Indian Trade Association Calls for Fast Crypto Regulation to Drive Growth

The Indian National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has released a report that calls for regulatory certainty, particularly in areas such as cryptocurrency. The lack of legal clarity and the crypto banking ban have hindered investments in this sector, hurt crypto exchanges, and driven investors out of the country, according to the association.…

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Big Banks Money Laundering: UBS Fined $4.2 Billion, Danske Shuts Down in 4 Countries

Money laundering scandals involving some of the world’s largest banks have grown this week. Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, has been fined 3.7 billion euros (~$4.2 billion) for money laundering. Amid a $226 billion scandal, Estonian authorities have ordered Denmark’s largest bank to terminate its operations in the country. Danske Bank is also shutting down in…

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ETF Filed With SEC to Invest in Bitcoin Futures, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

A registration statement for a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will invest in bitcoin futures among other traditional investments has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund’s portfolio will include bitcoin futures traded on the Cboe Futures Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as well as sovereign debts and money…

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‘India Wants Crypto’ Campaign Passes 100 Days With Growing Support

A social media campaign for positive cryptocurrency regulation in India has passed 100 days with growing support from the community. Despite the ongoing banking restriction imposed by the country’s central bank, local crypto exchanges are reporting increased volumes and optimism about the upcoming regulation. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive…

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Report: Indian Government Finalizing Crypto Regulatory Framework

Regulation The Indian government has reportedly confirmed that the report containing a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies by an inter-ministerial committee is being finalized. This confirmation is in response to a Right to Information filing by a local news outlet. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Report in ‘Finalization Stage’…

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Swiss Bank Partners With Bitstamp to Enable BTC Funding and Withdrawals

Finance Cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has partnered with a Swiss bank to allow the bank’s customers to fund their dollar-denominated accounts with BTC as well as withdraw funds in the cryptocurrency. Deposited coins are converted to USD. Withdrawals are converted to BTC and transferred to the crypto wallets linked to client accounts. Also read: Indian Supreme Court…

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Japan Approves 17th Cryptocurrency Exchange – Its First in Over a Year

Exchanges It has been over a year since Japan’s Financial Services Agency last approved a cryptocurrency exchange to legally operate in the country. Coincheck, which was hacked early last year, has become the 17th fully-registered crypto exchange in the country. The exchange has made numerous improvements after it was acquired by Monex Group. Also read: Indian…

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Venezuela Decrees Crypto Operators Must Pay Taxes in Cryptocurrencies

Taxes The Venezuelan government has published a decree requiring taxpayers with crypto operations in the country to pay their taxes in cryptocurrencies. Similarly, operators of foreign currencies must pay their taxes in those currencies. The decree states that the change is necessary for the “strengthening of the current fiscal regime.” Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto…

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