Digital Currency

Thailand Greenlights Japanese Exchange to Operate 4 Crypto Businesses

Thailand Greenlights Japanese Exchange to Operate 4 Cryptocurrency BusinessesThe Thai government has issued four licenses to a new crypto exchange. Prior to this, only existing exchanges that were in business before the country’s crypto regulation took effect were approved. The first licensed new exchange in Thailand is a subsidiary of a regulated Japanese exchange, Bitpoint. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed […]

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Digital Currency Donors and Crypto-Backed Endowments Fuel Higher Learning

Digital Currency Donors and Crypto-Backed Endowments Fuel Higher LearningDigital asset holders and organizations have been donating funds to a number of well-known universities. These days a slew of popular colleges like Stanford, MIT, Cornell, Puget Sound, and Princeton all accept digital currency donations or have high-net-worth crypto backers funding these schools. On the flip side of higher education, many of the world’s prestigious […]

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Indian Trade Association Calls for Fast Crypto Regulation to Drive Growth

Indian Trade Association Nasscom Calls for Fast Crypto Regulation to Drive GrowthThe Indian National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has released a report that calls for regulatory certainty, particularly in areas such as cryptocurrency. The lack of legal clarity and the crypto banking ban have hindered investments in this sector, hurt crypto exchanges, and driven investors out of the country, according to the association. […]

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Luxembourg University Postdoc: Central Bank Digital Currencies Too Attractive to Ignore

A recent study by a University of Luxembourg postdoc claims that some central banks are considering launching CBDCs in spite of legal challenges

Company Evades SEC Penalty Despite Illegally Issuing Security Tokens

Company Evades SEC Penalty Despite Illegally Issuing Security TokensThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided not to impose a penalty on a company that had issued security tokens without its approval and without qualifying for an exemption. The company raised approximately $12.7 million. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval No Penalty The SEC announced on […]

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Big Banks Money Laundering: UBS Fined $4.2 Billion, Danske Shuts Down in 4 Countries

Big Banks Money Laundering: UBS Fined $4.2 Billion, Danske Shuts Down in 4 CountriesMoney laundering scandals involving some of the world’s largest banks have grown this week. Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, has been fined 3.7 billion euros (~$4.2 billion) for money laundering. Amid a $226 billion scandal, Estonian authorities have ordered Denmark’s largest bank to terminate its operations in the country. Danske Bank is also shutting down in […]

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Coinbase Wallet App Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

Coinbase Wallet App Adds Bitcoin Cash SupportCoinbase announced on Tuesday that users of its wallet app can now directly store their bitcoin cash. The app update will be rolled out to all iOS and Android users in the next few weeks. Both Cashaddr and legacy address formats are supported alongside Bitcoin Cash Testnet for developers. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades […]

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Indian Government Inaugurates National Crypto Forensic Lab

Indian Government Inaugurates National Cryptocurrency Forensic LabThe government of India has inaugurated a national cyber forensics lab which includes a cryptocurrency forensic lab to perform crypto-related analyses. Alongside this is the inauguration of the Delhi Police’s cybercrime unit which will deal with fraud involving cryptocurrencies. It is the first cybercrime awareness and detection center in the country, according to a commissioner. Also […]

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Regulators Explain Why Bitcoin Futures Are Easier to Approve Than Bitcoin ETFs

Regulators Explain Why Bitcoin Futures Are Easier to Approve Than Bitcoin ETFsCommissioners of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have come together to discuss their regulatory approaches to bitcoin futures contracts and bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The two regulators are also open to collaborating on their oversight of crypto investment products. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, […]

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Court Reconsiders Ruling After SEC Proves Tokens Are Securities

Court Reconsiders Ruling After SEC Proves Blockvest Tokens Are SecuritiesAfter failing to convince a federal court regarding the nature of Blockvest tokens in the previous hearing, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally convinced the same judge that these tokens are securities. The agency alleges that the firm and its founder made several false claims regarding their token’s regulatory status. Also read: SEC […]

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