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Thai Financial Regulator Claims Controversial Crypto Rule Proposal Was Just to Gauge Public Opinion – Regulation Bitcoin News

The Thai financial watchdog has reportedly retreated from its initial controversial crypto rule proposal. Citing the country’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a local media outlet stated that public criticism was significant regarding the matter. People ‘Misunderstood’ Minimum Annual Income Rule, Claims the SEC According to the Bangkok Post, the Thai SEC is retracting from … Read more

Indian Central Bank Informs Government of Major Crypto Concerns — Digital Rupee ‘Receiving Our Full Attention’ – Regulation Bitcoin News

India’s central bank governor Shaktikanta Das has revealed that the bank has “major concerns” about cryptocurrencies, and it has informed the government of them. He expects that the government will soon make a decision on cryptocurrency. Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is giving its full attention to the digital rupee. RBI Has Major … Read more

The US SEC Revokes Registration of Long Blockchain Corp’s Securities – Regulation Bitcoin News

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it has revoked the registered securities of Long Blockchain Corp (LBCC) after the company failed to file annual reports since Dec. 31, 2017. In addition, the SEC says LBCC, which made the switch from soft drink production to activities related to blockchain technology in December 2017, is … Read more

New Crypto Rules in Thailand Could Require Traders to Show Income Before Opening Trading Accounts – Regulation Bitcoin News

Thailand seeks to introduce a new set of rules for retail crypto investors, specifically targeting those who want to open accounts. The Thai financial watchdog could require domestic crypto exchanges to ask traders for proof of income. Thai SEC Could Also Ask Crypto Investors to Prove Their Knowledge of the Market According to a Bloomberg … Read more

Bitcoin Has No Intrinsic Value, Asset Is Too Volatile, Says Bank of Korea Governor – Regulation Bitcoin News

Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol has said that crypto assets like bitcoin have no intrinsic value – put simply, a measure of what an asset is actually worth. ● Speaking in the National Assembly on Feb. 23, Lee forecast that bitcoin (BTC) will see increased price swings going forward, the local news agency Yonhap … Read more

US Judge Dismisses Motion Against Bancor After Finding Allegations Inadequate to Give It Jurisdiction – Regulation Bitcoin News

A Manhattan federal judge has dismissed a securities fraud class action against Bancor after ruling that the plaintiff’s allegations were not enough to give the court jurisdiction. According to a report, the dismissal of the case against represents the first such ruling “in a suite of similar cases filed by crypto investors represented by Selendy … Read more

The Fed Is Carefully Examining Digital Dollar — Chairman Jerome Powell Says ‘Very High Priority Project for Us’ – Regulation Bitcoin News

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has provided an update on the progress of a digital dollar. He confirmed that it is a “very high priority project” for the Fed, and agrees with U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on the benefits of issuing a digital dollar. The Fed Is Looking Carefully at a Digital Dollar Fed … Read more

India’s Warren Buffett Wants Regulators to Ban Bitcoin and Focus on Digital Rupee – Regulation Bitcoin News

Indian billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, sometimes referred to as the Warren Buffett of India, says that the government should ban bitcoin. Calling the cryptocurrency “speculation of the highest order,” the billionaire investor stated that he will never buy bitcoin. Billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Thinks Indian Government Should Ban Bitcoin Rakesh Jhunjhunwala believes that the Indian government should … Read more

Federal Reserve Appoints Pro-Bitcoin Chief Innovation Officer – Regulation Bitcoin News

A pro-bitcoin head of digital assets from TD Ameritrade has been appointed as the Federal Reserve System’s chief innovation officer. This is “a new role in which she will lead efforts to identify, research, enable and advocate for new technologies,” the Fed explained. The Fed’s New Chief Innovation Officer Is Pro-Bitcoin The Federal Reserve Bank … Read more

Moneygram Halts Using Ripple Due to SEC Lawsuit Over XRP Cryptocurrency – Regulation Bitcoin News

Moneygram has announced that it has suspended using Ripple’s platform due to the lawsuit against Ripple Labs and its executives by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Last year, the company earned $50.2 million from Ripple for using the platform. Moneygram Stops Using Ripple’s Platform Moneygram International announced Monday that it has suspended trading … Read more

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