Ukraine: Overregulation Prevents Crypto Development, Says Central Bank Official

Overregulation in Ukraine is reportedly preventing the cryptocurrency industry from evolving in the country. An official of the Ukrainian central bank (NBU) told this to a local crypto news outlet LetKnow Tuesday, Jan. 8. Mikhail Vidyakin, the director of the…

UAE to Become Leading Destination for Blockchain-Related Businesses in 2019, Experts Say

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is looking to join the list of leading destinations for blockchain-related businesses in 2019 due to promising new crypto legislation. Experts commented on the situation to the UAE’s daily newspaper The National on Monday, Dec.…

Major UK Charity Fund Executive Believes Crypto Market Crash Is ‘Just a Bump in the Road’

A major United Kingdom charity fund executive said at the Bloomberg Crypto Summit in London this Friday that the recent crypto market crash is just a “bump in the road,” Bloomberg reports Dec. 7. James Bevan, the chief investment manager…

International Crypto Standards: Will They Come From the Community or Governments?

There are over 2,000 different coins in existence right now, each with their own unique characteristics, uses and communities, while there are masses of different blockchains, platforms and exchanges — all of which answer to competing needs and values. On…

Swiss Finance Minister Rejects Specific Blockchain Legislation in Favor of Current Laws

The Swiss Minister of Finance, Ueli Maurer, has rejected a possible blockchain law in a speech at blockchain conference Infrachain in Bern, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported today, Dec. 4. Instead of a specific blockchain or crypto legal framework, Switzerland plans…

Swiss Fintech License Allows Blockchain, Crypto Firms to Accept $100 Mln in Public Funds

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has released guidelines for their new “FinTech” license, according to a FINMA official press release released Dec. 3 The Swiss financial regulator revealed that license pursuants, which can be blockchain-related and crypto-related firms,…

US Commodities Regulator CFTC Issues Smart Contracts Primer, Outlines Benefits and Risks

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)’s fintech innovation hub LabCFTC has issued a Primer on Smart Contracts, according to an official announcement Nov. 27. The primer is LabCFTC’s second fintech-educational publication, the first being its October 2017 primer on…

Ten Blockchain, Fintech Firms Launch Association to Make ‘Code of Conduct’ for Crypto

Ten financial and tech firms have established an Association for Digital Asset Markets (ADAM) to create a “code of conduct” for the cryptocurrency sector. The launch was announced in a press release published Nov. 27. Among ADAM’s founding members are…