Category: Government

Crypto Exchange Bittrex Delists 40+ Altcoins for US Clients: Regulatory Pressure

Crypto Assets Delisted En-Masse on US Exchanges As Bitcoin (BTC) has returned, regulatory pressure on crypto assets and their respective industries have begun to rapidly mount. We may be just six months from BTC’s $3,200 bottom, but governments across the globe are already preparing for the next bull run. Last […]

Iceland’s Financial Regulator Approves Blockchain-Powered E-Money Firm

The Financial Supervisory Authority (FME), Iceland’s sole financial regulator, has approved the first blockchain-powered e-money firm in the country, crypto media outlet CoinDesk reported June 14. Reykjavik-based Monerium, backed by blockchain software company ConsenSys, has reportedly been approved by the Icelandic financial watchdog to provide fiat payment services using ethereum […]

Brazil Authorities to Adapt Cross-Sector Regulations to React to Digital Transformation

Major government and financial authorities in Brazil have teamed up to develop a regulatory sandbox model targeting new technologies such as blockchain, Cointelegraph Brazil reports on June 13. The new regulatory initiative brings together the Central Bank of Brazil, the Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), the Superintendence of Private Insurance […]

Rhode Island Solicits Proposals for Blockchain Solutions in Government

The Rhode Island Department of Administration/Division of Purchase in the United States has issued a public solicitation for blockchain solutions via proof-of-concept proposals, according to official documentation published on May 31. The department is particularly seeking proposals from “qualified firms” that aim to “further the State’s goal of becoming more […]

Buy Bitcoin: Hong Kong Protests Spark Fervor Regarding Freedom, Democracy

Bitcoin (BTC), a digital currency not bound by the traditional rules of fiat, may seem nebulous and useless, but geopolitical and macroeconomic events are quickly proving its viability. Over the past week, Hong Kong has seen a growing amount of political unrest as a result of proposed legislation from the […]