Bitcoin Futures Contracts Risky, Says Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission

Announcements, News, Regulation | December 12, 2017 By:

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has warned investors of the risks associated with bitcoin futures contracts and other cryptocurrency-related investment products.

The SFC noted that futures and commodities exchanges in the US have launched or will soon launch bitcoin futures contracts which Hong Kong investors may be able to trade through an intermediary.


France Will Allow Blockchain Trading of Unlisted Securities

Blockchain, FinTech, News, Regulation | December 11, 2017 By:

France finance minister Bruno Le Maire has revealed a decree that would allow the trading of unlisted securities using blockchain technology. The finance minister presented the decree to the Council of Ministers and will come into force in July next year.

The new law would allow banks and FinTech firms to set up blockchain platforms where unlisted securities can trade instantly,


Crypto Exhanges Monitored By Australian Financial Intelligence Agency

News, Regulation | December 11, 2017 By:

The Australian government has passed a new law that would regulate the activities of digital currency exchange service providers in the country.

The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Bill 2017, first filed with the Australian parliament in August, expands the scope of the Act to include regulation of digital currency exchange providers;