Huobi’s ‘Regulator-Friendly’ Blockchain Goes Open Source

Huobi Chain, the regulator-facing public blockchain of exchange Huobi Group, is now open source and available to all developers on GitHub.

LocalBitcoins officially approved as virtual currency provider in Finland

LocalBitcoins, the P2P bitcoin marketplace, announced today that The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority, FIN-FSA, has registered LocalBitcoins as an official virtual currency provider. Starting from the beginning of November 2019, only registered ...

ECB’s Benoit Coeure to Lead Central Banking Digital Currency Initiative

Coeure is to lead the new BIS Innovation Hub in researching and perhaps developing beneficial fintech such as digital currencies.

Bittrex Will Release Frozen Crypto to Former Users in Sanctioned Regimes

Crypto exchange Bittrex is looking to return crypto holdings to customers in sanctioned nations, but there are conditions.

Russia Wants to Be Able to Seize Cybercriminals’ Bitcoin

Russian regulators will begin developing proposals for legislation allowing confiscation of crypto assets seized in crime investigations.

Applicature forms new partnership to provide legal support to blockchain projects

Applicature, a blockchain development agency, has announced a new partnership with GATE TO BALTICS, an international law firm based in Estonia. The goal is to ensure legal support and licensing process guidance for blockchain projects. In the context o...

Global Crypto Framework Needed to Stop ‘Regulatory Arbitrage,’ Watchdog Warns

Hong Kong’s securities regulator says the world needs a united response to stablecoins like Libra to avoid firms setting up in laxer jurisdictions.

Binance to Advise Ukraine Government on Upcoming Crypto Regulation

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance has agreed to help Ukraine prepare rules for cryptocurrencies.

Hong Kong Regulators Issue Framework to License Crypto Exchanges

Hong Kong will regulate cryptocurrency exchanges. The Securities and Futures Commission developed a set of guidelines for exchanges to operate. Custody and cybersecurity are the top concerns among regulators. Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commissi...

Hong Kong Regulator to Treat Some Crypto Exchanges Like Brokers

New rules from Hong Kong’s securities watchdog treat cryptocurrency trading platforms like traditional brokers if they offer security tokens.