Nasdaq postpones the launch of the crypto exchange, waiting for regulation clarity

    Stock exchange Nasdaq has no immediate plans of launching a crypto exchange until there’s better regulatory clarity from policymakers, said the company’s executive vice president Tal Cohen. Nasdaq announced last month it would focus on crypto custody. As Cohen told Bloomberg, the retail side of the crypto market is fairly saturated and enough crypto exchanges…

    Amazon to collaborate with ECB to develop a digital euro prototype

    Amazon is among five companies to develop a digital euro prototype, as the European Central Bank (ECB) revealed its selected partners to collaborate. Amazon will be responsible for designing e-commerce payments during the prototyping exercise from September to December 2022. Meanwhile, Binance CEO praised the EU regulatory framework as a global standard for crypto regulations….

    Dubai’s regulator grants provisional approval to Blockchain.com

    Blockchain.com, a London-based crypto exchange, has been granted provisional regulatory approval by the Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) in Dubai. After granted provisions, institutional and retail clients can use the crypto platform in the UAE. Blockchain.com, via a blog post, stated that the organization is in the process of setting up a local office in…

    DeFi and TradFi must work together

    Decentralized and traditional finance can thrive in tandem to fund renewable energy and other pressing needs, but only with clear standards and rules – Michael Casey, CoinDesk chief content officer, shared his opinion with International Monetary Fund (IMF). The cryptocurrency industry is in the throes of a crypto winter. Tokens like bitcoin and Ethereum’s ether…

    UK regulator orders crypto exchanges to report sanctions breaches in the country

    British Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) stated cryptocurrency exchanges must play their part in ensuring sanctions are complied with. According to updated guidance from the Treasury’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI), the agency ordered crypto exchanges to report sanction breaches in the UK. The UK Treasury’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has updated on…

    Andreessen Horowitz wants to standardize NFT licensing to avoid legal ambiguity

    Amid confusion over intellectual property (IP) rights, VC giant Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is releasing a free licensing system for NFTs to address current challenges and ambiguities over the use of crypto collectibles. With help from Punk6529, the new licensing system attempts to standardize options, aiming to help the NFT sector fulfill its “economic potential.” The…