G20 to Provide Crypto Regulation Recommendations by July

July is a deadline for the first step toward unified regulation of cryptocurrency
21 March 2018   404

Leaders of the world's leading economies have appointed the final date for proposing recommndations for thecrypto  regulations. This is reported by CoinDesk.

During his speech after a meeting of finance ministers at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, the chairman of the central bank of Argentina Federico Shturzenegger said that the representatives of the G20 countries came to the conclusion that the crypto-currencies need to be studied and then to be regulated.

At the same time, during the conference, he noted that all interested countries should submit their proposals by July of this year.

In July we have to offer very concrete, very specific recommendations on, not 'what do we regulate?' but 'what is the data we need?'
 

Frederico Sturzenegger

Chairman, Central bank of Argentina

Not all of the states that are members of the G20 intend to participate in the further discussion. So, on Monday, the president of the central bank of Brazil, Ilan Goldfine, said that in his country the crypto-currencies will not be regulated. As El Cronista explains, Brazil is not required to follow the G20 guidelines for crypto-currencies and other issues.

Many representatives of the states wishing to regulate crypto-currencies, namely France, Germany, the USA and Japan, contributed to the resolution of today's decision.

They urge to consider crypto-currencies in the context of influence on crime, investors and the world economy. While representatives of France and Germany say that digital assets carry significant risks to investors, US and Japanese officials are most apprehensive that they will be used to conduct illegal activities.

Despite this, G20 representatives agree that crypto-currencies don't threaten financial stability in the world, as Mark Kerni, chairman of the Financial Stability Board, wrote in his message.

SoftBank & Baidu to Invest in Atlas Protocol

Atlas Protocol was created by Nebulas Labs and xGoogler Blockchain Alliance
21 August 2018   130

The Atlas Protocol marketing module (ATP) has completed a round of attracting initial funding, led by SoftBank China Venture Capital (SBCVC), having collected several million dollars during it.

In a multimillion-dollar round, the exact amount of which was not disclosed, Baidu Ventures (BV), Danhua Capital and Fenbushi Digital also took part.

Atlas Protocol was created by Nebulas Labs and xGoogler Blockchain Alliance (xGBA). The "first developer" of Google Adwords, Jeremy Zhao and Columbia University Professor Ronggui Gu will serve as project advisors on technical issues.

Atlas Protocol plans to create a blockchain ecosystem and "to form a new paradigm of interactive marketing." According to the press release, ATP allows you to rank "calculated values ​​on the block and transfer value using tokens" using the ATP Smartdrop service application.

xGoogler Blockchain Alliance was formed in April this year as a community of former Google employees interested in blockchain technology. Its founders were the developers of projects Nebulas, Loopring and Gifto.