China Cracks Down Again on Cryptocurrency

On August 17, the central district of Chaoyang in Beijing issued a notice telling hotels, shopping malls, and office buildings in the area to refrain from hosting cryptocurrency events.  The

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China, Cryptocurrency

Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Declared Illegal in Saudi Arabia

On August 12, SAMA, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, issued a Statement on its website warning against trading in virtual currencies because they are outside government supervision.  The Statement said

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Cryptocurrency, Saudi Arabia

EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum releases thematic report

The EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum (EBOF) launched in February 2018 has published its first thematic report outlining the current state of blockchain in Europe. It’s a pretty broad report,

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Cryptocurrency, EU

SEC Rejects the Winklevoss Twins’ Bitcoin Fund

Last year, the SEC rejected an application by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss for what would have been the first-ever Bitcoin ETF.  The group made some changes and resubmitted their application

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, SEC, US

International Body Sets Out Framework For Monitoring Crypto-Asset Markets

On July 16 the Financial Stability Board (“FSB”) published a report establishing a framework to monitor-crypto-asset markets.  The report sets

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Cryptocurrency, International

Australian Regulator Provides Further Guidance on Initial Coin Offerings and Cryptocurrency Compliance

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (“ASIC”) has released further guidance on initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) and cryptocurrency compliance through

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Australia, Cryptocurrency, ICO

Two New Cryptocurrency Exchanges Approved in the Philippines

As reported, the Philippine central bank (Bangko Sentral ng Philipinas) (“BSP”) has approved applications filed by two cryptocurrency exchange platforms

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Cryptocurrency, Philippines

Cambodia Issues Warning Regarding Cryptocurrencies

A joint statement (Statement) on cryptocurrencies has been released by the National Bank of Cambodia, the Securities Exchange Commission of

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Cambodia, Cryptocurrency

Thailand Warms to Digital Assets

Thailand has moved closer to being among one of the first jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region (and globally) to facilitate

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Australia, Cryptocurrency, ICO, Thailand

U.S. Court Applies Core Securities Principle to Cryptocurrency

On June 25 U.S. federal Chief Magistrate Judge Andrea Simonton issued a Report and Recommendation concluding that Centra Tokens, issued

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Cryptocurrency, Enforcement, ICO, US