Tag: cryptocurrencies

Explore the RegTech Revolution

Regulators struggling to oversee crypto assets

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (Iosco)’s attempt to harmonize crypto regulation will have no immediate impact, as national regulators are still failing to understand jurisdictional governance, says a lawyer. While the CEO of a crypto exchange says the lack of adoption of current regulation to crypto, has created a bottleneck effect. “While efforts to…
Read more


2nd July 2019 0

Coinbase launches its cryptocurrency debit card in six more countries in Europe

Digital currency exchange Coinbase announced Wednesday its Visa debit card is to launch in six more European countries after debuting in the U.K. in April. The card allows users with Coinbase accounts to spend cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin in stores and online at any merchant that accepts Visa. Coinbase U.K. CEO Zeeshan Feroz…
Read more


18th June 2019 0

Regulators struggling to oversee crypto assets

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (Iosco)’s attempt to harmonize crypto regulation will have no immediate impact, as national regulators are still failing to understand jurisdictional governance, says a lawyer. While the CEO of a crypto exchange says the lack of adoption of current regulation to crypto, has created a bottleneck effect. “While efforts to…
Read more


4th June 2019 0

Coinbase Launches Crypto Visa Debit Card for UK and EU Customers

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has launched a Visa debit card allowing customers in the U.K. and EU to spend their cryptocurrencies directly from their Coinbase accounts. The San Francisco-based firm announced the news in a blog post on Wednesday, saying that with the “Coinbase Card,” customers will be able to spend their bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH),…
Read more


29th April 2019 0

Japan Approves 2 New Crypto Exchanges – 140 More Interested

Japan’s top financial regulator has shared with news.Bitcoin.com some stats pertaining to cryptocurrency exchange registrations. Out of 23 new applications the regulator has received, two have been approved so far. In addition, there are over 140 more companies interested in entering the market. Over 140 Companies Interested, 2 Approved so Far The Japanese Financial Services…
Read more


3rd April 2019 0

Swiss Federal Council Votes to Adapt Current Financial Regulations to Include Cryptocurrencies

Swiss lawmakers have recently voted to include cryptocurrencies in an adapted form of the country’s existing financial regulations. The vote was introduced by lawmakers who are concerned about the illicit use of anonymous cryptocurrencies, which could change the regulatory landscape for digital assets in Switzerland’s ‘crypto valley’. Switzerland’s Recent Vote on Crypto Regulation Explained The…
Read more


25th March 2019 0

Facebook might launch a cryptocurrency in the first half of 2019

We know Facebook has been hiring cryptocurrency experts and building a blockchain team for a while, but the scope, aims, and timeline of the project are all unknown. A new report by the New York Times claims Facebook is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency as early as the first half of this year. According…
Read more


14th March 2019 0

Bank of Spain Warns Citizens Against Crypto Given Lack of Local Regulations

Spain’s central bank has issued a reminder to citizens warning of the risks involved in transacting unregulated cryptocurrencies. The Bank of Spain’s notice, issued Feb. 10, followed an official blog post published two days earlier, which had outlined the institution’s stance on cryptocurrencies, their characteristics, and their legal status in Spain and the wider European…
Read more


12th February 2019 0

UK regulators reveal ‘comprehensive’ crypto regulation plans

Sale of crypto-referencing derivatives could be banned UK regulators have laid the groundwork for the regulation of cryptoassets and distributed ledger technology (DLT), such as blockchain, with the publication of a long-awaited report. The HM Treasury-led Cryptoasset Taskforce report, published on Monday (30 October), focusses on consumer protection concerns linked to the use of cryptocurrencies,…
Read more


31st October 2018 0

Ripple to launch payment service, XRP price surges 74%

Ripple has major institutions and companies — including MoneyGram, Western Union, Mercury FX and Cambridge Global Payments — testing xRapid, which could use the XRP token. The price of XRP, the cryptocurrency associated with Ripple — a company that uses blockchain for providing financial services — has spiked by almost 74 percent in four days.…
Read more


16th October 2018 0