Regulation

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) recently issued a warning about the high level of concentration in the crypto markets. This concentration poses a significant risk, as the failure of a single asset or exchange could have far-reaching effects on the entire crypto ecosystem. ESMA found that market capitalizations and trading volumes are heavily
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The recent issuance of a Wells notice by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to Uniswap Labs, the entity behind the popular decentralized exchange Uniswap, has caused quite a stir in the cryptocurrency community. The notice indicates that the SEC is preparing to take legal action against the company for alleged violations of securities
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During a recent Senate hearing, Senator Tim Scott took a critical stance against the current US administration’s approach to combating terrorism financing. He accused the administration of using digital assets as a “scapegoat” while ignoring more significant traditional sources of funding, particularly those linked to Iran. Scott highlighted Iran’s substantial revenue from oil exports and
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The gap between policymakers and technology has long been a significant obstacle in creating effective regulations that address the complexities of new technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence. Despite efforts by lawmakers such as Senator Cynthia Lummis to introduce legislation like the Digital Asset Innovation Act, there remains a disconnect in understanding the nuances of
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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently made significant changes to its Payments Service Act (PSA) in order to strengthen its oversight and enhance user protection in the cryptocurrency industry. The amendments reflect Singapore’s goal of becoming a cryptocurrency-friendly hub with regulatory frameworks that support innovation while prioritizing investor safety. One of the key updates
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The landscape of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly evolving, with generative AI models emerging as a promising but potentially risky technology. While vendors tout their models as being “open,” the reality is far from transparent. Access to model weights, documentation, and tests may be provided, but the training data sets remain hidden from consumers and
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The Binance-linked HKVAEX exchange recently made headlines with its decision to withdraw its application for an operational license in Hong Kong. This move came after the exchange had initially applied for the license approximately three months prior. The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) website confirmed the withdrawal on March 28, sparking concerns about the future
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