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CFTC Does Not Regulate Retail Crypto Markets: Chairman Chris Giancarlo
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CFTC Does Not Regulate Retail Crypto Markets: Chairman Chris Giancarlo

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo has stated that the agency’s primary remit is not to exercise regulatory jurisdiction over cryptocurrency trading markets and other cash markets, but to deal wi...
Ukrainian Financial Stability Council Supports Regulatory Concept for Cryptocurrencies
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Ukrainian Financial Stability Council Supports Regulatory Concept for Cryptocurrencies

The Financial Stability Council of Ukraine has supported a concept for crypto regulations, Timur Khromaev, head of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission (SSMCS) reported in a Facebook post July 20. According to Khromaev, the concept involves r...
G20 Watchdog Develops ‘Vigilant’ Cryptocurrency Monitoring Framework
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G20 Watchdog Develops ‘Vigilant’ Cryptocurrency Monitoring Framework

The Financial Stability Board (FSB), an international body tasked to monitor the global financial system while coordinating regulation for G20 nations, has published a new framework for monitoring cryptocurrency assets. With an announcement on Monday, the F...
India’s Central Bank Spells Out Crypto Objections as Panel Readies Regulations
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India’s Central Bank Spells Out Crypto Objections as Panel Readies Regulations

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which admitted last month that it clamped down on cryptocurrencies without much discussion, has expanded on its objections, as a government panel considers a draft of regulations. The central bank instructed banks in April t...
Japanese Financial Services Agency to Change Crypto Exchange Regulations
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Japanese Financial Services Agency to Change Crypto Exchange Regulations

Japanese financial regulator the Financial Services Agency (FSA) is considering to change the legal basis for how it regulates cryptocurrency exchanges, local media Sankei reports July 3. The FSA reportedly is considering to regulate crypto exchanges by the...
Philippines to Issue 25 Cryptocurrency Exchange Licenses in Economic Zone
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Philippines to Issue 25 Cryptocurrency Exchange Licenses in Economic Zone

The administrator of a government-controlled economic zone in the Philippines has revealed plans to issue 25 licenses to cryptocurrency exchanges. The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), a government-operated economic zone in the northern tip of the Phi...
Austrian Financial Authority Calls for Tighter Regulation of ICOs and Cryptocurrencies
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Austrian Financial Authority Calls for Tighter Regulation of ICOs and Cryptocurrencies

Board directors of the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA), Klaus Kumpfmüller and Helmut Ettl, have have offered proposals for stricter regulations on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs), Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports today, June 29. ...
Japan’s Crypto-Friendly Regulator to Leave in Summer, What Will Change?
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Japan’s Crypto-Friendly Regulator to Leave in Summer, What Will Change?

Nobuchika Mori, Japan’s longest-serving regulator and chief of Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) who is responsible for most of the crypto regulations imposed by the Japanese government, is expected to leave this summer, according to FT. Mori’s Forwar...
Abu Dhabi Regulator Launches Crypto Regulations in Financial Free Zone
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Abu Dhabi Regulator Launches Crypto Regulations in Financial Free Zone

The regulator for Abu Dhabi’s international financial center and free zone has launched its regulatory framework that will encompass spot crypto services offered by exchanges, custodians and other intermediaries in the area. In a bid to foster a safer and t...
Speakers at Congressional Hearing Warn of Crypto Use in Foreign Political Meddling
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Speakers at Congressional Hearing Warn of Crypto Use in Foreign Political Meddling

Witnesses in the U.S. Congress voiced their concerns about the potential for using cryptocurrencies to make illegal campaign donations during a hearing of the Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held today, June 26. The hearing, titled “Protecting Our Elect...