Regulators

  Malta has moved quickly to position itself as one of the friendliest jurisdictions for cryptocurrency and digital asset regulations and trading. Tax rates are as low as 5% and recent laws are designed to make cryptocurrency issuing and trading...

  Like every jurisdiction, Hong Kong regulators are trying to chart a course for the cryptocurrency industry and exchanges that encourage growth but protect investors. In a South China Morning Post (SCMP) interview, Carlson Tong Ka-shing, the outgoing chairman of...

  A new report from Deloitte identifies five key areas for blockchain to develop before it's ready for adoption in the business mainstream. The report, "Blockchain and the five vectors of progress," examines ways to enhance the technological capacity...

  The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) used an emergency court order to halt a planned initial coin offering (ICO) by Blockvest LLC and its founder, Reginald Buddy Ringgold, III. The SEC said Blockvest falsely claimed it was...

  The law firm Chetcouti Cauchi Advocates, with offices in Malta, Cyprus, Zürich, Hong Kong, and London has produced a regulatory report and guide to 24 key cryptocurrency markets. The report “Blockchain, Crypto and ICOs - A Legal Review...

At the same time the New York State Attorney General issued a 42-page report with concerns about cryptocurrency exchange security and investor protection, Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif was hacked for $59.7 million earlier this week. The loss was...

New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s office today released findings from a report looking into the “integrity” of cryptocurrency exchanges that are accessible to New York residents. In April 2018, the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative was launched...

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today announced fraud charges against 10 individuals and 10 associated entities for their participation in long-running fraudulent schemes that generated over $27 million from unlawful stock sales and caused significant...

Japanese financial and internet conglomerate Rakuten Group made its first cryptocurrency acquisition after studying the future potential for cryptocurrency in its financial services and e-commerce businesses. It’s Rakuten Card subsidiary acquired 100% of Everybody’s Bitcoin for an estimated...

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected nine bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETFs) proposals from ProShares, Direxion, and GraniteShares. The SEC used nearly identical wording in rejecting each proposal, saying in the case of Direxion’s five proposals: "...

A 21-year-old Bitcoin dealer was ordered held without bail today in connection with a 31-count indictment charging him with operating an illegal money transmitting business, failing to maintain an anti-money laundering program, international money laundering and conspiracy...