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European Central Bank addresses guidance on licensing of digital assets

The European Central Bank, or ECB, laid the foundation for the criteria it would be considering when harmonizing the licensing requirements for crypto in Europe.In a Wednesday statement, the ECB’s banking supervision division said it would be taking steps to regulate digital assets given “national frameworks governing crypto-assets diverge quite

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President of Central Bank of Brazil Disagrees With ‘Heavy Hand’ Regulations for Cryptocurrencies – Regulation Bitcoin News

The president of the Central Bank of Brazil, Roberto Campos Neto, has defended the use of more moderate regulations in the crypto environment. Campos Neto stated that while regulation is indeed necessary, it has to be done in a way that doesn’t stop innovation. He also explained his goal is

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US Fed Opens Pathway for Crypto Banks to Tap Central Banking System

Monday's announcement would seemingly move the U.S. central bank one step closer to possibly allowing Wyoming trust companies, like Custodia and Kraken Bank, access to these accounts. The Fed first proposed guidance last year, opening up a request-for-comment process. Nearly 300 respondents filed comments, leading to a second public feedback

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Crypto needs ‘enabling environment,’ Philippines central bank says

Amid the rising cryptocurrency adoption in the Philippines, the country’s central bank is seeking measures to better protect investors through elevating local crypto awareness.The Philippine central bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), wants to promote crypto education as the authority sees a lot of benefits associated with crypto and blockchain,

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Crypto Trading, Investing Illegal in Iran, Central Bank Governor Reiterates – Regulation Bitcoin News

It is illegal to buy or sell cryptocurrency in Iran, the head of the country’s monetary authority has recently reminded citizens and businesses. The governor noted, however, that mining cryptocurrencies and using them in payments for imports is not against the law in the Islamic Republic. Top Banker Confirms Crypto Trading

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Central African Republic President Says Successful Launch of Sango Coin a Key Milestone – Africa Bitcoin News

According to Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, his country’s launch of the “Sango coin” currency, as well as the call for the creation of a common digital currency by the regional central bank, represent two key achievements for his country and all of Africa. President Touadéra also said “Sango

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Thailand Plans to Tighten Crypto Oversight, Giving Central Bank More Powers to Regulate Digital Assets – Regulation Bitcoin News

Thailand is reportedly preparing to amend its law on digital assets to tighten the oversight of the crypto sector and empower the Thai central bank to oversee the sector. “Right now, the central bank has no room to enter into the regulatory framework except for notifying that cryptos are not

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Binance CEO Meets Central African Republic Leader — President Touadéra Says Meeting Was a ‘Truly Remarkable Moment’ – Africa Bitcoin News

After meeting the leaders of Ivory Coast and Senegal in July, the CEO of the cryptocurrency Binance, Changpeng Zhao, revealed in a tweet that he had recently met the President of the Central African Republic (CAR). Some of the topics discussed by the two were focused on “education, investments and

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Central Bank of Brazil Director Praises Bitcoin as a Financial Innovation, Talks Programmable Digital Real – News Bitcoin News

Fabio Araujo, Director of the Central Bank of Brazil, has praised the properties of Bitcoin, saying it is a financial innovation using new technologies. To Araujo, Bitcoin was the catalyst for what is today known as Web3. At an event, Araujo also commented about the status of the development of

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