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SEC Indicts Sergey Grybniak Over Fraudulent $600,000 Opporty ICO

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against Sergey Grybniak, the founder and sole owner of Opporty International, for allegedly running an unregistered Initial Coin Offering (ICO). The Opporty platform is a blockchain market place offering tokens to investors in the U..

Crypto Exchange Platform Zipmex Gets Regulatory Nod From Thai SEC

Crypto exchange platform Zipmex has been granted a digital assets exchange license to operate in Thailand. The crypto exchange had to wait 12 months to obtain the license and is looking to expand to other places in Southeast Asia. Thai SEC gives Crypto Exchange The Green Light According to reports ..

Wall Street Veterans Launch Phemex: Crypto Derivatives Platform in Singapore

Phemex — a new crypto derivatives trading company launched in Singapore is looking to bring institutional-grade derivatives trading to the crypto space. Led by a team with a vast Wall Street trading experience, Phemex joins an expanding pool of crypto derivative brokers establishing a presence in Si..

South Africa Central Bank Set to Create Clear Cut Crypto Regulations

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB), the country’s apex bank, is reportedly planning to enact policies aimed at restricted local crypto usage. Such a move would signal the first concrete step towards policing the South African virtual currency scene which has so far seen little in the way of crypt..

US Presidential Hopeful Andrew Yang Talks Cryptocurrency Regulation

U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has laid out his plans for crypto regulations in the country as part of his technology governance policy statement. Yang is reportedly looking to strike a balance between robust regulation and creating an enabling environment for crypto and broader t..

CFTC Chairman: The US Should Lead the Rest of the World in Crypto Adoption

Heath Tarbert, the head of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) says the country should be at the forefront of global crypto adoption by creating innovative solutions in the emerging cryptocurrency space. The U.S. financial watchdog chief also wants regulators to move towards a more..

Crypto Derivatives Ban: UK Govt Won’t Interfere with FCA Decision

The UK government says it has no power to interfere with any decision by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regarding the fate of crypto derivatives. This report comes amid speculation that the financial watchdog is moving to ban crypto derivatives over investor protection concerns. Meanwhile, s..

India Not Alone in Libra Crypto Aversion, Says Finance Minister

India remains one of the more hostile countries when it comes to cryptocurrencies. Facebook’s proposed Libra crypto hasn’t been exempted from this crypto aversion. However, authorities in New Delhi aren’t the only ones wary of Libra. In fact, since the project’s white paper was published, there has..

IRS Publishes Crypto Taxation Guidelines: Hard Forks & Airdrops Issues

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has updated its crypto taxation guidelines five years after the first publication on virtual currency taxation. This time around, the U.S. tax agency included guidelines on hard forks and airdrops. With the new guideline comes reactions from different people ..

UK Regulators Move to Ban Cryptocurrency Derivatives

Financial regulators in the U.K. are reportedly looking to outlaw cryptocurrency derivatives over perceived risks to retail investors. This move comes as the market continues to gain even more prominence against the traditional crypto spot trading. While several financial watchdogs in different jur..

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