Tag: policy & regulation

Feb 19 2021

New Jersey Crime Watchdog Says Crypto ATMs Need More Regulation

Feb 19 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin atms crime fraud new jersey news

State regulation of crypto ATMs is poor and federal laws aren't much better, the commission said in a report.

Feb 18 2021

What Happens if All Stablecoin Users Have to Be Identified?

Feb 18 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  opinion policy & regulation stablecoins

If the U.S. reins in pseudonymity in stablecoin transactions (as seems possible) there could be big implications for the crypto industry, says our columnist.

BitPay to Pay $500K to Settle OFAC Sanction Violation Charges

Feb 18 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitpay news ofac policy & regulation sanctions

BitPay is accused of facilitating over 2,100 transactions with individuals in sanctioned nations.

‘Evil VASP’ Simulation Preps Crypto Exchanges for FATF Travel Rule

Backed by CipherTrace, TRISA looks to get virtual asset service providers (VASPs) ready for new anti-money laundering rules.

Russia’s Digital Ruble Model to Get Bank-Friendly Redesign

Feb 18 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  banks business coinflash digital ruble news

Banks had feared being drained of liquidity under the original concept for the digital currency.

Kia Motors America Victim of Ransomware Attack Demanding $20M in Bitcoin, Report Claims

BleepingComputer claims to have evidence that the ransomware gang DoppelPaymer is demanding 404 BTC from the car firm.

Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ Has Started Accepting Bitcoin, Ether for Tax Payments

Local firm Bitcoin Suisse has partnered with the canton of Zug, converting cryptocurrency tax payments into Swiss francs.

Malaysian Bitcoin Mining Gang Stole Over $2M in Electricity, Say Police

Feb 18 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  crime malaysia mining news policy & regulation

Police seized 1,746 bitcoin mining machines across 21 premises in raids this week.

Robinhood to Allow Deposits, Withdrawals for Cryptos Including Dogecoin

Feb 18 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  dogecoin news policy & regulation robinhood tech

Currently, users of the popular trading app can only buy and sell cryptocurrencies within their Robinhood accounts.

US Lawmakers Looking Into China’s Role in GameStop Pump: Report

Some Republican members of the House Financial Services Committee want to look into Reddit’s ties to Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent and Robinhood rival Moomoo.

Feb 17 2021

Why We Should Take Dogecoin Seriously

Dogecoin's rise reflects the power of collective belief and a longing for a more ideal form of crypto.

Russia’s Crypto Tax Bill Passes First Reading at State Duma

The bill proposes to recognise cryptocurrency as property for purposes of taxation.

Mastercard Launches Prepaid Card for World’s First CBDC in Bahamas

The Bahamian Sand Dollar can now be used for payments anywhere Mastercard is accepted.

Coinbase Hires Former Stripe Exec as Chief Compliance Officer

Melissa Strait will take charge of Coinbase's compliance initiatives ahead of its planned public listing.

Why the US Needs Bitcoin

Feb 17 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  federal reserve opinion policy & regulation

Elon Musk and other VIPs have endorsed it. Here's why the Federal Reserve should seriously consider BTC for its balance sheet.

Central Bank Digital Currencies May Drive Cash ‘Shadow Economy’ to Crypto: Reuters

Feb 17 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  cbdcs crime policy policy & regulation

"Shadow economy" participants, those who use deal mostly in hard cash for anonymity's sake, are unlikely to be drawn to using a CBDC, according to a Reuters column.

India Plans Twin Taxes on Exchanges and Traders Before Passing Crypto Bill: Report

A senior Finance Ministry official told a newspaper that taxation does not necessarily imply legality.

World’s Oldest Central Bank Extends Digital Currency Test Till 2022

Feb 17 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  cbdcs e-krona news policy & regulation riksbank

Sweden's Riksbank said it would continue work with Accenture on a potential e-krona digital currency until next year.

Feb 16 2021

State of Crypto: Will 2021 Finally Be the Year of the Bitcoin ETF?

The market has matured since 2018, when bitcoin ETF applications last hit a peak. It's unclear whether that's enough to see one approved.

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