Regulation

Paolo Savona, the chairman of the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (Consob) — Italy’s securities regulator — has raised alarms over crypto’s growing popularity in the absence of firm regulatory standards. According to Reuters, Savona made this position known while delivering Consob’s annual report on Monday stating that the lack of clear-cut
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Despite El Salvador’s recently passed law mandating Bitcoin as legal tender, local remittance firms are reportedly hesitant to adopt BTC. Speaking to Reuters, Autonomous Research fintech analyst, Kenneth Suchoski, argued that remittance firms are unlikely to launch support for Bitcoin and other crypto assets until prompted to do so by customer demand, likely creating a
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From QR code payments to mobile banking apps, consumers worldwide are increasingly reliant on digital payment solutions, especially as mobile technology becomes more ubiquitous. Government-led efforts in driving cashless economies have been a key factor, with countries such as Singapore or the Philippines seeing their central banks driving the adoption of contactless payments during the
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Cryptocurrency is becoming increasingly mainstream. Between the entrance en masse of traditional financial institutions — from investment funds, to banks, to insurance companies — to the multitrillion-dollar market capitalization, crypto is truly unignorable.  As such, it is also increasingly on the radar of regulators around the world, particularly in the United States. How can this
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Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission has approved guidelines prohibiting crypto exchanges in the country from supporting four different types of tokens in certain cases. In a Friday announcement from the Thai SEC, the regulatory body said that secretary-general Ruenvadee Suwanmongkol had approved crypto exchange guidelines, notification 18/2564 on “Rules, Conditions and Procedures for Undertaking Digital
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The International Monetary Fund has said El Salvador’s recent decision to make Bitcoin legal tender in the country may raise legal and financial concerns. In a Thursday press briefing from the International Monetary Fund, or IMF, spokesperson Gerry Rice said the group was already in discussions with lawmakers in El Salvador over a loan to
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The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), a global committee of banking supervisors and central banks, has proposed new requirements for banks that want to hold cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC). In a consultation paper published Thursday, the committee provided preliminary proposals for the prudential treatment of crypto exposure by banks. The paper built on the
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Iran is looking for ways to introduce a legal framework for cryptocurrencies while Bitcoin (BTC) mining remains under embargo in the country.  During the Cabinet’s Economic Coordination Board meeting on Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani emphasized the need to legalize cryptocurrency activities to preserve and protect national interests. Rouhani said the country must pay attention
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Hester Peirce of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has once again urged regulators to take a step back from attempting to overregulate the crypto space. Speaking to Financial Times, Peirce, affectionately dubbed “Crypto Mom” due to her positive stance on cryptocurrencies, argued against the need for strict regulatory policies. According to Peirce, regulators by
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