On June 4, Rostin Behnam commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) took an interesting stance on cryptocurrency and related technologies during a talk at the BFI United Nations Summit. Rostin Behnam, New Cryptocurrency Ally? While Rostin Behnam, the aforementioned commissioner of the CFTC, took the stage at the UN Plaza in New… […]
One of the largest cryptocurrency companies in the world, Coinbase, just announced that it will be opening up operations in Japan very shortly. Coinbase Japan’s First Steps Although it may be easy for Coinbase to obtain business licenses in other countries, in Japan, it may be especially difficult. Many see Japan as cryptocurrency hub, with… […]
The chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Christopher Giancarlo, recently discussed the challenges associated with assessing the regulatory implications of bitcoin and cryptocurrency according to the CFTC’s “decades[-]old” legislative mandate. Also Read: Openbazaar Co-Founder Expresses Frustration Over BTC Fees CFTC Chairman Criticizes 1930’s Legislative Apparatus In a recent interview with CNBC, Mr. […]
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released a report that focuses on advancements within the fintech industry, specifically looking at the rapidly evolving cross-border payments industry. An emphasis is placed upon discussing distributed ledger technology, which is presented as having the “potential to offer important service improvements and costs savings.” Much of the report seeks […]
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) released a consultation paper discussing several FinTech regulatory guidelines that will enable financial institutions (FIs) as well as non-financial players to experiment with financial technology (FinTech). Singapore is a key player and a hub for financial technology developments and startups, the country has a vibrant blockchain industry too, Ethereum-based […]
Bitt, the Caribbean’s first bitcoin exchange company, is looking to tap the region’s potential for remittances and banking services by providing faster and cheaper payments using bitcoin.
CoinTelegraph has assembled a research report on the regulatory environment for cryptocurrency across the globe.
JP Morgan Chase & Co., the largest bank in America and one of the world’s major provider of financial services, recently issued its 2014 annual report.
Bitcoin Foundation Chief Scientist and former lead developer of Bitcoin Core, Gavin Andresen, believes to have come up with a solution to vastly speed up block validation, the global bitcoin exchange
CoinTelegraph continues its Bitcoin Review 2014 with the second of three installments, this one covering VC investment and the international regulatory environment. The aim of the review is to provide
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At this year’s Money20/20 event held in Las Vegas, CoinTelegraph had a chance to catch up with Marco Santori, chairman of the Regulatory Affairs Committee at the Bitcoin Foundation.
Ken Hoang is the Chief Executive Officer at Strevus—a provider of compliance lifecycle management solutions for financial services and digital currency firms.
Attempts to build an asset offering financial exposure to bitcoin for the average investor has interested global entrepreneurs for years, yet an SEC-registered product that can be traded easily from a standard portfolio remains to be seen. Given the regulatory scrutiny such an instrument would be subject to, the most efficient way to access public […]
Happy Genesis Block Day to all of our readers. Today marks the five-year anniversary of the first bitcoin block ever mined, ushering in not only a new digital currency, but also the functional implementation of a potentially revolutionary value transfer technology. Over the past year, market participants have witnessed tremendous growth cycles driven by regional […]