China’s Regulatory Authority Warns About Risks of Initial Miner Offerings (news.bitcoin.com)

National Internet Finance Association of China (NIFA) this Friday announced that IMOs (Initial Miner Offerings), represented by the token Wankebi and issued by Xunlei (NASDAQ: XNET), are ICOs in disguise and have emerged as a potentially risky model that warrants vigilance.
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Analysts Point to Regulatory Vacuum as Driving Australian Cryptocurrency Banking Woes (news.bitcoin.com)

There are increasingly publicized challenges posed to the Australian cryptocurrency industry by the country’s ‘big four’ banks’ refusal to provide financial services to crypto companies. Many analysts are speculating that the issue will become the catalyst for the development of detailed regulations for the virtual currency era, arguing that the opaque nature of the current legislative apparatus pertaining to cryptocurrencies is to blame for Australia’s bitcoin banking embargo.

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Major Korean Crypto Exchange Upbit at Center of Regulatory Controversy (news.bitcoin.com)

The South Korean cryptocurrency exchange affiliated with Kakao Talk has recently become the center of regulatory controversy. Upbit is the only major exchange in Korea that has not joined the other exchanges in support of self-regulation. Their agreement with Bittrex raises the question of how the regulation applies to them. Meanwhile, the exchange is having its own internal problems as customer complaints mount.
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Futures Markets and Record Prices Spark Regulatory Warnings (news.bitcoin.com)

Bitcoin’s skyrocketing price has triggered a wave of warnings from regulatory institutions. The European Central Bank (ECB) has implored the European Union (EU) to regulate bitcoin, whilst the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) has urged India’s government to take legislative action against bitcoin. The highly anticipated launch of institutional bitcoin futures markets has also prompted the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) to warn

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Op Ed: Planning an ICO in Canada? Here are 10 Regulatory Points to Ponder (bitcoinmagazine.com)

Canada’s securities regulators are paying attention to ICOs. Last week they released a guidance document that explains their approach to token sales/ICOs/ITOs/crowdsales, officially titled “CSA Staff Notice 46-307: Cryptocurrency Offerings.” Here is what this notice means and what it doesn’t mean.In the press release that accompanied the…

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