BIS chief Agustin Carstens has said that central banks are wary about issuing digital currencies due to the “huge operational consequences.”
The bitcoin futures market is far larger, relative to the spot market, than previously thought, says Bitwise Asset Management.
London-based crypto liquidity provider B2C2 has hired Wall Street veteran Rob Catalanello to lead its expansion in the U.S.
Blockchain analytics firms say money laundering accusations against ShapeShift don’t match up.
The U.K. Parliament has been presented demos of real-world blockchain applications designed to educate policymakers.
Japan is lowering the limits for cryptocurrency margin trading from next year, and will also mandate registration of platforms offering the service.
Lawmakers in the U.S. state of Colorado are eyeing a role for blockchain technology in the agricultural industry.
Australia’s government has committed AU$100,000 to support blockchain firms joining Austrade’s mission to CoinDesk Consensus in May.
More than six months since ICE revealed its vision for Bakkt, the bitcoin futures market is still awaiting regulatory approval.
Riot Blockchain is planning to launch a regulated exchange in the U.S. to offer crypto banking and trading services.
The SEC’s crypto czar spoke at SXSW, advising blockchain entrepreneurs to engage with regulators early and often.
Canadian financial regulatory authorities have called for public comment on rules for cryptocurrency exchanges in the country.
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has warned that the growth of cryptocurrencies poses a number of risks to banks.
The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission has given the green light to the country’s first portal for scrutinized token sales.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has sanctioned a Moscow-based bank over its role in financing Venezuela’s controversial petro token.
VanEck’s Gabor Gurbacs has questioned whether being “sufficiently decentralized” means a crypto is not a security, as suggested by SEC execs.
Malta is turning to crypto sleuthing startup CipherTrace for technical help addressing the risk of financial crimes in its digital asset industry.
The SEC is visiting cities around the U.S. to meet with crypto startups about token offerings and solicit feedback on existing regulations.
The German Ministry of Finance has recommended that the country recognize and regulate blockchain securities.
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has pushed back on the Digital Chamber of Commerce’s “national action plan” for blockchain.