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New Bitcoin ETF Proposal Filed With SEC by Gold Fund Veteran

October 29, 2019
Delaware-based asset manager Kryptoin Investment Advisors applied with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch a Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) on Oct. 15. A Bitcoin ETF on the New York Stock Exchange According to the filing document published by the SEC, the Kryptoin Bitcoin ETF Trust is meant to be

Minister Says India, Like Other Nations, Extremely Cautious on Libra

October 28, 2019
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that India — like many others, in his view — is showing a high degree of caution in regard to Facebook’s Libra. During last week’s 2019 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Washington, D.C. — which included a discussion of the Libra project

Wilshire Phoenix Updates Its Bitcoin ETF Filing With SEC

October 21, 2019
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has once again begun accepting public comments regarding the updated Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal by Wilshire Phoenix Fund. According to the official document published on Oct. 15, investment management firm Wilshire Phoenix and exchange NYSE Arca have filed an amendment to their Bitcoin ETF application

Swiss Regulator Releases AML, KYC Guidance for Blockchain Payments

August 30, 2019
Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has released guidance on regulatory requirements for payments on the blockchain under FINMA supervision. The new guidance for virtual asset service providers, published on Aug. 26, applies to blockchain service providers including exchanges, wallet providers and trading platforms. In its preface to the guidance, FINMA notes its adherence to

UK Crypto Regulation Is Changing, Recognition Looming at Long Last

August 16, 2019
The United Kingdom has long been a financial mecca. Ever since the Big Bang and the arrival of Thatcherism in the ‘80s, Britain has cultivated a finance-friendly environment revolving around the city of London, with deregulation inviting a wave of foreign investment and trading activity. However, while it has even been suggested that London will overtake

US Senate Crypto Hearing Key Takeaways: Blockchain Is ‘Inevitable’

August 7, 2019
On July 30, the United States Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hosted a hearing on cryptocurrencies in a regulatory context. Lawmakers are showing renewed interest in digital currencies against the backdrop of Facebook’s crypto odyssey: This week’s testimony followed two Libra-focused hearings, which were held in Congress earlier in the month. Indeed, while

JPMorgan: Blockchain Making Progress Outside of Crypto

January 30, 2019
It may take a few years for blockchain’s impact to be felt meaningfully, but it will provide some advancements in certain areas even as cryptocurrencies falter, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. “Blockchain isn’t going to reinvent the global payment system, but it will provide marginal improvements,” JPMorgan’s chair of global research, Joyce Chang, said

Japan and Korea Officially Approve Their Biggest Crypto Exchanges

January 11, 2019
South Korea’s Internet & Security Agency (KISA) has granted an important certification to the country’s leading cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb. Meanwhile, in Japan, Coincheck, the country’s largest exchange, is now registered with the Financial Services Agency.  Bithumb Granted ISMS Certification Cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has managed to obtain Information Security Management System certification from the country’s KISA. According

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) shelves on plans to issue cryptocurrency

January 3, 2019
India has been a volatile region when it comes to the issue digital currencies. We have ushered in the new year, however, the Reserve Bank of India seems to be just as cautious with virtual assets as it was last year. In fact, is very likely that the situation will improve in the near future.

New Indian Governmental Committee Favors Legalizing Cryptocurrencies

December 27, 2018
A governmental committee in India has reportedly suggested that cryptocurrencies be legalized in the country, English-language local media TheNewIndianExpress (TNIE) reported on Dec. 26. According to the article, an unnamed senior official who reportedly attended the panel’s meetings on cryptocurrencies stated: “There is a general consensus that cryptocurrency cannot be dismissed as completely illegal. It