NY Sen. Thomas proposes to criminalize rug pulls and other crypto frauds

New York State Senator Kevin Thomas introduced a new bill amendment request to establish certain offenses related to rug pulls and other frauds related to virtual token distribution, misuse of private keys and hidden interests in crypto projects. The bill drafted by Sen. Thomas, Senate Bill S8839, calls for defining, penalizing and criminalizing frauds specifically […]

Russian tax authority proposes using crypto as a foreign trade payment tool

Russia’s Federal Tax Service (FTS) has joined the debate around crypto regulation in Russia with an unexpectedly blunt proposition — to let Russian companies use digital currencies as a payment method when transacting internationally. On April 20, local newspaper Izvestia reported that the FTS left its official feedback on the draft of the crypto bill prepared […]

Stellar Proposes Changes Allowing Exchanges to Better Enforce Regulations

The Stellar community is gearing up to vote on a raft of new network updates that will give exchanges greater control over how digital assets are traded on-chain. In a vote planned for later this week, anyone running a Stellar node will be able to decide on whether to pass a series of proposed updates […]

WisdomTree Proposes ETF With 5% Bitcoin Exposure Despite SEC’s Long-Standing Blockade

WisdomTree Trust is seeking to launch an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that invests in part in the growing bitcoin futures market. The New York City-based asset manager filed on Tuesday for an ETF that may invest up to 5% of its net assets in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s (CME) bitcoin futures contracts, as shown in documents […]

Indian Government Again Proposes Blanket Ban on Cryptocurrencies

The Indian Ministry of Finance has proposed to legally ban cryptocurrencies within the subcontinent. With this, the Indian crypto community is met with yet another unexpected turn. The proposal will first be sent to the Union Council of Ministers and then be forwarded to the Parliament for final review. The Economic Times report quoted a […]

China’s Congress Proposes Blockchain Development Fund

National People’s Congress, China’s parliament and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the most powerful political advisory body in the country, have recently begun their annual sessions. These are widely referred to as the “Two Sessions” or “lianghui” meetings. These meetings have been ongoing since May 22.  The National People’s Congress, or NPC, is China’s top […]

Russia Proposes 2M Rub Fine and 7 Years in Jail for Illegal Crypto Use

Russian lawmakers have suggested punishments of up to 2 million rubles ($27,800) and seven years in prison for illegal turnover of digital assets and cryptocurrencies. As reported by the Russian business channel, RBC, the draft amendments to the administrative and criminal offences codes were confirmed as genuine, but have not yet been agreed into law. […]

China’s Central Bank Proposes a Blockchain-Based Trade-Finance Platform

A number of governing entities in China recently came together to issue an official document, proposing the development of a blockchain-based trade finance platform. Contributors included the People’s Bank of China, the China Banking Regulatory Commission, China Securities Regulatory Commission, and the Foreign Exchange Bureau. In the document, the four organizations submitted their opinions on […]

NJ Politician Proposes New Crypto Regulatory Act

New Jersey lawmaker Yvonne Lopez is concerned. There is a lack of consumer protection in the crypto space and she wants to put that right by introducing new regulatory measures. A Bill Regulating Crypto in New Jersey New Jersey Assemblywoman Lopez is the prime sponsor of new legislation labeled the “Digital Asset and Blockchain Technology […]