Tag: Cryptocurrency Regulation

The UK Clamps Down on Cryptocurrency Operations

We’re used to hearing about regulation by now. But most of the news that makes the headlines comes from the United States SEC and its latest statements or subpoenas. However, it seems that the United Kingdom is following suit. The country’s financial regulator and markets watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), says there are now 24 pending investigations into cryptocurrencies, according to Citywire. Regulatory Action Could be Taken The FCA confirmed that it has looked …
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Texas Serves Bitcoin Investment Company with Cease and Desist Order

Deceptive and misleading advertisements targeting Texans – including those which falsely assured them that investing in Bitcoin was risk-free – were among the offenses cited by the Texas State Securities Board in its emergency cease and desist order against a Bitcoin investment company. The company, Forex EA & Bitcoin Investment LLC, was also accused of failing to disclose the identity of the principals behind it as well as concealing some pertinent facts regarding the …
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Iran’s Decision to Ban Banks from Dealing with Cryptocurrency Is Unwise

Iran, which was heavily affected by the sanctions imposed by the US on the country and its businesses in January, has banned the only alternative payment method that local businesses and individuals could use to bring money in and out of the nation. Why Did Iran Ban Cryptocurrency? On April 23, the central bank of Iran effectively banned local banks and financial institutions from dealing with cryptocurrency businesses. “Banks and credit institutions …
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Australian Regulators to Update Crypto Guidelines While Praising Blockchain

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) will update their guidelines to better reflect the evolving cryptocurrency industry, John Price, one of their commissioners, revealed in his speech at a fintech conference in Sydney on April 26. Price further cautioned any company planning to conduct an ICO against thinking of it as a way to avoid government regulation, while also expressing the commission’s commitment to fostering innovation in the fintech sector without …
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