The major cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, which is owned by the Winklevoss brothers, has announced the date for the first meeting in September 2018 – where four exchanges will meet in order to start discussing the possibilities of forming a self-regulatory organization (SRO) which will oversee the US crypto trading market.
Bittrex, Gemini, Bitstamp and bitFlyer USA will all be part of the meetings. Representatives from these companies will get together in September and discuss the potential SRO – which Gemini recently named the Virtual Commodity Association (VCA).
As the Head of Risk at Gemini, Yusuf Hassain stated:
“This is the first of many steps in policing the digital asset markets and answering the call of regulators.”
The CEO of Bitstamp, Nejc Kodric, also shared his positive thoughts about the partnership, stating:
“We believe in the value of self-regulation, which we pursued in Europe almost from our inception, and look forward to following a similar path in the U.S. Those that can’t or won’t comply with regulations put consumers – and their own operations – at risk.”
What’s most interesting is the fact that Gemini originally proposed the VCA in March 2018, arguing that a framework like this will provide a “virtual commodity regulatory program for the virtual commodity industry – which is why it is the next logical step in the maturation of the market.”
The formation directly follows the SEC’s recent announcement to deny the second attempt the Winklevoss brothers tried to create a Bitcoin ETF.
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Accounts Of The First Digital Bank In India Closed After Involving In Crypto-Related Activity
“I've been a user of DBS' Digibank for a year. Although I regularly used Kotak Mahindra Bank for my cryptocurrency transactions, I used Digibank only 7 times throughout the year. On January 14th, I received multiple messages from my twitter [sic] followers regarding an account closure notice by Digibank. I checked my mailbox and found the mail myself.”However, Digibank stated:
“Reserve Bank of India through their public notices have warned/advised the public regarding risks associated with virtual currencies. We reiterated the same vide our emails dated 4th May 2018 and 2nd Aug 2019, cautioning our account holders [against] the risks associated [...] and that DBS accounts and debit cards should not be used for their purchase or any kind of dealings.”Many other users responded to the allegations that not only Digibank but many other banks are doing the same as well.
BitMex Pulls The Plug On Trading Accounts In Quebec And The US
‘’The development comes at the same time as the Hong Kong-based company notifying users in North Korea, Iran, Syria, Cuba, Sudan and Sevastopol in the Crimea since the fourth quarter of 2018 against holding positions or trading on BitMEX, as these are restricted jurisdictions.’’It seems like BitMex only wants to cover its back and provide protection for their users against regulatory crackdowns. However, the exchange decided to pull the plug on the trading accounts after the Canadian regulatory body has announced the BitMex is operating illegally in Canada:
‘’BitMEX is not registered with the AMF and is therefore not authorized to have activities in the province of Quebec. We informed this company that its activities were illegal.’’There is still no explanation why the exchange decided to shut down the trading accounts in the US. Many believe that the exchange does so because of the same strict crypto regulations. We are still expecting a comment from BitMex since it seems like there is almost a billion dollars worth of crypto still on the platform.
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