Coinbase Takes Steps Toward Becoming an Alternative Trading System (bitcoinmagazine.com)

Cryptocurrency trading firm Coinbase has entered into talks with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about registering as a licensed broker-dealer firm and electronic trading venue, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, April 6, 2018.The move comes just as U.S. regulators have begun clarifying their stance on virtual currencies. Testifying before the…

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Steps towards Self-Regulation in Croatia and Slovenia (news.bitcoin.com)

Communities in two countries, which share a border, history and perspectives, have expressed similar views about the future of the cryptocurrency sector. A new association in Croatia hopes to lay the foundations of self-regulation in the industry. In neighboring Slovenia, entrepreneurs and government officials have promised to work together to “educate the public” on the benefits of the blockchain technology.
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Thailand Taking Steps to Regulate ICOs (news.bitcoin.com)

As part of its balanced approach, Thailand is taking further steps to regulate initial coin offerings by expanding current guidelines. Discussions on the framework between relevant institutions have already started, with a public hearing to be conducted soon. The first ICO to be carried out by a locally registered company is scheduled for March. The plan is to raise more than $ 20 million for a decentralized lending platform.
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