Binance Isn’t Allowed to be Operating in the UK, Watchdog Warns

On Friday, Japan’s financial regulator warned that Binance is operating in that country without permission.

Markets  ·  27 June 2021

FATF Says Majority of Countries Still Haven’t Implemented Watchdog’s Crypto Guidance

Only 58 out of 128 jurisdictions have stepped up, the anti-money laundering watchdog said Friday.

Policy & regulation  ·  25 June 2021
European Union

EU to Designate Bank of Spain, Securities Regulator for Crypto Oversight: Report

Draft regulation also requires businesses offering crypto services in the EU to have a base in the bloc, Cinco Dias reports.

News  ·  25 June 2021

What Crypto Firms Can Expect From Friday’s FATF Plenary Meeting

Regulatory insiders say the sheer volume of crypto feedback means updated guidance from the FATF could be delayed.

Policy & regulation  ·  24 June 2021

Portugal Grants First Crypto Exchanges Operating Licenses

The central bank announced that Criptoloja and Mind the Coin will be able to operate in the country.

News  ·  18 June 2021

State of Crypto: Congressional Hearings Are Ramping Up

We're seeing regulators and lawmakers pay closer attention to crypto and, specifically, how it may be regulated.

Policy & regulation  ·  15 June 2021

Tunisian Finance Minister Says Bitcoin Ownership Should Be Decriminalized

The arrest of a local teenager has prompted the country to rethink its crypto policy.

Policy & regulation  ·  14 June 2021

Republican Senator Asks FinCEN to Reconsider Controversial Crypto Rule

The FinCEN rule, proposed under former President Donald Trump, needs to be revisited, Sen. Pat Toomey said Thursday.

Policy & regulation  ·  10 June 2021
Cynthia Lummis

Distributed Ledgers Included in Tech Bill Passed by US Senate

The bill gives a nod toward blockchain and now moves to the House.

News  ·  8 June 2021

Paraguay May Be Next to Court Crypto Businesses With July Bill

Paraguay Congressman Carlos Rejala hopes to draw crypto businesses to the South American nation with a new bill next month.

News  ·  8 June 2021

World Economic Forum Hopes to Explain DeFi for Regulators With White Paper

The World Economic Forum’s new white paper is meant to act as a toolkit for regulators looking to understand the decentralized finance sector.

News  ·  8 June 2021

State of Crypto: What Regulators Said at Consensus 2021

Regulators are getting more involved in crypto, or so they said at this year's Consensus event.

Policy & regulation  ·  28 May 2021

White House Cyber Adviser Highlights Potential for Misuse of Crypto

Carol House, the National Security Council’s director of cybersecurity, said crypto developers failed to hardcode necessary guardrails.

Policy & regulation  ·  27 May 2021
Donald Trump

FinCEN’s New Head Says Controversial Trump-Era Crypto Proposal Is Still Pending

"Nothing's been decided," says Michael Mosier, the former Chainalysis counsel who became acting head of the financial crime-fighting agency this year.

Policy & regulation  ·  27 May 2021

South Korea’s Crypto Legal Framework Is Insufficient, Lawmaker Says

Kim Byung-wook said he believes the crypto industry is unique and different from traditional finance.

News  ·  30 April 2021