Not only China: Over 50 countries issued bans on crypto to date

    Over 50 countries have banned cryptocurrencies, according to a report from the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. The November report served as an update to research published in 2018, found the number of countries banning crypto “increased significantly” since the research first came out in 2018. Since 2018, “the number…

    Bank of Russia confirms its anti-crypto stance

    The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has again taken an antagonistic stance against crypto, citing crypto’s inherent volatility and illegal use as a key reason for their conservative position. Sources said the CBR’s current stance on cryptocurrency is one of “complete rejection.” CBR Governor, Elvira Nabiullina, said during Friday’s online press conference that the Bank…

    DMCC’s report examines opportunities in the $261 billion DeFi sector

    Dubai Multi Commodities Centre’s (DMCC) new crypto-focused Future of Trade report highlights growing opportunities for global trade’s $260.9 billion decentralized finance (DeFi) sector. Focused on DeFi, the report examines the key opportunities and challenges that the growing technology faces and how DeFi can bolster global trade. The thought leadership report series of DMCC – the…

    IMF expressed the need for a global approach to crypto regulation

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) called for a “comprehensive, consistent, and coordinated” approach to harness the benefits of crypto’s underlying technology while mitigating its risks. The fund plans to work closely with the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and other members of the international regulatory community to develop an effective regulatory approach to crypto-assets. In a…

    Indonesian Muslim cryptocurrency enthusiasts find a way around Islamic fatwa

    Trading of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin has been declared forbidden for Muslims by the national council of Islamic scholars in Indonesia, as the popularity of digital currencies grows in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country. How Indonesian Muslim crypto enthusiasts find a way around Islamic fatwa, Erwin Renaldi and Hellena Souisa said on ABC News. Key points:…

    Bahrain’s financial sector to go digital but not crypto

    A comprehensive digital transformation of the financial sector in Bahrain includes rolling out a Digital Dinar but does not adopt the crypto sector. The head of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) warned against cyber-crime and dealing with cryptocurrency, speaking during the press conference on Saturday. Plans of digital transformation of Bahrain’s financial sector include…