Regulation

Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, or BaFin, has warned investors about the risks involved in cryptocurrency investments. In a consumer protection alert issued on its website on Friday, the regulator offered a cautionary tale about crypto involvement on the part of retail investors. As part of its statement, BaFin echoed similar admonitions espoused by several
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has announced charges against California resident James Roland Jones in the first-ever enforcement action from the commission to target securities fraud on the darknet. According to the March 18 complaint, Jones is accused of accessing a darknet-based insider trading forum in late 2016 to seek material non-public information, or
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The Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, or KP, has formed a federal committee to create a new cryptocurrency policy including government-backed crypto mining. As part of the new policy, the KP Crypto Advisory Committee has already decided to pilot two hydroelectric-powered crypto mining farms, a minister overseeing the policy told Reuters. The committee held its
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Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority — the country’s principal financial regulator — has denied Bitcoin Suisse’s application for a banking license.  According to an official announcement on March 17, Bitcoin Suisse’s current application is ineligible for approval on the grounds that “various elements that are relevant under licensing law make it unlikely that a license
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After the U.S. Treasury Department extended the comment period for anyone to express their thoughts on a proposed crypto rule, non-profit crypto policy advocate group Coin Center has made another — and possibly final — argument to regulators. Coin Center directed its comment to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, over proposed rules that
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