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    Vibe killers: Here are the countries that moved to outlaw crypto in the past year

    From Bolivia to China, governments sought to restrict crypto-related activity for various reasons and with different tools. Last week, Pakistan’s Sindh High Court held a hearing on the legal status of digital currencies that might lead an outright ban of cryptocurrency trading combined with penalties against crypto exchanges. Several days later, the Central Bank of… More

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    BIS general manager: Central banks generate trust, not big techs or “anonymous ledgers”

    According to the boss of the international institution owned by central banks, it is central banks that are best positioned to shape the future of money. In a speech entitled “Digital currencies and the soul of money,” Agustín Carstens, the general manager of the Bank of International Settlements, criticized private stablecoins and decentralized finance (DeFi),… More

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    2021: A year of mass adoption for cryptocurrencies in Brazil

    2021 was a year of affirmation for the Brazilian crypto market with good news in the national stock market, the promise of a CBDC and Brazilian soccer joining the game. Throughout 2021, the Brazilian cryptocurrency market managed to distance itself from the police pages and finally win acceptance with the general public, whether in the… More

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    Hong Kong begins discussions to introduce stablecoin regulatory framework

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority shared a list of eight questions to seek policy-related recommendations citing five possible regulatory outcomes — no action, opt-in regime, risk-based regime, catch-all regime and blanket ban. Hong Kong’s central banking institution, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), released a questionnaire to gauge public opinion on regulations for crypto-assets and… More

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    Morocco is number one for Bitcoin trading in North Africa

    The Kingdom of Morocco is the leader for Bitcoin trading across North Africa in 2021— despite its illegal status. Estimates from Triple A, a Singaporean cryptocurrency provider and aggregator, state that 0.9 million people, or roughly 2.4% of Morocco’s total population, currently own cryptocurrency. That puts the kingdom as the top country in North Africa and… More

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    SEC chair has a new senior adviser for crypto

    Corey Frayer has worked as a staff member of the Senate Banking Committee as well as a senior policy adviser for some members of the House Financial Services Committee. United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chair Gary Gensler has added a new staff member who will offer advice related to crypto policymaking and interagency… More

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    Pakistanis have $20B in crypto assets, says head of local association

    He called for the government to set up a Bitcoin policy, arguing that India already had some regulations in place. Nasir Hayat Magoon, the president of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), has stated that Pakistani citizens have a combined crypto assets value of $20 billion.During a news conference, the FPCCI president… More

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    Arsenal football club in dispute with ASA over ‘irresponsible’ crypto ad

    Following the ASA’s decision, Arsenal announced that it would appeal against it and stated that it had provided further information regarding financial risks. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), a body that oversees advertising in the United Kingdom, is cracking down on non-compliant crypto advertisements. Earlier this year, Arsenal became one of the many football clubs to… More

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    Law Decoded: A different Congress hearing, Dec. 6–13

    Direct exchanges between U.S. lawmakers and the crypto industry could be finally taking a constructive turn. The biggest regulatory story of the week was a United States House Committee on Financial Services hearing squarely focused on crypto. Even the event’s title — “Digital Assets and the Future of Finance: Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of… More

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    Point of no return? Crypto investment products could be key to mass adoption

    Cryptocurrency investment products could be a missing piece of the puzzle towards mass adoption, and are now becoming increasingly more common. The first Bitcoin (BTC) futures exchange-traded fund (ETF) was launched in the United States back on October 19, 2021. Since then, a number of other cryptocurrency investment products have been launched in various markets.That… More

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    Law Decoded: Bitcoin exchange-traded funds are put on the spot again, Nov. 29–Dec. 6

    The Securities and Exchange Commission’s continued resistance to spot Bitcoin ETFs draws industry players’ ire. Do you remember the time when a fleeting mention of Bitcoin, stablecoins or even central bank digital currencies by a top-ranking government official was considered major news all over the cryptoverse? Feels like it’s been forever. As we find ourselves… More

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    Can Bitcoin rally in December? | Tune in now to The Market Report w/ Gareth Soloway

    “The Market Report” with Cointelegraph is live right now with special guest Gareth Soloway, chief market strategist of InTheMoneyStocks. Join Cointelegraph host and analyst Benton Yaun alongside resident market experts Jordan Finneseth and Marcel Pechman as they break down the latest news in the markets this week. Here’s what to expect in this week’s markets… More

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    SEC open meeting on Dec. 2 to include crypto panel discussion

    The SEC is opening discussion on crypto and blockchain technology with regard to American investors. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, announced Wednesday the title of the upcoming crypto panel for its Dec. 2 Investor Advisory Meeting will be “Helping to Ensure Investor Protection and Market Integrity in the Face of New Technologies.”… More

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