South Africa Wants to Mandate Registration of Crypto Service Providers

Regulation A regulatory working group in South Africa, which includes the country’s central bank, has released a consultation paper on crypto assets this week. According to the document, all exchanges, wallet providers, Bitcoin ATMs and payment processors will have to register with the government in 2019.  Also Read: Bitpay Reports Processing Over $1 Billion Transactions […]

No Reason to ‘Bury’ Cryptocurrencies, Russian PM Medvedev Says

Economy & Regulation Last year’s falling prices are not a good enough reason to “bury” cryptocurrencies, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said during a high-level economic conference. He believes Russia should carefully follow the developments around digital coins.   Also read: Clickbait Media Uses Bitcoin and Russia to Pump Headlines Again Russia Should Watch Carefully […]

South Africa’s Central Bank Proposes Rules for Crypto Companies

Crypto exchanges and wallet providers would have to register with regulators under rules proposed by South Africa’s central bank. In a consultation paper published Wednesday, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) said that regulatory action on crypto assets needs to be prioritized to protect consumers and investors, stating that consumers “are left vulnerable as sellers […]

Indian Supreme Court Pushes Crypto Case Against RBI to End of February

Regulation The case against the crypto banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was unexpectedly heard at the country’s supreme court on Thursday. However, senior advocates for the parties were reportedly absent, so a new date has been set and the crypto case will be “top of the list” on that date. Also […]

Wyoming Blockchain Bill Proposes Issuance of Tokenized Stock Certificates

Lawmakers from the U.S. state of Wyoming have introduced legislation that would allow the issuance of tokenized stock certificates using blockchain tech. On Wednesday, representative Jared Olsen (Republican), along with senator Chris Rothfuss (Democratic) and six other Republican representatives jointly filed House Bill 0185, titled “Corporate stock-certificate tokens,” proposing an amendment that would permit the use […]

Crypto Exec Wary Of Ethereum Futures, As Bitcoin ETF Talk Mounts

Launch of Ethereum Futures Still ‘Up In The Air’ In mid-December, as CBOE’s and CME’s Bitcoin (BTC) futures offering turned one-year-old, rumors began to mount regarding a similar vehicle for Ethereum (ETH). As reported by Ethereum World News, the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission, the financial regulator that holds jurisdiction over certain crypto instruments, began to […]

South Africa Cracks Down On Crypto, May Track Bitcoin (BTC) Transactions

South Africa May De-anonymize Bitcoin Per an article from Business Insider’s South Africa-based branch, the Reserve Bank (Sarb) will be releasing a “policy paper” regarding Bitcoin (BTC) and the broader crypto ecosystem in the coming months. Sarb will purportedly be advising on how crypto wallet providers and related startups, like exchanges, e-commerce platforms, etc.,  should […]

South Africa to Start Tracking All Cryptocurrency Transactions in 2019

Owning bitcoin in South Africa just got a little harder, or at least it will do by the end of quarter one this year. According to a consultation paper published yesterday by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), some hefty new regulation surrounding and exchanges and ATMs is about to be enforced. South African Regulators […]

US Lawmaker Reintroduces Bill Seeking ‘Safe Harbor’ for Some Crypto Startups

U.S. Representative Tom Emmer wants to boost crypto companies which may be impacted by state-level money transmission laws with a bill aimed at creating exceptions for firms which do not store any coins. House Resolution 528, which aims “to provide a safe harbor from licensing and registration for certain non-controlling blockchain developers and providers of […]