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FATF Releases Global Standards for Crypto Assets

The Financial Action Task Force adopted its new rules on crypto assets and published its updated Guidance on Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers Friday. Under these new measures, crypto service providers will be required to implement the same requirements as traditional financial institutions.…

Indian Government Shed Light on Proposed Crypto Regulation

Since leaked information regarding India’s cryptocurrency bill emerged, there have been constant discussions about what it entails. Four different government bodies have been asked about their involvement in the drafting of the bill. South Korea went through a similar situation, causing confusion to the public.…

CEO of Bank of America: “We Want a Cashless Society”

The banking industry accepts the fact that cryptocurrencies and other cashless payments solutions are the future. Now, the powerful traditional Bank of America has joined the unstoppable trend to build a cashless society. The Second Largest US Bank Calls For A Cashless Society The advent…

Indian Startup Launches Crypto Trading Strategy Marketplace

An Indian startup has launched a marketplace for algorithmic trading strategies. Investors can choose a strategy based on factors such as past performance, cryptocurrencies invested, and time frames. The platform also offers a drag-and-drop tool for traders to build their own strategies without writing code.…

Indian Crypto Community Petitions Government for Regulation

Following widespread reports of the upcoming Indian cryptocurrency bill, the crypto community has started a petition for the government to quickly implement a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. In addition, a television network operated by the Upper House of the Indian Parliament has aired a program…

Meet the Developer Who Added Schnorr Signatures to Bcash

This week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with Jonathan Gonzalez, the blockchain developer who is currently maintaining the Bcash project, a Bitcoin Cash full node written in node.js. Gonzalez explained how he got into Bitcoin Cash development and how he managed to get the Bcash node fully compatible…

Indian Government-Backed Program Offers Crypto and Blockchain Course

An Indian government-initiated program is offering a course for undergraduates to learn about cryptocurrency, blockchains, and their use cases. This 12-week interactive course is free to enroll and learn from. Among the topics covered are Bitcoin basics and consensus. Meanwhile, India’s regulatory framework for cryptocurrency…

Leaked Details of India’s Supposed New Cryptocurrency Bill Analyzed

Excerpts from what could be India’s new cryptocurrency bill have been leaked. While local media have made outrageous claims about the details of the bill, industry experts have pointed out numerous flaws and inaccuracies. Meanwhile, the country’s finance secretary has confirmed that the crypto regulation…

Yahoo Japan-Backed Exchange Launches Crypto-Yen Markets and Margin Trading

Back in April 2018, it was revealed that Yahoo Japan was planning to launch a cryptocurrency exchange licensed by Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA). Now, a year later, Yahoo Japan’s trading platform Taotao is open offering BTC and ETH trading while also providing users with…

G20 Starts Crypto Discussions – A Look at Global Standards

Finance ministers and central bank governors from the G20 countries have gathered this weekend for a two-day meeting ahead of the G20 summit, and cryptocurrency is among the topics of discussion. Global standard-setting bodies have submitted their policies and provided tools to help the member…

India’s Central Bank Denies Knowledge of Bill to Ban Cryptocurrencies

India’s crypto regulation is reportedly ready and there has been much speculation about what it contains. An Indian lawyer has gotten some answers from the Reserve Bank of India about a bill allegedly seeking to ban cryptocurrencies. Surprisingly, the central bank claims that it does…