Report From Former CFTC Chairman Calls for Advanced Crypto Regulations

A recent report published for the Brookings Institution is calling for enhanced regulations on cryptocurrencies. The report was authored by Harvard University fellow Timothy Massad, who served as chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) during the administration of Pres. Barack Obama. The report dubbed “It’s time to strengthen the regulation of … Read more

In the Daily: Cryptopia Resumes Trading, US Crypto Lobbying Intensifies, Visa Crypto Job

In this edition of The Daily we cover the resumption of trading on the hacked New Zealand exchange Cryptopia, the American digital assets industry’s increased lobbying of politicians, and a wanted ad by the Visa Crypto team. Also Read: Tel Aviv Court Rules Bank Can’t Close Crypto Miner’s Account Cryptopia Resumes Trading, Plans Rebate The … Read more

Japan to Tighten Rules on Cryptocurrency Margin Trading

Japan is putting in place new, stricter rules for cryptocurrency margin trading from next year. According to a report from Nikkei Asian Review on Tuesday, the Japanese Cabinet, the executive agency of the country’s government, has approved draft amendments related to financial instruments and payment services laws that include two notable changes related to cryptocurrencies. Firstly, … Read more

Report: Malware Targets Israeli Fintech Firms Working in Crypto, Forex Trading

Israeli fintech companies that work with forex and crypto trading are being targeted by malware, according to a blog post from threat research department Unit 42 of cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks published on March 19. Per the report, Unit 42 first encountered an older version of the malware in question, Cardinal RAT, in 2017. … Read more

Fintech Job: Associate Vice President, Nasdaq Ventures

Description The Associate Vice President, Corporate Venturing will have overall responsibility for identifying, evaluating, structuring, negotiating and recommending strategic minority investments to the Nasdaq Ventures Investment Committee , consisting of the CEO, CFO, CTO, General Counsel, Head of Strategy and M&A, and Head of Nasdaq Ventures. This Executive Director level role will be pivotal in … Read more

ESMA publishes its Data Operational Plan under a no-deal Brexit scenario

ESMA publishes its Data Operational Plan under a no-deal Brexit scenario Tuesday 19 March 2019 20:15 The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published a statement in relation to the impact on ESMA’s databases and IT systems of a no-deal Brexit scenario on 29 March 2019. This statement complements the previous statement on the … Read more

ESMA’s application of the trading obligation for shares following a no-deal Brexit

ESMA’s application of the trading obligation for shares following a no-deal Brexit Tuesday 19 March 2019 18:31 The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a statement on the impact on the MiFIR trading obligation for shares (TO) of the United Kingdom (UK) leaving the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019 without a … Read more

A Franco-German Regulatory Strategy for Crypto Assets Is Starting to Emerge—and ahead of the EU

A Regulatory Approach for Crypto is Congealing with the Efforts by the EU’s Most Powerful Member-States  Jennifer D’hoir is Senior Advisor, Innovation & FinTech at Gide 255, and Katja Langenbucher is a law professor at Sciences Po, in Paris, France Financial innovation has been put under increased regulatory scrutiny, in particular at the EU level since the publication of … Read more

75% of Bitcoin Exchanges Report ‘Suspicious’ Crypto Trading Volumes: Research

A site called TheTie released a report today that estimates over 86% of all reported Bitcoin exchange volume is suspicious, while 75% of exchanges report extremely dubious volumes. The research uses a different formula than other reports have: it values each website’s visitors and compares that value to the reported figures. Potential Fake Crypto Volumes … Read more