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Coinbase May Join the IEO Business; Also Evaluating STOs
Coinbase May Join the IEO Business; Also Evaluating STOs
11 September 2019, 21:10
U.S based crypto exchange, Coinbase, reportedly has plans to launch its IEO business in the coming months.
Dutch Central Bank to Regulate Local and Foreign Crypto Exchanges
Dutch Central Bank to Regulate Local and Foreign Crypto Exchanges
04 September 2019, 19:13
Cryptocurrency exchanges that offer conversion of crypto to fiat currencies or crypto deposit services to users in the Netherlands must register with the De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) after January 10, 2020.
BitMEX Blocks 3 Countries; Says it Welcomes Crypto Regulation
BitMEX Blocks 3 Countries; Says it Welcomes Crypto Regulation
19 August 2019, 20:57
BitMEX will no longer allow access to users from Seychelles, Hong Kong and Bermuda
Coinbase UK to Delist ZCash; Developer Says Not For Regulatory Reasons
Coinbase UK to Delist ZCash; Developer Says Not For Regulatory Reasons
12 August 2019, 16:48
Coinbase UK is ending support for ZCash (ZCash) but not for regulatory reasons according to lead developer, Electric Coin Company.
Abra App Limits Service to U.S Users Over Regulatory Issues
Abra App Limits Service to U.S Users Over Regulatory Issues
26 July 2019, 15:00
An overview of changes users can expect on the Abra App from August 29, 2019.
William Green May Face 5-Year Sentence for Unlicensed BTC Exchange
William Green May Face 5-Year Sentence for Unlicensed BTC Exchange
25 July 2019, 10:37
The United States DoJ announced an indictment against, William Green, a 46-year-old man residing in New Jersey who allegedly operated an unlicensed Bitcoin Exchange.
German Crypto Firms Must Hold BaFin License From 2020
German Crypto Firms Must Hold BaFin License From 2020
24 July 2019, 17:51
German crypto firms would soon be required to hold a BaFin license if they must operate in the country.
Bye USA! Circle Takes 70% of Poloniex Operations Offshore
Bye USA! Circle Takes 70% of Poloniex Operations Offshore
23 July 2019, 07:45
Poloniex exchange will move its operations to Bermuda to continue their global expansion plans.
Breaking - U.S CFTC Investigating BitMEX Over American Users
Breaking - U.S CFTC Investigating BitMEX Over American Users
19 July 2019, 10:21
The U.S CFTC is investigating crypto derivatives platform, BitMEX.
Robbers Unsuccessful With Raid on a Birmingham Bitcoin ATM
Robbers Unsuccessful With Raid on a Birmingham Bitcoin ATM
18 July 2019, 21:15

A group of three masked men failed to succeed after attempting to rob a Birmingham-based Bitcoin ATM according to a Daily Mail report, today July 18.

Post Hack — BitPoint to Refund 50,000 Affected Users
Post Hack — BitPoint to Refund 50,000 Affected Users
17 July 2019, 18:49
Bitpoint Japan exchange users will get their funds back after the security breach.
QuadrigaCX Lessons Learnt as Canada Makes Room for Crypto Exchanges
QuadrigaCX Lessons Learnt as Canada Makes Room for Crypto Exchanges
15 July 2019, 07:19
The QuadrigaCX situation shows why every country including Canada should legalize the crypto industry.
$32 Million Stolen as Hackers Shutdown Bitpoint Exchange
$32 Million Stolen as Hackers Shutdown Bitpoint Exchange
12 July 2019, 06:49
Bitpoint exchange has suffered a security breach after hackers stole at least $32 million worth of XRP and other cryptocurrencies from their platform.
CipherTrace Plans Solution to FATF Rules for Crypto Platforms
CipherTrace Plans Solution to FATF Rules for Crypto Platforms
03 July 2019, 19:32
CipherTrace and Shyft plan to help crypto platforms become FATF regulatory compliant.
Binance Launching Crypto Futures 'in a Few Weeks'
Binance Launching Crypto Futures 'in a Few Weeks'
02 July 2019, 12:00
Binance cryptocurrency exchange will in a few weeks launch a futures platform according to an announcement earlier today by CEO Changpeng Zhao.
G20 Leaders Approve Proposed FATF Crypto Rules
G20 Leaders Approve Proposed FATF Crypto Rules
01 July 2019, 17:45
G20 member nations have put a final seal on the Interpretive Note and Guidance released by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), to govern the use of cryptocurrencies and exchanges.
Regulatory Uncertainty Forces Koinex India to Shut Down
Regulatory Uncertainty Forces Koinex India to Shut Down
27 June 2019, 11:19
Koinex Exchange India would cease all trading activities on June 27, while users would have until July 15 to take their funds off the exchange.
Bitrue Exchange Loses Over $4 Million to Hackers
Bitrue Exchange Loses Over $4 Million to Hackers
27 June 2019, 09:20
Bitrue exchange lost 9.3 million XRP and 2.5 million ADA to a security breach on June 27, 2019. That would represent $4.01 million worth of Ripple (XRP) and $231,800 worth of Cardano (ADA) going by market prices.
Europol Arrests 6 People Behind $27 Million Crypto Theft
Europol Arrests 6 People Behind $27 Million Crypto Theft
26 June 2019, 16:28

