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

The market continues its downward trend and delays announced to the upcoming Ethereum hard fork but there’s big news from regulators across the world.

There’s serious interest coming out of the EU with two regulators releasing joint reports dictating specific terms on dealing with crypto-assets. The Netherlands propose license requirements for crypto services on advice from the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and on the other side of the pond the SEC announce cryptocurrencies among their top priorities for examination in 2019.

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Below we have our weekly roundup of industry and coin specific news. If you’d like to get in touch with us about any of our products or services, we look forward to hearing from you. Just send us a note.

Latest Industry News

European regulators announce clear rules for crypto assets

  • European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) release policy papers on crypto-assets

  • Interest from regulators implies wider access to crypto assets as well as regulations in line with how traditional financial institutions are treated

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Ethereum hard fork postponed after security vulnerability

  • System-wide upgrade “Constantinople” now set to go live on the 27th of February according to core developers

  • Delay comes after smart contract audit firm ChainSecurity publishes security vulnerability

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Cryptocurrencies among top priorities for SEC in 2019

  • The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) published new report reveals cryptocurrencies as a top ‘examination’ priority

  • Areas of focus will include, among other things, whether financial professionals maintain adequate controls and safeguards to protect these assets from theft or misappropriation

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Latest Coin News

BTC

ETH

  • Price analysis

  • Details of ‘least eventful’ hard fork

  • Reports suggest large amount of

    in New Zealand based exchange hack

XRP

  • Price analysis

  • International payment specialist Mercury FX announce the

    using XRP to date

  • Ripple community hit by new

 

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