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STO platform registers with traditional bank to help move security tokens forward

STO Platform “Blockpulse” Registers with Bank of France to Move Security Tokens Forward

Security Token Offering (STO) platform, Blockpulse, registers with the ACPR Bank of France just in time with the aim to move security tokens forward. “Registration of Blockpulse at ACPR Banque de France with its partner, Lemonway, which is the leading European digital payment solution for investment platforms, completes successfully,” Blockpulse COO Marien Irzykiewicz told the […]

World Federation of Exchanges says crypto terminology needs clarity

“Digital & Crypto Assets Need Clarity”: World Federation of Exchanges

In response to the EU’s cryptocurrency regulatory framework, the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) says digital and crypto-assets need strong clarification and classifications. While answering questions posted in a March 20 report WFE says “We believe there could be value in adopting a single EU classification which covers both: digital-assets and also crypto assets, as […]

Blockchain in Oil and Gas Management

Argentina’s Natural Gas Regulator ‘Enargas’ Launches Blockchain Network

Enargas which is considered Argentina’s biggest natural gas regulator has recently approved a blockchain-based gas distribution tracking platform. The system was already piloted by a local distributor which is servicing over 2 million residents in the country. According to an announcement on March 18, the system – named Gasnet – was authorized for nationwide expansion. […]

hawaii launches digital currency sandbox to attract crypto firms

Hawaii Launches Digital Currency Sandbox to Attract Crypto Firms

The governor’s office of Hawaii revealed its new “Digital Currency Innovation Lab” on March 17 – a blockchain and cryptocurrency incubator developed through collaboration between the state’s Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Division of Financial Institution (DFI), and the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC). The initiative will run for two years, and will allow […]

Monetary Authority of Singapore Issues AML-CFT Guidelines

Just In: Monetary Authority of Singapore Issues AML/CFT Guidelines

Some countries have been late to the party when it comes to recognizing and regulating digital assets. The first time that Singapore’s central bank issued a framework for the regulation of payment-related activities was on Jan. 28 with the Payment Services Act. However, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) still saw the potential risks that […]

bitcoin businesses in India

Indian Ministry Reveals Investigations into Bitcoin Businesses

A filing submitted in the lower house of India’s parliament – the Lok Sabha – has revealed an investigation into fraudulent practices by so-called “bitcoin companies” operating in the country. An official question was submitted by center-left parliamentarian Mohammed Faizal and was answered by Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur on […]

Brave Browser files GDPR complaint against Google

Brave Browser Files GDPR Complaint Against Google

Yesterday (on March 16), Brave Browser filed a formal complaint against Google with the lead General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcer in Europe. In a February interview, Dr. Johnny Ryan, Brave’s chief policy and industry relations officer, explained that Google is abusing its power by sharing user data collected by dozens of its distinct services, […]

Zimbabwe returns to crypto

Zimbabwe Returns to Crypto as Reserve Bank Proposes Regulatory Sandbox

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is reportedly developing a regulatory sandbox for cryptocurrency companies in the country. The news was reported on March 16 by the local newspaper Chronicle, citing a representative from the bank speaking at a conference on March 13. Chronicle reports that RBZ’s deputy director for financial markets and national payment […]

some indian banks are still refusing to process crypto transactions

Some Indian Banks are Still ‘Arbitrarily’ Refusing to Process Crypto Transactions

Earlier this month, India’s Supreme Court delivered its verdict in a landmark case that promised to usher in a bullish era for cryptocurrency in the country. The apex court ruled to overturn a circular from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) – issued back in April 2018 – which had banned banks’ services to all […]

Bank of England

Bank of England Releases Discussion Paper on CBDCs

The Bank of England (BoE) is seriously weighing the pros and cons of issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC) denominated in pounds sterling. Britain’s central bank recognized that a digital pound could be destabilizing for the current banking system. However, digital currency could use the latest FinTech and make transactions easier and faster for […]