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,” […]

AUSTRAC releases 2 new guides to help spot illicit crypto use

Australian financial compliance enforcement agency AUSTRAC has released two new guides to help entities to spot when customers are using crypto for illicit means, or when they are being forced to pay the creators of ransomware. But it warned that debanking customers merely on suspicion of such activity was a harmful practice with serious negative […]

BIS releases study of CBDCs and their role in financial inclusion of the unbanked

The Bank for International Settlements, or BIS, released a paper Tuesday on central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, and how they can be used to meet policy goals for financial inclusion. The paper drew on interviews conducted in the second half of last year at nine central banks that are currently exploring retail CBDCs. It […]

GOP Policy Arm Releases Paper Exploring Benefits, Risks of Crypto

Though nothing in the paper is new information, the paper itself is noteworthy because it demonstrates the development of a more cohesive Republican policy position on crypto. Senate Republicans have been, on the whole, more supportive of the crypto industry than Senate Democrats, but policy efforts have been sporadic. Source link

BlockFi settles with the SEC, Russia’s CBDC trials begin and Cointelegraph releases its 2022 top-100 list: Hodler’s Digest, Feb. 13-19

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week $1T opportunity: JPMorgan becomes first major bank in the metaverse […]

Robinhood Releases Crypto Wallet to 2M Users, Plans Integration With Bitcoin Lightning Network

Only a handful of wallet beta testers could move bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), dogecoin (DOGE) and a handful of other traded coins in and out of Robinhood’s walled garden before. Now, all waitlisted customers outside of regulatory no-go zones Nevada, New York and Hawaii can do so. Source link

FTX Releases COMP Derivatives to Keep Up With DeFi Frenzy

Derivatives market and crypto exchange FTX is moving into the storm created by Compound’s new governance token, COMP.  Traders will soon be able to place their bets on which way decentralized finance (DeFi) will go, CoinDesk has learned. Later Thursday, FTX and FTX US will both list COMP as well as cUSDT, the Compound version […]

Mauritius Releases Guidance for Regulated Security Token Offerings

The chief financial watchdog of Mauritius, an island-state off the coast of Madagascar, has created a regulatory regime for a full-fledged security token ecosystem in the country. On Monday, the Mauritian Financial Services Commission (FSC) announced a framework specifically for security tokens. Together with a 15-page guidance document, the regulator said this was the start […]

Casa Releases Self-Custody Bitcoin Wallet Focused on Privacy

New York-based crypto custody startup Casa has released a new wallet for Bitcoin newbies and long-term HODLers.   In a Casa blog post on June 13, the crypto firm that provides a private key management service announced it had created Casa Wallet after an investment from venture capital fund Mantis VC. A software wallet designed around […]