On April 12, 2017 the government of India formed an inter-disciplinary committee to examine the existing framework with regard to virtual currencies....
German regulators have frozen the accounts of an unlicensed international remittance firm accused of fraudulently laundering crypto-currency OneCoin around the world.
On March 31, 2017 the Arizona Senate approved a bill, HB 2417, that recognises blockchain signatures and smart contracts. The bill was first introduced on February 6, 2017 and sought to consider...
On March 22, 2017 the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced that it has approved an application of Coinbase Inc, a subsidiary of Coinbase Global Inc, to offer Ethereum...
On March 14, 2017 Representatives Zach Fansler and Sam Kito introduced House Bill 180 on crypto-currency regulation to the state of Alaska. The act, if passed, is expected to take effect on July 1...
On March 8, 2017, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill to exempt persons dealing with virtual currency from registering as money transmitters....
On March 1, 2017 Shri R. Gandhi, the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), gave a speech on fintech and virtual currency at the FinTech Conference 2017, organised by FICCI, IBA and...
The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has published an analytical framework for central banks and other authorities to review and...
Due to its advanced financial and telecommunications infrastructure, Colombia is set to further its potential for mobile payments through a new type of deposit aimed at financial inclusion. The...
On February 9, 2017, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance published information about Bitcoin’s exemption from value-added tax (VAT), which is based on a Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)...
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has published a report providing an overview of distributed ledger technology (DLT), key applications in the securities sector and the...
On January 25, 2017,  two Hawaiian representatives introduced House Bill 1481, which seeks to create a research group to study the uses of and best practices regarding blockchain technology....
The UK looks at PSD2 implementation and partners with the US to promote payments and fintech; the PCI Security Standards Council updates its guidance on e-commerce, prompted by the growing chip...
Swiss regulators have taken another stride towards cultivating a thriving domestic fintech sector, granting conditional approval to a Bitcoin wallet provider and outlining plans to lower barriers...
Washington state Senate Bill 5264 would ban the use of virtual currencies in the marijuana business. The bill aims to amend the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), adding a new section to Chapter 69...
Gemini and Coinbase are closing in on becoming the first crypto-currency exchanges authorised in all 50 U.S. states, after both were approved by the notoriously tough New York financial regulator.

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