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North Carolina Governor Vetoes Bill Banning State Use of Central Bank Digital Currencies

The governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina has vetoed House Bill 690, which seeks to ban state payments using central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and the state’s participation in the Federal Reserve’s CBDC testing. The governor argued the bill was premature and emphasized the need for more funding for cybersecurity. House Bill 690…
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Russia in the Process of Regulating the Use of Stablecoins for Cross-Border Settlements

Russia is considering adding the subject of stablecoins to an upcoming bill, allowing them to be used officially for completing cross-border payments. Alexey Guznov, Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia, declared that proposals have already been presented and the issue is now being discussed. The Ministry of Finance also confirmed that this is being…
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SEC, Fed Charge Silvergate for Misleading Investors, Failing to Monitor $1 Trillion in Transactions

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Reserve Board (FRB), and the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) have taken action against Silvergate Capital Corp., the holding company for Silvergate Bank, and its former executives for misleading investors and failing to monitor significant transactions. Silvergate has agreed to pay penalties without…
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Digital Chamber Urges SEC to End Attacks on Crypto Industry, Embrace Future of Finance

The Digital Chamber (TDC) has urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to end its attacks on the crypto industry following its enforcement action against Consensys. The chamber argues the SEC’s actions are overreaching and detrimental to financial innovation and inclusion. Digital Chamber Criticizes SEC’s Action The Digital Chamber (TDC) has called on the…
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Circle’s Stablecoins Now MiCA Compliant

Circle has announced that its stablecoins, USDC and EURC, are now compliant with the EU’s Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) regulation. This compliance allows Circle to natively issue these stablecoins to European customers. The company is also authorized as an e-money issuer in France, which now serves as its European headquarters. Circle’s Stablecoins Achieve EU…
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Defi Education Fund on Chevron Doctrine Overruled: ‘It Opens a New Chapter in the Battle for Clear Regulations’

The Defi Education Fund, an organization focused on defending and bringing clarity to decentralized finance, pondered on what the recent overruling of the so-called Chevron doctrine might mean for crypto. The organization explained that this decision marks a new chapter in the battle for clearer regulations in the crypto environment, putting Congress at the forefront…
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Hawaii Wraps Up Sandbox: Crypto Firms No Longer Need State Money Transmitter Licenses

The U.S. state of Hawaii’s regulatory sandbox concludes today. Crypto companies will no longer require a Hawaii-issued money transmitter license to conduct business within the state. However, they must comply with federal regulations. Hawaii’s Regulatory Sandbox Concludes The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs of Hawaii and the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) issued an…
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Solana ETF Approval Odds Rise Amid Potential Political Shifts, Analyst Says

Bloomberg’s senior ETF analyst has stated that the odds of a Solana exchange-traded fund (ETF) being approved within the next 12 months are closely linked to the likelihood of a change in the U.S. presidency. He noted that it is “safe to say the chances of both are higher today than they were yesterday.” Potential…
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SEC Chair Gensler: Spot Ethereum ETF Approval Process ‘Going Smoothly’

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler says that the spot ethereum exchange-traded fund (ETF) approval process is “going smoothly.” He stressed that “it’s really about the asset managers making the full disclosure so that those registration statements can go effective.” SEC Chair Gensler on Spot Ethereum ETF Approval U.S. Securities and Exchange…
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Binance’s Local Exchange Receives Dubai License, Initiates UAE User Migration

Binance is transitioning UAE resident accounts to its new regulated local entity, Binance FZE, following a Virtual Asset Service Provider license from Dubai’s regulator. This change will allow UAE users to access various virtual asset services locally, including AED bank deposits and withdrawals. Binance’s Local Exchange in UAE Now Licensed Crypto exchange Binance announced on…
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