OKEx Arm in South Korea Delists 5 Coins, Including Monero and Dash

The South Korean subsidiary of a major cryptocurrency exchange OKEx announced plans to delist five major altcoins due to regulatory reasons. Starting Oct. 10, the exchange will stop providing support for Monero (XMR), Dash, Zcash (ZEC), Horizen (ZEN) and Super bitcoin (SBTC). OKEx dropped the 5 cryptocurrencies because they prioritize privacy, making it harder to...

Crypto Mining Must Be Regulated, Claims US Human-Trafficking Expert

Yesterday, an expert witness told a U.S. Senate subcommittee that cryptocurrencies are clearing the way for human trafficking, saying this industry can be much better controlled than it is now. David Murray, the vice president of product development and services at Financial Integrity Network began his speech by focusing on the immense profits human traffickers...

Thai AML Chief Pushes For Crackdown on Cryptocurrency

Preecha Charoensahayanon, the secretary-general of Thai Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO), has urged legislators to amend the current version of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, with an aim to oblige providers of cryptocurrency exchange services to report their activities to AMLO, Bangkok Post reports. The proposed change will likely result in bringing cryptos under the AML...

UK markets watchdog proposes retail ban on crypto derivatives

Britain’s markets watchdog has come forth and proposed a ban on the sale of derivatives based on crypto-assets to retail consumers due to the prevalence of market abuses. Crypto-assets as they are known include popular crypto currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Monero as well as various utility tokens issued by companies and are tradeable on...

Japan’s Line Close to Obtaining FSA License for Japanese Crypto Exchange

VC Corporation, the digital asset and blockchain-focused arm of Japanese messaging giant Line, is close to obtaining a crypto exchange operating license from Japan’s financial regulator. Cointelegraph Japan first reported the news on June 20. Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) could issue the company with an exchange license as early as this month according to the report....

Brazil with New Regulations Requirements for Crypto Exchanges to Report on User Transactions

Brazil’s federal revenue agency has released new rules for crypto trading platforms. Under the new guidelines, crypto exchanges are required to report on all crypto transactions carried out within their system. The new rules were released by the Department of Federal Revenue of Brazil (RFB) and will affect the way cryptocurrency exchanges inform the regulator about users’ transactions in order to...