Monthly Archives: June 2021

Mexico’s Finance Minister: Cryptocurrencies Are Prohibited From Being Used in Financial System

Mexico’s central bank, finance ministry, and banking regulator have jointly issued a warning about cryptocurrency. Finance Minister Arturo Herrera emphasized that cryptocurrencies are prohibited from being used in Mexico’s financial system. The central bank of Mexico, the finance secretary, and the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) said in a joint statement Monday that crypto assets are not legal tender in Mexico and are not considered currencies under current laws. The regulators warned that financial institutions operating with them are subject to sanctions. Their statement reads: “The […]

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China crackdown shows industrial Bitcoin mining a problem for decentralization

The great hash rate plunge caused by an exodus of miners from China shows large scale Proof-of-Work mining facilities are vulnerable to regulation. Bitcoin’s reliance on large-scale mining infrastructure and geographic concentration has been thrown into sharp relief by China’s recent mining crackdown. In May, China announced that it would be getting tough on crypto mining and trading as a response to financial risks. The nation’s crackdown on crypto is not new, rather it’s a reiteration of previous standings on the risks of digital currency to economic […]

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Korean Crypto Exchanges Consider Suing Government Over Banking Requirements

All cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea except the largest four may be unable to meet the bank account requirements needed to stay in business. A number of Korean crypto exchanges are considering suing the government and financial authorities, claiming that the country’s crypto law is unconstitutional. A number of exchanges are currently considering filing a lawsuit against the government and the financial authorities alleging the country’s crypto law is unconstitutional, Business Korea reported Monday. The revised Act on Reporting and Use of Certain Financial Transaction Information requires […]

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