Bitmain IPO Put in Doubt by Hong Kong Financial Regulators

Hong Kong financial regulators are reluctant to back any crypto-related business at this moment in time while proper rules are being drafted to regulate initial public offerings (IPOs). The news might have a serious knock-on effect on the application of the Bitmain IPO and other related crypto projects in Hong Kong in the near future. … Continued The post Bitmain IPO Put in Doubt by Hong Kong Financial Regulators appeared first on CCN

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French Firm Becomes Europe’s First Regulated Crypto Asset Manager Funded by an ICO

France has one of the toughest regulatory environments in Europe and the world generally when it comes to finance and specifically cryptocurrency. The country has in recent times taken a few cursory steps toward becoming a hub of ICO activity, but strict enforcement of crypto regulations is the cost of doing business in a well-connected The post French Firm Becomes Europe’s First Regulated Crypto Asset Manager Funded by an ICO appeared first on CCN

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French Tobacco Shops Want to Sell Bitcoin — Regulators Aren’t Happy

The French version of the SEC, the Autorité des marchés financiers, along with the Banque de France issued a statement Monday regarding the intentions of KeplerK, a company which was previously reported to have gotten approval and is planning to partner with tobacco shop operators to sell Bitcoin in their stores across the country. It seems The post French Tobacco Shops Want to Sell Bitcoin — Regulators Aren’t Happy appeared first on CCN

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Breaking: SEC Charges EtherDelta Founder with Operating Unregistered Exchange

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged the founder of decentralized Ethereum exchange (DEX) EtherDelta with operating an unregistered exchange. As a DEX, the crypto trading platform allowed users to trustlessly trade Ethereum-based tokens without registering accounts or entrusting their funds to an exchange-controlled wallet. Trading was managed by a smart contract, though The post Breaking: SEC Charges EtherDelta Founder with Operating Unregistered Exchange appeared first on CCN

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Coinsource Receives First BitLicense to Operate Bitcoin ATMs in New York

The world’s largest bitcoin ATM company has finally received official approval to operate in New York. They had previously been operating in New York almost since the company’s inception via a provisional license. Last year, they received coverage in the New Yorker and have frequently been in the news with word of new ATMs across The post Coinsource Receives First BitLicense to Operate Bitcoin ATMs in New York appeared first on CCN

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange Proposes Framework for Regulating Cryptocurrency

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) believes that legal frameworks around finance and cryptos should be the same. The world’s sixth largest stock exchange in its research paper looks at the need for regulators to keep up with the pace of financial technologies. And if they lag behind, the existing laws of finance should be The post Hong Kong Stock Exchange Proposes Framework for Regulating Cryptocurrency appeared first on CCN

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Smart Contract Devs Liable for How dApps are Used: CFTC’s Quintenz

One of the top markets regulators in the United States said yesterday that he believes smart contract developers should in some instances be held liable when their blockchain applications are used in conjunction with illegal activities. Brian Quintenz, a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), made this statement on Monday at the GITEX The post Smart Contract Devs Liable for How dApps are Used: CFTC’s Quintenz appeared first on CCN

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Total Ban on Crypto Exchanges Unnecessary: Hong Kong Regulator

The outgoing chairman of Hong Kong’s securities regulator has – unlike China – ruled out a total ban on domestic cryptocurrency exchanges, suggesting formal regulations instead. Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) is drawing plans in reaction to the growing appetite for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin among retail investors and traders – by regulating the The post Total Ban on Crypto Exchanges Unnecessary: Hong Kong Regulator appeared first on CCN

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