US: Crypto Advocacy Group Encourages Financial Regulators to Foster Innovation

The Chamber of Digital Commerce urges the CFTC and CFPB to permit the introduction of blockchain-based products. United States blockchain advocacy group the Chamber of Digital Commerce has encouraged two major financial regulators to foster blockchain innovation, according to an official tweet on Feb. 19. The group has reportedly provided comments to the Commodity Futures […]

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Cyprus Securities Regulator Calls for Adoption of EU Anti-Money Laundering Framework

Cyprus’ securities regulator is calling for the transposition of an extended version of the European Union’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive into national law. The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) is calling for the transposition of the European Union (EU)’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Directive (AMLD5) into national law — bringing local regulation of cryptocurrencies […]

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CEO of Japanese Finance Giant SBI Vests His Crypto Industry Hopes in Ripple and R3

Yoshitaka Kitao is vesting his future hopes for crypto in Ripple and R3 technologies. Yoshitaka Kitao, CEO and representative director of Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings, has singled out Ripple (XRP) and blockchain consortium R3 as reasons to remain optimistic about the future of the crypto industry — bear market notwithstanding. Kitao made his […]

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German Government Consults Industry About Blockchain Technology

Germany is consulting companies and industry groups that could become stakeholders in the country’s blockchain development. The German government is consulting companies and industry groups that could become stakeholders in the country’s blockchain development, Reuters reports on Feb. 18. The unnamed companies and groups have reportedly been invited to supply recommendations from this week onwards. […]

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Indonesia’s Commodity Futures Regulator Releases Regulation for Crypto Futures Market

Indonesia’s Commodity Futures Trading Supervisory Agency adopted a legal framework for crypto futures trading. Indonesia’s commodity futures regulator has established a legal framework for operating crypto and digital assets futures markets, according to an official press release published on Feb. 18. The Indonesian Commodity Futures Trading Supervisory Agency (Bappebti), which operates under Indonesia’s Ministry of […]

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Self-Professed ‘Satoshi’ Craig Wright Answers CFTC’s Request for Input on Crypto Markets

The controversially self-proclaimed “Nakamoto” and nChain chief scientist has filed two near-identical comment letters. Controversially self-proclaimed “Satoshi Nakamoto” and nChain chief scientist Craig Wright has reportedly submitted two near-identical comment letters to the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Wright filed his two documents on Feb. 15 in response to the agency’s request for […]

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