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CFTC Wants to Learn About Ethereum Network’s Smart Contract Feature, Says Commissioner Dan Berkovitz

Dan Berkovitz, one of the Commissioners of Commodities Futures Trading Commission [CFTC], spoke about the Commission seeking public feedback on questions pertaining to Ethereum, in an interview with Block TV.
Mar 21, 2019 at 10:28Priya
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Venezuela: Maduro Administration Targets Bitcoin Remittance

The Venezuela government is reportedly making a move towards collecting fees on Bitcoin remittance payments in the country.
Mar 20, 2019 at 13:56Osato Avan-Nomayo
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Cryptocurrencies Not a Substitute for Traditional Money, IMF Says

Market capitalisation of all virtual money has fluctuated erratically, which makes them less reliable.
Mar 20, 2019 at 12:04Kelsey Warner
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Bitcoin ETF: SEC Receives 84% Negative Feedback on Application

The SEC received just seven comment letters from the public in response to a solicitation for feedback it had requested in February 2019. Of those, six urged the agency to reject the application.
Mar 19, 2019 at 10:46Samantha Chang
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SEC Chairman Highlights Investor Protection in Regard to Bitcoin ETF

United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton is still concerned about investor protection when it comes to the commission approving a Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF).
Mar 15, 2019 at 16:07Helen Partz
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Thai Stock Exchange Building Digital Assets Platform for 2020 Launch

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has confirmed it’s building a digital assets platform that it expects to go live next year.
Mar 15, 2019 at 10:14Yogita Khatri
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No, SEC Chairman Did Not Say Ethereum Is Not a Security

The U.S. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton did not confirm that Ethereum is not a security.
Mar 14, 2019 at 18:08Maud Gu
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House Lawmakers Pass Bill Targeting Bitcoin and Crypto Asset Use by Terrorists

New legislation affecting Bitcoin and crypto just passed the US House of Representatives. The FinCen Improvement Act, introduced on February 27 by representative Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), passed the House on Monday and was received in the Senate on Tuesday.
Mar 14, 2019 at 13:24The Daily Hodl
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Russia Adopts Digital Rights Law That ‘Forms the Basis’ of Digital Economy Development

Russia’s parliament, the State Duma, has voted to enact new digital rights legislation in October this year, according to a press release on the Duma’s official website on March 12.
Mar 14, 2019 at 10:17William Suberg
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DTCC Calls for Level Playing Field for Security Tokens Platforms

Regulators should apply existing infrastructure rules to platforms that process security tokens to ensure market stability, the financial industry-owned group which runs the plumbing for much of the world’s trading said on Wednesday.
Mar 14, 2019 at 09:42Tom Wilson
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Mexico's Central Bank Publishes 'Catch-22' Rules Impacting Crypto Exchanges

The central bank of Mexico has published rules on crypto assets that put crypto exchanges in “a catch-22 type of situation,” the CEO of a local exchange explained to news.Bitcoin.com.
Mar 13, 2019 at 14:50Kevin Helms
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SEC Chief Confirms Analysis That Ethereum Isn’t a Security

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton has formally confirmed existing staff analysis that Ethereum and other similar decentralized cryptocurrency assets are not securities, even if they were initially sold through an illegal securities offering.
Mar 13, 2019 at 09:45Josiah Wilmoth
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EU Demands New Standards for Blockchain Interoperability

As the blockchain sector evolves, it’s important for policy makers and industry to co-create standards to make multi-layered, interoperable chains a reality.
Mar 12, 2019 at 18:34Yessi Bello Perez
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CFTC Requires Trading Platform to Pay $990K for Illegal Bitcoin-Related Transactions

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced Monday, March 11, that international securities dealer 1pool Ltd. and its CEO Patrick Brunner must pay a total of $990,000 for illicit Bitcoin (BTC) transactions with U.S. customers.
Mar 12, 2019 at 13:04 Ana Berman
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The SEC’s Crypto Czar Is Hitting the Road – And She Wants to Meet You

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is going on tour in hopes of meeting with crypto entrepreneurs who otherwise might not engage with the regulator.
Mar 12, 2019 at 11:33Nikhilesh De
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Texas Representative Wants to Ban the Anonymous Use of Cryptocurrency

A Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, Phil Stephenson, has just introduced a bill that would require residents of the state to identify themselves if they wish to use cryptocurrencies.
Mar 11, 2019 at 14:46Jamie Redman
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Sometime Best For Gov to Stay Out of Crypto Says US State Department Rep

Manisha Singh, acting Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment at the State Department, America’s equivalent of the Foreign Ministry in most countries, stated sometimes it is best for the government to stay away.
Mar 08, 2019 at 14:32TrustNodes
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Russia: Financial Markets Committee Considers Requiring Identification From Crypto Users

Russia’s Duma Committee on Financial Markets is considering the adoption of a mandatory identification process for users of digital assets, local news service Izvestia reports on March 7.
Mar 08, 2019 at 13:12Helen Partz
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CFTC Chair: Blockchain Could Have Transformed Regulators Real-Time Response to 2008 Crash

Christopher Giancarlo, chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (СFTC), has said that blockchain would have transformed regulators’ real-time responses to the the 2008 global financial crash, if it had been in use at the time. Giancarlo made his remarks during the 4th Annual DC Blockchain Summit in Washington D.C. on March 6.
Mar 07, 2019 at 17:18Marie Huillet
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Eastern Caribbean Central Bank to Test Blockchain Legal Tender

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is about to conduct a pilot for a blockchain-based central bank digital currency (CBDC) in preparation for its planned full rollout as a legal tender, possibly in 2020.
Mar 07, 2019 at 15:21Daniel Palmer
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