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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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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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US Lawmakers Call on Communications Regulator to Tackle SIM-Swapping Crime

Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. are demanding are demanding that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) takes action to tackle the rise in SIM swapping attacks.Responding to the groundswell of reported SIM swap heists, senators Ron Wyden (Ore.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio) and Ed Markey (Mass.) and representatives Ted Lieu (Calif.), Anna

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Application for China’s ‘First’ Blockchain ETF Filed With Regulator

An application for a blockchain-focused exchange-traded-fund (ETF) has been filed with China’s securities regulator, according to a disclosure from the China Securities Regulatory Commission. The proposal, filed on Dec. 24 by Shenzhen-based asset manager Penghua Fund, is for an ETF that would track the performance of a basket of publicly-listed

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Securities Regulator Says Crypto Investments Are Top Investor Threat in 2020

Cryptocurrency investment is among the top five investor threats for 2020, according to the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA).The NASAA, the oldest international investor protection organization, has officially announced the top five products or schemes likely to defraud investors in the coming year. In order to provide the

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France’s Financial Regulator Grants Country’s First Approval for an Initial Coin Offering

The hype around initial coin offerings may have quieted down in the States, but France seems to be taking a newfound interest. On Dec. 17th, France’s financial regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), granted the country’s first approval for an ICO application.The offering came from French-ICO, a company

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Int’l Regulator Basel Committee Calls for Prudent Rules for Crypto

Global banking regulator Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) calls for a conservative prudential treatment framework for crypto assets.The Basel Committee — which includes banking regulators from the United States, Europe and Japan — published its report on the prudential treatment of crypto assets. The study was first announced

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