• Tue, 18 Jun 2019, 09:13 AM
  • All times are UTC
  • Edition:
Copy link
Increase text size
Decrease text size
Link copied

Digital Currency and Blockchain Weekly Round-Up – December 14th, 2018

Fri, 14 Dec 2018, 11:45 am UTC

US CFTC seeks to better understand Ethereum Blockchain
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is seeking to better understand the technology, mechanics, and markets for cryptocurrencies, with a particular focus on ether and its use on the Ethereum Network. On these lines, the CFTC has published a Request for Information (RFI) in order to gather public feedback on a range of questions related to the underlying technology, opportunities, risks, mechanics, use cases, and markets, related to Ether and the Ethereum Network.

Vermont state agencies establish blockchain working group
Four state agencies in Vermont have come together to establish a working group to look into the opportunities and challenges presented by blockchain technology. Participating agencies include the Department of Financial Regulation (DFR), the Secretary of State, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), and the Attorney General’s Office.

Growing use of cryptocurrencies and mobile payments forces EU to strengthen rules on criminalisation of non-cash payment fraud
The European Union is going to strengthen the rules to combat fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment. According to an official release dated December 11, “The European Parliament and the Council reached political agreement on the Commission's proposal to strengthen rules to combat fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment – such as bank cards, cheques, mobile payments and virtual currencies.”

UK intends to regulate cryptocurrency exchange providers under EU’s AMLD 5: FATF
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has noted the efforts by the UK government to implement a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency exchange providers. The FATF last week announced that it conducted an assessment of the UK’s AML/CFT system which involved a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of the country’s measures and their level of compliance with the FATF Recommendations.

Ontario Securities Commission seeks crypto and blockchain experts for fintech advisory committee
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has announced that it is seeking applications for membership on its Fintech Advisory Committee (FAC). The FAC advises OSC LaunchPad staff on developments in the fintech space and the challenges faced by startups in the securities industry. It will consist of up to 15 members and will meet quarterly, with additional meetings as required.

UAE, Saudi central banks to co-develop cryptocurrency for cross-border transactions
The Central Bank of the UAE, in collaboration with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) is embarking on a joint project to develop a blockchain-based digital currency which would be used in cross-border transactions between the two countries, Gulf News reported. Mubarak Rashed Al Mansouri, Governor of Central Bank of the UAE, made the announcement at a high-level meeting for the Arab region on global banking standards and regulatory and supervisory priorities.



Digital Currency and Blockchain Initiatives

<Copyright © TokenPost. All Rights Reserved. >

To leave a comment, please sign in.
  • Bitcoin (BTC) $9,208.85 (+0.44%)
  • Ethereum (ETH) $270.70 (-0.15%)
  • XRP (XRP) $0.443400 (+2.66%)
  • Litecoin (LTC) $131.98 (-2.79%)
  • Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $421.52 (-2.11%)
  • Bitcoin (BTC) $9,208.85 (+0.44%)
Jun 18, 2019 (Tuesday)
BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen becomes CEO of Chia Network as Ryan Singer steps down
Overstock.com subsidiary Medici Land Governance puts Wyoming County's land records on blockchain
Canada's Shoppers Drug Mart partners with TruTrace Technologies to launch blockchain-based cannabis tracking system
Ripple to invest $50M in MoneyGram to boost XRP adoption in new strategic partnership
Binance to issue bitcoin-pegged token on Binance Chain
Polish Alior Bank authenticates documents with public ethereum blockchain
South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges to be held accountable for user losses
Russian Central Bank considers CBDC issuance, but not "right away"
Jun 17, 2019 (Monday)
Nomura and Nomura Research Institute to develop blockchain-based platform for exchanging securities and other rights
Samsung interested in collaborating with platform companies on blockchain, AI, 6G
Canadian Securities Administrators includes blockchain and crypto-assets in Business Plan for 2019-2022
BnkToTheFuture acquires Altcoin.io to build non-custodial securities token exchange
Crypto Technicals: Ripple bounces off 50-DMA support, on track to test $0.47
MGI teams up with Thales to develop blockchain-powered cargo community system
Mitsubishi Electrics, Yaskawa Electric and other Japanese manufacturers to use blockchain tech for data sharing: Report
Security token platform Polymath teams up with blockchain-based digital ID startup Blockpass
Seoul announces ₩50 billion 'Fourth Industrial Revolution Fund', focus on 5G, AI, blockchain, big data
Crypto Technicals: Bitcoin bulls renlentless, BTC/USD scales new 13-month highs, bias still bullish
Brazil authorities to develop regulatory sandbox for blockchain, DLT
Austrian steel firm Alukönigstahl develops blockchain-powered database "STEEL but SMART" for steel trading
Subscribe to the TokenPost newsletter!
Don't show me this again today.
Back to top
Copyright ⓒ TokenPost. All Rights Reserved.