducing an approval system for cryptocurrency exchanges based on the Bitlicense model, developed by the New York State Department of Financial Services. Also read: Japan Cracks Down on Foreign ICO Agency Operating Without License Bitlicense Comes to Korea The South Korean regulators are considering introducing an approval...
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...
Following the inspections of six major banks this week, South Korean regulators have uncovered some inadequate internal controls for handling cryptocurrency exchanges. Given the government’s strict rules, some banks have decided to stop providing services to cryptocurrency exchanges instead of overhauling their systems further to comply with the regulations. Also...