Crypto regulation should take risk-based approach

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Over the past few years, regulators and policy-makers have grown increasingly focused on ensuring cryptoassets are adequately regulated. Acknowledging that the crypto economy is here to stay means crypto products, services and activities must be brought into the regulatory fold to ensure risks are adequately addressed and to avoid harm.Cryptoassets and their service providers tend … Read more

China’s zero-Covid approach, healthcare system, reopening plans

China's zero-Covid approach, healthcare system, reopening plans

Volunteers in protective suits handle garbage outside an apartment building at College of Arts and Information Engineering of Dalian Polytechnic University in university town of Zhuanghe on November 15, 2021 in Dalian, Liaoning Province of China. More than 60 students in university town of Zhuanghe city have been diagnosed as COVID-19 cases, as of Sunday … Read more

Policy 4.0 suggests a wallet-based approach to regulate crypto in India

Policy 4.0 has said the first regulatory focus should be on wallets and the onus should be on the citizens to get a verified wallet. (Photo: Reuters)

NEW DELHI: Emerging technology think tank, Policy 4.0, has suggested a wallet-based solution for India to tackle the spectrum of regulatory risks the government faces with cryptocurrencies. The report recommended that India should build its own “India Wallet” to tackle know your customer (KYC), the inflow and outflow of cryptocurrency, and monetary concerns. The government … Read more

Regulatory Approach Good for Crypto Industry

Regulatory Approach Good for Crypto Industry

Cryptocurrencies face an uncertain and perhaps even tenuous evolution in commercial transactions. Crypto payments, done in the service of B2B, will have a clearer path toward their full potential only when and if corporates and FinTechs give voice to what they want to see from regulators, rather than just waiting for regulators to tell them … Read more

Republican SEC Commissioner Criticizes Agency’s Approach to Crypto

Republican SEC Commissioner Criticizes Agency’s Approach to Crypto

WASHINGTON—A Republican member of the Securities and Exchange Commission criticized the agency’s approach to regulating the cryptocurrency industry, which Chairman Gary Gensler, a Democrat, has likened to the Wild West. Hester Peirce, one of two Republicans on the five-member commission, said Wednesday that the agency should be making more of an effort to work with … Read more

We Need a New Approach to Regulating Crypto

We Need a New Approach to Regulating Crypto

The crypto era began 13 years ago with the publication of Satoshi Nakamoto’s seminal paper, “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.” Two years later, the first commercial bitcoin transaction took place when someone bought two pizzas for 10,000 bitcoin, roughly $571 million today. Today, more than $6 billion in bitcoin transactions happen every day and … Read more

US coronavirus: With more Covid-19 booster shots on the horizon, one expert says mixing and matching doses may be an effective approach

US coronavirus: With more Covid-19 booster shots on the horizon, one expert says mixing and matching doses may be an effective approach

“I hope that when the FDA and CDC review data around Moderna and Johnson & Johnson that they will allow a mix-and-match approach,” CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen said Friday. Vaccine advisers for the US Food and Drug Administration will meet October 14 and 15 to discuss applications for booster doses from Moderna and … Read more