The number of regulated cryptocurrency exchanges in the Philippines has grown to 16, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the country’s central bank. One of the regulated exchanges has been helping the government and Unionbank to launch an app for bond purchases.
Forbes recently published the second edition of its Blockchain 50. The list aims to capture the billion dollar companies most active in blockchain. To be included in the Blockchain 50, a company must have a valuation above $1 billion.
According to reports, On March 9, Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) introduced the “Crypto-Currency Act of 2020,” a bill that looks to choreograph a wide range of digital assets to answer to the appropriate regulator.
The South Korean National Assembly unanimously voted in favor of a bill on Thursday that provides the regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies, exchanges and crypto-related platforms. The approval of the amended Special Financial Transactions Information Act signifies the legalization of cryptocurrency trading and holding in the country. It marks one of the world’s most comprehensive legal frameworks for the emerging industry.
A Dubai government authority has announced that it is launching a crypto valley in the country’s free zone, where there is no personal or corporate income tax. With the help of its partners from the Swiss crypto valley, Dubai will offer a variety of services such as incubation for startups, coworking facilities, blockchain training, education, events, mentoring and funding.
After Google removed Ethereum-based decentralized application (DApp) browser MetaMask from its Android application store, Apple may now force Coinbase to remove the DApp browser feature from its crypto wallet application.
A U.S. Congressman (Paul Gosar: Republican-Arizona) has reportedly introduced a draft bill to bring regulatory clarity in the cryptocurrency space, dividing cryptocurrencies into three parts: crypto-commodities, crypto-currencies, and crypto-securities.
Swiss Crypto Bank SEBA will be further expanding into an additional nine other markets. The firm already operates with a securities dealer license from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority.
Singapore-based blockchain firm BCB Blockchain has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with a branch of the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to support the development of local smart cities.
Next year German banks will be able to manage cryptocurrencies like bitcoin after the fourth EU money laundering directive goes into effect. The directive passed in the German parliament, Bundestag, allows banks in the country to act as cryptocurrency custodians.