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China’s Crypto Crackdown is an Opportunity for the US, Says Senator Pat Toomey

Following today’s events, Senator Pat Toomey says that the ongoing cryptocurrency crackdown in China is a considerable opportunity for the United States. Earlier today, reports revealed further regulatory pressure on cryptocurrencies in China. This time, the country seems to target mining and trading. Although not many of it was new, the announcement triggered a market-wide pullback, sending Bitcoin down to slightly above $40K. Senator Pat Toomey, representing the state of...

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Crypto Trading Now Official in Dubai Following Regulators’ Agreement

Dubai World Trade Center Authority (DWTCA) announced recently that it has partnered with the UAE’s Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) to make cryptocurrency trading, issuance, and regulation completely legal within its jurisdiction – the DWTCA freezone. DWTCA Makes Crypto Activities Legal Notably, the agreement was signed by the acting CEO of the SCA Dr. Maryam Al Suwaidi, DWTCA director-general Helal Saeed Al Marri, and an executive at the Dubai Department of Tourism...

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Major Banks Oppose Harsh New Rules Targeting Crypto Holdings

JPMorgan Chase and Deutsche Bank are among the financial institutions that are opposing the new rules that would require them to set aside a dollar in capital for every dollar of Bitcoin they own. The rules were proposed in June by a group of global central bankers and regulators known as the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision (BCBS). The Global Financial Markets Association, which includes the two banks and 5 industry associations, published a letter this week,...

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Federal Judge Denies Ripple’s Motion To Access The Trading History of the SEC’s Employees

A federal judge in New York has denied Ripple Labs’ motion to order the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to produce records of its employees’ crypto transactions in an effort to prove that the agency did not consider XRP to be a security. The SEC Wins One Against Ripple According to an official transcript, Ripple filed the request on August 27. Their rationale for the request was that if it were discovered that the SEC employees had traded XRP, it would at a...

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SEC Chair Gensler: Stablecoins Are Poker Chips at the Casino Gaming Tables

David Ignatius of the Washington Post interviewed SEC chair, Gary Gensler, on the cryptocurrency landscape, where the latter provided his approach to regulating the digital asset industry. Gensler expresses optimism for the possibilities crypto provides for enhancing finance, but he also believes that most of the space should fall under regulatory supervision – including stablecoins. At the start of the interview, Gensler commented on the recent market crash in the market of...

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U.S. Treasury Targets Stablecoins in Latest Regulatory Risk Assessment

As regulatory pressure mounts in the U.S., policymakers are putting stablecoins at the top of their agendas. Citing “people familiar with the matter,” Bloomberg has reported that officials are crafting a policy framework set to be released in the coming weeks. Their primary concern is ensuring that investors can reliably move money in and out of tokens, it added. The anonymous insiders are worried that a “fire-sale run on crypto assets could threaten financial stability and...

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Celsius CEO Refutes Allegations of Uncomplying With US State Laws

Several US state regulators have gone after the popular cryptocurrency lender Celsius Network for failing to comply with local securities laws. The project’s CEO was quick to refute the allegations, promising that all protocol services will remain unaffected for now. US State Regulators After Celsius United States watchdogs have intensified their actions against the cryptocurrency industry lately, and the latest example became known on Friday. Firstly, the Texas State...

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Over 60 South Korean Crypto Exchanges to Shut Down Next Week

South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges that cannot meet up with the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) registration exercise are mandated to inform their customers before midnight today that they will be shutting down operations a week before the September 24, 2021 deadline. The affected trading platforms have been instructed not only to inform their customers that they will be halting operations, but they will also need to provide detailed information about how their users can...

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StanChart Chairman: Financial Institutions Need Cryptocurrency Presence

José Viñals – Chairman of the British financial institution Standard Chartered – believes that the cryptocurrency space is an area where every financial institution “needs to be present.” According to him, businesses dealing with digital assets will go through a significant growth period in time. ‘Crypto Is Here to Stay’ In a recent interview for CNBC, the Group Chairman of Standard Chartered – José Viñals – revealed his support for the cryptocurrency industry. He opined that...

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Financial Institutions Are Coming Big Time for Bitcoin and Crypto, Says Binance CEO

Changpeng Zhao – Chief Executive Officer at Binance – opined that a growing number of traditional monetary institutions had turned their sight into cryptocurrencies recently, especially bitcoin. He also mentioned that the trading platform would change its structure to comply with the regulatory requirements. Financial Institutions Are Flocking into BTC In a recent interview for The South China Morning Post, Changpeng Zhao – Founder and CEO of Binance – shared his views on the...

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