While the US toils away in a highly fractured internal regulatory arena, we’re starting to see much more progress at supranational levels. For the first time our Global category has more posts than most individual nation states.

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Global

Regulators must do more to assess risks of crypto-assets, says Financial Stability Board report. More →

Second FSB report says decentralised fintech, tokenisation could improve competition and financial stability. More →

Crypto industry faces bombshell FATF guidelines on sharing all customer data. More →

Bank of International Settlements wants ‘level playing field’ for banks in wake of Facebook’s Libra coin. More →

Accountancy giant PriceWaterhouseCooper now audits crypto companies as adoption grows. More →

FATF report to G20 on virtual assets revealed in full. More →

Europe

EU

24 exchanges show off KYC in Europol Cryptocurrency Cybercrime conference. More →

Regulators, central banks demand detail on Facebook’s Libra coin. More →

EU banks race to instant payments in wake of Facebook’s Libra plan. More →

France

Central bank will lead G7 task force to study how Libra, cryptocurrencies are regulated. More →

Libra may need banking licence, central bank chief reports. More →

Georgia

Cardano signs MOU to build tamper-proof certificates for Ministry of Education and Science. More →

Self-declared Abkhazia micro-state develops draft law on cryptocurrency mining. More →

Germany

Leading political parties mull Euro-backed stablecoin. More →

France

€6.5m estate sold in first tokenised real estate transaction. More →

Finland

P2P exchange LocalBitcoins removes in-person cash trades. More →

Iceland

Firm wins first blockchain-based e-money license to rival Google Pay. More →

Italy

Italian Banking Association says banks will use blockchain for reconciliations by 2020. More →

Lithuania

Country prepares new rules to regulate cryptocurrency exchanges with obligatory ID check. More →

Malta

Binance DEX to geoblock 29 countries, including US, from July 1. More →

Komodo wallet devs swipe $13m Bitcoin before hackers can use exploit. More →

Binance announces Initial DEX Offering to regulatory confusion. More →

Malta to register all rent contracts on blockchain, says PM Muscat. More →

European Commission orders Malta to improve AML, police units for burgeoning crypto sector. More →

Netherlands

Blockport exchange goes bankrupt after failed STO. More →

Dutch billionaire sues Facebook over fake Bitcoin ads on social network. More →

Blockchain ‘not ready’ for use in financial markets, rules central bank. More →

Poland

Coinroom exchange disappears in suspected exit scam. More →

Portugal

Benfica football club to accept cryptocurrency. More →

Russia

Duma mulls fines for cryptocurrency mining using open blockchains. More →

Court blocks Belize-registered AlfaCashier exchange over scam fears. More →

Central bank eyeing digital currency, chair Elvira Nabiullina lets slip. More →

National railways tests passenger discounts, tickets on blockchain. More →

Russia could legalise cryptocurrency trading. says deputy finance minister. More →

Duma must regulate on cryptocurrencies before last day of parliament in July, says financial committee chair. More →

San Marino

Proposed regulations say utility tokens taxed as foreign currency, security tokens treated as debt. More →

Switzerland

Influential think tank Avenir Suisse calls for creation of national cryptocurrency. More →

UK

Hackers steal $9.5m in XRP from Gatehub. More →

Suspicious API calls hit 18,000 accounts, Gatehub confirms. More →

UK must prioritise strong US regulatory co-operation as Brexit approaches, FCA say. More →

Treasury Minister confirms government to consult on crypto-assets before end of 2019. More →

HM Treasury releases list of countries considered high-risk for money-laundering in wake of FATF guidelines. More →

Europol arrest six in UK and Netherlands over €24m cryptocurrency theft. More →

FCA launches consultation on ‘cross-sector’ sandbox as sector develops. More →

MPs ask questions in Parliament on Facebook’s Libra plans. More →

20/30 tests £3m in tokenised equity issuance on London Stock Exchange. More →

Ukraine

Reserve bank continues e-hyvrnia digital currency project after pilot. More →

The Americas

Brazil

Government to consider bill requiring blockchain to improve local services. More →

Nine banks debut IBM Hyperledger ID system. More →

Brazil to open regulatory sandbox for blockchain, crypto-asset companies. More →

Exchanges ordered to report user transactions to identify tax fraud. More →

Canada

Vancouver wants to ban Bitcoin ATMs despite city’s early adoption. More →

Bankruptcy trustee EY report claims QuadrigaCX founder stole $200m from users. More →

Panama

Banseco Panama, Scotiabank Chile run proof-of-concept trials on banking blockchain. More →

United States

New malware family uses NSA exploits to mine cryptocurrency. More →

Facebook in talks with CFTC about GlobalCoin cryptocurrency. More →

Tron CEO Justin Sun pays $4.5m for lunch with Warren Buffet. More →

State of Rhode Island issues proof-of-concept to use blockchain in government operations. More →

Blockchain records could have helped prevent 2008 financial crisis, CFTC Chairman suggests. More →

SEC sues Kik for unregistered securities fraud over $100m ICO. More →

Kik CEO Ted Livingston vows to ‘fight for future of crypto’ in SEC bombshell case. More →

Kik ICO battle is Howey securities test case for crypto. More →

FBI seeks victims in Quadriga CX exchange investigation. More →

SEC adds fraud charges to $27m freeze for alleged fake cryptocurrency firm Longfin. More →

SEC Chair Jay Clayton says custody, market manipulation issues at heart of Bitcoin ETF delay. More →

