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US Regulator Issues Guidance for Cryptocurrency Derivatives Contracts

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has published new guidance to exchanges and clearing houses for cryptocurrency derivatives listings. The move was long awaited by the trading industry amid concerns over the vetting process for new contracts. CFTC Publishes Rules for Cryptocurrency Derivatives Contracts The advisory from the CFTC, headed by Amir Zaidi, director of...

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North American Regulators Crack Down on ICOs in ‘Operation Cryptosweep’

Securities regulators in Canada and the United States revealed that nearly seventy coordinated investigations into fraudulent cryptocurrency investment schemes, focusing on ICOs, have been opened in the past month. Authorities from more than forty jurisdictions in North America were involved in what was dubbed “Operation Cryptosweep.” Also see: Old Mining Tech May Destroy ASIC Resistance in …

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US and Canadian Securities Regulators Unite for ‘Operation Cryptosweep’

Operation Cryptosweep was announced earlier today. The goal of the coordinated effort from numerous North American securities regulators is to clean up scams and fraudulent offerings from the cryptocurrency space. Regulators Share Resources to Crackdown on Scam ICOs The joint crackdown that will go by the name of Cryptosweep will see over 40 U.S. and...

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Kraken Donates $1 million to Coin Center, Backing Blockchain Research

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken donated $1 million to Coin Center and pledged they will match donations made up to $1 million. After slamming a fact-finding inquest into crypto-exchanges, this shows their support for research designed to help regulators. Kraken Backs Blockchain Think Tank Executive Director of Coin Center, Jerry Brito, made the surprise announcement at the...

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Monex Owned Coincheck Confirms Delisting of Privacy Coins

CoinCheck has plans to remove 3 privacy coins – Monero, Dash, and Zcash – from their platform along with an ERC-20 token which elicits gambling on a non-regulated platform. Cryptocurrency Privacy: Is It Under Attack? Coincheck has just announced that they will be ceasing the trading of 4 cryptocurrencies on their platform. These currencies being Monero, Dash, ZCash, and Augur, listed in order of market capitalization. Coincheck plans for the delisting of these projects to

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Future of Cryptocurrency in India Uncertain, Fate to be Decided in Summer

India, one of the largest countries in the world with a population of 1.3 billion potential future users of cryptocurrencies, remains in a legal limbo as cryptocurrency exchanges await more clarity from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the country’s supreme court. Operators have recently been barred by banks, under orders from the central...

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Thailand Temporarily Bans ICOs, Waives Cryptocurrency Tax

Following new cryptocurrencies regulations that came into force Monday, Thailand is grappling with how to regulate and tax the burgeoning market as the public weighs in. Regulations on the Horizon The Thai government will waive the previously planned 7 percent value-added tax (VAT) for individual cryptocurrency investors and temporarily prohibit any new initial coin offerings (ICOs), national media reported Wednesday. “After the digital asset decree became effective on Monday, new ICOs cannot be launched until related regulations

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Almost One in Five ICOs Are Fraudulent, Says New Wall Street Journal Study

The Wall Street Journal analyzed 1,450 Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and found that nearly 19 percent of them had fraudulent elements. Non-existent team members, plagiarized white papers, and promises of guaranteed returns were repeatedly discovered among crypto-funded projects, giving credence to the many warnings about investing in what has been a mostly unregulated space. Also …

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FUD No More: South Korea Set to Adopt G20’s Unified Cryptocurrency Regulations

As the G20 works to create a set of “unified regulations” in regards to cryptocurrencies, the government of South Korea — the third largest cryptocurrency market in the world — reportedly plans on playing ball with whichever policies the international forum of governments and central bank governors put into place. ‘We Will Step up Efforts to Improve Things’ According to China Money Network, local media has also reported that Korean regulators have agreed to apply the Financial

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