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Mexico: New Crypto Regulations Could Shake The Country’s Exchanges

The latest news on our DC Forecasts crypto news site show that experts in Mexico have recently warned that the central bank and its newly proposed crypto regulations could derail the progress in the country’s burgeoning crypto sector. As the reports show, the central bank…

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…

Skeptic’s lens: ICOs are dead, make way for IEOs

I moderated two panels in Hong Kong at TOKEN2049 — one about regulations and one about stablecoins. The main reason why I visited Hong Kong, though, was to get a better sense of the sentiment around crypto in Asia. And just as expected, it’s vastly different than…

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…

Former CFTC chairman calls on Congress to strengthen crypto regulation

It doesn’t take an advanced degree in cryptography or law to know that the regulatory landscape for bitcoin and crypto assets is complicated.  Actors in the space — from brokers to exchanges — are required to navigate a tangled web of state and federal agencies…

Japan to introduce regulations to limit margin trading

Japan is introducing changes to the regulatory framework regarding crypto trading, Nikkei Asian Review writes. The amendments to Japan’s financial instruments and payment services laws were approved last week by the Japanese Cabinet. They will come into effect in April 2020.  There are two major changes…

Canadian regulators propose ban on crypto short selling, margin trading

Canadian regulators have proposed a ban on certain trading activity in the crypto world to safeguard investors from potential risks.  The so-called Canadian Securities Administration, a financial watchdog, proposed a temporary ban on crypto platforms on short trading, which sees investors betting on a certain…

SEC’s Valerie A. Szczepanik: Crypto Spring “is Going to Come”

Valerie A. Szczepanik, Senior Advisor for Digital Assets and Innovation at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is confident that very soon the crypto market will overcome the winter that began during 2018. Speaking at the SXSW in Austin, Texas, Ms. Szczepanik commented that over…

Canada seeks feedback regarding Proposed Platform Framework to regulate crypto asset platforms

Canadian financial regulators are looking into possible regulatory framework for crypto assets and blockchain platforms, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada wrote in a statement. It has published a joint Consultation Paper with The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). The regulators are seeking feedback from the fintech community,…