Tag Archives: Regulation

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 »

UK Regulator Warns Crypto Exchange FTX Is Providing Services Without Authorization

By | September 18, 2022

Britain’s top financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has issued a warning about cryptocurrency exchange FTX operating in the U.K. without authorization. “Almost all firms and individuals offering, promoting or selling financial services or products in the U.K. have to be authorized or registered by us,” said the regulator. FCA Warns About FTX Operating… 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 »

Buenos Aires to Run Ethereum Nodes by 2023

By | August 15, 2022

The city of Buenos Aires will deploy a number of Ethereum validator nodes in 2023. The statements were made by Diego Fernandez, secretary of Innovation and Digital Transformation of the city, who clarified this deployment will pursue exploratory and regulatory purposes and will help the city to develop regulations for cryptocurrencies. Buenos Aires to Deploy… Read More »

Brazil Might Approve Its Cryptocurrency Law This Week

By | August 3, 2022

This week, the Chamber of Deputies in Brazil might approve a cryptocurrency bill introduced earlier this year. According to the leader of the Federal Government in the Chamber, Ricardo Barros, the bill is set to be discussed, but there are still no reports on a possible vote as the Chamber is set to also discuss… Read More »

Regulation of Cryptocurrency in South Africa Should Not Scare Away Investors Experts Say

By | July 30, 2022

Two experts have said they welcome South Africa’s planned regulation of cryptocurrency but warned this should not scare away investors. If the regulation is balanced between the need to protect investors and stimulating interest in crypto investment, this “could see funds stream into South Africa while growing the country’s burgeoning crypto ecosystem.” Crypto as a… Read More »

South African Court Releases Former Monero Developer Riccardo Spagni From Custody

By | July 18, 2022

A South African regional court recently ruled to release former Monero lead maintainer, Riccardo Spagni, from custody. The ruling came just a few days after his arrest by local law enforcement agents, a report has said. Prior to his release, Spagni aka Fluffypony told the court he had returned to South Africa voluntarily and that… Read More »

Senator Indira Kempis Proposes Bill to Make Bitcoin Legal Tender in Mexico

By | July 2, 2022

Indira Kempis, senator of the Mexican Congress, has proposed a bill that would make bitcoin legal tender in the country. The bill bases its action on the hardships that Mexican citizens are facing went trying to access financial products and education. However, the Central Bank of Mexico has been against the introduction of bitcoin into… Read More »

Swiss Regulator Urges Financial Watchdogs to Protect Crypto Investors

By | June 24, 2022

Crypto trading is increasingly similar to the U.S. stock market of the late 1920s, the head of the Swiss financial watchdog has remarked. The high-ranking official believes that regulatory agencies around the world should do more to ensure investor protection. Swiss Financial Watchdog Executive Calls for More Regulations for ‘Abusive’ Crypto Market Governments are still… Read More »

Bank of Spain Has Registered 17 Crypto Companies, Big Names Still Missing

By | June 22, 2022

The Bank of Spain has already included 17 virtual asset service providers in its own registry, in which cryptocurrency exchanges and custody providers must be listed to operate, according to Spanish law. Three new companies were included last week, but big names in the crypto ecosystem are still not registered. Bank of Spain Crypto Registry… Read More »