The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has circulated a letter directing banks and financial institutions to identify and close accounts of cryptocurrency transacting entities. The directive, which took immediate effect, threatens “severe regulatory sanctions” to…

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has circulated a letter directing banks and financial institutions to identify and close accounts of cryptocurrency transacting entities. The directive, which took immediate effect, threatens “severe regulatory sanctions” to…

Bitcoin (BTC) naysayer Nouriel Roubini believes that incoming U.S. president Joe Biden will go much further than Donald Trump in controlling cryptocurrency. In a fiery Twitter debate on Dec. 24, Roubini, who is known for…

In a reversal of fortunes, Ripple’s XRP crashed drastically as investors reacted to a lawsuit from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleging the token is illegal security. The US securities regulator charged San Francisco-based…

U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase had confidentially filed a draft registration for a public offering to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Coinbase Sent Draft Registration to the US SEC On December 17, 2020, the exchange…

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse pays tribute to the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, as well as the Monetary Authority of Singapore. In a tweet, Garlinghouse spoke highly of the way each regulatory authority oversees their respective…

Grayscale Investments has announced a record quarterly performance, raking in $1.05 billion in investments, mostly from institutional investors. The company also sees “unprecedented demand” for bitcoin cash. Record Quarter, Over $1 Billion Added Grayscale Investments…

A South African man has been charged with fraud in the Maryland District Court for allegedly scamming $28 million from over 1,000 investors. Dennis Jali, a former resident of Maryland, targeted church-going African immigrants, promising…

The New York State Department of Financial Services has created a Greenlist of pre-approved cryptocurrencies for custody service and listing. Meanwhile, crypto-friendly SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, also known as Crypto Mom, has been confirmed for…

Abra cryptocurrency app has been charged by two U.S. regulators: the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The company has agreed to cease-and-desist orders as well as fines. The…

A great debate is taking place across the cryptocurrency community, arguing over if decentralized finance (DeFi) will have a similarly bullish impact on Ethereum price when the next bull market begins. And while it is…

Ripple’s XRP stole the spotlight of the cryptocurrency market after the former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Christopher Giancarlo affirmed that it does not qualify as a security. Instead, the so-called…

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to eliminate “unnecessary regulations that impede economic recovery” following the coronavirus crisis. With this deregulation, government agencies are “encouraged to promote economic recovery through non-regulatory actions.”…