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Thailand To Regulate Use Of Cryptocurrencies For Payment

The Bank of Thailand (BOT), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) have jointly decided to regulate the use of cryptocurrencies as a medium of exchange. They cite threats of financial instability and crime as primary justifications. Strictness On Crypto BOT announced its regulatory decision in a press release earlier today. It begins by recognizing how digital asset companies are expanding the functionality of cryptocurrencies as a medium of...

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SkyBridge Joins the SEC’s List of Rejected Spot Bitcoin ETFs

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has, once again, rejected a spot bitcoin ETF application. It was filed earlier by the investment management company First Trust Advisors and the hedge fund SkyBridge led by Anthony Scaramucci. In a statement published on Thursday (January 20, 2022), the SEC said the reason for the rejection was that they failed to meet the requirements. According to an excerpt from the SEC document: “Because NYSE Arca has not demonstrated that...

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SEC Commissioner Says Crypto Doesn’t Require Special Regulatory Framework

While there have been calls by the cryptocurrency community for the SEC to provide clearer regulation for the industry, one of the agency’s commissioners thinks otherwise. SEC Does Not Need to Re-Invent the Wheel Allison Lee, a Commissioner for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), while appearing at a D.C. bar event on crypto regulation, has said that cryptocurrencies do not need a special set of rules. According to Lee: “Rather than pursuing approaches that...

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Is Ether a Security? SEC Chair Gary Gensler Avoids a Direct Answer

SEC chairman Gary Gensler hit the media headlines by avoiding directly answering whether or not he thinks Ethereum’s native cryptocurrency is a security. Instead, he took the opportunity to reiterate his pitch for a more comprehensive regulatory environment for the crypto sector. Gensler Fails to Clarify Ether’s Stance Gensler not answering the question on Ethereum’s regulatory status highlights the significance of the issue. As an MIT professor in 2018, he had noted that...

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SEC Hires New Crypto Advisor Corey Frayer

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has brought former Senate staffer Corey Frayer on board to serve as a new advisor regarding crypto and digital currency-related issues. The SEC Is Pushing Its Crypto Agenda Forward The SEC has long been a thorn in the side of the crypto space. Despite all the bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) applications that have made their way across SEC desks during the past four or five years, the agency has long thought the space...

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Security Risks Holding Back Insitutions and Wealth Managers from Investing in Crypto: Report

The cryptocurrency industry saw a tremendous surge in terms of institutional adoption in 2021. Experts suggest that this trend is likely to continue this year as well. But whether it’s a tidal wave or a trickle will depend on how the industry evolves in terms of technology that offers secure storage and protects user funds. Institutions Fear Security Risks The cryptocurrency market has been notoriously volatile – a common critique levied against the industry since the very...

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SEC Delays NYDIG’s Spot Bitcoin ETF Proposal by Two Months

The United States regulatory watchdog – Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – has delayed the ruling on NYDIG’s proposal for a spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund by 60 days. The original deadline was January 15th. If allowed, NYDIG’s Bitcoin ETF will be the first-ever spot Bitcoin ETF in the country. According to the official filing, the SEC said that it will decide whether to approve the NYDIG’s proposal by March 16. The agency explained that it needs to designate a...

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The SEC Appoints New Senior Advisor for Cryptocurrency Oversight

The Securities and Exchange Commission has hired Corey Frayer to advise Chairman Gary Gensler on regulations of cryptocurrencies. Frayer’s previous experience includes operating as a professional staff member of the Senate Banking Committee and policy adviser for the House Financial Services Committee. The US watchdog has a complicated history with the cryptocurrency space. The appointment of Gary Gensler as Chairman earlier this year was considered by many as a positive step...

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No Spot Bitcoin ETFs for American Investors This Year: SEC Shots Down Two Proposals

Reflecting on the past year, 2021 has been great for Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market. It even saw the birth of two BTC futures ETFs in the States, but with just a week remaining until the end of it, American investors might not see spot one. SEC in no Mood for Spot Bitcoin ETFs According to the official document, the SEC rejected physically-backed Bitcoin ETFs proposed by Valkyrie and Kryptoin. The regulator cited similar market manipulation concerns while referring to...

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TON’s Journey Isn’t Over Yet, Scores Partnership With Telegram-Verified Payments Bot

Telegram may have abandoned its crypto project, but the token lives on. None other than the CEO of the cloud-based instant messaging service Telegram and the creator of the blockchain project, Pavel Durov, is happy that it’s alive and well. TON blockchain had a rough start, but that might be changing soon. The TON Community has announced the partnership of the TON blockchain and Donate, the recently introduced payment service verified by Telegram. TON Community Fetches New...

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