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Japanese Regulator Officially Proposes Cutting Crypto Margin Trading Leverage Cap

The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) — the country’s financial regulator — proposed lowering the leverage rate limit of cryptocurrency margin trading from 4x to 2x.The FSA announced the proposed measure on Jan. 14 in a cabinet office ordinance — an official order that is issued along with a

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Regulated Derivatives Will ‘Legitimize’ Crypto, Says CFTC Chair

The chairman of the Commodities and Futures Exchange Commission (CFTC) believes regulated derivatives will instill market confidence in cryptocurrencies.Chair Heath Tarbert told Cheddar Monday that his agency is helping create a regulated futures market that investors would be able to "rely on" for better "price discovery, hedging and risk management.""By

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UK’s Regulator FCA to Monitor Money Laundering and Terrorism Finance via Crypto

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) now supervises companies and business working with crypto for anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorism finance (CTF) compliance.In an announcement released on January 10th, the financial regulator said that it will supervise whether businesses dealing with cryptocurrencies and blockchain in the UK are complying

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Japan’s Financial Regulator Eyes Strict Limits on Crypto Margin Leverage

Japan’s Financial Services Agency is planning to impose strict restrictions on permitted leverage for margin trading in cryptocurrency exchanges. The planned changes were reported by the Japanese news outlet Japan Times which references sources at the agency.The financial regulator is pushing for these restrictions in order to reduce the risk

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WisdomTree Mulls New Stablecoin as US Money Manager Drives Toward Crypto

WisdomTree, an asset manager specializing in exchange-traded funds, is vying to become one of the first established U.S. financial firms to offer clients digital assets, including a so-called stablecoin whose value is closely linked to the U.S. dollar. New York-based WisdomTree, which oversees about $63 billion, views cryptocurrencies and digital assets

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Crypto Investor Declares Alt Season as Litecoin, Ethereum and EOS Come Alive

A popular host and crypto investor has made a bullish statement on altcoins. Ran NeuNer’s tweet was met with heavy criticism. Nevertheless, it is difficult to deny that large market cap coins are showing signs of strength. It’s not a secret that most alternative coins or altcoins are dependent on bitcoin. Wherever BTC

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Japan’s Financial Watchdog to Set Low Leverage Cap for Crypto Margin Traders: Report

Japan's top financial regulator plans to reduce the risk to cryptocurrency margin traders by cutting the permitted leverage to two times the deposit. The Financial Services Agency will impose the new rule in a revision to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act expected in spring, Japan Times sources said in

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