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Prison for buying bitcoin? Proposed law could see Russians serving time for using cryptocurrencies

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Politicians in Russia have suggested punishment of up to 2 million rubles and seven years in jail for the illegal use of digital assets and currencies. Some say the proposed law amounts to a total ban on cryptocurrencies.

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Foreign Exchange Market, Debt and Build-Up of Foreign Assets 2015-2019

foreign exchange market

The set of economic policies implemented from December 2015 facilitated capital flight worth over USD 86 billion and created the conditions that unleashed a new crisis derived from external debt overhang, according to a report prepared by the BCRA at the request of the Federal Executive.

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Covid-19: France and Germany propose €500bn recovery fund

COVID-19

France and Germany are proposing a €500bn ($545bn; £448bn) European recovery fund to be distributed to EU countries worst affected by Covid-19.

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The World Federation of Exchanges Welcome Decision To End Short Selling Bans Across Europe, Citing Evidence

World Federation of Exchanges

London, 18 May 2020 – The World Federation of Exchanges (“WFE”), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, welcomes the decision to end the short selling bans across Europe and commends authorities’ efforts to return to normal operations of fair and orderly markets in the region.

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5 million retail investors now trading on MOEX

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The number of individuals with a brokerage account on Moscow Exchange reached 5 million, up by one million year to date. In January-April 2020, an average of 258,000 individual accounts were opened every month, compared to 159,000 accounts in the same period in 2019. 597,000 retail investors executed at least ...

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As the primary price discovery venue, LMAX Digital fulfills the demands Institutional clients have for trading crypto currencies

LMAX

Continuing its solid growth trajectory, with record Q1’20 trading volumes, LMAX Digital is clearly satisfying the need of the Institutional market for a trusted and secure crypto currency trading platform.

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Crypto Powerhouse Samsung Releases World’s First 5G Smartphone With Quantum Tech

Samsung

Crypto-friendly electronics giant Samsung and SK Telecom have launched the Galaxy A Quantum, available in South Korea. Housing quantum cryptography technology, the new device is the world’s first 5G smartphone with a quantum random number generator (QRNG) chipset.

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CFTC Files Charges in $20 Million International Binary Options and Digital Asset Fraud Scheme

CFTC The Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Washington, D.C. — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced the filing of a multi-million dollar fraud action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, charging three individuals and three companies with fraudulently soliciting tens of millions of customers and prospective customers to open and fund off-exchange binary options and digital asset trading accounts. These accounts traded foreign exchange currency pairs, metals, and digital assets through websites operated by unregistered binary options and digital asset brokers.

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UNAVISTA APPROVED BY ESMA TO BE A TRADE REPOSITORY UNDER SFTR

UnaVista

UnaVista TRADEcho B.V., part of London Stock Exchange Group, is delighted to announce that it has been approved by the ESMA Board of Supervisors to be registered as a trade repository under SFTR.

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Moscow Exchange launches new weekly options on Gazprom and Sberbank futures

MOEX Moscow Exchange's

On 13 May 2020, Moscow Exchange’s Derivatives Market will launch weekly options on futures of Gazprom and Sberbank ordinary shares. The new instruments will expand MOEX’s equity derivatives offering, enable portfolio managers to build new strategies using instruments with a different duration and provide market participants with new trading opportunities.

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