Nigeria's Fintech Startups Call For Cryptocurrency Regulation to Stem Investment Outflows

Nigeria’s financial technology startups have called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to provide legal guidelines for the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. A lack of regulation is driving investment out of Africa’s biggest economy to areas like Rwanda and Europe while fomenting uncertainty, according to the Electronic Payment Practitioners […]

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Crypto Regulation Roundup: More Cryptocurrency Control Urged in South Korea and Thailand, France Plans to Ease Crypto Taxes | BTCMANAGER

South Korea’s lawyers have lobbied the government to establish a better legal framework around blockchain that would help develop the industry and protect investors. More regulation was also urged in Thailand, where on November 7, 2018, the Deputy Prime Minister has called for more measures to control cryptocurrencies and prevent […]

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Professional Course Prepares Russian Lawyers for the Cryptocurrency Industry

Russian companies have organized an enhancement course to prepare legal experts for the challenges of working in the cryptocurrency space. The oldest university of economics in the country, two law firms providing services to digital businesses, and both houses of parliament are behind the project to help lawyers understand the […]

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Russia’s Financial Watchdog to Oversee the Cryptocurrency Industry

Russia’s Federal Financial Monitoring Service has revealed that it will regulate cryptocurrency-related transactions in the country, with a senior official saying that the agency will also oversee the broader cryptocurrency industry, in accordance with recommendations issued by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Also read: Ukraine Plans to Fully Legalize […]

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange Says Crypto Should Be Subjected to Existing Securities Regulation

A research report by the Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX) argued that fintech firms using cryptocurrency should be subjected “to the governance by the Securities Law”. HKEX Finds Risks In Large-Scale Deployment of Blockchain In Securities Industry The stock exchange of Hong Kong, Asia’s third-largest operator by market cap, published a […]

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Cautious Zambia Central Bank Warns on Bitcoin, as Investors Start to Swell

The Zambian central bank said on Oct. 12 that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin core and bitcoin cash aren’t legal tender, cautioning that those transacting in such will have no one to blame in the event of market failure. It appears that the bank issued the decree because, as a traditional issuer […]

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Circle, B2C2, and IQ Option Seniors to Speak at London Summit 2018

The London Summit 2018 is just around the corner with final preparations underway. Held on November 13-14 at Old Billingsgate, more than 70 speakers have already signed up for the event, including experts and professionals from leading firms in the FX and crypto industries. As of today, Finance Magnates is […]

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