US and European Regulators Say Crypto a Priority This Year

Several regulators in the U.S. and Europe have made cryptocurrency among their top priorities this year. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s compliance office and...

EU Countries Commence Crypto Regulations as Mandated by New Directive

The European Union’s 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive mandates that member states start regulating crypto assets by Jan. 10. Crypto exchanges and custodial wallet providers...

Deribit Leaving: European AML Law Continues To Hurt Crypto Businesses

Bitcoin was created by pseudonymous coder and cryptographer Satoshi Nakamoto as a seeming way to give individuals a chance to opt-out of the fiat,...

Mining Pool Simplecoin and Interactive Faucet Chopcoin Shut Down Due to EU Regulations

Like crypto payments provider Bottle Pay, mining pool Simplecoin and interactive bitcoin faucet Chopcoin are shutting down in light of restrictions imposed by EU...

The Country With Europe’s Highest Interest Rate Has Cut It 5 Times This Year

Around half of European countries, over 20, now have 0% interest rates and a few are already in negative territory. Ukraine, which has the...

Regulatory Roundup: Bitcoin Futures Fund Approved, India’s RBI-Backed Digital Currency

In this regulatory roundup, we cover the U.S. SEC approving a bitcoin futures fund, the new IRS tax form targeting crypto owners, and several...

New Ukrainian Law Says ‘Virtual Assets’ Can Be Used for Payments

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s legislature, has approved amendments that introduce legal terms and definitions pertaining to the crypto space. The new legislation, which aims...

French Central Banker Advocates For Blockchain-Based Settlements in Europe

The central bank of France wants the eurozone to build a DLT-based settlement system that moves euros faster and more cheaply than existing tech.

EU Launches Estimated €400M Blockchain, AI Fund to Avoid Lagging US, China

A new fund has been set up with the aim of preventing the EU falling behind nations like the U.S. and China on blockchain...

EU & Turkey Respectively Eyeing Expanded Digital Currency Efforts

The game of coins is on. And that’s not referring to another token offering bubble, but instead to increasing sovereign efforts aimed at the...

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