By CCN Markets: Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra seems to have unsettled governments everywhere. The governor of Banque de France, Francois Villeroy de Galhau, is the latest to announce reactionary measures designed to contain the digital currency. Task Force to Develop Crypto Regulations According to Reuters, Villeroy de Galhau has revealed that France is forming a task force drawn from G7 member countries. The responsibility of the task force will be to ensure cryptocurrencies such as Libra are properly regulated: “We want to combine being open to innovation with firmness on regulation. This is in everyone’s interest.” The task force will be
France is setting up a task force within the Group of Seven nations to examine regulatory issues raised by Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency.
The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is forming a task force to create business-grade standards for tokenized assets.
A bill that seeks to create a task force to combat the use of cryptocurrency in financing terrorism has just passed the House of Representatives. House Resolution 5036 (H.R.5036), which purports to establish the “Independent Financial Technology Task Force,” was sent to the House of Representatives on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, before it passed an unanimous voice vote and has now moved to the Senate for consideration.
The proposed bill, which was introduced by Representative Ted Budd, is seen as a positive move from U.S. lawmakers, which aims to mitigate the use of cryptocurrencies in terrorist financing. The task force would focus on researching the ways in which terrorism could be financed through cryptos and propose actions to curb such activity.
The chairman of the Distributed Ledgers and Artificial Intelligence taskforce, Bitange Ndemo has advised the Kenyan government to tokenize its economy in order to deal with the increasing issues of corruption and uncertainty. Ndemo made known his opinion during a meeting between the Kenyan ICT ministry stakeholders and members of the private sector. He noted
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The U.S. Congress has nixed a bill that looked to create a task force to combat the use of cryptocurrency in financing terrorism. House Resolution 5036 (H.R.5036), which purported to establish the “Independent Financial Technology Task Force,” was sent to the House of Representatives on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, for consideration.
At the time it was introduced by Representative Ted Budd, the proposed bill was seen as a positive move from U.S. lawmakers, which aims to mitigate the use of cryptocurrencies in terrorist financing. The task force would focus on researching the ways in which terrorism could be financed through cryptos and propose actions to curb such activity.
Colorado Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome has issued signed orders to show cause that three cryptocurrency businesses have allegedly offered and promoted unregistered ICOs in Colorado. The investigation is part of a recent crackdown against fraudulent ICOs by officials of the Division of Securities under Colorado State’s Department Of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). ‘ICO Task Force’ Targets
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Cryptocurrency and crime have been closely entwined for far too long. Bringing this connection to an end will be very challenging, for rather obvious reasons. The so-called Trump Task Force aims to address some of those concerns moving forward. Investigating cryptocurrency-related crimes will not be easy, but it is a welcome change regardless.
The Trump Task Force’s Objective
Various government agencies across the United States are looking for ways to uncover crimes involving cryptocurrency. Whether it is through Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency, the number of such crimes has been on the rise for some time now. Bringing those issues to an end will be the main objective of the Trump Task Force. Although it won’t solely focus on cryptocurrency, crypto will be a critical part of its daily routine.
The latest hacks in the cryptocurrency industry have had some British MPs questioning whether customers’ funds are safe.
The word “hack” has the ability to send fear into the hearts of many a cryptocurrency holder. Were you affected? Are your funds safe? Will you be compensated if you’re a victim? These are thoughts that run with frightening speed through your mind until you get confirmation.
However, in today’s age of regulation, holders are not the only people on alert. Authorities with their eye on virtual currencies are always ready to ask questions when things go south, as was the case with the recent security breaches of both Bithumb and Coinrail.
In a surprisingly aggressive move, bitcoin dropped $ 800 dollars in a few short hours. The move seemed to cripple many of the most bullish markets leaving some altcoins seeing 30–40% drops before finding any local bottoms. Last night’s move marked the first new low since the trading range (TR) formed 3 weeks ago:
Figure 1: BTC-USD, 2-HR Candles, Potential Distribution Trading Range
Calculating tax exposure is always a data-heavy business process. With regular assets, this process is simple. In cryptocurrency, it’s anything but.
Today, March 22, 2018, at the government’s second International Fintech Conference, Exchequer Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the launch of a Fintech Sector Strategy that looks to keep the U.K. on the forefront of the industry.
The primary component of this new strategy will be the introduction of a Crypto Assets Task Force composed of representatives from the Bank of England (BOE), HM Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The purpose of this team will be twofold: promote the U.K.’s position as a leader in the emerging world of digital currency, while concurrently establishing the infrastructure needed to monitor the “potential risks” associated with the crypto space.
Private companies, as well as national and local governments, have all caught media attention for announcing some kind of investigation or at least interest in the blockchain. Of course, one of the most notorious examples of this was Long Island Iced Tea Corporation’s pivot to Long Island Blockchain Corporation.
On February 28, 2018, the Kenyan government announced it will appoint a task force to explore the use of distributed ledger technology and artificial intelligence over the course of a three-month tenure. Led by Dr. Bitange Ndemo, the 11-member task force has three months to produce a road map that will detail how these technologies can be applied at a local level. The task force includes Steve Chege, Safaricom’s head of corporate affairs, John Gitou, Michael Onyango, Dr. Charity Wayua, Fred Michuki and Juliana Rotich, a serial tech entrepreneur who co-founded BRCK and Ushahidi.