Facebook stablecoin will be tied to multiple fiat currencies, exec reveals. More →

Institutional money in crypto on the rise as futures hit record high. More →

Visa launches Hyperledger Fabric-based cross-border payment network B2B Connect. More →

Ex-employee sues Zcash operator for $2 million. More →

National convencience store chain Circle K adds 20 Bitcoin ATMs. More →

Bitfinex sister site Ethfinex to cede control to DAO over regulatory fears. More →

IBM, Merck, Walmart picked for Food and Drug Administration blockchain trial. More →

Florida judge orders Craig S Wright to produce Bitcoin mining records in Satoshi Nakamoto identity case. More →

Bakkt says Bitcoin futures test to begin in July. More →

Binance to stop serving US customers, CEO says. More →

Nevada State passes raft of blockchain bills. More →

FINRA stalling on 40 broker-dealer applications from crypto-asset firms. More →

Senate Banking Committee sets July 16 date for Facebook Libra hearing . More →

Sending money with Ripple costs five times more than regular payments, says Western Union head. More →

Government should halt Facebook’s Libra project, says US lawmaker. More →

Facebook’s Libra will shift new currencies away from governments, towards private companies. More →

Crypto lender Celcius halts interest payments on $50m ICO citing legal uncertainty. More →

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin in favour of FATF rules on cryptocurrencies. More →

Senator Mark Warner calls on big tech to disclose true value of user data as Libra bites. More →

US Fed looking closely at Facebook’s Libra coin, could regulate, says Jay Powell. More →

13MW solar-powered cryptocurrency mining plant planned for Southern California. More →

Ledger X wins regulatory approval for Bitcoin futures. More →

Tether mints $600m in unbacked USDT in a month due to ‘rough, projected demand’. More →

BitGo launches insured IRA composed entirely of cryptocurrency. More →

Florida town crippled by ransomware attacks pays out $500,000 in Bitcoin. More →

Mt. Gox founder faces California fraud lawsuit over $400m exchange hack. More →

Quantitative easing caused huge Bitcoin rise, says Deutsche Bank head. More →

Amazon-owned game streaming service Twitch now accepting payments in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash. More →

Forensics firm Chainalysis hires ex-Justice Department head citing ‘major global regulatory developments’. More →

Goldman Sachs exploring own version of JPM Coin for wholesale payments. More →

Craig S Wright tells court $5bn Bitcoin fortune inaccessible. More →

Venezuela

President Maduro orders 1 million Petro crypto wallets for youth using 924m in collapsed bolivar. More →

Middle East & North Africa

Iran

Authorities seize 1,000 Bitcoin mining rigs using subsidised electricity. More →

Israel

Exchange Bits of Gold wins Supreme Court ruling to continue using bank account. More →

Authorities arrest brothers in $72m Bitfinex hack case. More →

South Asia

India

Police uncover major cryptocurrency scam involving notorious BitConnect founder. More →

Reserve Bank of India denies involvement in bill to ban cryptocurrency. More →

Libra won’t fit with Reserve Bank of India’s cryptocurrency stance, reports suggest. More →

Koinex is latest exchange to close blaming RBI banking ban. More →

East Asia & Pacific

APAC

G20 sister summit sees Asia-Pacific associations join together as FATF controversy rolls on. More →

Australia

Austrialian Tax Office cracking down on international cryptocurrency profits. More →

Bitcoin ‘extremely unlikely’ to be part of regular payments system, says reserve bank analysis. More →

Central bank governor Phillip Lowe tries to tamp down excitement over Facebook’s Libra. More →

Austrialian Securities and Investment Commission calls for Facebook talks as Libra hits fever pitch. More →

ATO warns traders again over cryptocurrency profit taxes. More →

China

National Internet Finance Association releases AML guidelines for fintechs, crypto firms. More →

Walmart China tracks food supply chain using VeChain blockchain. More →

Bitcoin is safe haven asset, state media agency reports. More →

Hong Kong

Upcoming Securities and Finance Commission regulation will mandate exchanges have all funds insured. More →

Japan

National tax agency says crypto traders owe $93 million. More →

Coincheck suspects Russian malware used in $530m hack. More →

Country’s largest messaging app Line close to getting license for BitMax exchange. More →

Fisco exchange operator hit with ‘business improvement order’ by Financial Services Agency. More →

Malaysia

Securities Commission officially registers three digital asset exchanges. More →

State agency to simplify work visas for blockchain engineers. More →

Phillipines

Central bank head warns over growing use of cryptocurrencies. More →

Singapore

Monetary Authority of Singapore in talks with Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency. More →

Regulator to approve up to five digital bank licenses. More →

Bitrue exchange hot wallet hacked for $4.2m in ADA, XRP. More →

South Korea

South Korea’s largest bank KB Kookmin to offer cryptocurrency custody. More →

Regulators face opaque ‘beehive’ crypto accounts as number of exchanges explodes. More →

Thailand

Country’s largest commercial bank retracts plans to use XRP after tweet. More →

Vanuatu

Oxfam trials DAI stablecoin for island disaster relief. More →

Africa

Pan-African insurer Old Mutual ends cryptocurrency mining insurance citing lack of regulation. More →

Egypt

Central bank lays out future with draft crypto law. More →

Liberia

Finance Ministry signs MOU with blockchain firm to digitise government services. More →

Seychelles

Country’s only securities exchange MERJ to list regulated security token. More →

South Africa

Reserve Bank investigating Central Bank Digital Currency. More →