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CFTC: We’re ‘Diligently’ Working on All Crypto-Related Applications, Including Bakkt’s

The U.S. regulator continues to liaise with representatives despite repeated delays over Bakkt’s launch. United States regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is actively working to approve multiple crypto-related applications, including for Bitcoin (BTC) futures from institutional trading platform Bakkt. A CFTC commissioner revealed…

Swiss Federal Council Initiates Blockchain Law Consultation Period

As announced in late 2018, the Swiss Federal Council proposed specific adjustments in the existing federal law for the blockchain industry. The Swiss Federal Council has started its consultation period on the adaptation of federal law for blockchain development, according to an official press release…

Switzerland Moves Forward to Fit Cryptocurrency Into Traditional Regulations

 The Federal Assembly of Switzerland has voted in favor of putting cryptocurrency on equal footing as traditional assets. A Hesitant Vote 99 members of the National Council, Switzerland’s lower house of the Federal Assembly, have supported a motion to put forward proposed regulations by liberal…

US Missoula County Considers Requiring Crypto Miners to Use Renewable Energy

Proposed regulation in the United States Missoula County would require mining operations to produce or purchase renewable energy. The official website of the United States Missoula County in Montana reports that the country commissioners have discussed regulation of cryptocurrency mining on March 14. The county…

Swiss Federal Assembly Approves Instructions on Cryptocurrency Regulation

Switzerland’s Federal Assembly has approved proposals to instruct lawmakers on cryptocurrency regulation. The legislative body of the Swiss government, the Federal Assembly, has approved a motion to instruct the Federal Council to adapt existing legislation for cryptocurrency regulation. Coitelegraph auf Deutsch reported on the development…

Brookings Institute Says the SEC Should Regulate Crypto-Assets

A report from the Economic Studies program of US think tank, Brookings, claims better regulation will benefit the crypto industry. It states that crypto-assets currently fall into a jurisdictional gap, and that the SEC should fill that role. Don’t Hate The Game, Hate The Players…

Canada Lawmakers Propose a Ban on Cryptocurrency Short Selling

The Canadian Securities Administrators and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) have jointly proposed a framework for cryptocurrency exchanges that would halt short selling and margin trading of digital assets.  Ban on Cryptocurrency Short Selling and Margin Trading The Canadian Securities Administrators and…

US SEC Solicits Feedback on Crypto Assets and Custody Rules

The US SEC is soliciting industry input as it potentially reconsiders existing custody rules for investment advisers regarding crypto. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is soliciting industry input as it potentially reconsiders existing custody rules in specific cases of digital asset trading…