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Proposed Securities Framework Wrong for Regulating Crypto Exchanges, Argues Kraken

Canadian exchange Kraken has published a paper arguing against proposed regulation of crypto assets by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). The exchange shared its comments in an official twitter post on May 16.Kraken says that the proposed framework considers the

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Samsung SDS Includes Blockchain Within Digital Transformation Framework

The president and CEO of Samsung SDS — an IT and consultancy subsidiary of the South Korean tech conglomerate Samsung Group — has revealed the firm is including blockchain as one of the key technologies for its “Digital Transformation Network.”The development was revealed during president and CEO Hong Yuan

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SEC Staff Publish Framework for Determining If Digital Assets Are Investment Contracts

Staff at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have published a framework to help market participants ascertain whether or not a digital asset is deemed to be an investment contract, and therefore a security. The new “Framework for ‘Investment Contract’ Analysis of Digital Assets” was published on

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An overview of the Auditing Framework for Artificial Intelligence and its core components

Reuben Binns, our Research Fellow in AI, and Valeria Gallo, ICO Technology Policy Advisor, outline the proposed structure, core components and areas of focus of the ICO’s new auditing framework for artificial intelligence (AI). Last week Simon McDougall invited comment from organisations on the development of our auditing framework for AI. The framework

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Building the ICO’s auditing framework for Artificial Intelligence

Simon McDougall, Executive Director for Technology Policy and Innovation, invites comment from organisations on the development of an auditing framework for AI. Applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are starting to permeate many aspects of our lives. I see new and innovative uses of this technology every day: in health care, recruitment, commerce . . . the

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German Blockchain Strategy Should Include Framework for Crypto Trading, Say Politicians

German parliamentary speakers have argued that the country’s blockchain strategy should include an appropriate legal framework for cryptocurrency trading and token issuance that would encourage the sector’s domestic development.The suggestion was put forward by the Union parties’ finance spokesperson Antje Tillmann and her colleague Matthias Hauer at a public

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Ripple Appears to Violate Coinbase Crypto Listing Framework

Coinbase announced the listing of Ripple (XRP) on Coinbase Pro yesterday. The massive-supply token saw a significant price rise on the news. However, as first identified by Diar, Coinbase’s listing of the bank-friendly coin appears to violate its own Digital Asset Framework, which outlines requirements which cryptocurrency assets must meet

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Cyprus Securities Regulator Calls for Adoption of EU Anti-Money Laundering Framework

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) is calling for the transposition of the European Union (EU)’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Directive (AMLD5) into national law — bringing local regulation of cryptocurrencies under its provisions. CySEC’s announcement and consultation paper on the matter were published on Feb. 19.Тhe directive, which

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Luxembourg Passes Blockchain Framework Bill Into Law

Luxembourg lawmakers have passed bill 7363 into law, facilitating the use of blockchain technology in financial services, according to an official announcement published by the country’s parliament, the Chamber of Deputies, on Feb. 14.The new law aims provide financial market participants with more transparency and legal certainty in regard to

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