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Malta Finance Regulator Warns Against Crypto Margin Trading Site

Malta’s government has released a new warning about a cryptocurrency margin trading site. StocksBTC claims on its website to be registered with the agency and to have a physical location in the country. That’s not true, according to the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), prompting it to issue a warning Thursday to investors about the service. In addition, the MFSA noted that StocksBTC “appears to ... Read More »

China online finance regulator tells unqualified micro-lenders to stop lending

BEIJING (Reuters) – The National Internet Finance Association of China issued a risk warning letter late on Friday telling “unqualified institutions” to immediately stop offering loans as Beijing steps up a crackdown on the micro-loan sector to fend off financial risks. The 1 trillion yuan ($151.5 billion) short-term, unsecured lending sector, known as “cash loan” in China, has been accused ... Read More »

NO INFLATION? TECHNOLOGY MAY HAVE LEFT IT BACK IN THE 20TH CENTURY

During her speech to the National Association of Business Economics on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made a rather startling admission: The Fed may have “misspecified” its models for inflation and “misjudged” the strength of wages and the job market. Leaving aside the odd choice of words, Yellen—true to her training and temperament—proved herself more interested in understanding the world as ... Read More »

Swiss Finance Regulator Is ‘Investigating ICO Procedures’

Switzerland’s top financial markets regulator is investigating the practices behind an undisclosed number of initial coin offerings (ICOs). Though it didn’t name any specific token sales, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority said today that it is examining “a number of ICO cases to determine whether regulatory provisions have been breached.” Specifically, the regulator wants to see whether organizers of ICOs, who sell ... Read More »