Europe
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UK Parliament Presented Showcase of Real-World Blockchain Applications

Brian Evans - Mar 19, 2019

The U.K. Parliament has been presented demos of real-world blockchain applications designed to educate policymakers.

Blockchain
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Québécois Regulator Calls for Investors in Non-Compliant Blockchain Firm to Come Forward

Brian Evans - Mar 19, 2019

Québec’s financial regulator has asked investors in Blockchain Lab to come forward, now that the entity faces injunctive orders over alleged violations of securities laws

Asia-Pacific
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Japan to Tighten Rules on Cryptocurrency Margin Trading

Brian Evans - Mar 19, 2019

Japan is lowering the limits for cryptocurrency margin trading from next year, and will also mandate registration of platforms offering the service.

Agriculture
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Colorado Lawmakers Seek Exploration of Blockchain Use in Agriculture

Brian Evans - Mar 18, 2019

Lawmakers in the U.S. state of Colorado are eyeing a role for blockchain technology in the agricultural industry.

Asia-Pacific
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Australian Government to Help Fund Trade Mission to CoinDesk Consensus

Brian Evans - Mar 18, 2019

Australia’s government has committed AU$100,000 to support blockchain firms joining Austrade's mission to CoinDesk Consensus in May.

bakkt
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When Bakkt? Bitcoin Futures Market’s Approval Appears Stuck in Limbo

Brian Evans - Mar 18, 2019

More than six months since ICE revealed its vision for Bakkt, the bitcoin futures market is still awaiting regulatory approval.

Bitcoin Crime
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Trump’s Cartel Crackdown Threatens to Amplify Headaches for Banks and Crypto Startups

Brian Evans - Mar 17, 2019

In a recent interview with right-wing media outlet Breitbart News, President Donald Trump said his administration is “very seriously” considering designating Mexican cartels as foreign terrorist organizations…

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

Brian Evans - Mar 17, 2019

A joint forum on crypto assets and fintech was held by the United Arab Emirates Banks Federation and the Abu Dhabi Global Market

bitlicense
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BitLicense-like Bitcoin Regulation is Coming to Five Additional US States

Brian Evans - Mar 16, 2019

In the cryptocurrency world, there is always a lot of dismay when governments or policymakers try to introduce some form of regulation. In the United States, the…

Banking
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Riot Blockchain to Launch Regulated Crypto Exchange in the US

Brian Evans - Mar 16, 2019

Riot Blockchain is planning to launch a regulated exchange in the U.S. to offer crypto banking and trading services.