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Singapore Introduces Licensing for Crypto Platforms, New Payment Services Now Act in Force

Singapore Introduces Licensing for Crypto Platforms, New Payment Services Act Now in ForceThe Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced the commencement of the city-state’s new Payment Services Act. The law mandates the implementation of a licensing regime that applies to payment providers, exchanges and other platforms dealing with cryptocurrencies. Their operators are obliged to meet anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulations. Also read: Uzbekistan Prepares Crypto […]

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RBI Confirms Crypto Not Banned in India

RBI Confirms Crypto Not Banned in IndiaThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has confirmed that cryptocurrency is not banned in India. During the latest supreme court hearing of the crypto case, the central bank’s reply to the Internet and Mobile Association of India was read out in detail. The RBI clarified that it only fenced in the entities it regulates, such […]

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New Bill in Oklahoma Proposes Depository for Cryptocurrencies Used by Government

New Bill in Oklahoma Proposes Depository for Cryptocurrencies Used by GovernmentA bill has been introduced in the U.S. state of Oklahoma to establish a new type of state-chartered financial institution that will be “the central depository for virtual currency used by governmental agencies in this state.” The new establishment aims to provide financial and technical services to crypto innovators and developers. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: […]

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Subhash Chandra Garg on the Future of Crypto

Former Indian Finance Secretary Subhash Garg on the Future of CryptoIndia’s former Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has shared his views on the future of cryptocurrency, both in India and worldwide. He headed the committee responsible for drafting the infamous bill to ban cryptocurrencies, which the crypto community calls flawed in many regards. Also read: Regulatory Roundup – China Blockchain ETF, New French Crypto Rules, […]

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Regulatory Roundup: New US Crypto Bill, France’s 1st Approved ICO, Muslim Crypto

Regulatory Roundup: New US Crypto Bill, France's 1st Approved ICO, Muslim CryptoIn this roundup, we cover a wide range of regulatory developments in the crypto space. Much has transpired in the U.S., including a new crypto bill, SEC’s proposal, lawmakers seeking answers from the IRS, and the state of Michigan signing several crypto bills into law. We also cover France’s first-approved initial coin offering, a proposal […]

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New Ukrainian Law Says ‘Virtual Assets’ Can Be Used for Payments

New Ukrainian Law Says ‘Virtual Assets’ Can Be Used for PaymentsThe Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s legislature, has approved amendments that introduce legal terms and definitions pertaining to the crypto space. The new legislation, which aims to transpose the FATF standards into national law, also identifies who is to take responsibility for the oversight of cryptocurrencies in the country. Also read: Crypto Startups to Get up to […]

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RBI Governor Discusses Crypto and Central Bank Digital Currency

RBI Governor Discusses Crypto and Central Bank Digital CurrencyThe governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Shaktikanta Das, spoke about cryptocurrency during a press conference on Thursday. He also talked about the prospect of an RBI-issued digital currency, when the time will be right for issuing one, and his view on private digital currencies. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Wraps up Crypto […]

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Liechtenstein Adopts Token Act to Attract Crypto Business

Liechtenstein Adopts Token Act to Attract Crypto BusinessOne of Europe’s smallest but richest nations, Liechtenstein, has made a significant step towards clarifying the regulatory environment in its already crypto-friendly jurisdiction. The parliament of the German-speaking principality in the heart of Europe has just passed a law that is likely to entice even more crypto companies to its territory. Also read: Turkish Government […]

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New Evidence Escalates Panic as RBI Still Limits Bank Withdrawals

New Evidence Escalates Panic as RBI Still Limits Bank WithdrawalsCustomers of a cooperative bank with 137 branches across India still do not know the fate of their money, which was restricted by the central bank. Evidence of alleged bank fraud has since surfaced, but the RBI still insists that India’s banking system is safe, despite many citizens being unable to withdraw their money. Also […]

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Indian Lawmaker Raises Hope of Positive Crypto Regulation

Indian Lawmaker Raises Hope of Positive Crypto RegulationA member of the upper house of the Indian parliament has given the crypto community some advice on what can be done to influence the government’s crypto decisions. He encourages anyone to reach out to him and discuss their concerns, including issues related to the draft bill to ban cryptocurrencies in India. His words and […]

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Indian Government’s New Report Views Crypto Positively

Indian Government’s New Report Views Crypto PositivelyA new Indian government report has put cryptocurrency in a positive light, viewing the mechanisms surrounding it, including initial coin offerings, as “revolutionizing the global fintech landscape.” The report also discusses the regulation of coins and tokens. Also read: Indian Exchanges Innovate as Calls for Positive Crypto Regulation Escalate Steering Committee’s Report The Indian Ministry […]

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Dutch Central Bank Prepares to Start Regulating Crypto Sector

Dutch Central Bank Prepares to Start Regulating Crypto SectorThe central bank of the Netherlands is preparing to supervise the country’s crypto sector. The bank has requested crypto exchanges and wallet providers to come forward and submit some information. Once the law takes effect, these operators will be required to register with the central bank to continue operations. Also read: Crypto Can Boost Indian […]

