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SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Calls for Better Protection for Cryptocurrency Investors

The recently-appointed SEC Chair, Gary Gensler, believes the cryptocurrency industry and the people involved need more advanced protection. In a recent interview, he also referred to bitcoin as a speculative store of value and called for an update of the existing regulations in the US. Advanced Protection for Crypto Investors in the US The cryptocurrency boom that started in late 2020, in which prices blossomed, and global demand skyrocketed, has caught the attention of...

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Kraken Required to Provide Data on User Transactions Higher Than $20K to the IRS

A Californian court required Kraken to provide information on users who executed crypto deals for the equivalent of $20,000 or more between 2016 and 2020 to the IRS. The order comes amid growing concerns of strict cryptocurrency regulations coming for the United States. ‘John Doe Summons’ for Kraken A federal court in the northern part of California gave the IRS permission to obtain information about crypto transactions completed by Kraken’s users. Following the so-called...

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Bitcoin, Stocks Crash After Janet Yellen’s Statements of a Possible Rise in US Interest Rates

A brief panic episode following a statement by Janet Yellen caused the markets to close the day with red candles all over the place. In a videoconference with The Atlantic, Janet Yellen, the U.S. Treasury Secretary, signaled that Joe Biden’s administration may be aiming to raise interest rates as a way to save the economy after the imbalance caused by measures to combat the Coronavirus pandemic. A *Not So* Good Idea When asked about what actions would be on the table to...

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Survey: Most South Koreans Approve the Upcoming 20% Tax on Crypto Gains

With the impending taxation of cryptocurrency gains in South Korea, a recent poll showed that most citizens are in favor of such a rule. When it came down to age, though, the younger generations were significantly less opened to the idea of getting taxed for their crypto trading. South Koreans Support Crypto Taxation The East Asian country has dabbled with implementing cryptocurrency regulations and taxation on profits for years. However, the unexpected breakout of the...

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Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse: The US is the Only Country Alleging XRP Is a Security

The inability of US authorities to implement clear and precise regulations on the cryptocurrency industry is “frustrating,” commented the CEO of Ripple – Brad Garlinghouse. The executive also blasted the country’s regulator for being the only world watchdog insisting that the XRP token is a security. US Trails Behind Other Nations For Crypto Clarity With the growth of the cryptocurrency industry in the past year or so, world regulators began discussing more actively what type...

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House of Representatives Passes Bill to Create a SEC-CFTC Crypto Taskforce

U.S. regulators are looking for ways to organize and adapt their laws to the rapidly changing world of cryptocurrencies. A bill to create a joint force between the SEC and CFTC to better understand and regulate cryptocurrencies has already been passed in the House and is ready to be introduced in the Senate. The Eliminate Barriers to Innovation Act of 2021 seeks to shed some light on the complicated regulatory landscape that hinders the development of cryptocurrency...

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Binance Stock Tokens Could Violate Securities Laws, German Regulator Says

Germany’s Financial Supervisory Authority is investigating Binance for its offering of tokenized shares and is already holding a preliminary opinion that doesn’t look too encouraging for the world’s leading crypto exchange. According to a legal opinion published on its official website, the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht —or simply BaFin— considers that Binance would be violating securities laws by issuing shares of publicly traded companies like Tesla,...

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Bitcoin Google Searches in Turkey Hit New ATH as the Country Plans More Crypto Regulations

Bitcoin has become increasingly popular in Turkey. The number of Google queries for the primary cryptocurrency has gone through the roof following the latest developments coming from the country, including a ban on using cryptocurrencies as payment instruments. Turks Love Bitcoin Cryptocurrency-related activities have been on the rise within Turkey in the past several weeks or so. CryptoPotato reported previously that the nation would ban the usage of digital assets as...

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Bitcoin’s Crash Below $50K Brings South Korea’s Kimchi Premium to Zero

The latest adverse price developments in the cryptocurrency markets have normalized the Korean bitcoin premium known as the Kimchi premium. With the enhanced volatility, though, experts warn traders to be highly vigilant as the market is still over-leveraged. Kimchi Premium Cools Down The Kimchi premium represents the difference in bitcoin’s price on global exchanges and such operating in South Korea. CryptoPotato reported in early April that the metric, named after a...

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Charles Schwab to Offer Crypto Services if the US Implements Clearer Regulations

The number of US-based financial institutions looking into launching cryptocurrency services continues to grow, and the latest to join the ranks is Charles Schwab. Nevertheless, giant founded in 1971 expects clearer regulations on digital assets before opening such products to the 32 million brokerage accounts employing its services. Charles Schwab to Get in Crypto? Headquartered in Texas, Charles Schwab is an American multinational financial services firm with over $3...

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