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US SEC Highlights Dedicated ICO Guide Amid Ongoing Regulatory Debate

U.S. regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reiterated guidelines on initial coin offerings (ICOs) in a tweet Feb. 10, as efforts to formalize the sector continue.A dedicated section of the regulator’s website now lists five aspects of ICOs the SEC considers essential, as well as a separate section

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New Regulatory Framework for Digital Asset Token Offering Introduced in Philippines

The Philippines has introduced a new set of rules governing Digital Asset Token Offering (DATO), according to a press release published by the Asia Blockchain and Crypto Association (ABACA) on Feb. 4.The new regulations released by the country’s Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) are reportedly designed to regulate the cryptocurrency

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Malta’s Regulatory Framework Attracts Crypto Players, but Int’l Watchdogs and Local Opposition Are Skeptical

Last week, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) claimed that the growth of blockchain in Malta has created major risks of money laundering and terrorism financing in the island’s economy, as per the local media.Malta is renowned for its crypto-friendly politics, whose efforts in the field have earned it the moniker

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Singapore’s Monetary Authority Halts Local STO Due to Regulatory Violations

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has prevented a local initial coin offering (ICO) from launching a security token offering (STO) in the country. The development was detailed in an announcement published Thursday, Jan. 24.Under the current rules, all STOs have to comply with Singapore’s securities laws and are obliged

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Circle CEO Says More Regulatory Clarity From US SEC Will Help Unlock Crypto Markets

CEO and co-founder of Goldman Sachs-backed crypto finance company Circle has said the biggest regulatory hurdle facing crypto today is the lack of clarity from the United States securities regulator over how to define various crypto assets.Jeremy Allaire made his remarks in an AMA reddit thread he initiated on Jan.

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French Tobacco Shops Start Selling Bitcoin Despite Regulatory Uncertainty

Several tobacco shops in Paris, France, have started selling Bitcoin (BTC) for fiat despite regulatory uncertainty, Reuters reports Tuesday, Jan. 8.Reuters has learned that the world’s largest cryptocurrency can now be purchased at six tobacco shops throughout Paris. However, in a contradicting report French magazine Capital has claimed that there

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Bitcoin ATM Producer Moves to Switzerland Due to Regulatory Difficulties

Bitcoin (BTC) automated teller machine (ATM) manufacturer Lamassu has moved to Switzerland due to regulatory difficulties in other countries, according to a blog post published Jan. 1.Lamassu — now called Lamassu Industries AG — has moved to the Swiss canton of Lucerne, because the firm wants “to be in a

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South African Government Establishes Crypto Assets Regulatory Working Group

A crypto assets regulatory working group dedicated to crypto and blockchain has been established by the South African (SA) government. English-language local news outlet BusinessLive reported on the development on Jan. 2.Tito Mboweni — the South African finance minister — declared:“It is anticipated that, following broad industry comment and participation,

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