Regulation

The cryptocurrency market is eagerly anticipating the approval of spot Ethereum (ETH) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the US, as it could have far-reaching implications for the classification of other digital assets such as Solana (SOL). A recent Bernstein report highlighted the potential consequences of such approvals, particularly in distinguishing between cryptocurrencies as securities or commodities.
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Recent developments in the approval process for spot Ethereum exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have sparked greater optimism among industry experts. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has requested spot Ethereum ETF applicants to update their 19-b4 filings, prompting speculation that approvals may be on the horizon. Bloomberg ETF analyst Eric Balchunas hinted that the SEC might
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The US Treasury Department has laid out a comprehensive plan to tackle the risks posed by cryptocurrencies and other emerging technologies in its 2024 National Strategy for Combating Terrorist and Other Illicit Financing. The strategy aims to address the evolving threat environment where criminal organizations are increasingly using digital assets for illegal activities such as
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The recent signing of HB 3594 into law by Governor Kevin Stitt marks a significant milestone in Oklahoma’s stance on cryptocurrency. This bill, set to take effect on November 1, solidifies protections for individuals and businesses engaging in crypto-related activities within the state. Protecting Freedom of Use One of the key provisions of the new
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Deutsche Bank has recently made headlines with its increased involvement in digital assets and tokenization by participating in the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Project Guardian. This innovative initiative aims to test asset tokenization applications in a regulated environment, focusing on their viability and potential integration within financial markets. Joining forces with Memento Blockchain and Interop
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Two US lawmakers, Senators Cynthia Lummis and Ron Wyden, have recently taken a stand against the Department of Justice’s attempt to expand the definition of a money-transmitting business. They argue that the DOJ’s broad interpretation could potentially criminalize non-custodial crypto asset software services. The Senators emphasized that such an expansive interpretation contradicts both the clear
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised Nigeria to consider regulating the use of digital assets by licensing international cryptocurrency exchanges. This suggestion was put forth in the IMF’s latest consultation report for Nigeria. The goal behind this recommendation is to strengthen the country’s economic stability and elevate its position within the African cryptocurrency landscape.
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has recently launched a review of the rules governing crypto asset investments by UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) in response to the European Commission’s call to keep up with market developments. This review aims to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the growing crypto
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