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More Americans Will Turn to Crypto If Fed Relaxes Post-2008 Measures, Analysts Say

More Americans may move away from traditional finance and into crypto if the the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) relaxes post-2008 financial regulations, according to a study published by Weiss Ratings May 22. The Fed is set to meet on May 30 to consider watering down the “Volcker Rule,” in what would be... Read More

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Russia’s Largest Bank to Pilot First Official ICO

Russian bank Sberbank CIB and the National Settlement Depository (NRD) will pilot the country’s first official Initial Coin Offering (ICO) using the Bank of Russia’s regulatory sandbox, ForkLog reports today, May 24. Sberbank CIB, the investment banking arm of major state-owned bank Sberbank, and NRD, which is part of the Moscow Stock... Read More

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Experimental Voting Effort Aims to Break Ethereum Governance Gridlock

When people think of ethereum, they generally think also of the protocol’s developer Vitalik Buterin, now – off his creation – a multi-millionaire. No doubt, Buterin is a leader of sorts for the community, even if decision-making is somewhat decentralized. And above that, ethereum’s most active developers have a significant... Read More

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Japan’s Biggest Bank to Carry Large-Scale Trial of Cryptocurrency ‘MUFG Coin’

The banking arm of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s (MUFG), the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, is reportedly planning to trial its in-house cryptocurrency in 2019 following years of development. As Japan’s largest bank, MUFG could become the world’s first major financial institution to deploy its own cryptocurrency after a local... Read More

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From the Internet to Crypto – How the World’s Richest Have Sized Things Up

Throughout history, the thoughts and perceptions of the masses have been shaped by leaders of politics, industry and entertainment. The greatest minds of our time have often predicted and touted some of the most prolific innovations. Lended the support of these voices, these very innovations have shaped the way the... Read More

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US and Canadian Securities Regulators Coordinate ICO Probe in ‘Operation Cryptosweep’

US and Canadian state and provincial securities regulators have opened probes into potentially fraudulent crypto investment programs in what has been dubbed “Operation Cryptosweep”, according to a press release May 21. The latest crackdown on suspicious crypto investment products is reportedly the largest such coordinated investigation by state and provincial officials. Regulators from across 40 jurisdictions coordinated by the North... Read More

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Post-Hack, Coincheck Reveals Plans to Expand to U.S. Market

Monex Inc, the company that recently acquired hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck, has revealed plans to expand the exchange to the U.S. in an interview with Bloomberg today, May 18. Monex CEO Oki Matsumoto said he expects Coincheck will receive an official license from Japanese authorities next month, but – without specifying a timeframe... Read More

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Swiss Government Requests Study on State-Backed Digital Currency

The Federal Council of the Government of Switzerland has requested a report on the risks and opportunities of introducing its own state-backed digital currency, or so called “e-franc”, Reuters reported May 17. The Federal Council moved to investigate the subject at the prompt of Swiss lawmaker and vice-president of the Social Democratic Party, Cedric... Read More

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Ukraine To Legalize Cryptocurrencies, Invites Citizens To Comment On Proposed Regulations

Ukraine is preparing draft legislation to legalize cryptocurrencies, according to a post by a member of the Ukrainian parliament, Alexei Mushak, on his Facebook page Tuesday, May 15. Mushak attached a copy of the draft legislation document, urging readers to comment on the terms of the regulations proposed for the crypto market:... Read More