Crypto assets

Bitcoin is Gold on Steroids that would Make an All-time High by Halving: Galaxy Digital CEO

Earlier this week, Bitcoin breached $10,000 and since then we have been keeping above this level. The digital asset is up 40% in 2020 so far and according to Michael Novogratz, the founder, CEO and chairman of Galaxy Digital that invests in cryptocurrency, it could further continue its upward trend and “by the end of […]

U.K First Regulated Crypto Bank Ziglu to Launch in Q1 of 2020

The crypto community in the United Kingdom is about to see the launch of its first, fully regulated digital bank. The bank, named Ziglu is expected to commence operations in the first quarter of 2020. This is a contribution towards making crypto banking services more accessible to the teeming population that is getting more interested […]

Statement on crypto-assets

The past few years have seen a growth in crypto-assets. While the crypto-asset market remains small relative to that of the global financial system, and banks currently have very limited direct exposures, the Committee is of the view that the continued growth of crypto-asset trading platforms and new financial products related to crypto-assets has the […]

The United Kingdom are now classifying cryptocurrencies as property under the latest jurisdiction

UK panel has declared cryptocurrencies are a property by a legal panel. Crypto assets with unique characteristics would also be treated as property in the UK. According to The Times report, a legal panel chaired by Sir Geoffrey Vos has made the decision to classify cryptocurrencies as property. The panel ruling declared that digital assets […]

What is the Cryptocurrency Act 2020?

One of the main pieces of legislation I discussed was the Cryptocurrency Act 2020, a new bill being proposed in the United States. The goal of the new legislation is to provide additional clarification on digital asset regulations. The bill has some wide-ranging regulations that, if voted into law, could reshape the crypto landscape moving […]

Canada Provide Guidance on Platforms that Facilitate Crypto Asset Trading

Canadian Securities Administrators Provide Guidance on Platforms that Facilitate Crypto Asset Trading On January 16, 2020, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) provided guidance about platforms (“Platforms”) that facilitate the trading of crypto assets.  Examples of the kinds of crypto assets addressed by the notice include tokens and crypto assets that are commodities, which may according to the […]

The Future of Cryptocurrency Adoption in Germany

Germany is one of the world’s leading economic powers. However, it isn’t quite one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency nations, with countries such as Switzerland, Malta, Japan, Singapore, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein having already introduced more progressive legislation related to crypto and blockchain technology. Still, Germany has witnessed relatively encouraging cryptocurrency adoption until now, while the […]

EU authority planning legal framework for crypto in 2020

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has announced plans for a new legal framework governing the cryptocurrency sector, as part of its focus for the new year. The authority, which is responsible for overseeing financial regulation within the EU, said it would push for a new framework for regulating the cryptocurrency industries, as one […]

What Makes Blockchain or Cryptocurrency “Mainstream”?

‘Mainstream’ is a term used throughout blockchain, cryptocurrency, and indeed for many technologies, but everyone has a hard time pinning down what it means. So at what point could blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies be classified as “mainstream,” or more the “norm,” rather than new or emerging? Blockchain technology seems to be permeating every industry and […]

A New Digital Economy?

Crypto-tokens and blockchain are associated with a reduction in two key costs: the cost of verifying the transaction attributes that can be recorded on a blockchain, and the cost of networking (Catalini and Gans, 2016). For a market to function, key attributes of the individuals, firms, goods and services involved need to be verified and […]

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