US SEC allows trading in Bitcoin futures ETF (ProShares and Invesco Ltd) as of 18 October 2021

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US CFTC fines Tether and Bitfinex USD 42.5m, citing violations of Commodity Exchange Act

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US specifies crypto-specific US sanctions guidance

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UK BoE believe crypto regulation is urgent as a collapse of cryptomarkets is a possibility

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Australia to allow crypto ETF focused on crypto active global companies

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South Korea may introduce regulatory recommendations about DeFi and NFT

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Spain’s CB criticizes El Salvador on transparency aspects of its legalisation of bitcoin

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UK BoE: Growing degree of interconnectedness crypto/traditional sectors concerns from systemic stability point of view

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FSB to examine role of global stablecoins in improving cross-border payments as part of its roadmap

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US FED concedes that cryptos could threaten the $ supremacy in case of large political / economical shocks

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Russia does not envisage a complete ban of cryptocurrencies

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The G7 poised to issue guiding principles for CBDC focusing on transparency and privacy

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UK BoE warns financial institutions against jumping into crypto

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Georgia plans to launch a CBDC pilot program in 2022

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US poised to unveil a unified approach to crypto regulation

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US SEC approved ETF providing easy access to companies with significant exposure to bitcoin

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Sri Lanka approves a policy on blockchain technology and its applications

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ECB calls for faster adoption of crypto regulation

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BIS says we live in an age of disruption arising from tech innovation in the financial sector

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IOSCO and BIS consult on the application of principles for financial market infrastructures to stablecoins

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US DoJ forms a National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team focused on crime and money laundering

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US SEC follows the FED: no intention to ban crypto but focus on fair regulation

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US FED poised to launch a review on pros and cons of digital dollar

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Brasil takes first step that may lead to legalise the use of bitcoin in the country

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HKMA released a technical paper underpinning the effort to create a wholesale / retail CBDC

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The US to bring together 30 countries to stop the illicit use of cryptocurrency

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IMF addresses the crypto ecosystem and proposes policy recommendations

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Uzbekistan blacklists unofficial cryptoexchanges

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Nigeria postpones the launch of its CBDC

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US SEC extends deadlines of four BTC ETFs to November and December 2021

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US FED has no intention to ban cryptocurrencies in any way

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El Salvador has officially started volcano energy-based cryptomining

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Singapore MAS licensed two companies to offer cryptoservices in the country

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US senators introduce bill aimed at improving the oversight of cryptocurrency

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BIS says to be effective a CBDC system needs to involve both public and private actors

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Swiss FINMA approved first crypto fund (restricted to qualified investors)

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US New York District Court dismisses half of the class action plaintiffs’ claims against Tether & Bitfinex

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Indonesia will not ban cryptotransactions but counter illicit activities instead

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UK ready to front-run BCBS global crypto rules to avoid banks building up excessive exposure

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US FED on track with its work on CBDC

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China bans (again) all crypto transaction and mining; includes off-shore service providers

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UK FCA and BoE to launch blockchain-based regulatory reporting

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Bhutan to pilot CBDC with Ripple

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UAE to allow and support cryptocurrency trading in economic free zone in Dubai

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Canada released guidance for crypto exchanges advertisement and marketing

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Turkey will not adopt crypto and will continue its CBDC project

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US SEC re-affirms need to bring activities within the regulatory perimeter

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Russia to discourage crypto trading through payments delays between banks and exchanges

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ECB reiterates cryptos are not currencies, are highly speculative and energy consumption intensive

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Argentina CB wants to protect cryptoinvestors but tolerates those who accept cryptos for payments

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Italy poised to regulate cryptocurrencies

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US Democrats propose to close the ‘wash sale’ crypto tax loophole by treating cryptos as stocks

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Colombia CB actively working on regulating cryptos as a way to increase their acceptance

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Sweden CB believe cryptocurrencies will collapse as they miss governmental support

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US Treasury to review materiality of stablecoins’ risks

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US SEC believes Coinbase’ intention to allows clients to lend cryptos in return for interest falls under securities laws

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Swiss FINMA issues first-ever approval for a stock exchange and a central securities depository for the trading of tokens

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BIS recognizes progress of GSC and DeFi and asks CBs to double the CBDC effort

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Russia poised to categorise mining as entrepreneurial activity

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Ukraina passed the virtual assets bill, allowing citizens to open and use bank accounts with cryptos

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US SEC extends its consideration of VanEcks’ btc ETF once more, until 14 November

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India plans to classify cryptocurrencies as commodities for taxation purposes

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UK FCA may narrow its focus on crypto promotions

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ECB has started to investigate a digital euro by launching a two-year investigation

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US SEC calls for the crypto space to work with regulators

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Singapore MAS selects 15 companies for its CBDC challenge, including from Switzerland

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US Texas establishes legal clarity re definition of cryptos by passing two bills

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WEF addresses crypto regulatory challenge, urging to accommodate use cases of cryptocurrencies

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Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Africa to trial CBDC-based cross-border payments

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ECB: Stablecoins are assets that must be required to be fully backed up with fiat

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SEC said cryptoexchanges need to embrace regulation or risk losing public trust otherwise

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China to promote the digitization of securities and futures markets

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IMF reaffirms that bitcoin as a national currency is an inadvisable shortcut

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South Korea to appoints crypto officials to its virtual asset inspection division

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Spain CB expected to roll out new registration process for crypto-exchanges imminently

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Cuba shall regulate cryptocurrencies (use and service providers)

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Japan may impose stricter crypto regulation to protect investors

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Iran set to lift bitcoin mining ban in September

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US SEC believes some DeFi projects need to be regulated no matter how decentralized they are

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Thailand’s CB issue a report on retail CBDCs

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India may be on the way to regulate crypto instead of banning it

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US Congress members ask SEC and CFTC to establish joint working group to regulate cryptoassets

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US SEC receives Bitcoin futures ETF application by Galaxy Digital

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Spanish securities regulator warns several crypto firms including exchanges for not being registered

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US SEC determined to regulate crypto trading, lending and DeFi platform

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US infrastructure bill leaves crypto in an uncertain state driven by the bill’s definition of broker

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Venezuela is rolling out a CBDC in October alongside an SMS-based exchange system

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US SEC warns that only way to bypass financial regulation is to ensure full decentralization at the outset

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US SEC cryptopriorities: Crypto trading, lending, and DeFi platforms

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South Korea to shut down 11 cryptoexchanges

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China to maintain high pressure on digital currency trading

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Ukraine CB allowed to issue CBDC

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IMF suggests that digital forms of money must be regulated

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Ghana believes digital currencies can facilitate trade throughout the continent

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Israel seeks to track crypto holdings above USD 61k in an effort to deter tax evasion

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IMF warns against adopting bitcoin as national currency

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Tether is being investigating by the US DoJ

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81 countries are currently analysing opportunities and challenges of CBDCs

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Namibia CB supports cryptocurrencies but reiterates they are not legal tender

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India plans to launch a CBDC

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