BBA pushes for crypto regulatory clarity in Massachusetts

The Boston Blockchain Association, or BBA, together with Boston-based media house Media Shower and the Chamber of Digital Commerce are working to lobby for favorable crypto regulations in Massachusetts. According to a release issued on Monday, the BBA in collaboration with Media Shower and the Chamber of Digital Commerce has released a crypto regulatory toolkit for lawmakers in the state. Dubbed the Massachusetts Edition of the Legislator’s Toolkit for Blockchain Technology, the document reportedly aims to guide policymakers in the state towards enacting laws that will benefit the cryptocurrency industry…

Korean Government Says 28 Crypto Exchanges Have Met Regulatory Requirements to Continue Operations – Regulation Bitcoin News

The deadline for cryptocurrency exchanges to meet the requirements to continue operations under new crypto regulations in South Korea is rapidly approaching. A total of 28 cryptocurrency exchanges have reportedly been cleared by the regulators to remain open. However, only four crypto exchanges have met the requirements to offer trading in Korean won. 28 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Meet Regulatory Requirements South Korea’s financial authorities have released a list of 28 cryptocurrency exchanges that have met the regulatory requirements to stay open past Sept. 24 under the country’s new crypto regulations. The…

FSC Regulatory Overhaul Expected to Shut Down 40 Crypto Exchanges in South Korea – Bitcoin News

A new regulatory overhaul could put 40 out of 60 exchanges out of business in South Korea after the firms are expected to fail to meet the conditions that are being proposed by the Financial Services Commission (FSC). This action might also affect holders of locally used “kimchi” coins, that won’t be able to trade them for fiat in other exchanges. This could bring losses of more than $2.6 billion. South Korea Exchange Options to Reduce Drastically A regulatory overhaul might reduce drastically the number of exchanges operation…

DeFi needs regulatory clarity to interface with ‘real-world’ finance, experts say

Rune Christensen, founder and CEO of DeFi bluechip MakerDAO, says the decentralized finance space is set to move from its current isolated bubble phase toward more integration with the broader financial landscape. Christensen made this known during Tuesday’s plenary session “Behind the Decentralized Finance Hype” at the ongoing Global Technology Governance Summit organized by the World Economic Forum. According to the MakerDAO CEO, DeFi protocols interacting with real-world assets, such as commercial real estate and trade financing, will require significant regulatory input, stating: “The huge difference between the primordial soup…

Crypto lobby groups are gaining traction in Washington as the threat of regulatory bottleneck looms

Crypto-focused lobby groups in Washington, D.C. are playing an increasingly vital role in reorienting policymakers away from the view that virtual currencies are used primarily for illegal transactions. Now, they are preparing for potentially their biggest battle yet.  Blockchain Association, an industry trade group representing crypto firms, has added ten members to its brass since December 2020, bringing its total to 34. Kristin Smith, the group’s executive director, told Bloomberg that her members are extremely concerned about federal regulators clamping down on the industry over misplaced fears. “We in the…

Ripple Partner Mercury FX Accepted Into 'First Cohort' of a South African Regulatory Sandbox – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

South Africa’s Inter-governmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG) recently accepted Mercury FX, a UK-based e-money firm, into the first cohort of its regulatory sandbox. The firm, which harnesses the Ripplenet blockchain, says it wants to demonstrate its technology’s ability “to shorten the money transfer window to only minutes.” Fast and Low Remittances Further, Mercury FX, which claims to have piloted the use of this technology in the Philippines and Mexico, says its solution, aided by the XRP token, will enable low-cost cross-border remittances. In addition to Ripple, the firm also reveals…

Former SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Joins One River Digital Academic and Regulatory Advisory Council

During the three years that Clayton served as the chairman of the SEC, he was working with initiatives that advanced the economy’s growth. The former Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Jay Clayton has joined crypto investment manager One River Digital Asset Management to take up an adversary role. Clayton’s new role came about three months after he resigned from the SEC. Clayton served as Chair of the SEC from May 2017 to December 2020. Before his new appointment with One River Digital Asset Management, the SEC’s…

New FATF Guidance Applies Regulatory Standards to Decentralized Exchanges, Defi and NFTs – Regulation Bitcoin News

On March 19, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published draft guidance on the risk-based approach to virtual assets. The newly updated guidance now applies anti-money laundering and know-your-customer rules to stablecoins, decentralized finance (defi), and non-fungible token (NFT) assets. FATF Defines Decentralized Exchanges and Defi as a Virtual Asset Service Providers For a while now, cryptocurrency proponents have said that one day, global regulators would likely target decentralized finance (defi) and the latest non-fungible token (NFT) hype. For a while now, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has been…

New FATF Guidance Applies Regulatory Standards to Decentralized Exchanges, Defi and NFTs – Regulation Bitcoin News

On March 19, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published draft guidance on the risk-based approach to virtual assets. The newly updated guidance now applies anti-money laundering and know-your-customer rules to stablecoins, decentralized finance (defi), and non-fungible token (NFT) assets. FATF Defines Decentralized Exchanges and Defi as a Virtual Asset Service Providers For a while now, cryptocurrency proponents have said that one day, global regulators would likely target decentralized finance (defi) and the latest non-fungible token (NFT) hype. For a while now, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has been…

New FATF Guidance Applies Regulatory Standards to Decentralized Exchanges, Defi and NFTs – Regulation Bitcoin News

On March 19, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published draft guidance on the risk-based approach to virtual assets. The newly updated guidance now applies anti-money laundering and know-your-customer rules to stablecoins, decentralized finance (defi), and non-fungible token (NFT) assets. FATF Defines Decentralized Exchanges and Defi as a Virtual Asset Service Providers For a while now, cryptocurrency proponents have said that one day, global regulators would likely target decentralized finance (defi) and the latest non-fungible token (NFT) hype. For a while now, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has been…