Europol said in a Wednesday press release that it has finally arrested six people (five men and one woman) alleged to be behind a €24 million (appr. $27 million) cryptocurrency theft.

Crypto Platforms to Hold Summit Over Proposed FATF Rules
Crypto Platforms to Hold Summit Over Proposed FATF Rules
24 June 2019, 15:21
As G20 member nations meet in Osaka Japan, on June 28 and 29 to place a rubber stamp on the stringent crypto rules proposed by the FATF, crypto industry participants (V20) will hold a parallel meeting to try to renegotiate the requirements.
An Overview of FATF’s Guidance For Crypto Platforms
An Overview of FATF’s Guidance For Crypto Platforms
21 June 2019, 21:23
An overview of the 2019 FATF Guidance of Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs)
Japan to Approve LINE’s Crypto Exchange for 80 Million Users
Japan to Approve LINE’s Crypto Exchange for 80 Million Users
20 June 2019, 08:11
Japanese messaging giant, LINE, is now closer than ever to its plan to launch a new cryptocurrency exchange that will serve the country’s populace.
Brazil Mandates Crypto Exchanges to Share User Data
Brazil Mandates Crypto Exchanges to Share User Data
20 June 2019, 05:28
The Department of Federal Revenue of Brazil (RFB) introduced new regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges and trading platforms to report information regarding how users transact cryptocurrency using their services.
Another? Bancor DEX to Geo-Block U.S Users
Another? Bancor DEX to Geo-Block U.S Users
19 June 2019, 20:14
Cryptocurrency DEX, Bancor, has confirmed in an update that after July 8, it will no longer allow "US citizens, domiciliaries or users from US IPs" to access its application.
Brazillian Court Upholds Decision Against Santander Bank Vs. Mercado Bitcoin
Brazillian Court Upholds Decision Against Santander Bank Vs. Mercado Bitcoin
17 June 2019, 21:22
Court upholds decision ordering Santander bank to return funds belonging to Mercado Bitcoin.
Bithumb and co. Will Pay Users If Hackers Steal From Them
Bithumb and co. Will Pay Users If Hackers Steal From Them
17 June 2019, 18:06
Five South Korean crypto exchanges including Bithumb would pay back users if hackers attack their platform.
What is a Bitcoin-Pegged Token? Binance Just Launched One
What is a Bitcoin-Pegged Token? Binance Just Launched One
17 June 2019, 14:26
What is Bitcoin-pegged Token? To easily understand what a Bitcoin-pegged token, you would have to define what ‘peg’ means in the crypto world.
Behind the Move — Binance US & Users Losing Access to Binance.com
Behind the Move — Binance US & Users Losing Access to Binance.com
14 June 2019, 10:18

Leading cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, announced today, the upcoming launch of its new subsidiary, Binance US.

Malaysia Approves 3 Crypto Exchanges; Others Told to Shutdown
Malaysia Approves 3 Crypto Exchanges; Others Told to Shutdown
10 June 2019, 15:27
Securities Commission Malaysia (SCM) updated its list of Recognized Market Operators (RMOs) to include three crypto exchanges. Others told to cease operations immediately.
U.S FBI Investigating QuadrigaCX Case
U.S FBI Investigating QuadrigaCX Case
04 June 2019, 21:02
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has opened investigations into the activities of now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange, QuadrigaCX.
Bits of Gold Sets Precedent With Legal Victory in Israel
Bits of Gold Sets Precedent With Legal Victory in Israel
04 June 2019, 09:56
Israeli Supreme Court made a final decision on a case involving Bits of Gold and Israeli Bank, Bank Leumi. The cryptocurrency exchange can now operate an account with the bank despite the nature of its business.
Is the Binance DEX Geo-Blocking Clearly a Regulatory Issue?
Is the Binance DEX Geo-Blocking Clearly a Regulatory Issue?
03 June 2019, 14:39

In case you missed it, the decentralized exchange subsidiary of leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced at the weekend that the platform would geo-block access to users from the United States as well as 28 other countries.

