November will be remembered as one of the crypto market’s most difficult months following the collapse of FTX, Alameda, and BlockFi. The drama looks set to continue in December as the community await news from the industry’s largest lender Genesis regarding the $500m bailout it requires to reopen customer withdrawal requests.

With mainstream and social media focusing solely on the above, other major developments in the space seem to have flown under the radar. From France and Luxembourg partnering to use a CBDC to settle a bond worth €100m, to Brazil approving a bill regulating the crypto industry, we’ve gathered all the key updates from around the world here.

Global

Climate Chain Coalition releases report on blockchain and emerging technologies at COP 27. More

CZ plans industry association to communicate with regulators worldwide. More

Visa ends crypto debit card partnership with FTX. More

BIS, Singapore Monetary Authority and central banks of Switzerland, France explore AMMs and CBDCs. More

BIS tests stablecoins in its first retail CBDC project. More

Europe

France, Luxembourg test CBDC for €100m bond issue. More

European Central Bank blasts Bitcoin — community responds. More

EU delays vote on MiCA crypto legislation until February. More

CBDCs may need global regulation, EU commissioner says. More

Estonia

Two Estonians charged with running a series of crypto scams totalling $575m. More

Greece

Gemini gets regulatory greenlight in Greece amid lending halt. More

Germany

Coinbase Germany ordered by regulator to tackle ‘organisational deficiencies’. More

Bitpanda secures crypto licence from Germany's financial regulator. More

Ireland

Ripple is seeking a license in Ireland to drive EU expansion. More

Crypto trading platform Bitpanda launches in Ireland. More

Italy

Nexo secures registration in Italy. More

Gemini gets regulatory greenlight in Italy. More

Italy plans to tax crypto trading gains, expand disclosure. More

Netherlands

Tornado Cash developer Alexey Pertsev to be detained another three months in Amsterdam. More

Monaco

Russian billionaire dies in mysterious Monaco helicopter crash - the third crypto tycoon to die suspiciously in November. More

Russia

Putin calls for blockchain-based international payment system. More

Spain

Crypto exchange Bitstamp registers with Spain's central bank. More

Turkey

Turkey’s financial authority investigates FTX’s collapse. More

Turkey seizes FTX assets in the country amid the ongoing investigation. More

UK

London court orders six crypto exchanges to share client details to assist in $10.7m fraud case. More

UK lawmakers will hold inquiry to explore NFT regulation. More

Santander imposes limits on UK crypto exchange transactions. More

UK bank Starling bans crypto-related purchases and deposits citing high risk. More

Binance hires UK director, invokes need to comply with regulators. More

Binance denies accusation from UK lawmaker that it deliberately sank FTX. More

Bank of England unconvinced DeFi can solve financial risk. More

UK’s 'biggest ever' scam leads to 100 arrests after police track bitcoin records. More

UK may need Digital Pound, Bank of England's Jon Cunliffe says. More

Ukraine

Ukraine considering CBDC that can facilitate crypto trading. More

Americas

Argentina

Argentine unicorn Uala debuts crypto trading as inflation rattles country. More

Brazil

Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approves bill regulating crypto transactions. More

CloudWalk is the first crypto firm in Brazil to become a licensed payments institution. More

Canada

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan to write down $95m FTX investment to zero. More

IIROC-registered Canadian crypto exchange Coinsquare suffers data breach. More

Canada to review state of digital assets, stablecoins, CBDC in new budget. More

Canada moves to protect financial sector from crypto ‘challenges’. More

El Salvador

El Salvador President denies storing Bitcoin on FTX. More

United States

Coinbase, Ripple CEOs blame SEC for FTX user strife. More

U.S. House committee to hold hearing on FTX collapse and crypto fall out. More

SEC issues subpoena to influencers promoting HEX, PulseChain and PulseX. More

SEC charges Trade Coin Club in alleged $295m bitcoin Ponzi scheme. More

BlockOne and CEO Blumer amass 17% stake in Silvergate. More

First official DAO in the US to fight SEC without attorneys. More

FTX owes almost $3.1bn to its top 50 creditors, filing says. More

New FTX CEO paid $1.3k an hour, court filings show. More

US Senators ask Fidelity to reconsider Bitcoin 401(k) offerings following FTX collapse. More

U.S. crypto investors sue FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried, company’s celebrity endorsers. More

FINRA is investigating communications of crypto firms. More

Gensler flexes crypto enforcement record in speech. More

Coinbase draws mixed reaction on Wall Street after weak Q3. More

Cathie Woods’ ARK buys 238k more shares in Coinbase exchange amid crypto rout. More

