Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Indian Minister Inaugurates Blockchain Center of Excellence in Bengaluru

A Centre of Excellence in Blockchain Technology has been inaugurated by Indian Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Bengaluru. It will facilitate various government...

Maduro Opens Crypto Casino in Venezuela

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has authorized the opening of a casino at a luxury hotel in Caracas where bets must be placed in petros,...

New Bill in Oklahoma Proposes Depository for Cryptocurrencies Used by Government

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. state of Oklahoma to establish a new type of state-chartered financial institution that will be “the...

Crypto Experts Join OECD ‘High Level’ Advisory Board

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, an intergovernmental body with 36 member countries, has formed “a high-level expert group” which includes executives from...

FATF Holds Global Forum to Discuss Crypto Supervision

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and over 50 delegations involved in crypto supervision recently gathered to discuss how to regulate crypto assets and...

Crypto vs RBI: 3 Days of Intense Supreme Court Hearings

India’s supreme court heard the crypto case in detail over three consecutive days this week. In addition to intense arguments against the central bank...

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Takes Korean Tax Authority to Court Over $69 Million ‘Groundless’ Tax

Bithumb, a major crypto exchange in South Korea, has taken the country’s tax authority to court over a “groundless” tax imposed on the exchange....

Silvergate Bank and Bitstamp Launch Bitcoin Collateralized Loans

U.S.-based Silvergate Bank has launched a bitcoin collateralized loan product with Bitstamp as its launch partner. The crypto exchange will act as the bank’s...

Indian Supreme Court Hears In-Depth Arguments Against RBI Ban

India’s supreme court spent all day hearing arguments against the crypto banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday. The counsel...

Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia

In this roundup, we cover EU-wide crypto regulations and individual countries’ new digital asset rules including Austria and the U.K. We also cover numerous...
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