Regulation

It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in the technology and financial industries. In the U.S, women only hold a quarter of computing-related jobs. Some sectors, like software engineering, fare even worse, with female representation as low as 15%. And now along comes blockchain, a technology that promises a global revolution through decentralization. Blockchain has
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Liechtenstein’s Financial Market Authority (FMA) has reportedly pulled the plug on an alleged application to bring Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao on as a major shareholder in a distressed domestic bank. As reported by Swiss financial news outlet Inside Paradeplatz on Aug. 10, the FMA rejected the purported application and also declined to approve an extension
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Protests have erupted in Belarus following the country’s presidential election on Sunday, but the possible continued presidency of Alexander Lukashenko may be good news for crypto. Lukashenko reportedly won re-election against opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in a landslide victory with more than 80% of the vote on Aug. 9. However, officials from many nations and
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This morning Grayscale, the world’s largest provider of cryptocurrency investment vehicles, temporarily turned its attention away from hoovering up the supply of Bitcoin to focus on arguably the most intractable problem in all of crypto: getting your stubborn friends and family on board.  Last Friday Grayscale founder and CEO Barry Silbert teased a massive ad
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In June 2019, the intergovernmental Financial Action Task Force (FATF) introduced its revised set of standards for virtual asset service providers. The document establishes the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism (AML/CFT) requirements that regulated VASPs —  the term mainly referring to cryptocurrency trading platforms — must eventually implement in their day-to-day operations. The guidelines are framed
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Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. Top Stories This Week The price of Bitcoin is facing its final resistance before $15,000 It’s been a (slightly) calmer week for Bitcoin — with the world’s biggest cryptocurrency managing to recover from the low $11,000’s in
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The United States Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, has once again invited itself to the digital assets oversight party for at least another year. Specifically, on July 9, FINRA published “Regulatory Notice 20-23,” which encourages broker-dealers to notify their assigned FINRA risk monitoring analyst as to whether they, their affiliates or their associated persons
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