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RBI Defends Its Power Over Crypto in Indian Supreme Court

RBI Defends Its Power Over Crypto in Indian Supreme CourtThe Indian supreme court heard the case against the crypto banking restriction by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in detail Tuesday. After many arguments challenging the RBI’s power over crypto were presented, the counsel for the central bank began making the case against cryptocurrency. Also read: RBI’s Power Over Crypto Challenged at Length in […]

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India Plans to Introduce Crypto Bill Next Parliament Session – A Look at Community Responses

India to Introduce Crypto Bill Next Parliament Session - A Look at Community ResponsesThe Indian government has submitted a draft crypto bill to the supreme court and expressed its intention to introduce the bill in the next parliament session. The court subsequently set a new date to hear the case relating to crypto regulation. Meanwhile, the Indian crypto community has ramped up efforts to influence the government’s final […]

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Calls Intensify for Indian Government to Regulate Cryptocurrency

Calls Intensify for Indian Government to Regulate CryptocurrencySince the Indian government unveiled a draft bill to ban cryptocurrency, the crypto community has ramped up its efforts to influence the government’s final decision. The community has plans to reach out to parliament members to show them how flawed the crypto recommendations the government is examining are. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on […]

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Indian Government Official Resigns After Drafting ‘Flawed’ Crypto Bill

Indian Government Official Resigns After Drafting 'Flawed' Crypto BillThe Indian government official who headed the committee which drafted the bill to ban cryptocurrencies has resigned after releasing the report and draft bill which the crypto community calls “flawed.” Meanwhile, the government has confirmed that cryptocurrency is currently not prohibited in the country and the recommendations are being examined by relevant authorities. Also read: […]

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Indian Government Breaks Silence on Crypto Regulation

The Indian government has finally spoken up about the regulatory framework for cryptocurrency it has been deliberating, providing answers to questions presented in the upper house of the Parliament of India. The government also confirmed that the report with the recommended crypto regulation has already been submitted by the interministerial committee tasked with drafting the […]

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Georgia Exempts Bitcoin From VAT to Become the Next Country to Affirm Its Currency Status

Georgia Exempts Bitcoin From VAT to Become the Next Country Affirming Its Currency StatusCryptocurrency taxation is a subject that concerns a growing number of users, traders and investors. An area that creates a lot of confusion among taxpayers is the application of VAT, or the value-added tax most countries levy on the sales of goods and services. Georgia has become the latest nation to free crypto-fiat transactions from […]

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110 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Want to Launch in Japan – A Look at Recent Changes

110 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Want to Launch in Japan - A Look at Recent ChangesFollowing G20 meetings, where Japan led several discussions regarding crypto assets, the country’s top financial regulator told news.Bitcoin.com that 110 crypto exchanges are now interested in launching in Japan. The country recently passed a new cryptocurrency bill, and some approved crypto trading platforms have undergone changes. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets […]

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Indian Government Shed Light on Proposed Crypto Regulation

Indian Government Shed Light on Proposed Crypto RegulationSince leaked information regarding India’s cryptocurrency bill emerged, there have been constant discussions about what it entails. Four different government bodies have been asked about their involvement in the drafting of the bill. South Korea went through a similar situation, causing confusion to the public. Also read: Indian Cryptocurrency Regulation Is Ready, Official Confirms RTIs […]

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Indian Crypto Community Petitions Government for Regulation

Indian Crypto Community Petitions Government for RegulationFollowing widespread reports of the upcoming Indian cryptocurrency bill, the crypto community has started a petition for the government to quickly implement a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. In addition, a television network operated by the Upper House of the Indian Parliament has aired a program discussing the bill, and three Right to Information requests have […]

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Leaked Details of India’s Supposed New Cryptocurrency Bill Analyzed

Leaked Details of India’s Supposed New Cryptocurrency Bill AnalyzedExcerpts from what could be India’s new cryptocurrency bill have been leaked. While local media have made outrageous claims about the details of the bill, industry experts have pointed out numerous flaws and inaccuracies. Meanwhile, the country’s finance secretary has confirmed that the crypto regulation is ready to be submitted to the finance minister for […]

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India’s Central Bank Denies Knowledge of Bill to Ban Cryptocurrencies

India's Central Bank Denies Knowledge of Bill to Ban CryptocurrenciesIndia’s crypto regulation is reportedly ready and there has been much speculation about what it contains. An Indian lawyer has gotten some answers from the Reserve Bank of India about a bill allegedly seeking to ban cryptocurrencies. Surprisingly, the central bank claims that it does not have any knowledge of this bill and did not […]

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New Cryptocurrency Bill Advances in Japan, Regulator Explains

New Cryptocurrency Bill Advances in Japan, Regulator ExplainsJapan’s House of Representatives has passed a new cryptocurrency bill with additional requests for the government to incorporate into law. News.Bitcoin.com talked to Japan’s top financial regulator to find out the implications of this bill and the proposed resolution. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request Japan’s New Crypto Bill Passes […]

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