Kraken Trolls NY Regulators, Accuses OAG of Manipulating Bitcoin Futures

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Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is not backing down from its standoff with the New York attorney general’s office (OAG). Crypto Exchange Asks Whether OAG Employees Manipulated Bitcoin Futures In a series of tweets published over the last two days, the San Francisco-based company, which operates the world’s largest 16th-largest cryptocurrency exchange as measured by daily volume, […]

Crypto Exchange Coinbase: We Don’t Engage in Proprietary Trading

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Cryptocurrency exchange operator Coinbase has denied that it engages in proprietary trading and that these activities account for a large percentage of the firm’s overall trading volume. CCN reported yesterday that an investigation into cryptocurrency exchange policies and operations, published this week by the New York attorney general’s office (OAG), found that proprietary trading, through […]

Licensed Crypto Exchange Zaif Plans Compensation after 6,000 Bitcoins, $60 Million Crypto Theft

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In the second major hack of a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange this year, some 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) in cryptocurrencies were stolen from the wallets of Zaif of which 4.5 billion yen ($40 million) belonged to customers. Tech Bureau, operator of cryptocurrency exchange Zaif, confirmed the hack occurred between 1700 and 1900 local time on […]

Switzerland and Israel Collaborate on Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Regulation

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The Swiss Minister for Finance Ueli Maurer recently visited Israel along with State Secretary for International Financial Matters Joerg Gasser, citing their goal as gaining bank access to Israeli markets to allow Swiss banks to trade there. Reuters reports that the two nations have now agreed to collaborate on financial technology, cryptocurrency, and blockchain regulation following their discussion […]

Australia’s Financial Watchdog Cracks Down on ‘Misleading’ ICOs & Crypto Funds

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Australia’s financial regulator and watchdog is ramping up its scrutiny into ‘misleading or deceptive’ initial coin offerings (ICOs) and crypto-asset funds targeting retail investors. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has confirmed it has identified “consistent problems” to ultimately shut down several initial coin offerings aimed at soliciting funds from retail investors. A radical […]

Brazil’s Antitrust Watchdog Probes Banks for Restricting Crypto Exchanges

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Brazil’s antitrust watchdog, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), has recently launched an investigation into whether the country’s banks are purposefully harming cryptocurrency exchanges by restricting their operations. According to Reuters, the investigation is set to find out whether the banks abused their position in the market to harm the crypto exchanges’ businesses in […]