Venezuela to Start Crypto Remittances Regulation

As reported, watchdog has set a monthly limit and will be collecting commissions of up to 15%
11 February 2019   512

The national regulator of cryptocurrency and related activities (Sunacrip) of Venezuela announced new requirements for cryptocurrency transfers. This is reported by Bitcoin.com.

The requirements and procedures for the sending and receiving of remittances in crypto assets to natural persons in the territory of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The sender of the remittances referred to in this ruling is obliged to pay a financial commission in favor of Sunacrip up to a maximum amount of 15% calculated on the total of the remittance.
 

New Decree

According to the resolution, Sunacrip can now set limits on the size of cryptocurrency transfers, set cryptocurrency prices in a sovereign bolivar, determine tariffs and request data from senders and recipients involved in transactions.

The monthly restriction on sending cryptocurrency payments is set in the government cryptocurrency of Venezuela and is 10 Petro (PTR), which is "equivalent to $ 600 per month in accordance with PTR quotes". Any excess of this amount will require regulatory approval, which can raise the bar to 50 PTR ($ 3,000).

Representatives of the local cryptocurrency community called the new requirements absurd, while noting that the authorities are trying to centralize technology created with completely different prerequisites.

Binance to Launch BTC-Pegged Own Chain Based Token

In this way exchange wants to transfer crypto based on own blockchains to its ecosystem and  increase liquidity and trading volumes at Binance DEX
17 June 2019   158

In the coming days, Binance Exchange will launch a series of BEP2-tokens, tied to different cryptocurrency rates, on its own Binance Chain blockchain. The first token of this type will be BTCB - its rate is tied to Bitcoin.

BTCB is backed with bitcoins located in Binance reserves. The address for storing bitcoins has already been made publicly available, so that users can verify that the token has the necessary support.

In the future, the BTCB / BTC trading pair will be launched on Binance.com. With its help, users will be able to convert the original cryptocurrency into the Binance Chain token. The price spread in this case will be about 0.1%.

According to Binance, in this way it can transfer cryptocurrencies based on its own blockchains to its ecosystem and currently not represented in the Binance Chain. The company expects the launch of new tools to increase liquidity and trading volumes at Binance DEX.

While this approach is more centralized than atomic swaps, we believe it provides a higher degree of ease-of-use to most traders. And most traders are already trusting Binance.com to hold their funds anyway.
 

Binance Team

To date, Binance has independently reserved 9,001 BTC and released 9,001 BTCB. The BTCB / BTC trading pair on Binance.com will tentatively appear within a day, and an asset will be added to Binance DEX after approval of the relevant offer.