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Can GDPR Disrupt Blockchain Technology?
Guest-posts   |   18.01.19  |  

Blockchain and InsurTechs are going to be greatly impacted by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What influence will the new laws have on the use of blockchain? After the passing of GDPR, some blockchain projects could no longer operate legally, and one of them was Parity ICO Passport Service (PICOPS) — Vitalik BUTERIN has ...

The Consequences Of SEC Decisions: No More Utility Tokens?
Legislation   |   08.01.19  |  

... the SEC considers the vast majority of historical ICOs to be securities, regardless of the utility of their token. In any case, it is understood that moving forward almost every ICO will be viewed as a security and will need to conform to securities regulations or face regulatory action. At this stage, pure utility ICO fundraising is dead, at least in the case of future utility. It could come back depending on how the markets respond, but it would seem that the investor community has wisened up ...

Why 2019 Is To Become a Year Of Institutional Investors On the Crypto Market
Investments   |   03.01.19  |  

Institutional money will not enter an unregulated market, therefore, regulations and many other events are surely benefiting the market for the long run. 2018 has been almost a whole year long bear market. However, I still believe that the future of cryptocurrencies is bright and that 2019 is going to be very different ...

Merry Christmas, Satoshi!
Guest-posts   |   21.12.18  |  

2018 is drawing to a close. It’s time to take a look back, and also express some hopes for 2019. Drs. Hans Koning makes a brief overview and thanks the mysterious Bitcoin leader Now that 2018 is drawing to a close, we seem to have this ritual where we get all mushy and look back at “what the year brought us”, and of course look ahead at “what the new year might bring us”. The first is often or a bitter review, or a romanticised rendition, the latter often best described as a wish list. Let me not...

New Global Cryptorules: FATF Sets A New Deadline in June 2019
Regulation   |   18.12.18  |  

FATF’s report on the UK notes a lack of regulations in the field of cryptocurrencies. Now international regulators are upgrading rules of virtual assets control. Intergovernmental organization FATF turns its vigilant sight to the cryptocurrencies. In the recent weeks the organization has ...

G20: Generals Are Preparing For The War That Has Passed
Legislation   |   04.12.18  |  

... admitted the fact of digital currencies existence. How it will affect the global market and why Spain will choose the billion dollar way Representatives of the G20 member countries published a document on the development of a unified system of legal regulation of the digital market. For the moment, the text resembles only an agreement of intent, but the very fact of discussing the issue of the institutionalization of virtual currencies at such a high political level suggests the transformation of ...

Nigeria: FATF’s recommendations regarding digital currencies work in terrorists’ favor
Legislation   |   03.12.18  |  

... itself the influx of funds to illegal formations. Today, it is one of the many paradoxes of geo-economy, which, however, can be resolved with the appropriate political will. Read the analysis of the most important crypto news here: Regulation, investments, bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies.

Saudi Arabia Banned Crypto Trading, Leaving a Chance Only For Their State-Backed One
Saudi-arabia   |   27.11.18  |  

... cost-effective cross-border payments. Mostly, the digital currency is planned to be used for bank-to-bank transactions. The Saudites are known for strict rulership, laws, and autocracy — thus the development of the events, with the concentration of crypto regulation within the hands of the rulers seems quite logical. However, it doesn’t sound like the compliance to their own proposed diversification model, and that means the Kingdom is not ready for a true insight of decentralized financial instrument,...

The Ancient Tragedy On The Digital Market Stage: EOS Reversed The Transaction And Created Environment For Corruption
Blockchain   |   21.11.18  |  

The EOS network returned the money stolen in blockchain to the user. A good piece of news for ordinary people but a bad one for the future of the digital market Experts in the field of network law have repeatedly noted: the decentralization of the blockchain will sooner or later lead to one problem - the impossibility of reversing the transaction in case of an error or malicious actions of users. Although the other part of the expert community, on the contrary, considers decentralization to be...

High Moral Economy Of The Golden Crescent Against The Immoral Economy Of White Stars
News   |   20.11.18  |  

... Islamic republic will step over this boundary? This - out of control crypto market is already being a major thorn in the side of international governments. Ar at least one of them, the USA. American financial regulator is on the fence between losing the regulation tightening it up. At the first point - whole crypto industry itself is not as big as it likes to think, and maintaining it’s “health” is going to cost a lot of money. Second - countries that have always been a pain for them. If Venezuela ...

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