US Lawmaker: FTX Collapse Isn’t a Crypto Failure — It’s a Failure of SEC, Bankman-Fried, Centralized Finance

By | November 23, 2022

U.S. Congressman Tom Emmer says the FTX meltdown is not a crypto failure but a failure with SEC Chairman Gary Gensler, former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, and centralized finance. “We need to get to the bottom of this. We need to understand why Gary Gensler and the SEC were not doing their job,” the lawmaker… Read More »

US Lawmaker Pushes for Safe Harbor Legislation to Protect Crypto Investors With Forked Coins

By | May 20, 2021

US Congressman Tom Emmer is pushing for safe harbor legislation to protect taxpayers with forked coins. A bill entitled “Safe Harbor for Taxpayers with Forked Assets Act of 2021” has been introduced to prohibit “penalties against taxpayers attempting to report certain gains or losses on ‘forked assets’ until the IRS issues sufficient guidance on how… Read More »

US Congress Will Not Pass Cryptocurrency Legislation Anytime Soon, Says Lawmaker

By | May 24, 2021

U.S. Congressman Jim Himes says that Congress is not ready to pass cryptocurrency legislation anytime soon, citing a lack of deep understanding of cryptocurrencies among lawmakers. “There’s going to be a lot of discussion in the coming years about ways to regulate” cryptocurrencies, said the congressman. Crypto Legislation Not Expected From Congress Anytime Soon U.S.… Read More »

Russian Lawmakers Move to Allow Crypto Payments Under Contracts

By | May 24, 2021

Members of the State Duma are now working on amendments that will permit the use of cryptocurrency as a contractual means of payment. Digital financial assets are regarded as property under Russian law and the changes will legalize crypto payments between parties to a contract. State Duma to Amend Civil Code to Legalize Contractual Crypto… Read More »

Bank of Russia, Finance Ministry Agree on Crypto Mining Regulation, Law Expected Soon

By | September 22, 2022

Major government institutions in Moscow, the central bank and the finance ministry, have aligned their positions on the regulation of cryptocurrency mining in the Russian Federation. The respective bill will soon be filed with the State Duma, a high-ranking member of the house unveiled. Financial Authorities Reach Consensus on How to Regulate Mining of Digital… Read More »

Sanctions, Disagreements Hamper Regulation of Crypto Mining in Russia, Experts Say

By | August 25, 2022

The changing geopolitical and economic environment, as well as persisting differences between responsible government institutions, are hindering the advance of legislation tailored to regulate cryptocurrency mining in Russia. According to a report quoting industry watchers, these factors are halting the advance of the necessary legislation. Two Draft Laws on Mining Await Approval by the Russian… Read More »

Bank of England Governor Bailey Says Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Dangerous’

By | May 26, 2021

Known for his reluctant stance on decentralized money, the Governor of Bank of England (BOA), Andrew Bailey, has recently taken his anti-crypto rhetoric up a notch. Speaking at a meeting with lawmakers in London, Bailey stated that cryptocurrencies are “dangerous.” Andrew Bailey Remains Sceptical About Cryptos “Crypto-assets,” as the central bank’s official labels bitcoin and… Read More »

Australian Senator Says Cryptocurrency Is Not a Fad — Government Won’t Stand in the Way

By | May 20, 2021

Australian Senator and Minister of Financial Services Jane Hume said that “cryptocurrency is not a fad. It is an asset class that will grow in importance.” She emphasized that the government won’t stand in the way of crypto investing. “We have to let people make their own decisions,” she said. Australian Government Won’s Stand in… Read More »

EU Council Endorses Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) Legislation

By | October 6, 2022

Council of the EU, one of the European Union’s legislative bodies, has approved the proposed regulatory framework for the European crypto space. It’s now up to European lawmakers to approve the Markets in Crypto Assets package before its final adoption. Comprehensive Crypto Regulation Moves Closer to Adoption in EU The Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER)… Read More »

UK Regulator: Crypto Firms Undeterred by Strict Regulation — ‘They Know We Have a Good System’

By | October 2, 2022

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Britain’s top financial regulator, has revealed that many crypto firms are still seeking licenses to operate in the U.K. despite failing to meet regulatory requirements the first time. “They know we have a good system of regulation and if they meet our standards that’s important for every jurisdiction that they… Read More »