Japan Officially Approves New Rules for Crypto Industry
Japan Officially Approves New Rules for Crypto Industry
31 May 2019, 20:25
Japan has amended its Payment Services Act and Financial Instruments and Exchange Act to include laws for the crypto industry.
IOSCO Attempts to Create Global Rules for Crypto Trading Platforms
IOSCO Attempts to Create Global Rules for Crypto Trading Platforms
31 May 2019, 17:49
The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has released recommendations for countries looking to regulate crypto-asset trading platforms.
Australia Updates Guidance for ICOs and Crypto Firms
Australia Updates Guidance for ICOs and Crypto Firms
30 May 2019, 16:04

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) today announced the release of updated guidance for businesses involved in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies.

Regulatory Compliance? LocalBitcoins Bans Iranian Users
Regulatory Compliance? LocalBitcoins Bans Iranian Users
24 May 2019, 10:55
Peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange, LocalBitcoins has disabled its page for Iranian users. What could be the reason?
Will Bitfinex’s UNUS SED LEO Catch Binance BNB?
Will Bitfinex’s UNUS SED LEO Catch Binance BNB?
20 May 2019, 17:50
With the distribution of the token now complete and trading beginning today, we look at the odds of Bitfinex’s utility token catching up with Binance Coin, the native cryptocurrency of another leading exchange, Binance.
Kraken Faults ‘Securities’ Section of Rules for Local Exchanges
Kraken Faults ‘Securities’ Section of Rules for Local Exchanges
17 May 2019, 20:00
Kraken says some sections of the proposed rules may end up forcing local exchanges to move offshore, instead of solving its primary purpose which is providing “regulatory clarity.”
Regulatory Concerns — Poloniex to Delist 9 Tokens for U.S Users
Regulatory Concerns — Poloniex to Delist 9 Tokens for U.S Users
16 May 2019, 21:58
Because of regulatory concerns, Poloniex exchange will stop U.S customers from trading the following nine cryptocurrencies, ARDR, BCN, DCR, GAME, GAS, LSK, NXT, OMNI, and REP.
SFOX Offers FDIC-Insured Accounts to Crypto Traders
SFOX Offers FDIC-Insured Accounts to Crypto Traders
14 May 2019, 16:50
SFOX now offers “Segregated FBO Account” allowing users to choose whether to keep their cash reserve on the platform within FDIC-insured accounts with coverage for funds up to $250,000.
Bitfinex to Hold $1 Billion IEO Amid NYAG Allegations
Bitfinex to Hold $1 Billion IEO Amid NYAG Allegations
08 May 2019, 18:03
According to a whitepaper released by the Bitfinex on Wednesday, the target of the fundraising effort is $1 billion to be realized from the sale of USDT-pegged LEO tokens
Binance Lose 7000BTC to Hackers in First Security Breach
Binance Lose 7000BTC to Hackers in First Security Breach
08 May 2019, 02:08
Leading cryptocurrency exchange, Binance confirmed in an update that it has witnessed its first large scale security breach, with hackers able to withdraw 7000BTC ($40.4 million) in a single transaction
Microsoft Outlook Breach; Hackers Stole 1BTC and More
Microsoft Outlook Breach; Hackers Stole 1BTC and More
30 April 2019, 18:11
Several weeks after hackers breached popular email service provider, Microsoft Outlook; recent reports show that cryptocurrency holders using the platform lost over 1BTC to the ugly incident.
SEC Halts Trading in Bitcoin Generation Stocks
SEC Halts Trading in Bitcoin Generation Stocks
29 April 2019, 18:39
The United States Security and Exchanges Commission (SEC) said on Monday that it is temporarily suspending trading of securities belonging to not-so-popular crypto startup, Bitcoin Generation Ltd (BTGN).
London Block Exchange Sued By Creditor; There Could Be More
London Block Exchange Sued By Creditor; There Could Be More
29 April 2019, 15:09
U.K based cryptocurrency startup, London Block Exchange (LBX) has come under fire following a windup lawsuit filed by a law firm that it owes (Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP).
Finland’s New Crypto Rules Goes Live on May 1
Finland’s New Crypto Rules Goes Live on May 1
29 April 2019, 13:33
Under the new rules, the Finland Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA) will become the regulatory boarding overseeing the activity of crypto-related businesses in the country.
Japan to Introduce New Rules for Crypto Exchange Cold Wallets
Japan to Introduce New Rules for Crypto Exchange Cold Wallets
18 April 2019, 12:25
Even though cold wallets are less likely to get hacked, there is a high risk of internal theft. Japanese regulators want to curb this risk too.
Texas Regulators Issues Stop Order to Currency Exchange FxBitGlobe
Texas Regulators Issues Stop Order to Currency Exchange FxBitGlobe
10 April 2019, 19:12
Texas State Securities Commissioner, Travis J. Iles, has a taken an emergency action against, FxBitGlobe, a purported foreign and cryptocurrency exchange.
Lithuania to Introduce New Rules for Crypto Businesses
Lithuania to Introduce New Rules for Crypto Businesses
08 April 2019, 18:18

