Huobi delists Monero, Zcash and 5 more privacy coins due to regulatory concerns

    Crypto exchange Huobi Global said it will delist seven privacy tokens in the coming week, citing broader regulatory scrutiny of such tokens. The company claimed it is complying with regulations in different countries and regions. Privacy tokens lost 0.42% in 24 hours following the news. Spot and futures trading of the tokens was paused last…

    MakerDAO co-founder recommends to depeg DAI from USD

    Rune Christensen, a MakerDAO co-founder, has reached out to the community in light of recent conversations about decoupling its native token from USD Coin (USDC) amid the sanctioning of Tornado Cash to explain why free-floating DAI may be the only option for the decentralized autonomous organization (DAO). In his blog post titled “The Path of…

    Crypto seeks regulatory freedom in the UAE

    Major crypto companies are flocking to the UAE in hopes of tapping a potentially lucrative market, but a long road still lies before them, writes Sebastian Sinclair on Blockworks. A raft of exchanges hope to take advantage of United Arab Emirates’ digital asset ambitions But seemingly friendly jurisdictions have turned out to be regulatory nightmares…

    South Korea might tax crypto airdrops

    In South Korea, recipients of crypto airdrops could be taxed with an up to 50% fee. A government official said that crypto airdrops count as gifts under tax legislation. Airdrops, or blockchain-based token giveaways, are one of the ways crypto companies market their initiatives. South Korea said in 2021 it will start taxing inherited or…

    The central bank of South Africa allows banks to serve crypto clients

    The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) warned financial institutions against the “wholesale” ban on customers with digital assets. The regulator said the banks should not “avoid risk entirely” amid the booming economy in the region. The South African central bank said that south African financial institutions will now be allowed to deal with funds linked…

    The EU moves toward creating a new AML regulator to oversee crypto

    Targeting anti-money laundering, the European Union is building a new regulator — “Anti-Money Laundering Authority” (AMLA) — that will direct oversee crypto businesses. Many negotiations remain before the AMLA launch, but all signs are that it’s underway. The EU is set to create a brand new regulator focused on direct crypto oversight. Although the crypto…