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Binance Joins Indian Internet Association Amid Regulatory Uncertainty

Leading cryptocurrency trading platform Binance has joined the Internet and Mobile Association of India’s (IAMAI) digital asset exchange committee.The association is the top trade body representing digital firms in India and was a key voice petitioning lawmakers about the Reserve Bank India’s (RBI) ban on financial institutions providing banking services

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3 Common Compliance and Regulatory Pitfalls to Watch for in 2020

Regulations are not going anywhere. On the contrary, financial service providers face more regulatory challenges and higher costs than ever before. During the early days of cryptocurrencies, a “Wild West” culture emerged when regulators, uncertain on how to tackle this thing called blockchain, paid little attention to the thefts, scams

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Lithuania’s Central Bank Completes Blockchain Regulatory Research

As of May 27, the Bank of Lithuania, or BoL, has finished the research phase of its blockchain-related project, LBChain. In the next phase, the institution will create a sandbox that mixes technological and regulatory infrastructure for the technology.The platforms used for the research phase include Hyperledger Fabric and Corda,

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Cuba’s First P2P Bitcoin Exchange Launches Amid Regulatory Uncertainty

While most crypto businesses keep out of Cuba due to regulatory uncertainties and hefty American sanctions, Italian-Cuban entrepreneur Mario Mazzola developed and deployed Cuba’s first peer-to-peer Bitcoin (BTC) exchange.Blockchain and cryptocurrency news outlet Decrypt reported on April 23 that Mazzola launched the “ultra-lightweight” Bitcoin exchange earlier this month.Taking the leadA

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Japan STO Association Releases New Regulatory Guidelines

The Japan Security Token Offering Association (JSTOA) has just released self-regulatory guidelines on how to separate customer assets and electronic record transfer rights.Available on the JSTOA website on April 20, the association attributes the guidelines to the revisions of the country’s Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEA), passed by the

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Rhode Island Blockchain Act Seeks Regulatory Clarity for Crypto, Representative Place Explains

Although Rhode Island’s recent Blockchain Act does not explicitly reference cryptocurrencies, the bill aims to provide regulatory clarity for them.“If you look at the legislation, it doesn’t necessarily mention crypto specifically, but when it talks about complex financial instruments and things of that nature, that’s what it’s referring to

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US Presidential Contender Michael Bloomberg Proposes ‘Clear Regulatory Framework’ for Crypto

Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg proposed creating a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies in a new financial regulation plan unveiled Monday.Bloomberg's campaign published a financial reform plan Tuesday, advocating for greater consumer protection measures and a stronger financial system. Specifically, the proposal suggests requiring financial institutions to monitor risk exposure, recording all

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