Thursday, February 21, 2019
An Indian lawyer has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to force action on the regulation of cryptocurrencies in the country.Bivas Chatterjee, a Kolkata-based advocate who also serves as the state government's nodal officer for cyber crime cases, filed the PIL at the city's high court Friday, demanding a...
Governments worldwide have been ramping up regulations for cryptocurrencies and hiring research and blockchain surveillance teams. One firm that tracks transactions on the Bitcoin Core blockchain is called Chainalysis, and this year the company has gathered over a half a million USD on record from various government and law...
The Court of Amsterdam has found that bitcoin possesses “properties of wealth” following a civil rights case. Dutch repossession laws have been invoked to mandate the repayment of 0.591 BTC obliged by a contract between two individuals relating to bitcoin mining. Also Read:The Race Between Segwit and Bitcoin Cash Is...
The French minister of the economy, Bruno Le Maire, has announced the creation of a working group to develop cryptocurrency regulations.In a speech Monday, Le Maire said that the working group will be responsible for proposing guidelines and drafting a framework on cryptocurrency regulations with the objective being to...
A lawmaker in Nebraska has filed a trio of bills focused on blockchain and cryptocurrencies.Public records show that on Jan. 3, state senator Carol Blood submittedthreeproposed laws to the Nebraska Legislature, one of which would amend the state's money-laundering statutes to account for cryptocurrencies while the other two focus...
The new South Korean cryptocurrency account system has entered into force nationwide today, ending the current practice that allowed for anonymous trading of cryptocurrencies. Traders must open real-name accounts at the same banks as their exchanges in order to deposit money to trade cryptocurrencies. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens...
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued two same-day warnings concerning initial coin offerings (ICO) on 13 November after the preceding weekend was witness to dramatic swings in prices and volatility. One release is geared toward investors and the other is aimed at participating firms.  Also read: Israel Securities Authority Chairman Outlines...
It appears that South Korea is bowing out of the race for bitcoin futures trading, leaving the field wide open to the Americans and Japanese. This is not because established financial companies are reluctant to offer the new instruments in the bitcoin obsessed country, but due to another official...
South Korean banks have backtracked from their decisions to stop servicing cryptocurrency accounts as crypto investors protested and the government re-discussed its policy. The country’s 6 major banks have been told that they must follow through with the original plan and install the system that would end the anonymous...
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...