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US Congress Considers A Draft Bill Claiming Stablecoins Are Securities

A draft bill has surfaced in U.S. Congress that claims that all managed stablecoins must be seen as investment contracts and therefore as securities. United States Congress is considering a draft bill that claims all managed stablecoins must be seen as investment contracts and therefore as securities. Libra in the United States The U.S. Representative…
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China’s Cyberspace Watchdog Approves 309 More Blockchain Services

The Cyberspace Administration of China adds 309 more companies to its list of registered blockchain service providers. The Cyberspace Administration of China, the country’s central Internet regulator, censor, oversight and control agency, has published its second list of registered blockchain service providers. The new batch comprises 309 companies that are representatives of various industries, including…
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Blockchain Firm Algorand Announces Sharia Certification for Islamic Finance

The Algorand Foundation announced that its blockchain platform is now certified for Sharia-compliant financing. The Algorand Foundation announced that its blockchain platform is now certified for Sharia-compliant financing. According to a press release on Oct. 21, Islamic institutions can now start using the proof-of-stake Algorand blockchain for economic exchange, stating: “Islamic enterprises will now be…
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What Role Should Central Banks Have Launching Stablecoins Like Libra?

Libra has gotten off to a spluttering start in the eyes of regulators. But could central banks swoop in and save the day? Ever since the vision for a Libra stablecoin was unveiled in its white paper back in June, Facebook has suffered a startling backlash from countries around the world. Some American politicians have claimed the…
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Libra Loses Key Members, Potentially Forked — Still Looks Confident

Libra proceeds with formalizing its governance structure amid major members dropping out, regulatory upheaval and fork attempts. Earlier this week, initial members of the Libra Association formalized a governance structure after holding their inaugural meeting in Geneva. The transition happened just days after seven high-profile participants, including Visa, eBay and Mastercard, chose to leave the…
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NY District Court Postpones Telegram’s TON Hearing to 2020

New York District Court postpones the hearing regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s injunction filing against Telegram Open Network. The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has postponed the hearing regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) injunction filing against Telegram Open Network (TON) and its Gram token to Feb.…
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G20 Finance Leaders: Stablecoins Present Serious Regulatory Risks

G20 nations call upon the International Monetary Fund to examine the macroeconomic implications of global stablecoins. The G20 finance chiefs of the world agree that global stablecoins give rise to a set of public policy and regulatory risks. On Oct. 18, Reuters reported that the G20, an international forum for the governments and central bank…
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SEC Insists Grams Are Securities — TON Launch Won’t Change This

Following Telegram’s counterclaim, the SEC insisted that the firm has violated securities laws, asking the court to grant a preliminary injunction. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has responded to Telegram’s counterclaim, insisting that Grams are securities. Preventing Telegram from further violation Following Telegram’s counterclaim on Oct. 16, where the firm argued that…
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Cointelegraph Blocked in Russia

Russian regulator Roskomnadzor institutes a block on Cointelegraph’s website in the Russian Federation. Cointelegraph’s website has become widely inaccessible in Russia as authorities added the domain to a registry of blacklisted sites. The blacklist Although Cointelegraph has been publicly on a list of blocked sites since 2017, it was only yesterday, October 16, that the…
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Fed Governor Warns: Facebook’s Libra Users Lack Clear Rights

The Federal Reserve’s Lael Brainard says Libra could pose risks to consumers due to ambiguity over their rights. A member of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors has said that Facebook’s Libra could pose risks to consumers due to a lack of clarity over their rights with respect to the token’s underlying assets and to…
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