The Republic of Lithuania will continue its recent effort to control the activities of crypto-related businesses by rolling out new regulations in the coming months.

12 Arrested in South Korea for $18.7 Million Crypto Fraud
12 Arrested in South Korea for $18.7 Million Crypto Fraud
08 April 2019, 15:49
Authorities in South Korea has employed an AI tool to figure out the masterminds behind a cryptocurrency-related Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of up to $18.5 million
Paxful Nigerian Users Saga; Millions of Dollars Trapped
Paxful Nigerian Users Saga; Millions of Dollars Trapped
08 April 2019, 12:44
A new petition claims Paxful has allegedly shut down accounts belonging to some Nigerian users holding millions of dollars on the exchange.
Kraken Faces $900,000 Lawsuit by Jonathan Silverman
Kraken Faces $900,000 Lawsuit by Jonathan Silverman
08 April 2019, 08:53
Silverman claims that Kraken's CEO, Jesse Powell had failed to honor his promise to pay him a $150,000 salary and a 10% commission of the profits generated by the trading desk which he heads.
Pakistan Set to Regulate Crypto Exchanges; Reversing Ban?
Pakistan Set to Regulate Crypto Exchanges; Reversing Ban?
01 April 2019, 12:16
Time heals all wounds as the Pakistan Federal government decides to introduce a new set of laws for Electronic Money Institutions (EMIs) which include cryptocurrency exchanges.
LocalBitcoins to Comply with Finland’s New AML Laws
LocalBitcoins to Comply with Finland’s New AML Laws
26 March 2019, 09:58
LocalBitcoins which was recently breached revealed it is putting some new features in place to comply with newly approved laws for cryptocurrency service providers in the country.
A Review of France’s Crypto Rules Likely in April 2019
A Review of France’s Crypto Rules Likely in April 2019
25 March 2019, 21:34
In this article, we review the proposed regulations (Article 26 of the future PACTE law) for the French crypto industry and consider the impact it could have on the ecosystem.
Japan to Introduce Strict Rules for Crypto Margin Trading
Japan to Introduce Strict Rules for Crypto Margin Trading
19 March 2019, 15:34
Cryptocurrency traders and exchanges in Japan will have new rules to adopt after the country’s parliament on Friday approved adjustments to the financial instruments and payment services law.
Crypto Businesses Kick Against Proposed Regulations in Nevada
Crypto Businesses Kick Against Proposed Regulations in Nevada
16 March 2019, 21:35
Crypto industry experts in Nevada rejected has kicked against proposed regulations that they believe would hamper growth rather than speed it up.
After QuadrigaCX Saga — Canada To Regulate Crypto Exchanges
After QuadrigaCX Saga — Canada To Regulate Crypto Exchanges
15 March 2019, 14:45
Finanacial regulators in Canada have learned lessons from what happened to QuadrigaCX. Would the newly proposed have been to prevent Quadriga's current crisis?
Mercado Bitcoin Wins Court Case Against Santander Bank Brazil
Mercado Bitcoin Wins Court Case Against Santander Bank Brazil
11 March 2019, 16:52
A court case from last year ends in favor of Brazilian crypto exchange, Mercado Bitcoin. Santander Bank ordered to return $350,000 + 1% Interest and legal fees to the exchange.
First Security Token Licensed Exchange to Launch in Asia
First Security Token Licensed Exchange to Launch in Asia
05 March 2019, 12:14
Meet the first regulated security token exchange to operate in the Asian market.
Bahrain Releases First Crypto Sandbox Graduate
Bahrain Releases First Crypto Sandbox Graduate
27 February 2019, 17:57
Unlike other Central Bank authorities, the Central Bank of Bahrain has shown that it wants cryptocurrency-related business to set up in the country.
Coinbin Halts Activities and Declares Bankruptcy
Coinbin Halts Activities and Declares Bankruptcy
25 February 2019, 14:15

