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CFTC Commissioner: Cryptocurrency Will Proliferate to Every Economy in Every Country

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… […]

Coinbase Steps Into The Crypto-Centric Japanese Market

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… […]

CFTC’s Christopher Giancarlo Criticizes Outdated Regulatory Mandate

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. […]

IMF Publishes Report Detailing Regulatory Recommendations for the Cryptocurrency Industries

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 […]

Monetary Authority of Singapore Proposes a Regulatory Sandbox for FinTech

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 […]

FEB 27 Digest: Gavin Andresen Seeks to Speed Up Block Validation, Coinsetter Aims to Improve Trade with BTC Blockchain

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

Bitcoin Review 2014 Part II: VC Investment and Regulatory Environment

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

The Reverse Merger as a Shortcut to a Publicly-Traded Bitcoin Vehicle

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 […]

Bitcoin’s Sixth Year Likely Driven By Institutional Participation

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 […]