Indian Government Panel Suggests Crypto Dealings Should Be Illegal, Local Sources Say

An Indian government panel has reportedly suggested a new legal framework within the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) that completely bans cryptocurrencies in the country. English-language Indian media outlet CNBC TV18 reported on the framework on Dec. 6. The article cites an unnamed source as noting that “the panel has categorically said that all such currencies should be treated as illegal” and that “any kind of dealing in such currencies should be treated as [such].” CNBC TV18 notes that the Indian government had created a panel to create “norms” for…

Panel Discusses Token Classification and Compliance for ICOs

More than 45 representatives from major Wall Street firms and crypto companies took part in a meeting to discuss Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and cryptocurrency regulations in Washington D.C. September 25. The “crypto roundtable,” hosted by Congressman Warren Davidson in the last legislative session week before elections, gave a chance for industry representatives to express their concerns regarding possible regulations of the crypto space. Namely, experts told lawmakers that there is a pronounced lack of regulatory clarity for ICOs and digital currencies. Roundtable participants discussed “token taxonomy,” aiming to describe…

ChainX Panel: Wozniak and Tone Vays On the Fintech Revolution

ChainX Panel: Wozniak and Tone Vays On the Fintech Revolution August 26, 2018 by Tyson O’Ham Every technological revolution arrives with the promise of bettering our lives — but in reality, displaces many institutions in the wake of advancement. Balancing the two is of great importance in effecting positive change. In this video, a panel of crypto industry luminaries and tech legend Steve Wozniak share their thoughts on where fintech and technological development is all heading. Also see: The Ten Most Outlandish Criticisms of Bitcoin and Crypto Ever Uttered Subscribe to…

The Block show panel update

The block show panels The block show is in its second day of meetups and panel discussions. The show kicked off with a robust debate about the usefulness and usability of cryptocurrencies in society. This was between Nouriel Robin, CEO of Roubini Macro associates and predictor of the global financial crisis in 2008, also well known as ‘Dr.Doom’ alongside Alex Mashinsky, founder of the Celsius Network. Roubini argued that there is no security in the cryptocurrency space, he also claims that there is “no democratization and decentralization.” Mashinsky said “the…

BlockShow Americas 2018 Goes Live With ‘Wall Street vs Crypto’ Panel Discussion

The BlockShow Americas 2018 conference kicked off Monday, Aug. 20 in Las Vegas. The first panel discussion involved a heated debate between proponents of two opposite views of how — and if — blockchain should be regulated and adopted by institutions around the globe. BlockShow is a series of fintech and crypto events, usually held in Singapore and Europe; the previous BlockShow took place in Berlin in the spring of this year. The opening panel, titled “Wall Street vs Crypto,” brought together a number of industry experts to discuss the…

United Nations Puts Blockchain at Center of New ‘High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation’

The United Nations’ (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres has created a ‘High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation,’ which explicitly puts blockchain technology on the agenda,  UN News revealed yesterday, July 12. The panel, said to be “the first of its kind,” will gather 20 eminent figures from industry, civil society and academia to tackle the impact of digital technologies on global economies and societies –– an impact ongoing at “unprecedented scale” and “warp speed,” in Guterres’ words. Representing the new body on behalf of the UN Secretariat, Executive Director and co-chair, Ambassador…