It’s Not Up to Facebook to Decide What Libra Is, Ex-CFTC Advisor Says
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It’s Not Up to Facebook to Decide What Libra Is, Ex-CFTC Advisor Says

btcethereumadmin - July 17, 2019

“Is it a security? Is it a commodity pool? Is it a payment token? Is it a utility token? It’s a particularly important question … not just…

Cuba Libra? Island Nation Slowly Explores Cryptocurrency Options
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Cuba Libra? Island Nation Slowly Explores Cryptocurrency Options

btcethereumadmin - July 16, 2019

Cubans are quietly exploring cryptocurrency use-cases on the politically isolated island, even watching Facebook’s Libra project with cautious optimism. Cuban expat Claudia Rodriguez of the Brazilian startup…

Top Republican Touts Blockchain Privacy as Alternative to Regulating Big Tech
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Top Republican Touts Blockchain Privacy as Alternative to Regulating Big Tech

btcethereumadmin - July 16, 2019

With regulators not “nimble” enough to adapt to the fast changing world of technology, those concerned about maintaining their online privacy should consider turning to decentralized technology,…

Canada’s Crypto Exchanges Must Now Register as MSBs, Report Transactions Over $10K
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Canada’s Crypto Exchanges Must Now Register as MSBs, Report Transactions Over $10K

btcethereumadmin - July 11, 2019

Canada has updated its anti-money laundering rules, making changes that will affect cryptocurrency exchange operations in the country. The Canadian government published the amendments to the Proceeds of Crime…

North Carolina’s Lt. Governor Launches Blockchain Initiative
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North Carolina’s Lt. Governor Launches Blockchain Initiative

btcethereumadmin - July 9, 2019

North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest has launched an initiative to study the “unique attributes and use-cases” of blockchain tech. Announced July 2 on Forest’s own website,…

Gemini to Apply for Broker-Dealer License in Bid to Trade Crypto Securities
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Gemini to Apply for Broker-Dealer License in Bid to Trade Crypto Securities

btcethereumadmin - July 2, 2019

The Winklevoss-owned cryptocurrency exchange Gemini will apply for a broker-dealer license from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), CoinDesk has learned. This is the first step toward…

Blockchain Association Takes Over Kik’s ‘Defend Crypto’ Crowdfunding Effort
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Blockchain Association Takes Over Kik’s ‘Defend Crypto’ Crowdfunding Effort

btcethereumadmin - June 28, 2019

Canada-based social media company Kik is relinquishing control of its legal defense crowdfunding campaign to the Blockchain Association in an effort to broaden the initiative’s reach. Kik…

Trump Administration in Talks With Crypto Startup on Israeli–Palestinian Peace Plans
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Trump Administration in Talks With Crypto Startup on Israeli–Palestinian Peace Plans

btcethereumadmin - June 28, 2019

The Trump administration has tapped Israeli crypto startup Orbs to develop blockchain solutions for the region’s longstanding political conflicts. The disclosure comes this week from a summit…

Howey Schmowey – The Real Answer is to Update Securities Regulations
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Howey Schmowey – The Real Answer is to Update Securities Regulations

btcethereumadmin - June 23, 2019

David Weisberger is co-founder and CEO of CoinRoutes and a veteran of building trading desks and financial technology businesses. The opinions expressed in this article are his…

Stonewalled by FINRA, Up to 40 Crypto Securities Wait in Limbo for Launch
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Stonewalled by FINRA, Up to 40 Crypto Securities Wait in Limbo for Launch

btcethereumadmin - June 17, 2019

THE TAKEAWAY: FINRA has sat for months on roughly 40 broker-dealer applications from companies dealing in crypto assets, denying them a broker-dealer license that would let these firms offer…