French Central Banker: The World Needs to Standardize Crypto Regulations

A French central banker is calling for a global regulatory framework on crypto assets. In a speech at an Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) meeting in London on Tuesday, Denis Beau, a deputy governor of Banque De France, said: “There is indeed a need for overall consistency to prevent regulatory arbitrage under the […]

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US Treasury Secretary: Regulatory Fears Forced Libra Exodus

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said backers of Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra dropped out of the project over concerns that the stablecoin project would not meet regulatory standards. Speaking on CNBC, Mnuchin said that if Libra wouldn’t meet US money-laundering standards via the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, it could open them up to enforcement actions. “I […]

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Spencer Dinwiddie Could Decentralize Pro Sports – If Accredited Investors Want In

Accredited investors can soon indulge their hoop dreams. In partnership with crypto firm Paxos, NBA guard Spencer Dinwiddie is looking to raise $13.5 million by tokenizing the first year of his three-year, $34.5 million contract. Dubbed the DREAM Fan Shares platform, investors in the securities offering will earn interest through Dinwiddie’s bi-monthly paycheck. The minimum […]

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Netherlands May Block Foreign Crypto Firms Under Anti-Money Laundering Laws

Cryptocurrency entities based outside of the Netherlands may get the boot under new crypto regulations. Following up a report by CoinDesk on the DNB’s recent registry mandate for cryptocurrency companies, DNB spokesperson Tobias Oudejans said the current legislation before the Dutch House of Representatives will not only force domestic companies to register with the central […]

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Facebook Libra, Other Cryptos Must Comply With US Rules: Treasury Official

Facebook’s Libra must achieve the highest standards of U.S. regulatory compliance prior to any launch, a U.S. Treasury official has said. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, Switzerland, Sigal Mandelker, under secretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence, said not only Libra, but other cryptocurrencies operating in all or part of the U.S. will need […]

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Netki Retools Digital ID Service for FATF’s New Crypto ‘Travel Rule’

Netki has upgraded its digital identity service to help cryptocurrency firms meet tough new international standards for combating money laundering.  Announced Monday, the upgrade to TransactID adds two new features: The ability to break down certificates of a user’s identity into smaller pieces of personally identifiable information (PII); and the ability for senders and receivers […]

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The Crypto Custody Conundrum: What Are We Even Talking About?

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free weekly newsletter focused on crypto assets. Sign up here. For a primer on crypto custody concepts, you can download our free report here.  […]

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Trump’s Currency War With China Could Be Bitcoin’s Do-or-Die Moment

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. The global economy faces its biggest crisis in 11 years. In theory, this should be bitcoin’s […]

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Derivatives Drama: The Unintended Consequences of Crypto Regulation

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free weekly newsletter for institutional investors interested in crypto assets. Sign up here. Last week’s kerfuffle over the launch-that-wasn’t of LedgerX’s physically delivered futures […]

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Senior CFTC Official Who Set Bitcoin Futures Policy Is Leaving: Report

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is losing another senior level staffer. Bloomberg Law reports Friday that a number of sources have said Amir Zaidi, director of the CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight (DMO), is to leave the regulator within weeks. Zaidi had been in the post since early in 2017 and was the official responsible […]

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