LBRY sold tokens as securities, federal judge rules. More

US seizes 50,000 BTC related to Silk Road marketplace. More

California financial regulator announces FTX investigation. More

Sen. Pat Toomey slams Congress's failure to produce crypto regulation in good time. More

Binance role in FTX collapse under congressional scrutiny. More

Court sets Jan. 3 deadline for Celsius customers to file claims in bankruptcy case. More

Coinbase shares hit all-time low Monday as centralised exchanges deal with FTX fallout. More

Senate committee to hold FTX-related hearing in December. More

Genesis Global Capital investigated by U.S. regulators. More

New York’s mayor seeks balance with regulators after PoW mining moratorium. More

BlockFi sues Sam Bankman-Fried over Robinhood shares. More

Miami's mayor says he's still taking paycheck in Bitcoin. More

Caribbean

Crypto exchange Huobi plans to move headquarters to the Caribbean. More

Bahamas

Sam Bankman-Fried is ‘under supervision’ in Bahamas, reportedly looking to flee to Dubai. More

Bahamas FTX liquidators agree to transfer bankruptcy case to Delaware. More

Dominica

Dominica works with Huobi for digital identity program. More

Jamaica

Bank of Jamaica extends eCurrency deal ahead of full-scale CBDC rollout. More

St Kitts & Nevis

Caribbean nation St. Kitts and Nevis may adopt Bitcoin Cash as legal tender by March 2023. More

Middle East & North Africa

Middle East, Asia and Africa blockchain association launches in Abu Dhabi. More

Iran

Binance helped Iranian firms trade $8bndespite sanctions. More

Kraken settles U.S. investigation over alleged Iran sanctions violations. More

Israel

Israel’s chief economist lays out recommendations for crypto regulation. More

North Korean hacker attack on Israeli crypto firm said thwarted. More

UAE

UAE regulator revokes FTX license amid the exchange’s collapse. More

Abu Dhabi launches blockchain and cryptocurrency body. More

UAE pupils taught blockchain, crypto and tech skills to prepare them for future job market. More

South Asia

India

India considers taxing crypto income from businesses headquartered elsewhere. More

India to test Digital Rupee in 4 cities with 4 banks. More

Indian finance minister says crypto regulation should be an international priority. More

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan licenses two crypto exchange service providers. More

East Asia & Pacific

Troubled crypto exchange Zipmex Is in advanced takeover talks. More

Australia

ASIC suspends AFS license of FTX Australia amid crypto exchange meltdown. More

China

Chinese central bank exec says digital yuan will offer ‘controllable anonymity’. More

Hong Kong

Hong Kong crypto exchange AAX unlikely to reopen, former communications chief says. More

Crypto bank Seba opens office in Hong Kong, as the city aims to reclaim crypto hub status. More

FTX market aftershock reportedly causes Genesis Block to cease trading in Hong Kong. More

Japan

Binance re-enters Japanese crypto market with deal for Sakura. More

Japan's Central Bank to issue experimental Digital Yen in early 2023. More

Japan digital ministry to create DAO for web3 exploration. More

Singapore

Paxos granted Singapore license, plans to hire at least 130. More

Singapore approves in-principle license for crypto fund manager Hashkey. More

Temasek writes off up to $300m invested in FTX. More

Singapore government faces parliament grilling over FTX fallout. More

Singapore’s Temasek opens review into ill-fated FTX investment. More

Singapore's MAS starts wholesale CBDC project Ubin+ for cross-border payments. More

Singapore regulator says FTX doesn't operate in the city-state. More

North Korea

New Treasury sanctions link Tornado Cash to North Korea's nuclear weapons program. More

South Korea

South Korean prosecutors raid Terra co-founder's company in UST probe. More

South Korea investigates crypto exchanges for listing native tokens. More

South Korea issues arrest warrant for Do Kwon's former colleagues. More

South Korean regulators aim to toughen crypto fraud punishments. More

Bank of Korea tested NFT trading, remittances with CBDC: report. More

Thailand

Thai crypto exchange Bitkub to go public In Hong-Kong. More

Africa

Ripple expands payments offering to Africa amid US regulatory pressure. More

African central banks expect CBDC to boost policy transmission. More

The IMF wants to increase the regulation of Africa's crypto markets. More

Kenya

Kenya proposes bill to tax crypto. More

Nigeria

Nigeria offering crypto and blockchain learning scholarship program. More

Nigeria’s Presidential candidate Adebayo to create 30 million jobs using crypto. More

Nigeria’s Nestcoin held funds from its investors on stricken FTX exchange. More

South Africa

South Africa adds crypto businesses to list of accountable institutions. More

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean central bank launches CBDC consumer survey. More

Zambia

South African crypto exchange VALR launches in Zambia. More

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