US County Extends Rule Making Bitcoin Mining Firms Invest in Renewable Energy

The newly extended rule that crypto mining farms must offset energy consumption with renewables might also be made permanent.

Singapore Temporarily Exempts Crypto Firms Including Coinbase From New Licensing Regime

Cryptocurrency firms can continue operating but must apply for a license by summer under new rules

Crypto payment service Pundi X granted exemption until July 2020 for Singapore license

The team of Pundi X, a crypto payment service platform, announced it has been granted an exemption from Singapore regulator MAS for holding a license to operate in the country until July 28, 2020. Earlier this year (January 28, 2020) the Monetary Autho...

Global Stablecoins May Be Subject to Securities Regulation, Says IOSCO

Global stablecoins may be subject to securities laws, says IOSCO, in a new report that could complicate such projects’ embrace of decentralization.

Russian Prime Minister Introduces Bill to Allow Fintech Sandboxes, Blockchain Included

The new bill would allow the creation of “experimental regulatory regimes” for companies working on cutting-edge technologies like AI and distributed ledgers.

Kik Backs Away From Jury Trial Request in SEC Fight Over $100M Token Sale

Kik had previously asked for a jury trial to make its case against the SEC. Now it's seeking a summary judgment.

Hawaii Hints It May Relax Onerous Rule to Lure Crypto Firms

Hawaiian regulators have launched a digital currency sandbox that waives the state’s infamous double-reserve requirement for participating crypto firms.

Canada’s Financial Crimes Watchdog Gets Ready for FATF Compliance

Canada’s financial crimes watchdog is preparing to implement its broad new virtual currency oversight powers ahead of the Financial Action Task Force’s June 2020 deadline.

Overstock Hit By Two More SEC Subpoenas in December

The bitcoin-friendly retail company and the parent of security token marketplace tZERO says it was again subpoenaed by the Securities and Exchange Commission at the end of 2019.

SEC Proposal Could (Eventually) Unleash Security Token Sales

Companies looking to raise funds via security token offerings (STOs) might soon get some relief from regulatory burdens in the U.S.