OCC issues order against Anchorage Digital over AML compliance

The United States Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, or OCC, has said it intends to pursue cease and desist proceedings against cryptocurrency custody bank Anchorage Digital for violating certain anti-money laundering requirements. In a Thursday announcement, the OCC said it issued a consent order against Anchorage Digital based on its “failure to adopt […]

Upbit owner Dunamu could see ‘monopoly’ curbed after investment controversy

The operator of South Korean crypto exchange Upbit, Dunamu, is facing pushback from regulators due to a controversial investment while authorities move to issue restrictions to stifle its monopolistic position. Dunamu’s total assets are valued at over over 10 trillion KRW ($8.06 billion) and Upbit controls an overwhelming 80% of the domestic trading volume. As […]

US lawmakers sound alarm to EPA over environment concerns of crypto mining

United States House of Representatives member Jared Huffman and 12 other lawmakers have requested the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, assess crypto mining firms potentially violating environmental statutes. In a letter addressed to EPA administrator Michael Regan on Wednesday, Huffman said he and other Democratic House members had “serious concerns” around crypto firms in the […]

The Bahamian government hopes to allow residents to pay taxes with digital assets in 2022

Residents of the archipelago nation the Bahamas may soon be able to ues digital assets including the world’s first central bank digital currency, or CBDC, to pay for taxes. In a white paper released on Wednesday on the future of digital assets, the Bahamas’ Office of the Prime Minister said the government will begin to […]

Australian prudential regulator releases roadmap for cryptocurrency policy

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, or APRA, published a letter to regulated entities Thursday setting out risk management expectations and a policy roadmap for the regulation of crypto-assets through 2025. “While activities associated with crypto assets are still relatively limited in Australia, the potential scale and risks of such activities could become significant over time,” […]

As labor struggle takes center stage, can DAOs democratize work?

Web3 has given rise to a number of innovative business models. In particular, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) have started gaining traction as Web3 as the creator economy comes to fruition.  Natalie Salemink, CEO and founder of Prismatic — a tooling and treasury management platform for DAOs — told Cointelegraph that DAOs are internet-native organizations that […]

Goldman Sachs reportedly eyes FTX alliance with regulatory and public listing assistance

Goldman Sachs is reportedly pursuing an alliance with one of the top cryptocurrency exchanges FTX. The chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs David Solomon reportedly met with Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of FTX in a closed-door meeting in March to discuss various prospects of working together, reported Financial Times. According to the report, the major […]

Noncustodial Bitcoin wallets unbannable, says exec behind Trezor wallets

As regulators grow increasingly concerned about investors moving their cryptocurrency out of centralized exchanges, one industry exec has assessed the probability of a potential ban of noncustodial wallets. Stepan Uherik, the chief financial officer of SatoshiLabs, the firm behind the Trezor hardware wallet, is confident that it’s highly unlikely that governments around the world would […]

Binance limits services in Russia due to the EU’s 5th package of sanctions

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, is adopting major restrictions on users in Russia following the European Union’s fifth package of sanctions against Russia. Binance officially announced Thursday new limitations for Russian nationals or residents of Russia, restricting such persons from trading if they hold over 10,000 Euros ($10,800). Restricted accounts are no […]

German banking giant Commerzbank applies for crypto license

One of the largest banking institutions in Germany has confirmed it applied for a local crypto license earlier this year, marking the first time a major bank has made a move toward cryptocurrencies in the country. A spokesperson from Commerzbank confirmed to local media outlet Börsen-Zeitung on April 14 that it “applied for the crypto […]