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UK Regulator Makes It Easier To Short Bitcoin

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has given a green light to cryptocurrency contracts for difference (CFDs). It's the first time the UK regulator has granted explicit authorization for CFDs backed by virtual currencies.London-based…

Crypto Crime Mooned In 2018

Crypto-related crime spiked massively last year, according to the latest report from AML firm CipherTrace. Digital crooks made off with some $1.7 billion worth of crypto assets in 2018.Some $950 million of the ill-gotten riches were…

European Crypto Rules Still Largely Haphazard

Given the cumbersome character of the European Union, it's no surprise that Brussels has been slow to take even tentative steps towards crypto regulation. There is no shortage of new committees to ponder decisions and make recommendations.…

South Africa Looks To De-Anonymize Bitcoin

A draft copy of a document outlining South Africa's response to the rise of cryptocurrencies illustrates that although the threat of an outright ban is minimal, the SARB's intentions represent a clear and existential threat to the anonymity…

Dubai Has Quietly Created A Legal STO Space

The UAE is quickly becoming the international epicenter for security token offerings (STOs), according to the head of a Dubai-based consultancy firm. The Middle Eastern country will soon be in a position to launch fully-regulated STOs.…

2019: The Year Of The STO?

In 2017, we witnessed massive growth in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), and this spilled into 2018 with over $13.7 billion USD raised by ICOs in the first half of this year. Although these numbers still don’t compare to traditional venture…

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