Norwegian FSA sees urgent need for crypto investor protection

Norwegian FSA sees urgent need for crypto investor protection

Amid Bitcoin’s (BTC) drop to six-month lows below $30,000 on Tuesday, a Norwegian financial regulator warned investors that the cryptocurrency industry is largely unregulated in the country.The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway, or Finanstilsynet, published June 22 a statement on consumer protection of crypto investors, emphasizing that the authority currently does not supervise local crypto companies in terms of anything but money laundering:“These platforms must notify Finanstilsynet in accordance with the money laundering regulations, but

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New Hampshire’s Second Bill to Accept Bitcoin as Tax Payment Fails

New Hampshire’s Second Bill to Accept Bitcoin as Tax Payment Fails

The U.S. state of New Hampshire fails to pass its second bill to accept crypto for tax payments due to the high volatility of Bitcoin. Lawmakers in the New Hampshire state legislature have killed a bill that would have allowed state agencies to accept cryptocurrencies as payment for taxes. On Jan. 8, the New Hampshire House of Representatives announced a decision to retract the bill, following a motion from the General Court’s Executive Departments and…

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