Russia: State Duma Considers Law ‘On Digital Financial… | News

A group of Russian deputies headed by Anatoly Aksakov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Financial Markets, submitted a draft of federal law on cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) regulations to the State Duma, as reported in an official press release March 20. According to the press release, the documents “On Digital Financial …

Don’t Read Too Much into the FSB’s Letter to the G20 o… | News

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange Seeks Dialogue With Australia… | News

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Market (HKEX) will begin collaborating with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on the issue of Blockchain technology implementation, Financial Times reports today, March 20. ASX had announced in December of last year that it would begin using Blockchain to replace its current processing system for equity transactions, making it …

Newly Appointed PBOC Governor Once Called Bitcoin ‘Ins… | News

Yi Gang, who was “unexpectedly” appointed to serve as new governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) on March 19, could soften the institution’s stance towards cryptocurrencies, given his previously reported positive views on Bitcoin (BTC). According to reports from Chinese media, Yi spoke about Bitcoin at the end of 2013, when he said …

Blockchain Technology Takes Hold in Israel: Expert Tak… | News

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Israel: Steps Toward Cryptocurrency Support? | News

The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelegraph.com. In terms of technological innovation, Israel has been labeled by some as “The Startup Nation” with Israeli ventures raising over $5 billion in capital in 2017. This is almost 10% of China’s yearly fundraising total. While there’s a …

French Financial Regulator To Introduce Framework Legi… | News

French financial markets regulator AMF (l’Autorité des marchés financiers) is reportedly preparing to introduce legislation on Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) to encourage the development of the new type of fundraising in the country, reports local news outlet Les Echos March 15. The French Ministry for the Economy and Finance confirmed that the regulatory framework proposed …