NFT marketplace OpenSea delisting Cuban artists over the US sanctions

    Leading NFT marketplace OpenSea is actively delisting Cuban artists and users to comply with US sanctions, Artnet News reported. While most blockchain technology is decentralized, large centralized platforms comply with international sanctions. The news came after the Twitter account of NFTcuba.ART shared a screenshot of an email explaining that an account had been “disabled due…

    Central Bank of Russia promotes crypto as means to ease the sanctioned economy

    According to a new report on its priorities, the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is working on integrating crypto assets into the local financial system. The CBR is also working on the digital ruble, a central bank digital currency (CBDC). The CBR released a report on digital assets and crypto regulation, focusing on integrating them…

    Crypto firms cut off services in Russia as EU tightens crypto ban

    The European Union has confirmed a sweeping ban on providing crypto services to Russians as it tightens sanctions in the wake of what it calls “sham” secession votes in four Ukrainian regions. All transfers from Russians to European crypto wallet providers will be forbidden. Meanwhile, NFT creator Dapper Labs and crypto exchange OKX has also…

    EU plans to ban all Russian crypto payments

    The European Union (EU) might tighten restrictions on Russians’ crypto investments in the EU as a response to “sham” independence votes being held in Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine, CoinDesk reported. Russian citizens could be restricted from making any payments to EU crypto wallets following the limits imposed in April. A previous cap of crypto holdings…

    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…

    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…