South Korean Province Issues its Own Cryptocurrency

The South Korean province of Gyeongsangbuk has become the unlikely location for the latest government-sanctioned crypto experiment, with the news that it plans to set up its own cryptocurrency. The move is emblematic of South Korea’s marked shift in regulatory position on cryptocurrency, from reportedly considering a China-style ban on crypto trading barely nine months …

Australia Central Bank Admires Bitcoin But Says It Has ‘Flaws’

“Even if one is quite skeptical of whether bitcoin will have a significant role in the economy in the future, I think it is hard to avoid some admiration for its design,” Reserve Bank of Australia official Tony Richards thus addressed bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general in a speech to the Australian Business Economists in …

Colombian Banks Shutter Accounts of Domestic Cryptocurrency Exchange

Get exclusive fiat and cryptocurrency analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Click here now! Colombian banks have closed Buda.com’s accounts, Alejandro Beltran, CEO of the cryptocurrency exchange, announced. Banks Bancolombia, BBVA and Davivenda have all closed Buda.com’s accounts, according to infobae.com. The country’s Financial Supervisor previously sent a notice warning financial institutions about using …

DOJ’s Bitcoin Price Manipulation Probe a ‘Good Thing’: Mike Novogratz

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Billionaire investor and former hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz said that he is optimistic that the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recently-launched probe into allegations of bitcoin price manipulation will contribute to the long-term health of the cryptocurrency market. Speaking in an …

CFTC Issues New Guidance on Cryptocurrency Derivatives

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The top US markets regulator has issued new guidance to exchanges and other trading platforms that are interested in listing bitcoin futures and other cryptocurrency derivatives products. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released this new guidance on Monday, providing exchanges …

Bullish ETF Provider Liquidates Bitcoin Holdings, Citing Regulatory And Tax Issues

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK), one of the first exchange-traded funds to invest in bitcoin, has divested much of its bitcoin holdings, citing regulatory and tax concerns, according to CNBC. Last year, ARKK won ETF.com’s “ETF Of The Year” award for …

Crypto Exchange Coinbase May Apply for a Banking License: Report

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Cryptocurrency brokerage firm Coinbase has met with US regulators to discuss applying for a banking license, according to an anonymous source familiar with the matter. The Wall Street Journal reports that the firm, one of the largest in the cryptocurrency industry, …

47% of South Africans Plan to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. South Africa has the most sophisticated economy and financial sector on the continent, and its citizens are increasingly warming up to the idea of investing and trading in cryptocurrencies — despite regulatory concerns over such decentralised digital financial assets across the …

ICO Tokens Should Be Regulated as Securities, Not Bitcoin

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The role of cryptocurrencies was thrust into the spotlight during a hearing between Congress and the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The US House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations held a hearing with the Wall Street regulator on April 26, and …