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Dissecting Launchpads: Concept, Monetization, Vetting, CeFi vs DeFi

According to a study by https://research.bloomberg.com/ which explored the ICO market of 2017 and the outcomes of all the ICOs conducted, the following was determined: approximately 78% of ICOs were identified as scams; 4% failed, 3% had gone dead and only 15% went on to trade on an exchange. In dollar value, people lost about $1.3b to scam ICOs and $624m went to those that had ‘gone dead’. Approximately 1/8 of the world’s countries have a GDP below this amount. Those of...

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Experts Think Regulation Will Dominate Crypto

It’s been a rather big year for crypto thus far, but what will the future bring? Many analysts are weighing in where bitcoin and its altcoin cousins will be standing in the next five to ten years. Where Will Crypto Be in the Next Few Years? Dave Abner – head of global development at Gemini – said in a statement: There’s tremendous focus and attention being paid to [the crypto industry]. One of the big focuses we have been seeing over the past few months is on regulation....

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Xiaomi Eyes Crypto if India Improves Regulations

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Will FTX.US Soon Allow Spot Trading?

Brett Harrison – the president of FTX.US, an affiliate of FTX – says that his exchange is looking to offer crypto derivative trading within 12 months. FTX.US Sees Spot Trading in Its Future FTX has become the world’s second largest cryptocurrency exchange after Binance. FTX.US, which is based in California, presently has limited options available to crypto traders when compared with its parent, as at the time of writing, the firm can only provide spot in compliance with...

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CNBC’s Jim Cramer: Regulating Crypto Is a Step in The Right Direction

The American television host – Jim Cramer – believes that cryptocurrencies need more regulation or otherwise the market could collapse. Additionally, he praised Ethereum as the best-performing digital asset. Regulation Could Prevent The Market from Falling apart In an interview for TheStreet, Jim Cramer revealed that he is a huge proponent of cryptocurrency regulations. In his opinion, setting the right rules in the industry would be beneficial for the entire market as they...

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Amid Tightening Regulations: SBF Explains FTX’s In-Depth KYC Process

In light of recent regulatory scrutiny on the entire industry from global watchdogs, digital asset exchanges have attempted to enhance their efforts in order to comply with emerging legislation. The latest to outline its strategy is FTX, as the company’s CEO explained. FTX’s KYC/AML Endeavors The cryptocurrency space saw massive growth in the past year or so, and somewhat expectedly, its highly unregulated nature caught the attention of global watchdogs. Centralized digital...

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US Congress to Vote on New Cryptocurrency Taxation Bill Supported by President Biden Tomorrow

With new regulation and taxation on the cryptocurrency industry coming from the U.S., the situation just took another turn as President Joe Biden openly supported the highly unfavorable amendment proposed earlier by Senators Mark Warner and Rob Portman. Biden’s backing seems to target proof-of-stake assets, while mining appears untouched. Sitrep: Taxation and Regulation on Crypto in the U.S. The growth of the cryptocurrency sector pushed global watchdogs to strengthen their...

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Binance Restricts Derivatives Products in Hong Kong

The world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange continues to tailor its product suite in a way that caters to customer protection regulations. In a recent announcement, the exchange revealed that users from Hong Kong “will not be able to open new derivatives products accounts,” with immediate effect. Moreover, “with effect from a date to be announced in a later notice,” remaining Hong Kong users will have a 90 days grace period to effectively close their currently opened...

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FTX CEO: I Spend 5 Hours a Day Dealing with Crypto Regulations

The Founder and CEO of FTX – Sam Bankman-Fried – revealed that the increased number of cryptocurrency regulations forces him to spend around five hours a day dealing with it. Furthermore, he asserted that the exchange would keep supporting Tether (USDT) despite the controversy. ‘We Have to Stay on Top’ During a recent interview for CNBC, the 29-year-old Sam Bankman-Fried said that he has to spend a considerable part of his day handling cryptocurrency regulatory measures and...

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SEC Chair Gary Gensler Intrigued by Crypto, Urges for Better Investor Rules

During an interview with Bloomberg, Gensler admitted that he is intrigued by the cryptocurrency space, but that wouldn’t deter him from protecting US investors via enhanced regulations on the market. Being deeply familiar with the blockchain space, as he taught DLT classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Gensler was expected to have a straightforward approach when it comes down to regulating the industry when he took charge at the SEC earlier this year. So...

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