• Chamber of Deputies of France's National Assembly in Paris (via Pixabay).

    France makes move for European blockchain leadership

    During Paris Blockchain Week, France’s finance minister promotes its new law as a model for the EU

    Malta may call itself the “Blockchain Island” but it got some stiff competition on April 15 when French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire proposed that its European Union partners “set up a single regulatory framework on crypto-assets inspired by the French experience."

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    United States

    SEC settles complaint against self-reporting ICO

    Ruling could be problematic for fraudsters of 2017 and 2018

    The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Gladius Network LLC with conducting an unregistered initial coin offering (ICO), even after the company self-reported themselves to the commission. Companies that fund through an ICO must register the coins as securities, the SEC clarified on Wednesday. Gladius will have to offer speculators a refund.

  • Kik loses SEC suit
    United States

    SEC wants big data tools for monitoring and enforcing cryptocurrency market compliance

    Move is latest series of steps by regulator to bring clarity and less confrontational approach to regulations enforcement

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission wants to know if the technology to help it monitor major cryptocurrency blockchains for risk and regulatory compliance issues exists.