Highlighting what went right, and what went wrong, in this week’s crypto news analysis.

The second quarter of the year was busy not just for the team at Copper (thank you New York Blockchain Week!), but also for the sector as a whole and particularly regulators. Last week, The FCA granted their first authorisation for a crypto hedge fund to hold assets in excess of €100m AUM, congratulations to Prime Factor Capital.

There was also big news from Latin America, where the largest investment bank, BTG Pactual, and Tezos have announced a $1B STO deal. If it wasn’t already apparent, the stage is being set for global institutional investment.

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Latests Industry News

FCA proposes ban on Crypto products

  • The ban for retail consumers has long been rumoured, but last week confirmed by Christopher Woolard, the executive director of strategy and competition

  • The ban would only cover complex financial products such as contracts for difference (CFDs), options and futures, as well as exchange traded notes

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Q2 Review from Skew is out

  • A great in-depth look at the last three months of activity, particularly around crypto-derivatives

  • The team at skew have pulled together a huge amount of data, with great detail on all the lead exchanges, retail and institutional sentiment, and comparison to trad finance

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Land of the rising sun

  • At the forefront of global cryptocurrency regulation, Japan was the first country to officially recognise bitcoin as a form of currency

  • Copper takes a look at how forward thinking regulations in Japan have set solid foundations the rest of the world could learn from

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Latest Coin News


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  • Pomp predicts

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  • Ethereum might decrease issuance ten-fold by 2021, according to

  • Is the CME getting ready to launch



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  • Ripple exec moves to Binance for

  • Old Amex blog post mentioning XRP gives

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