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Payments Regulation – Restriction or Growth Opportunity?
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Payments Regulation – Restriction or Growth Opportunity?

The platform economy and cryptocurrency spaces are booming global industries. But as a result of regulatory changes, they’re not easy spaces to penetrate. PSD2 was introduced in January 2018, dictating that non-regulated businesses who held customer funds were no longer acting compliantly. Prior to this, businesses had been able to […]

New Zealand just became the first country to legalize salary payments in cryptocurrencies
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New Zealand just became the first country to legalize salary payments in cryptocurrencies

New Zealand now legally allow companies to pay salaries in cryptocurrency starting September 1, becoming the first nation to do so, according to a Financial Times report. The country requires the preferred cryptocurrency to be pegged to a standard currency and directly convertible into a normal form of payment. This […]

ECB top: “Libra has undoubtedly been a wakeup call for central banks and policymakers”
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ECB top: “Libra has undoubtedly been a wakeup call for central banks and policymakers”

Benoît Cœuré, the executive board member of the European Central Bank, has told the German Bundestag that stablecoins like Facebook’s Libra initiative come with both risks and opportunities. He made the remarks on Wednesday, September 25. Cœuré commented that the “global payments system still faces two major challenges: access and […]

Crypto exchange and wallet platform Edge expands to Australia, Israel and Nordic Countries
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Crypto exchange and wallet platform Edge expands to Australia, Israel and Nordic Countries

Non-custodial crypto exchange and wallet platform Edge has released its 1.9.1 version which includes integrations with new partners: Banxa, Bits of Gold, CoinSwitch, FIO, Safello, and Tezos. The latest update enables full-service offering usage and payment methods in new regions, allowing users to effortlessly access and trade different digital currencies. […]

European Central Bank Exec: Libra Won’t Launch Until Regulators Are Satisfied
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European Central Bank Exec: Libra Won’t Launch Until Regulators Are Satisfied

Benoit Coeure, a board member of the European Central Bank, said that Facebook’s Libra coin will not launch until global regulators are satisfied. Speaking to Reuters at the G7 summit in Chantilly, France on July 18, Coeure said that the proposed stablecoin must be guaranteed to be safe for users before […]

Regulators struggling to oversee crypto assets
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Regulators struggling to oversee crypto assets

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (Iosco)’s attempt to harmonize crypto regulation will have no immediate impact, as national regulators are still failing to understand jurisdictional governance, says a lawyer. While the CEO of a crypto exchange says the lack of adoption of current regulation to crypto, has created a […]

Coinbase launches its cryptocurrency debit card in six more countries in Europe
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Coinbase launches its cryptocurrency debit card in six more countries in Europe

Digital currency exchange Coinbase announced Wednesday its Visa debit card is to launch in six more European countries after debuting in the U.K. in April. The card allows users with Coinbase accounts to spend cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin in stores and online at any merchant that accepts Visa. […]

Regulators struggling to oversee crypto assets
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Regulators struggling to oversee crypto assets

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (Iosco)’s attempt to harmonize crypto regulation will have no immediate impact, as national regulators are still failing to understand jurisdictional governance, says a lawyer. While the CEO of a crypto exchange says the lack of adoption of current regulation to crypto, has created a […]

Japan Approves 2 New Crypto Exchanges – 140 More Interested
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Japan Approves 2 New Crypto Exchanges – 140 More Interested

Japan’s top financial regulator has shared with news.Bitcoin.com some stats pertaining to cryptocurrency exchange registrations. Out of 23 new applications the regulator has received, two have been approved so far. In addition, there are over 140 more companies interested in entering the market. Over 140 Companies Interested, 2 Approved so […]