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German Regulator Flags Crypto Broker for Operating Without License

German regulator federal financial supervisory authority (BaFin) issued a warning against Bulgarian cryptocurrency broker 5 Capital on Nov. 11.The regulator has barred 5 Capital from operating in the country since the firm illegally offered Contracts for Difference (CFDs) designed to expose clients to the price movements of cryptocurrencies.Operating without

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Chinese Forex Regulator SAFE Expands Blockchain Cross-Border Pilot

Chinese regulator State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) expanded its blockchain cross-border financing pilot program. Local news outlet GlobalTimes reported on Nov. 11 that the system now covers 19 provinces and cities, up from nine.The development is unsurprising given that at the end of October SAFE deputy head Lu

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Int’l Bank Regulator Is Studying Crypto Lending Capital Requirements

Global banking regulator the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) is working to establish how much capital lenders should hold to cover the risks generated by dealing with cryptocurrencies.Business Reporter published the news on Nov. 7 that the Basel Committee — which includes banking regulators from the United States,

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Canadian Regulator Seizes Assets of Defaulting Einstein Crypto Exchange

The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) announced through a blog post that it has taken action against a Canadian crypto exchange firm called Einstein Exchange. The BCSC is an independent provincial government agency that is in charge of regulating capital markets in the Canadian state of British Columbia.The BCSC said

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Belgian Regulator Blacklists Another 9 Crypto Websites Suspected of Fraud

Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has made an additional update to its blacklist of cryptocurrency-related websites associated with fraud.On Oct. 29, Belgium’s financial watchdog updated its list of cryptocurrency trading platforms for which it has detected indications of fraud, by adding nine new suspect sites, bringing the

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Canadian Markets Regulator Gives 3iQ Green Light to Offer Bitcoin Fund

Canadian investment fund manager 3iQ will now be able to offer Canadian retail investors a regulated, publicly-traded Bitcoin (BTC) fund.Bitcoin fund available to retail investors by end of yearIn an Oct. 30 press release, 3iQ announced that it had received a favorable ruling from the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)

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Forex Regulator Warns Against Illegal Crypto Cross-Border Flows

China’s foreign exchange regulator has warned that emerging markets need to muscle in on cryptocurrency-enabled illegal cross-border capital flows.Sun Tianqi, the chief accountant of China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), made the remarks at a forum today in Shanghai, according to an Oct. 28 report from Reuters.China has

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