September saw Evergrande fears filter into the crypto world, El Salvador became the first country in the world where Bitcoin is legal tender, China prohibit all digital asset transactions, Europe emerge as largest crypto economy and Ukraine become the latest country to legalise cryptocurrencies.
Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and South Africa launch joint CBDC pilot.
IMF says crypto boom poses challenges to financial stability.
BIS wants central banks to move faster with CBDC amid looming stablecoin pressure.
Visa develops interoperability concept for central bank digital currency payments.
SEC chair Gensler reaches out to European Parliament on crypto regulation.
Chainalysis: Europe becomes largest crypto economy with over $1T in transactions.
Belarus president calls on citizens to mine crypto.
French regulator warns against unauthorised crypto platforms.
Société Générale proposes historic $20m DAI loan in exchange for bond tokens.
Europe’s largest stock exchange to list TRON exchange-traded notes.
Deutsche Boerse launches Solana and Polkadot ETNs by VanEck.
FTX subsidiaries receive crypto licenses in Gibraltar and the Bahamas.
Russian pyramid scheme netted over $1.5bn in bitcoin throughout Eastern Europe, says Chainalysis.
Survey: Bitcoin is superior to gold according to 77% of Russian investors.
Former chief of Russia's Wex crypto exchange arrested in Poland.
Bank of Russia wants to block ‘emotional’ and suspicious crypto activity.
Russia not ready to accept Bitcoin as legal tender, says Kremlin.
Russian Duma wants to regulate crypto mining as business.
Spain’s football league seals digital player card deal with Sorare.
SIX receives approval from Swiss regulator to operate digital securities market.
First cryptocurrency fund approved in Switzerland.
Turkey central bank turns to local tech sector for CBDC research.
FCA chair calls for greater powers to regulate crypto promotions.
British Post Office app to sell Bitcoin vouchers next week.
BoE unveils CBDC forum members, including reps From Asos, PayPal and Spotify.
UK customers can now buy and sell crypto on PayPal.
Warning over 'dramatic' spike in UK scams amid crypto fraud.
CoinJar Secures UK FCA registration, advocates for license in Australia.
Ukraine passes legislation to recognise and regulate crypto.
Ukraine joins the comity of crypto-friendly nations with new regulation.
Ukraine’s central bank seeks to hire a blockchain developer, job posting reveals.
Major Brazilian bank BTG Pactual to offer investment options in bitcoin and ether.
Brazil aims to tighten penalties for crypto-related financial crimes.
Canadian politician says he supports bitcoin as federal election looms.
Canada gets its first BTC and ETH multi-crypto ETF.
Cuba's crypto regulations take effect.
El Salvador launches Chivo wallet as bitcoin becomes legal tender.
Protesters burn Bitcoin ATM as part of demonstration against El Salvador president.
El Salvador purchases first 200 BTC, President Bukele confirms.
El Salvador’s largest bank will support Bitcoin for loans, credit cards and other services.
El Salvador exempts foreign investors from tax on bitcoin gains.
El Salvador president teases geothermal Bitcoin mining farm.
El Salvador buys 150 more bitcoins, worth $6.8m.
Nayib Bukele: Chivo bitcoin wallet has now more active users than any Salvadorian bank.
Cryptocurrencies now recognised under commercial law in Texas.
Three years later, the SEC files charges against BitConnect, its founder, and top US promoter.
Binance US targets IPO in the next three years, says Changpeng Zhao.
SEC gains access to Ripple’s Slack, email conversations.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren says 'crypto is the new 'shadow bank'.
SEC wants to sue Coinbase over planned lending service.
Brian Armstrong responds to SEC threats to shut down Coinbase yield product.
SEC charges Rivetz over $18m ICO, seeks the return of 'ill-gotten gains’.
Three Grayscale digital asset trusts have become SEC-reporting companies.
Survey: One in every four Americans in favour of legalising Bitcoin in the US.
Elizabeth Warren and Gary Gensler place Coinbase in oversight crosshairs.
President Biden announces picks to fill CFTC vacancies.
SEC takes action against Chinese billionaire’s companies for unregistered ICO and IPO.
Alabama's securities regulator is scrutinising crypto lender Celsius.
Kentucky regulator orders Celsius to stop offering crypto accounts.
Sen. Toomey says China’s latest crypto moves represent 'a big opportunity' for the US.
CFTC’s Berkovitz to become top lawyer at SEC.
American CryptoFed DAO seeks US SEC consent for stable utility tokens.
Pro-crypto senator Lummis thinks stablecoins should face audits.
CFTC hits Kraken with $1.25m in fines over alleged illegal offering.
Crypto tax ‘a top enforcement priority,’ reminds IRS Commissioner.
CFTC charges 12 New York crypto options businesses with failing to register.
SEC pushes deadlines on four bitcoin ETF applications to late 2021.
SEC chair compares stablecoins to casino poker chips.
FTX moves headquarters from Hong Kong to Bahamas.
Middle East & North Africa
Tehran Stock Exchange CEO resigns following discovery of Bitcoin miners in basement.
UAE regulators approve crypto trading in Dubai free zone.
Uzbekistan has no plans to ease crypto payments ban, says official.
Asian central bank digital currency test cut cross-border transfer times 'from days to seconds'.
Ripple to pilot Bhutan’s CBDC using private ledger.
Global crypto exchange CrossTower enters India despite policy uncertainty.
India looking to tax cryptocurrency trades and ecosystem in the country.
Tajikistan Bank partners with Fantom to build CBDC solution.
East Asia & Pacific
Crypto fund manager sentenced to 7 years for stealing $54m from investors.
Binance stops futures and options trading in Australia amid regulatory concerns.
China's Inner Mongolia hires contractor to search for illegal crypto mining.
China expands crackdown by declaring all crypto activities illegal.
Ethereum’s second-largest mining pool to shut down on Sept 30 amid China regulatory pressure.
Leading crypto mining machine maker Bitmain said to halt sales in China.
Hong Kong-based crypto unicorn Amber Group eyes US listing: report.
Huobi to cease all mainland China user accounts.
SBI reportedly looks to launch crypto fund in Japan by December.
New Zealand central bank releases issue paper on digital currency.
Ethereum dev Virgil Griffith pleads guilty on North Korea sanctions charge.
Binance.com placed on investor alert list by Singapore regulator.
Binance limits offering for Singapore customers.
DBS Bank’s brokerage arm receives license from Singapore regulator.
Bybit crypto exchange suspends services in South Korea.
The SEC is reportedly investigating Uniswap Labs.
Thai SEC issues license to Ethereum-based real estate project.
Crypto mining demand soars in Vietnam amid Bitcoin rally.
Chainalysis: Crypto adoption in Africa surged 1,200% in 2021.
Bank of Ghana to pilot CBDC with German securities printing firm G+D.
Kenyans lead the world in peer to peer crypto trade.
Nigeria's securities regulator establishes fintech unit to study crypto.
Nigeria CBDC website goes live as October launch draws near.
Binance pushes back against warning from South Africa regulator.