Trump’s Proposed Budget Snubs Blockchain, Crypto in Crosshairs of Security Service

The Trump administration proposes boost to the Treasury’s capacity to police cryptocurrency space. Earlier this week, the word “cryptocurrency” made it to the text of one of the United States government’s most consequential strategic documents: the Trump administration’s budget proposal for the 2021 fiscal year. However, the budget does little to enhance blockchain-powered innovation, as it […]

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Boerse Stuttgart’s Crypto Custody Arm Blocknox Expands Service to Institutional Clients

Blocknox will expand its cryptocurrency custody service to institutional clients, including banks and fintech firms. Blocknox, a subsidiary of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures GmbH that has provided cryptocurrency custody service on an escrow basis, is looking to expand the service to its institutional clients. Boerse Stuttgart revealed the plans in a Feb. 18 tweet, detailing […]

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Legal Framework for Tokenization Submitted to Russia’s Crypto Bill

The Central Bank of Russia is moving forward with a proposal to integrate appropriate tokenization regulations in Russia’s troubled digital financial assets bill project. A successful tokenization trial could lead to big changes in Russia’s proposed cryptocurrency legislation. The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) announced on Feb. 17 the completion of a blockchain tokenization pilot […]

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Binance Takes Additional Steps to Tap Singapore’s Crypto Market

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance applied to operate in Singapore under the Payment Services Act. The Monetary Authority of Singapore recently opened its doors to crypto by introducing the Payment Services Act. This policy is intended to regulate cryptocurrency payments and trading using regulations that currently govern traditional fiat payment services as a guideline. Any interested parties […]

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The Revival of General Partnerships in the Age of Tokenomics, Part 1

The general partnership is an almost forgotten business form. Could it be a suitable model for doing international commerce and startups? Adopted in England in 1890, general partnerships have become a near-forgotten practice in favor of other forms of doing business, but with the appearance of e-commerce, cryptocurrencies, tokenomics and global crowdsourcing, they may experience […]

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Australia’s Blockchain Roadmap Isn’t Music to Everyone’s Ears, Draws Criticism

So far, 2020 has been a year of cryptocurrency regulation… Now, Australia has unveiled its five-year blockchain strategy. So far, 2020 has been a year of cryptocurrency regulation: The European Union, the United Kingdom and Singapore have officially introduced their approaches to the burgeoning industry. Now, Australia has published its national roadmap, hoping to become […]

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A Million EPayments Accounts Frozen Due to Regulation Control

UK regulator FCA has suspended ePayments operations due to anti-money-laundering controls, freezing a million accounts. EPayments Systems Ltd, a United Kingdom-authorized electronic money institution, must suspend online payment operations due to the Financial Conduct Authority’s anti-money-laundering (AML) procedures.  EPayments has released a short statement on its website and has sent out emails to its customers […]

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