Tag Archives: Bitcoin Regulation

US Federal Government: Confusing Regulation For Crypto, Full Clearance For Blockchain

Individual US states seem to be in competition for the title of the most crypto-friendly in the Union – Ohio’s recent announcement of imminent crypto tax payments being the latest example. Meanwhile, federal authorities remain in disarray with regard to how to define, let alone consistently regulate digital assets. It is not just stakeholders and crypto buffs who bemoan… Read More »

French Financial Regulator Blacklists Four Crypto Websites for Unauthorized Offerings

The French stock market watchdog, the Financial Markets Regulator (AMF), has blacklisted four crypto-related websites for unauthorized investment offerings, according to an official statement published Friday, Dec. 14. The AMF announcement notes nine companies that are allegedly operating without necessary regulatory approval, including four crypto-related firms. In the announcement, the stock market regulator warns investors about the increasing… Read More »

Its ICO Portfolio ‘Could’ See 25 Percent Refund Rates Over Non-Compliance, Says Pantera Capital

Blockchain and cryptocurrency-focused investment firm and hedge fund Pantera Capital has warned that a quarter of its ICO projects could be found to violate the United States’ securities laws. According to the company’s most recent newsletter cited by a Bloomberg article Dec. 13, the ongoing crackdown by U.S. regulators means many ICOs, which have already felt the pinch… Read More »

Confirmed: Basis CEO Says Project Will Shut Down due to Regulatory Concerns

The United States-based stablecoin project Basis has officially confirmed that it will close operations and refund investors in comments to Bloomberg today, Dec. 13. According to Basis’ CEO Nader Al-Naji, the decision to close the project was made due to regulatory concerns over a type of token in Basis’ — as well as other algorithmic stablecoins’ — system… Read More »

Canadian Court Rules to Return Mistakenly Sent Ethereum to Rightful Owner

A Canadian court has decided that a sum of mistakenly transferred cryptocurrency should be returned to its rightful owner, according to a report from the University of Oxford Faculty of Law published Dec. 12. A superior trial court of British Columbia found that Ethereum (ETH) tokens, which were mistakenly sent by the plaintiff, blockchain startup Copytrack, to the… Read More »

Dutch Central Bank Proposes License Requirement for Cryptocurrency Service Providers

Cryptocurrency service providers will soon be required to obtain a license from the central bank of the Netherlands, major Dutch news outlet DeTelegraaf reports Dec. 11. The article explains that the measure has been undertaken hoping that it will “prevent such cryptocurrencies being used to launder money obtained through crime or to fund terrorism.” To qualify for a… Read More »

Allianz Global Investors CEO Says Crypto Assets Should Be ‘Outlawed’

The CEO of Allianz Global Investors (GI), an investment management firm with €524 billion ($595 billion) in assets under management, has called for crypto assets to be “outlawed,” Reuters reported Dec. 11. Allianz GI CEO Andreas Utermann is said to have made his remarks during a panel in London on Tuesday, seated alongside the head of the United… Read More »

Denmark Targets 2,700 Bitcoin Traders for Tax Payments After Tip-Off From Finland

Denmark’s tax agency (Skattestyrelsen) has confirmed it is “identifying” 2,700 individuals it says owe taxes on Bitcoin (BTC) gains, according to a Dec. 12 press release. According to Skattestyrelsen, the Danish citizens bought and sold Bitcoin via an unnamed Finnish cryptocurrency exchange between 2015 and 2017, but did not declare any profits or losses on tax documents. Now,… Read More »

FATF: UK Crypto Exchanges Pose ‘Low’ Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing Risk

Advertisement The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) revealed that crypto exchanges operating in the United Kingdom pose low money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) risks. The global standard setter for ML/TF published a report to evaluate the overall efforts that the UK has put in combating the money-related illegal activities. As the study touched on various topics,… Read More »

SEC Chairman Expresses ‘Optimism’ About DLT Investment Opportunities in Senate Testimony

United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton has said this week that he is “optimistic” that developments in distributed ledger technology (DLT) can “help facilitate capital formation.” Speaking as part of a testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs — published on the SEC website Dec. 11 — Clayton added… Read More »