The level of security offered by new crypto exchanges has once again been called into question after South-Korean based Coinbin said in an announcement that it was going offline because of “increased debt” and “government regulation.”

Will Binance Join the Security Token and Futures Market?
Will Binance Join the Security Token and Futures Market?
19 February 2019, 15:30
Will Binance offer security tokens and cryptocurrency futures contracts? CEO Changpeng Zhao answers.
Selling QuadrigaCX May Be Last Option To Settling Debts
Selling QuadrigaCX May Be Last Option To Settling Debts
06 February 2019, 03:00
The lawyers in charge of the court case involving crypto exchange, QuadrigaCX could resort to selling off the business to raise money to pay off victimized users
Beware MAC Users; A New Crypto Malware Is in Town
Beware MAC Users; A New Crypto Malware Is in Town
01 February 2019, 14:07
Hackers have created a new malware dubbed CookieMiner with MAC users the primary targets. Here's how the illegal hacker tool steals user data.
Binance Users Can Now Use Credit Cards To Buy Crypto
Binance Users Can Now Use Credit Cards To Buy Crypto
31 January 2019, 22:42
For the first time ever, Binance users can now use their credits card to purchase cryptocurrencies on the platform.
Jamaica Stock Exchange To Add Security Tokens
Jamaica Stock Exchange To Add Security Tokens
24 January 2019, 21:24
After becoming the first national exchange to carry out a cryptocurrency trading pilot on its platform, the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) plans to introduce security tokens to its clients in the next phase.
Crypto Exchanges Are Not Money Transmitters - Pennsylvania
23 January 2019, 15:39
The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) have announced that crypto exchange operators do not require a money transmitting license to offer their services to residents. This sets the pace for more business on the exchanges.
Stock Exchange Of Thailand Wants Crypto License
20 January 2019, 01:11
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) wants to start offering clients trading in digital assets before the end of this year and, for this reason, will apply for a digital asset operating license from the Thai Finance Ministry.
The First Regulated Crypto Exchange Launched in Belarus
19 January 2019, 20:41
Currency.com, a regulated crypto exchange based in Belarus on Tuesday announced the release of its new platform that will allow traders to buy and sell tokenized securities
Thai SEC Approves Four Exchanges
10 January 2019, 20:21
The Thailand Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has continued its recent effort to provide clarity to the country’s crypto ecosystem. On Tuesday, the regulatory body announced its decision about seven crypto-related firms that applied for a license to operate within their jurisdiction.
South Korea Crypto Exchanges Unite To Improve Ecosystem
14 December 2018, 20:04
The South Korean crypto industry is in line for significant growth in the coming months after local exchanges agreed to collaborate to good effect. The partnering exchanges include Bithumb, Coinone, Korbit, UpBit, Gopax, Coinplug, and Hanbitco who will now work toward the creation of a sound cryptocurrency ecosystem in the country.
Dutch Crypto Exchanges and Wallets To Come Under New AML/CTF Regulations
14 December 2018, 06:27
Cryptocurrency exchanges and wallet providers based in the Netherlands will come under new EU banking regulations proposed in a draft rule by the country’s Ministry of Finance on Dec 11.
Bitstraq, Malta exchange launches security tokens trading with VFA License
Bitstraq, Malta exchange launches security tokens trading with VFA License
13 November 2018, 12:51

Having become one of the first VFA Class 4 licensed crypto exchanges in ‘blockchain island’ Malta, Bitstraq is now eyeing the introduction of a security token trading platform for its clients.

EtherDelta founder fined by SEC
EtherDelta founder fined by SEC
08 November 2018, 23:07

The U.S Securities and Exchanges Commission has charged and heavily fined, Zachary Coburn, for setting up a digital trading platform that allows traders to buy and sell tokens that have been marked as 'securities’ by the regulators.