Regulators

  About the only good news from the year-long crash in cryptocurrency values is the potential to offset losses against other tax liabilities for investors. This creates several critical tax challenges and choices for digital currency holders and traders...

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settled charges against professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr and music producer DJ Khaled for failing to disclose payments they received for illegally promoting investments in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Mayweather agreed to...

US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Jay Clayton told the Consensus: Invest conference in New York that digital ETF approval will only be possible once market manipulation concerns are answered. “The prices retail investors are seeing are...

  Cryptocurrencies have built a reputation in the industry with headlines calling out shady transactions, massive scams, and fraud. But all of the bad press in the US stems from the lack of governance over how cryptocurrency is...

  Another day, another central banker broadsiding bitcoin. This time its Benoît Cœuré, a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) who called the cryptocurrency “the evil spawn of the financial crisis.” So, how do you...

  Well, it’s been a heck of a week in the bitcoin market and its only Thursday! As of midday Nov 15, bitcoin (BTC) traded at $5555.46, a 12.8% drop from $6371.74 on Nov 12. In the same timeframe,...

  International Monetary Fund (IMF), Managing Director Christine Lagarde told an international conference that central governments around the world should consider the value of issuing digital currencies. The IMF head said regulated digital currencies could help make digital transactions...

  The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today assessed penalties against Zachary Coburn, founder of EtherDelta, a digital "token" trading platform. The SEC had charged the company with operating as an unregistered national securities exchange. The settlement is the first...

  CryptoIns is a new online insurance service based in Switzerland. In October, the company launched a service providing insurance for investors holding assets in 24 cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets, although that number is expected to grow. Together with...

  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...