Crypto Weekly Roundup: CBOE Bitcoin ETF, NFTs, Meerkat Rug Pulls, and more

As Bitcoin’s feverish pitch continues to rise, the demand for blockchain knowledge increases alongside it. Here’s a look at the key highlights of the past week.  Bitcoin MicroStrategy, currently the...

Outgoing Trump administration leaves Biden with Bitcoin dilemma

Last minute rules proposed by the outgoing Trump administration on a requirement for financial organisations to record the identities of cryptocurrency holders, can have huge implications for exchanges and other...

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Indian crypto exchange doubles trading volume in spite of threat of government ban

Nischal Shetty, Founder and CEO of biggest Indian cryptocurrency exchange WazirX, recently tweeted that his exchange had doubled its trading volumes over the month of February, and this in the face of a...

CBOE Futures Exchange Submits Application To List Bitcoin ETF

Well-known crypto influencer, Crypto Rand, tweeted that Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has officially filed to list shares of VanEck’s bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). “BREAKING: CBOE Futures Exchange Submits SEC...

One Fifth Of Brits Own Bitcoin According To Survey

New statistics have emerged that suggest one in five Britons own cryptocurrency. These findings, presented in a survey by the comparison site Finder, indicate a steep rise in U.K holders...

Central Bank of Nigeria Defends Its Ban On Cryptocurrencies

The government of Central Bank of Nigeria, has spoken out against cryptocurrency, with the Governor of CBN, Mr Godwin Emefiele recently stating that cryptocurrencies go against the mandate of the...

UK Tax authority HMRC is eyeing crypto assets

According to a news letter from tax advisor Hillier Hopkins, HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) is preparing to increase capital gains taxes in line with income tax rates.  ...

A huge clash between governments and cryptocurrencies is coming

Steve Forbes, Editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, suggests that we may be headed towards a “Cryptocurrency war”. As Crypto soars in a northward direction, governments and central banks are thought to be...

Hong Kong Government Proposes To Ban Retail Investors From Trading Cryptocurrencies

Concerns regarding illicit activities, such as money laundering, have led to an increased call for the regulation of cryptocurrencies, in the hope that balanced regulation will improve the industry.  While...

SEC's 'Crypto Mom' Outspoken About The Need For Clear Crypto Regulatory Framework

As major global companies have started to adopt cryptocurrencies, the call for a clear crypto-regulatory framework has never been more pressing. Hester Pierce, a Republican Commissioner at the Securities and...

Canada’s Bitcoin ETF Greenlight To Eventually Open Up US Regulators

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has made a landmark decision to approve an application from financial services company Purpose Investments Inc. to launch a Bitcoin ETF.  With this, North America...

How Gresham international could have the best response to FCA on the new stablecoins laws.

How Gresham international could have the best response to FCA on the new stablecoins laws. As soon as HM treasury launched a consultation on the UK regulation of crypto assets...

Is India Going To Ban Bitcoin?

It looks like India is planning to introduce a law to ban cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and provide a framework for the creation of an official CBDC. The framework will be...

CFTC Hires Another Crypto-Friendly Personnel

Jason Somensatto, a lawyer and former senior legal counsel of the Ethereum-based decentralized exchange protocol – Ox (ZRX), announced on Twitter that he is joining the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading...

Philippines Central Bank To Soon License Crypto Financial Service Providers

The Philippines Central Bank, aka the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), has issued a broader licensing regime that will include all cryptocurrency financial service providers within its regulatory purview. Filipino...