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Post-Trade Market Infrastructure Giant DTCC Publishes Guidelines for Tokenized Securities

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), a global post-trade market infrastructure giant, has published a white paper outlining guiding principles for the post-trade processing of tokenized securities. News of the white paper was announced in an official DTCC press release on March 13.The paper — targeted at regulators

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Israel Securities Authority Publishes Final Recommendations on Crypto Regulation

The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) has published its final report on cryptocurrency regulations, local financial newspaper Globes reports Thursday, March 7.A special committee formed in 2017 to develop proper regulations for cryptocurrencies has presented its report to ISA chairperson Anat Guetta. Commenting on the recommendations, Guetta said that they

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Big Four Auditor PwC Publishes Crypto Insolvency Guide, Cautions Directors

Big Four audit and consultancy firm PwC Hong Kong has published guidance for financially distressed or insolvent businesses in the crypto sector. The document, released February 2019, tackles the complexities specific to the nascent industry, in particular in regard to asset valuation and multi-jurisdictional operations.PwC notes that the two parameters

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Blockstream Publishes Schnorr-Based Test Code for Bitcoin Blockchain Upgrade

The Schnorr-based multi-signature scheme MuSig, a test code for a potential upgrade to the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain, has been released by blockchain tech firm Blockstream, according to an announcement published on Feb. 18.Last January, four Bitcoin developers released a paper outlining how Schnorr multi-signatures (‘multisig’) could help scale the Bitcoin

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NASA Publishes Proposal for Air Traffic Management Blockchain Based on HyperLedger

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has proposed an air traffic management blockchain, according to a paper published on the agency’s official website on Jan. 10.The proposed system would employ an open-source permissioned blockchain to enable secure, private and anonymous communication with air traffic services. The document

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Bahrain’s Central Bank Publishes Draft Regulations on Crypto Assets

Bahrain’s central bank has issued draft regulations on digital assets, Reuters reports Friday, Dec. 13.According to Reuters “the central bank said it had issued for consultation draft rules for crypto asset platform operators, providing regulations for the licensing and supervision of crypto asset services.”Bahrain’s central bank has reportedly stated that

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Brazilian Tax Regulator Publishes Draft on Cryptocurrency Taxation

The Department of Federal Revenue of Brazil (RFB), which administers tax collection in the country, is seeking to receive monthly reports on crypto assets operations, according to a document released by the RFB Tuesday, Oct. 30.In the paper, the RFB has announced that Brazil-based crypto exchanges are now obliged to

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SEC Publishes Details on Recent Meeting For the Bitcoin ETF Proposal from VanEck and SolidX

The CBOE Bitcoin proponents argue that SEC has been shifting goal posts while questioning about the lack of “significant” market size for Bitcoin derivatives.In the last few months, a lot has been going around the Bitcoin ETF proposals filed by VanEck and SolidX. Earlier this year in June 2018, derivates

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SEC Publishes Memorandum From Meeting on SolidX, VanEck BTC ETF Proposal

 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published a memorandum, dated Oct. 9, from a meeting regarding the Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded-fund (ETF) proposal from VanEck and SolidX.As stated in the memorandum, VanEck is a New York-based investment management firm with $46 billion in assets under management and SolidX is

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