Nigerian Crypto Exchange Roqqu Gets European Union Virtual Currency License – Regulation Bitcoin News

The Nigerian crypto exchange Roqqu recently announced that it obtained a virtual currency license that allows it to offer its services in 28 European countries. According to Israel Ololade, the head of product at Roqqu, the European Union license “aligns with the brand’s drive to become the number one blockchain and crypto company globally.” Crypto … Read more

Argentine Senate Mulls Crypto Advertisement Regulation – Regulation Bitcoin News

The Argentine senate is discussing a preliminary project that would regulate the way in which individuals and organizations promote crypto. The objective of the project, which is still under discussion, would be to educate consumers on the dangers of investing in crypto and also to protect them from investing in crypto Ponzi schemes. Argentine Senate … Read more

Russia Gears Up to Regulate NFTs Through Legislative Amendments – Regulation Bitcoin News

Authorities in Russia are preparing a number of changes to existing laws in order to adopt rules for the country’s market for non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. A working group has discussed the matter and proposed solutions to legally define and regulate transactions with the digital collectibles. Economy Ministry Takes Initiative to Regulate NFTs in Russia … Read more

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Peter Schiff-owned Euro Pacific Bank has been suspended by Puerto Rico’s financial regulator. Schiff claims that there’s “no evidence of crimes,” warning that “accounts are frozen and customers may lose money.” Puerto Rico’s Regulator Suspends Peter Schiff’s Bank Euro Pacific Bank, owned by notorious bitcoin skeptic and gold bug Peter Schiff, has been suspended by … Read more

ECB officials prepare for ‘harmonization’ of crypto regulations: Report

The European Central Bank, or ECB, will reportedly be preparing to implement a new law by warning European Union member states about the necessity of harmonizing regulations for crypto. According to a Sunday report from the Financial Times, the ECB was concerned about possible regulatory overlap between respective central banks in the EU and crypto … Read more

Senator Indira Kempis Proposes Bill to Make Bitcoin Legal Tender in Mexico – Regulation Bitcoin News

Indira Kempis, senator of the Mexican Congress, has proposed a bill that would make bitcoin legal tender in the country. The bill bases its action on the hardships that Mexican citizens are facing went trying to access financial products and education. However, the Central Bank of Mexico has been against the introduction of bitcoin into … Read more

US Regulator Charges South African MTI and Its Operator With $1.7 Billion Fraud Involving Bitcoin – Regulation Bitcoin News

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has charged Mirror Trading International (MTI) and its operator with a $1.7 billion fraud involving bitcoin. This action is the regulator’s largest fraud scheme case involving the cryptocurrency. CFTC Takes Action Against MTI The CFTC announced Thursday that it has charged a “South African pool operator and CEO … Read more

Former Monero maintainer Riccardo ‘Fluffypony’ Spagni to surrender for South Africa extradition

Riccardo Spagni, the former maintainer of the privacy coin Monero also known as Fluffypony, faces extradition to South Africa months after his arrest by U.S. authorities. In a Thursday court filing for the Middle District of Tennessee, Magistrate Judge Alistair Newbern ordered Spagni to surrender to U.S. Marshals on July 5 for extradition to South … Read more

US lawmakers say crypto industry has a ‘tech bro’ problem hurting innovation

According to some United States lawmakers in the House Financial Services Committee, the lack of diversity in the financial technology space could be hurting many companies’ bottom lines. In a Thursday virtual hearing on “Combatting Tech Bro Culture,” U.S. lawmakers and witnesses discussed how women and people of color were underrepresented in leadership positions in … Read more

CFTC brings $1.7B fraud case involving Bitcoin against South African national

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, has taken enforcement action against a South African national in what the regulatory body called its “largest fraudulent scheme involving Bitcoin.” In a Thursday announcement, the CFTC said it had filed a civil enforcement action in federal court for fraud and registration violations against Cornelius Johannes … Read more