CFTC’s First Published 2019 Examination Priorities Reveal Major Cryptocurrency Focus

Candidates will need to understand areas such as crypto surveillance, trading surveillance and others. United States regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced cryptocurrency will form a priority for its internal examinations this year, according to a press release published on Feb. 12. The CFTC, which has released its examination priorities for the […]

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Crypto Valley Assoc. Pres.: Switzerland Must Be ‘Open and Easy’ for Blockchain Investors

The new president of the Swiss Crypto Valley Association declared that the crypto winter has damaged Switzerland’s position as a global blockchain hub. The recently elected president of the Swiss Crypto Valley Association (CVA), Daniel Haudenschild, declared that the crypto bear market has damaged Switzerland’s position as a global blockchain hub. Haudenschild made his comments […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Iran could soon release its state-backed coin, and Gemini announces it will complete further security compliance reviews. Top Stories This Week SWIFT Reveals Plans to Launch Proof-of-Concept With Blockchain Consortium R3 Major global banking payments network SWIFT announced plans this week to develop a Proof-of-Concept of a gateway that will let blockchain consortium R3 link […]

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Malta’s Regulatory Framework Has Attracted Crypto Players, but International Watchdogs and Local Opposition Are Skeptical

The International Monetary Fund claimed that the growth of blockchain in Malta has created major risks of money laundering. Last week, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) claimed that the growth of blockchain in Malta has created major risks of money laundering and terrorism financing in the island’s economy, as per the local media. Malta is […]

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Monero’s Riccardo ‘Fluffypony’ Spagni: Regulatory Arbitrage in Crypto Will Intensify

Riccardo “Fluffypony” Spagni has said he expects regulatory arbitrage to become an increasingly prevalent phenomenon in the crypto space. Monero (XMR) core developer Riccardo “Fluffypony’” Spagni has said he expects regulatory arbitrage to become an increasingly prevalent and impactful phenomenon in the crypto space in coming years. Spagni made his remarks during a panel at […]

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