Governments are increasingly liquidating crypto assets seized in criminal investigations.
The idea of a digital currency with no central authority is in contradiction with any of the government’s policies. It is predictable that a lot of countries would come up with some regulations and rules to control the cryptocurrencies’ flows and exchanges.
Government cryptocurrency policies are very different in each country, even varying by region. For example, “Asian Tigers” have no regulations on crypto exchanges and only slight regulations on ICOs (South Korea is the only “Tiger” where ICOs are banned), but in China both ICOs and exchanges are illegal. In Europe, most of the countries don’t have any regulations on both ICOs and exchanges, so we can say they are in so-called grey area, even though every European authority has warned their citizens about the risks of using crypto. Government crypto news indicates that even democratic government cryptocurrency laws will change in more regulated way.
The Iota Foundation is teaming up with one of Austria’s most prestigious universities to foster research in distributed ledger technologies.10513
The Blockchain Service Network integrates three more major blockchains.13593
Following the launch of a nationwide APS blockchain network for federal, state and local staff, Australia has launched an international blockchain trial with Singapore.6374
The former CFTC chairman is currently working as a financial advisor for the Biden-Harris transition team.6486
A CNN report suggests Yang may be on the short list for a position in Joe Biden’s cabinet.15880
Experts explain why blockchain-based systems are still more efficient then paper ballots or online voting systems19211
The MFSA is finally issuing the first licenses formed under the crypto laws introduced in 2018.6955
The Switzerland-based branch of a major Russian bank has also joined OpenVASP.13191
Experts in blockchain technology and crypto take on the question: What impact has the COVID-19 outbreak had on the industry?37109
DoJ is now determined to hold the crypto industry to cross-border enforcement standards that have long applied to other sectors of finance.10775
Libel laws and new faces at the U.S. securities regulator lead the week's news.46823
New and developing research from the International Monetary Fund suggests that central banks around the world need new legal definitions for tokenized currencies.11194
New rule-making aims to stop "creeping politicization of the banking industry," says OCC head.9508
The letter states the regulatory agency “will not recommend enforcement action” against a platform issuing a digital currency capable of being converted to fiat.15188