Regulation

Articles about persons and governments to influence the development and growth of cryptocurrency industry.

Bitcoin Community Celebrates the Appointment of the New Pro-Crypto White House Chief
December 17th, 2018

The Bitcoin community is rejoicing the appointment of Mick Mulvaney, the new U.S. Chief of Staff, known for his pro-Bitcoin stand in the past.

Blockchain Token Projects Can Bypass U.S. Securities Registration Requirements, Says SEC Official
December 14th, 2018

Good news for blockchain token projects concerning their ability to bypass U.S. securities registration requirements. While before they had to stand in the queue to fill out all the documents, now they can obtain so-called no-action letters from the SEC.

Andreessen Horowitz-Backed Basis Stablecoin to Shut Down with $133M in Debts
December 13th, 2018

Basis, a stablecoin project, that raised $133 million this April, is shutting down its operation and returning money to investors.

Report: Venezuela State Oversteps All the Limits as Pensioners are Now Forced to Use Petro
December 13th, 2018

Now elderly people in Venezuela will get their monthly pensions in the Petro, despite the fact that it still can’t be used.

France to Turn into ‘Blockchain Nation’ by Investing 500M Euros in the Technology
December 13th, 2018

The deputies suggest that the government should follow the example of the private sector. Moreover, a central bank, such as the Bank of France or the European Central Bank, should consider issuing digital currencies.

Ethereum Receives ‘Request for Input’ from CFTC, What They are Trying to Find Out?
December 12th, 2018

In order to improve the commission’s understanding of Ethereum and its underlying technology, the CFTC has announced its intention to publish a respective Request for Information (RFI) with the Federal Register.

SEC Chairman: ICOs Are Effective Way of Fundraising
December 11th, 2018

Jay Clayton said that ICOs should willingly follow securities laws which ensure higher protection of customers’ funds while eliminating fraud and manipulation.

UK MP Calls for Using Bitcoin to Pay Local Taxes and Other Bills
December 11th, 2018

A member of the British Parliament has voiced an idea to allow UK residents to pay their local taxes and utility bills using Bitcoin.

China’s Central Bank Demonizes Cryptos and STOs at Recent Summit in Beijing
December 10th, 2018

China has banned all Security Token Offerings and all activities linked to them. The government wants to regulate the new tokens before legalizing them to eliminate cases of fraud.

South Korea’s National Assembly and Congress to Hold First Official Crypto Debate
December 10th, 2018

On December 10, South Korea’s National Assembly along with several members of the Congress will have the first official debate in this country about crypto involving high profile government officials.