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Watch Out Russia’s Crypto Citizens! Bitcoin Regulation Inbound

As reported by a local Russian news outlet, TASS, the State Duma, one of the nation’s regulatory entities, are preparing to draft a “long-awaited” bill on crypto regulation in the coming weeks. Stacking Those Bills The chairman of the State Duma’s Committee on Financial Markets,…

Crypto-Friendly Lawyer: U.S. Government Shutdown Curbing Bitcoin ETF Prospects

U.S. Government Shutdown & Crypto Twenty-eight days ago, the entirety of the U.S. government partially shut down. Negotiations between the Democrats and Republican incumbents have yet to procure results, and hundreds of thousands, if not millions of federal workers have had to provide governmental services…

OECD Calls for ‘Delicate Balance’ in Global ICO Regulation

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development stated that regulators should facilitate the development of ICOs. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has stated that global regulators should work together to facilitate the development of initial coin offerings (ICOs), according to a report…

Huobi Resumes Operations in Japan as a Fully Regulated Exchange

Huobi is back in Japan, this time as a fully regulated exchange under Japan's Financial Services Agency (FSA). Following its merger with BitTrade, Huobi Japan Holding Ltd. is now among the first batch of 17 to receive registration under the FSA and is able to…

Bitcoin ETF Hype Persists, New York Investment Firm Joins The Fray

An S-1 filing has been submitted to the American Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), seeking the approval of a Bitcoin-laced exchange-traded fund (ETF). Take A Walk On The Less Volatile Side The filing in question was registered by Wilshire Phoenix, an investment management agency headquartered…

South Africa Wants to Mandate Registration of Crypto Service Providers

A regulatory working group in South Africa, which includes the country’s central bank, has released a consultation paper on crypto assets this week. According to the document, all exchanges, wallet providers, Bitcoin ATMs and payment processors will have to register with the government in 2019. …

No Reason to ‘Bury’ Cryptocurrencies, Russian PM Medvedev Says

Last year’s falling prices are not a good enough reason to “bury” cryptocurrencies, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said during a high-level economic conference. He believes Russia should carefully follow the developments around digital coins.   Also read: Clickbait Media Uses Bitcoin and Russia to…

Indian Supreme Court Pushes Crypto Case Against RBI to End of February

The case against the crypto banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was unexpectedly heard at the country’s supreme court on Thursday. However, senior advocates for the parties were reportedly absent, so a new date has been set and the crypto case will…

Crypto Exec Wary Of Ethereum Futures, As Bitcoin ETF Talk Mounts

Launch of Ethereum Futures Still ‘Up In The Air’ In mid-December, as CBOE’s and CME’s Bitcoin (BTC) futures offering turned one-year-old, rumors began to mount regarding a similar vehicle for Ethereum (ETH). As reported by Ethereum World News, the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission, the financial…

Wyoming Pushes The Crypto Envelope, Passes Two Blockchain-Related Bills

In an attempt to boost innovation within the crypto and blockchain sector, the U.S. State of Wyoming has reportedly passed two articles of legislation. The two bills are related to the aforementioned ecosystems, adding to the region’s already expansive list of in-place pro-crypto legislature. Encouraging…