Billion-Dollar Crypto Fund Says 25% of ICOs in its Fund Could be Securities

In a newsletter to clients sent on Thursday, Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead revealed that one in four initial coin offering (ICO) projects the firm has invested in could be considered as securities under U.S. regulations. Morehead wrote: “While we believe the vast majority of the projects in our portfolio should not be affected, approximately

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Bahrain Central Bank Publishes Draft Cryptocurrency Regulations

The central bank of Bahrain has kicked off a consultative process on cryptocurrency platforms in the kingdom by publishing the relevant draft regulations. According to the Bahrain News Agency, the draft rules — which target the operations of crypto-asset platforms — aim to provide a regulatory framework for the supervision and licensing of these services.

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Russian Deputy PM: Crypto Downturn Justifies Caution in Enforcing Regulation

The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Maxim Akimov believes the current downturn in the market justifies caution in enforcing cryptocurrency regulation, Russian Finmarket reports. This statement comes after Mr. Akimov announced that the authors of Russia’s current daft cryptocurrency legislation to make amendments to the bill. The bills “On Digital Financial Assets”- which was adopted

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Europe’s Top Asset Manager Calls For Crypto Ban While U.S. Institutions Build

According to a Reuters report, Allianz Global Investors (GI) CEO Andreas Utermann encouraged regulators to outlaw crypto. At a conference held in London, directed toward Andrew Bailey, the head of Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority. Utterman said: “You should outlaw it [crypto]. I am personally surprised that regulators haven’t stepped in harder.” Regulators Aren’t Outlawing Crypto

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Cryptocurrency Should be ‘Outlawed’: Allianz CEO Andreas Utermann

Despite this year’s prolonged cryptocurrency market decline, many mainstream financial institutions and wealth managers have continued to explore how to make this nascent asset class more accessible to their clients. Firms such as Goldman Sachs and Fidelity are building crypto custody products, while exchange giants Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and Nasdaq are focusing on futures trading.

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UAE and Saudi Arabian Central Banks to Jointly Launch a Cross-Border Cryptocurrency

It’s confirmed. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia will work on cross-border digital currency. The exact date when it would be issued is still unknown but we know one thing, the digital currency is not targeted at consumers. It’s strictly for banks. Arabian news outlet Gulf News reports that the central bank of

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Upbit CEO: Crypto Regulation is Necessary, But is Korea on Right Track?

On December 10, Lee Seok-wu, the CEO of Dunamu, the parent company of South Korea’s largest crypto exchange Upbit, said that regulation is important to establish industry standards. During a meeting with several members of the Congress and the Financial Services Commission (FSC) hosted by Upbit, Bithumb, Gopax, Korbit, and Coinone, five of the biggest

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Dutch Central Bank Wants to Regulate Crypto Companies to Stem Money Laundering

The Dutch Central Bank, De Nederlandsche Bank, wants to regulate crypto companies by requiring them to get licenses in order to operate. The bank claims the measure will deter money laundering and the use of cryptocurrencies to fund terrorism, according to a short brief in Dutch daily newspaper De Telegraaf. To qualify for a license, crypto

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Major Crypto OTC Exchange in Korea: Gov’t Should Acknowledge Fidelity, Nasdaq

At the first official meeting between five of the biggest crypto exchanges and the government of South Korea, Cumberland Korea CEO Hong Joon-ki said that both the government and local financial institutions have to acknowledge the efforts of Nasdaq, Fidelity, and some of the largest conglomerates in the global market working to strengthen the infrastructure

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Japanese Regulator Aims to Reduce Crypto Tax to Revitalize the Market

In October, the government of Japan hinted its plans to ease the process of taxing crypto investments to refrain impractical taxation frameworks from negatively affecting the local market. At the time, a committee of tax experts that is tasked to advise the government on taxation matters encouraged the authorities to simplify the complex process of

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