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Chief of Allianz Global Investors Asks Regulators to Introduce Crypto Ban

Photo: Sebastian Rittau / FlickrAs the global regulatory bodies continue to explore different possibilities for digital currencies, global chief investment officer and CEO of Allianz Global Investors Andreas Utermann wants regulators to completely “outlaw” cryptocurrencies.  On Tuesday, December 11, Reuters reported Utermann speaking at a panel discussion in London.Citing the

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New York Financial Regulators Approve Blockchain Payments System

The Department of Financial Services of New York (NYDFS) has authorized a blockchain-based digital platform offered by a local bank, an official NYDFS press release states Dec. 4.NYDFS superintendent Maria T. Vullo announced today that the department authorized New York-based Signature Bank to offer its digital payment platform Signet in

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French Regulators, Central Bank Distance Themselves From Tobacconists’ BTC Retail Plans

French stock market regulator, the Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF), has jointly issued a warning with the country’s central bank and French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority (ACPR) recalling the risks associated with “speculative” crypto assets. The warning was posted as a press release on the AMF official website Nov.

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Colorado Securities Regulators Crack Down on Four More ICOs for Alleged Illicit Practices

The Colorado Division of Securities has filed cessation orders against four Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) allegedly involved in fraudulent and illicit practices, according to an official announcement Nov. 20.Colorado Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome issued the new cease and desist orders following investigations by the Division’s ICO Task Force. Rome has

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Thai Securities And Exchange Commission Warns Unapproved Regulators

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently issued several warnings to unapproved regulators in the country. In the past few months, the number of companies launching new ventures in the crypto space of Thailand has grown considerably prompting the regulator to issue such warnings. The country enacted cryptocurrency regulations

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DLT Can Help Regulators Better Oversee Markets

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Christopher Giancarlo said in a speech Nov. 7, that technological advances, including Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), could help regulators better oversee trading markets.Giancarlo delivered his speech titled “Quantitative Regulation:  Effective Market Regulation in a Digital Era” at the FinTech Week conference at

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Bitcoin ATM Operator Coinsource Gets New York Regulator’s Green Light With ‘Bitlicense’

Bitcoin ATM operator Coinsource has been granted a virtual currency license, or ‘Bitlicense,’ from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), according to a press release published Nov. 1.The regulator has thus given its formal seal of approval for New Yorkers to use cash to buy or sell

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