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Oceans Apart: Crypto Regulation in the US and EU

Oceans Apart: Crypto Regulation in the US and EU Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. ————————–————————–————————–————————–————————–————————– …

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Wyoming Blockchain Bill Proposes Issuance of Tokenized Stock Certificates

Wyoming Blockchain Bill Proposes Issuance of Tokenized Stock Certificates Lawmakers from the U.S. state of Wyoming have introduced legislation that would allow the issuance of tokenized stock certificates using blockchain tech. On Wednesday, representative Jared Olsen (Republican), along with senator Chris Rothfuss (Democratic) and six other Republican representatives jointly filed House …

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How the US Government Shutdown Is Halting Crypto Progress on Wall Street

How the US Government Shutdown Is Halting Crypto Progress on Wall Street The longest government shutdown in U.S. history is hurting the crypto industry, too. As the impasse in Washington stretches into its record-breaking fourth week, the closure of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading …

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Vermont State Government Launching Blockchain Insurance Pilot

Vermont State Government Launching Blockchain Insurance Pilot The U.S. state of Vermont is launching a blockchain pilot project for the captive insurance industry. The state government announced Friday that the Office of the Vermont Secretary of State and the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation have signed a memorandum of understanding …

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Crypto Exchange Kraken Says US Subpoenas Becoming ‘Barrier to Entry’

Crypto Exchange Kraken Says US Subpoenas Becoming ‘Barrier to Entry’ San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has said that the cost of handling government subpoenas is fast becoming a “barrier to entry” in the U.S. On Saturday, the exchange tweeted an infographic from its “2018 Transparency Report,” indicating that the law …

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Colorado Senators File Bill to Exempt Cryptos from Securities Laws

Colorado Senators File Bill to Exempt Cryptos from Securities Laws Two lawmakers from the U.S. state of Colorado have introduced legislation seeking to exempt cryptocurrencies and certain digital tokens from securities laws. On Friday, senators Stephen Fenberg (Democrat) and Jack Tate (Republican) jointly filed a bill dubbed the “Colorado Digital Token …

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Stablecoin Issuers May Need Licenses in Texas, Unlike Most Crypto Startups

Stablecoin Issuers May Need Licenses in Texas, Unlike Most Crypto Startups Stablecoins may qualify as “money” under Texas law, according to updated guidance from the state Department of Banking. A memo published Wednesday by Texas Banking Commissioner Charles Cooper outlines how cryptocurrencies are to be treated under local and federal …

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