Dubai Approves Crypto Trading to Push for Digital Currencies’ Adoption

The United Arab Emirates financial regulators have allowed crypto trading in an economic-free zone in Dubai. The Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) signed an agreement with UAE's SCA to support the regulation and trading of cryptocurrencies. The deal advances the UAE's commitment to becoming a crypto-friendly global hub. Allowing Crypto Trading in Dubai The latest effort creates a structure that will allow the DWTCA to provide the appropriate approvals. Also, they will get to offer licenses for financial activity…

Treasury Keeps a Hawk’s Eye on Stablecoins as U.S Crypto Regulation Calls Continue

U.S. top regulators earmark Tether and its counterparts on allegations that they are too risky. The treasury's hands are also full since it is drafting recommendations for crypto regulation. According to anonymous sources, the treasury aims to secure crypto transactions. Stablecoins Pose a 'Big Risks' for The U.S. to Ignore As per Bloomberg, ensuring reliable and safe crypto transactions is the ultimate goal for the treasury. The regulators are also worried that the ever-rising sales on crypto-assets may disrupt the world's financial order. Cryptos…

Recent Report Reveals India Ministry of Finance’s Plan to Impose Taxes on Crypto

In a recent report, the Indian government is slowly changing its stance on the cryptocurrency space. According to the report, Indian lawmakers are thinking of imposing taxes on all cryptocurrency-related activities. Consequently, the taxation is going to affect all crypto exchanges and trades in the country.  Moreover, the report shows how the decision focuses on the idea that crypto-based ventures are profitable. Thus, in line with this statement, the government of India intends to impose taxes on crypto-related activities. And only because they…

The Largest Lump Sum of Crypto Funds Seized by Regulators

Most crypto-assets can revolutionize money transfers and global payments' efficiency. However, some of their features heighten terrorist financing and money laundering risks. The scale of illegal use of crypto funds is significant. Above all, it emphasizes the need for CFT/AML supervision and regulation. In 2019, about $11 billion (1.1%) of all cryptocurrency transactions were linked to criminal-related activities. As a result, regulators worldwide responsible for Anti-money laundering enforcement have investigated illegal activities involving crypto assets. If Cryptos become more than…

Government Officials Can Help Drive Crypto Adoption Mainstream

Government officials may be the key to supporting cryptocurrency mainstream adoption in the long term. This year's wild fluctuations in crypto prices have alarmed investors, Wall Street, and even regulators are weary. Yet, the cryptocurrency space is still young, and a lot is yet to explore. Government officials should chip in to drive mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies. It could, after all, be the currency of the future.  Toning Down Crypto Regulation Cynthia Lummis, a government official, has stated some exciting…

Watchdogs Likely to Impose Sanctions on China’s Digital Yuan

China has for some time now been in the development of a digital version of its native currency, the Digital Yuan. Possibly, the country could be the first to introduce a Central bank digital currency that could be adopted globally if the country allows.  One problem, however, is the regulating authorities all over the world, which have different regulations on crypto/digital currency-related activities. If China allows the coin to operate cross border, it would mean that investors will use it…

FCA Bans Binance’s Regulated Markets; Spot Trading Still Available

Pioneer crypto exchange Binance faces a minor setback after the Financial Conduct Authority banned its regulated market operations in the UK region. Although the ban falls under the regulated trading crypto activity category, buying and selling crypto assets remains unaffected. The FCA issued an ultimatum warning the exchange to comply with its rules or eradicate all its advertising by Wednesday. Futures, option, and tokenized stock trading are banned, but buying and selling crypto in the region continues as usual. Binance…

Denmark Joins in Crypto Regulation to Keep Tabs on the Currency

After discovering that about two-thirds of the local transactions in Denmark are crypto-related, the country is cracking down on crypto. Revamping the Old Law According to the Danish tax ministry, the country's present tax system, which is nearly a century old, isn't built to deal with the issues brought by crypto assets. It noted a greater danger of fraud as well as a high rate of filing errors. Denmark will first define the specific issues that cryptocurrencies represent to tax…

U.S. Treasury Decides on a New Crypto Regulation to Take Effect in 2023

The Treasury Department has made it official that any cryptocurrency transfer worth $10,000 or more will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service.  The step marks the first of many in the crackdown on cryptocurrency markets and transactions. The Treasury Department said that cryptocurrency already presents a significant detection issue by enabling criminal activity in broadest measure, including tax evasion. U.S. Treasury's Crypto Clampdown Bitcoin has always struggled to marginalize official bodies. Janet Yellen, known for her crypto skepticism, and…

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