News Portugal removes taxation on crypto trading and payments

Many small islands and tourism havens are adopting crypto trading as a means to be more inclusive to people beyond their borders, and Portugal seems to be the next one on the list. The country sits along the European coast and offers a diversity of cultures and cuisines, making it a popular holiday destination for many. In recent times, Portugal...

News Japan working on SWIFT-like crypto payment network

Japan and crypto have always had a very dynamic relationship, never conflicting but rather refining. Instead of seeing blockchain technology as a threat and banning all ICOs like South Korea attempted, Japan and crypto grew and are still growing through regulations. The country is known for innovation and growth as it stands, it hopes to move fo...

News Japan prepares for FATF inspection of AML crypto policies

After the recent amendments of cryptocurrency regulations, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan has now set its eyes on streamlining the cryptocurrency exchange industry. The agency is said to be in an all-out crackdown on crypto exchanges offering non-traceable transactions and also those that haven't worked on their identity verificati...

News G20 summit in Osaka to address international crypto regulations

This year's G20 summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy is scheduled to be held in Osaka, and Japan has proposed that it shall push motion for worldwide cryptocurrency regulations.  Apart from the G20 summit, there are also several other ministerial meetings that will be going on throughout Japan. These ministerial meetings will includ...

News Russian crypto regulations to be ready by spring

There seems to be a race for cryptocurrency regulations around the world as governments realize that cryptocurrencies are here to stay. Some years ago, most of the countries including Russia were very reluctant to adopt cryptocurrencies mostly due to the fear that it could ruin the local currencies and also since the digital coins were being wid...

News Japan just amended its crypto regulations

Following recently increased cryptocurrency activities in Japan, the Japanese authorities have become more vigilant in updating the crypto regulations to ensure that all cryptocurrency businesses are properly regulated. Currently, Japan stands to be recognized as one of the most liberal environments for cryptocurrencies. It stands to be remember...

News South Korea to run a second study on blockchain regulation

South Korea is known for banning ICO and blockchain but their stand could change one of these days. This follows a recent decision by the ministry of science and ICT to do a follow-up study on the regulations on the blockchain technology. This could be a sign of good faith about blockchain regulations so as to govern their use in the country rat...