Aug 07, 2019 at 15:37
Regulators are Suspicious About Facebook’s Libra Network
The Office of the Australian Info Commissioner (OAIC) released a statement on Tuesday showing that it has joined other privacy regulators from different parts of the world I’m calling for more info about Facebook’s Libra Network. OAIC and other regulators including United Kingdom Info Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the European Union, the United States, Albania, Canada and Burkina Faso, want to know more about Facebook's information protection framework for its private cryptocurrency dubbed Libra that is expected to be launched in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020.
Aug 02, 2019 at 10:39
UK Authority Tips Off Dangers of Unregulated Cryptocurrency
On July 31, 2019, the United Kingdom financial and markets watchdog warned of the major dangers of unregulated Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) revealed that they don’t have core value and provide users less protections and further indicated that those unregulated tokens fall outside the range of its authorities.
Jul 06, 2019 at 10:24
Republic of Cyprus to Draft Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulations in 2019
The Republic of Cyprus is going to draft blockchain and cryptocurrency regulations this year, according to the Ministry of Finance. Minister Harris Georgiades is optimistic the regulation draft will be completed very soon and will play a big part to revolutionize the finance industry in the country, Financial Mirror reports.
Bahamas to Regulate Cryptocurrency and Token Sale
Bahamas plans to introduce strong regulations for token and cryptocurrency sales, intending to make the country a better place for digital currency and blockchain businesses. The Securities Commission officially filed a draft of the bill back in March seeking to regulate token offerings that are not considered securities.
Smart Contract & Blockchain Legislation is Underway in Milan
Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin brought some awareness to people in Italy, of how this computer technology does not need large infrastructures like those of banks to operate or to be used. The technology depends on the sharing and distribution of data to ensure their immutability and to provide them in a particular sense of the official character.
Italy Joins Malta on Blockchain & Crypto Regulation
The two legal experts (L. Egitto and G. Busuttil) were recently interviewed to give light on where Italy stands on the regulation of blockchain, cryptocurrency, smart contract and other innovative technologies. Several institutions, firms, organizations, businesses and governments have been moving forward for few years especially in Europe, such as Switzerland with its Crypto Valley project (of the canton of Zug) and Republic of Malta started before any other country.
Court Gives India 30 Days to Draft DLT & Crypto Regulations
The Indian government has been cautious of Blockchain and digital currencies and for good reason. The series of scams conveyed from India has been the government’s plan. Nevertheless, the current turn of events, the Supreme Court has asked the government of India to draft the blockchain (DLT) and cryptocurrency regulations for the nation in just four weeks.
US SEC to Soon Review Decision Rejecting Nine Bitcoin ETFs
There is hope that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) might change its decision to deny nine Bitcoin-related Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Brent Fields, the SEC secretary revealed in a letter to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) that the commission chairman and commissioners are considering whether to review and revise the action authorized and delegated to its staff, adding that until that time the current decision is pertinent.