Crypto Regulations

ShapeShift delists privacy coins Monero, Zcash and DASH over regulatory concerns

ShapeShift, the direct-swap digital assest exchange founded by Erik Voorhees in 2015, has delisted a number of “privacy coins” from its platform. According to reports, regulatory risks associated with the use of Monero, DASH and Zcash led to the action. Many other exchanges, at least those with ties to the U.S., have similarly delisted (or […]

FinTech Ripple picks DIFC for regional HQ

Ripple, the enterprise blockchain solution for global payments, has established its regional headquarters at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading global financial centre in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region. Ripple has chosen DIFC for its innovative regulations, expansive network and reputation as a leading global financial centre. Ripple and DIFC are […]

Ripple opens regional office in Dubai following volatile Q3 for XRP

The financial center in one of Dubai’s free-trade zones acts as an independent regulator with its own judicial system According to a Nov. 7 announcement, Ripple has established a regional office in the Dubai International Financial Centre, or DIFC.  The blockchain-based payments firm reportedly chose the location for its “innovative regulations.” The DIFC website states […]

Ten Spanish companies join forces to promote digital identity using blockchain technology

They will be launching a solution which will give the user a single self-managed digital identity, in a secure reliable environment, to make it easier to fill in forms automatically to take up services, among other uses. The project, known as Dalion, has completed the concept test, and the second phase of the project begins […]

Iran Adopts Bitcoin for International Trade Amid Heavy Sanctions, Falling Rial, Soaring Inflation

The Iranian government has adopted bitcoin for international trade as the country’s economic crisis deepens, with rising Covid-19 cases, depreciating rial, and intensifying sanctions imposed by the U.S. government. Iran’s Economic Troubles Magnified Iran is undergoing a severe economic crisis as Covid-19 cases surge in the country. The Iranian health ministry says that the number […]

What Will It Take to Institutionalize Crypto Asset

By Lihan Hyunwoo Lee,  CTO / Co-Founder and Xangle Crypto may not yet be considered an institutionalized asset class — but it’s getting closer. Crypto may not yet be considered an institutionalized asset class — but it’s getting closer. The truth is, it’s already happening. Early investors in crypto kept it afloat after a rocky start, […]

Japanese Obsession With XRP Explains Ripple’s Relocation Interest

The CEO of Ripple Brad Garlinghouse said US regulators are playing a guessing game on cryptocurrencies. In an interview, Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse is adamant about his dislike for crypto regulations in the US and has even shortlisted several jurisdictions for relocation. CEO Rails American Regulators Garlinghouse indicated that the company could soon relocate to […]

Are crypto-tax regulations ready for Ethereum’s staking rewards?

Over the past decade, the crypto-market has diversified significantly and today, the average crypto-user has a wide variety of options in terms of coins and derivatives products to choose from. However, this growth hasn’t translated well when it comes to addressing issues pertaining to regulatory and tax compliance. Tax laws and the IRS’s guidelines for […]

Telegram hopes US blockchain regulations will become more favorable

The US Southern District of New York Court ruled that Telegram must pay $1.22 bln in tokens to those who had purchased the Gram currency, and to pay $18.5 mln in compensation payments MOSCOW, June 26. /TASS/. Pavel Durov, the owner of Telegram instant messaging service, expressed hope in a statement on Thursday that US […]

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