United Arab Emirates’ Financial Authorities Host Crypto Asset and Fintech Forum

The United Arab Emirates Banks Federation (UBF) and the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) hosted a joint forum on crypto assets and fintech, the UAE’s official news outlet Emirates News Agency reported on March 17. Per the report, the event…

Mauritius Regulators to Approve Digital Asset Custodian Licensing Framework

The Mauritanian Financial Services Commission (FSC) is establishing a regulatory framework for digital asset custodian services, according to an official announcement published on Feb. 8. The new regulation will be effective as of March 1 and will require custodian services…

Malaysia Develops Harsh Regulation Alongside With Positives Attitudes Toward Crypto

Cryptocurrency exchanges and blockchain-based companies in Malaysia face some testing times following regulatory changes in the country. As of Tuesday, Jan. 15, new regulations governing cryptocurrencies have come into effect in Malaysia. According to reports, the new regulation has classified…

How the US Government Shutdown Is Halting Crypto Progress on Wall Street

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history is hurting the crypto industry, too. As the impasse in Washington stretches into its record-breaking fourth week, the closure of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)…

A Psychic Visit with Nouriel Roubini: The Mother and Father of All Crypto Skeptics

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Admit it – you already hate that this article exists. That itself is no small testament to the man it’s about, Dr. Nouriel Roubini, the outspoken economist and professor whose tweets, interviews and public testimonies this year have seemed…

2019 Will See Entry of More Institutional Players in Crypto, Says Asia Fintech PwC Leader

Henri Arslanian, the Asia fintech and crypto leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Hong Kong, has predicted that many institutional players will enter the crypto industry in 2019. Arslanian made this claim during an interview with Bloomberg published on Dec. 24. When…

UK Government Says It Will Update Crypto Tax Guidance By Early Next Year

UK officials have outlined a range of regulatory steps around cryptoassets and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in a new report. The UK government’s “Cryptoasset Taskforce,” first announced this past March, published its final report on Monday, finding that the technology that makes…