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XBT Provider Launches First Ethereum Exchange-Traded Notes

October 11, 2017 Samuel Haig 0

XBT Provider Launches First Ethereum ETNsThe issuer of the world’s first bitcoin exchange-traded notes (ETN), XBT Provider, has announced the launch of the first ethereum ETNs. XBT Provider will launch two exchange-traded notes – Ether Tracker One (COINETH) and Ether Tracker Euro (COINETHE). Also Read: XBT Provider Fined by Nasdaq XBT Provider Has Announced the Launch of Two Ethereum ETNs XBT […]

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Abu Dhabi to Regulate Cryptocurrencies as Commodities and ICOs as ‘Specified Investments’

October 10, 2017 Samuel Haig 0

Abu Dhabi to Regulate Cryptocurrencies as Commodities and ICOs as 'Specified Investments'The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has published its position regarding cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) under the Financial Services and Markets Regulations (FSMR). The ADGM recognizes that attempting to develop a one size fits all regulatory apparatus for the cryptocurrency industries is inappropriate, and will approach cryptocurrencies […]

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Abu Dhabi to Regulate Cryptocurrencies as Commodities and ICOs as ‘Specified Investments’

October 10, 2017 Samuel Haig 0

Abu Dhabi to Regulate Cryptocurrencies as Commodities and ICOs as 'Specified Investments'The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has published its position regarding cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) under the Financial Services and Markets Regulations (FSMR). The ADGM recognizes that attempting to develop a one size fits all regulatory apparatus for the cryptocurrency industries is inappropriate, and will approach cryptocurrencies […]

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Alleged Dream Market Kingpin Arrested at World Beard and Mustache Championships

October 8, 2017 Samuel Haig 0

Alleged Dream Market Kingpin Arrested at World Beard and Mustache ChampionshipsA 38-year-old Frenchman suspected of selling drugs via the dark web has been arrested at Atlanta international airport after arriving in the United States to attend the World Beard and Moustache Championships, according to a recently released court document. Gal Vallerius AKA ‘Magnificent Redbeard’, is accused of working as an administrator and vendor on Dream […]

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Singapore to Regulate Crypto-Based Businesses, Not Cryptocurrency Itself

October 8, 2017 Samuel Haig 0

Singapore's MAS Moves Toward Regulating Cryptocurrency-Based Businesses, Not Cryptocurrency ItselfMr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, and Chairman of Singapore’s financial watchdog, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has responded to a question pertaining to MAS’s assessments and regulatory intentions regarding cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). Mr. Shanmugaratnam replied by stating that the Singaporean regulator did […]

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Taiwan’s FSC Chairman Opposes Heavy-Handed Cryptocurrency Regulations

October 7, 2017 Samuel Haig 0

Wellington Koo, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) chairman, today expressed his desire for Taiwan to emulate Japan’s cryptocurrency regulations, also suggesting that he does not wish to adopt a heavy-handed legislative approach to ICOs. The statements have been made in the lead up to Taiwan’s “Financial Innovation Experimentation Act” going before parliament – a bill […]

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Josh Garza Held Liable for $9 Million USD for Wire Fraud

October 5, 2017 Samuel Haig 0

Josh Garza Held Liable for $9 Million USD for Wire FraudHomero Josh Garza has been held liable for $9,182,000 USD by a U.S. federal judge. Garza pleaded guilty to one charge of wire fraud for activities relating to Gaw, Gaw Miners, Zenminer, Zencoin, and Paycoin in July. Also Read: Garza Fined $12 Million by SEC for GAW Mining and Zenmining Ponzi Schemes The United States Securities […]

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Chinese Media Calls for “Zero Tolerance” on Crimes Involving Cryptocurrencies

October 5, 2017 Samuel Haig 0

Chinese Media Calls for "Zero Tolerance" on Crimes Involving CryptocurrenciesXinhua News Agency reporter Pan Ye has published an editorial piece calling for regulators to take a “zero tolerance” approach to crimes involving or facilitated by cryptocurrencies. Despite the article’s firm tone, a list of regulatory recommendations is made in the piece, including “licensing” and other provisions indicative of a permissive regulatory apparatus. Also Read: Virtual […]

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Greek Court Supports Extradition of Former BTC-E Operator Alexander Vinnik

October 5, 2017 Samuel Haig 0

Greek Court Supports ExtGreek Court Supports Extradition of Former BTC-E Operator Alexander Vinnikradiction of Former BTC-E Operator Alexander VinnikA Greek court has ruled in favor of extraditing the alleged former operator of BTC-e, Alexander Vinnik, to the United States. Vinnik was arrested by authorities late July 2017, and stands accused of masterminding a $4 billion money-laundering ring through the cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e. Also Read: BTC-E Rebrands to Wex Exchange — Claims to Be AML/KYC […]

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Hong Kong Exchange Tidebit Seeks to Capitalize Upon Chinese Cryptocurrency Crackdown

October 4, 2017 Samuel Haig 0

Hong Kong Exchange Seeks to Capitalize Upon Chinese Cryptocurrency CrackdownHong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Tidebit is actively seeking to attract Chinese investors who have been forced from China’s markets after the central government’s recent cryptocurrency crackdown. For Tidebit, the crackdown comprises a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand its operations by capitalizing upon the exodus of capital from China’s bitcoin economy. Also Read: P2P Bitcoin Trading Slows in […]

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