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French Central Bank Plots Future Of Stablecoin Regulation
17th Jan 2020 | Written by:
A senior official at the French central bank has said that the onus is on those companies developing stablecoins to ensure that they do so in a responsible manner, as well as reiterating plans for...
Crypto In Focus During U.S. House Hearing On Domestic Terrorism Funding
16th Jan 2020 | Written by:
With international terrorist groups increasingly relying on cryptocurrency as a source of funding, terrorists and extremists within the U.S. are following suit, officials warned during a...
Finland's Focus Turns To Crypto For AML In 2020
15th Jan 2020 | Written by:
Finland has declared its intention to continue a strong campaign against financial crime, with an expanded team and a renewed focus on virtual currency providers.
Fed Official: Correspondent Banking Slowdown Challenging Cross-Border Payments
14th Jan 2020 | Written by:
As cross-border payments continue to grow, the decline in correspondent banking relationships driven by de-risking concerns remains a significant challenge for the sector, according to the U.S....
Ready Or Not, 5th AMLD Arrives In The UK
10th Jan 2020 | Written by:
New European rules governing virtual currency operators come into effect in the UK today, despite concerns that a rushed schedule and lack of guidance could leave businesses in the lurch.
2019 In Focus: Payments In Europe
20th Dec 2019 | Written by:
Contention over the finer points of new payments regulation continued to rage in Europe, with industry and regulators clashing over issues with new strong authentication requirements and the...
U.S. Fed Governor Latest to Take Aim At Embattled Libra Project
19th Dec 2019 | Written by:
A top U.S. Federal Reserve official warned this week that Facebook's planned Libra cryptocurrency could present "a number of risks" to consumers and the financial system — adding to the chorus of...
UKFIU: SARs Annual Report 2019
17th Dec 2019 | Written by:
The UK Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU) has published its 2019 annual report on suspicious activity reports (SARs), as well as the third edition of its "SARs In Action" publication addressed to...
Sweden Presses Ahead On E-Krona Plans
16th Dec 2019 | Written by:
Sweden’s central bank has launched a project to begin testing a central bank digital currency (CBDC), as it presses ahead with exploration of an e-krona.
Crypto SARs Surge Since May Guidance, FinCEN Boss Says
13th Dec 2019 | Written by:
Six months after U.S. financial regulators issued clarification on reporting requirements for cryptocurrency providers, the industry appears to have received the message loud and clear, with the...
Estonia To Put Brakes On Crypto Licences As Approvals Soar
10th Dec 2019 | Written by:
Estonia’s parliament is on the cusp of passing legal amendments to overhaul a light-touch cryptocurrency licensing regime that has led to 2,335 authorisations being handed out over just two years.
U.S. Crypto Expert Accused Of Helping North Korea Evade Sanctions
3rd Dec 2019 | Written by:
An Ethereum Foundation employee has been arrested by U.S. authorities for allegedly teaching attendees of a conference in North Korea how to use cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to evade...
Germany Set To Introduce Crypto-Asset Licensing Regime
29th Nov 2019 | Written by:
German lawmakers are set to approve a new regulatory framework for crypto-asset firms, handing a boost to the nascent sector by dropping earlier plans over business segregation and capital...
OneCoin-Linked Company Granted Estonia Crypto Licences
29th Nov 2019 | Written by:
Senior members of OneCoin, the alleged $4bn Ponzi scheme based on a non-existent cryptocurrency, recently obtained permission to operate virtual currency exchanges and provide digital wallets in...
France Eyes Blockchain Crown With Crypto Licensing Reforms
28th Nov 2019 | Written by:
Crypto-asset providers are now able to apply for a licence in France, paving the way for what lawmakers hope will be a flourishing blockchain sector in the country.
Locke Lord's London Office Advised OneCoin Scam, Court Told
27th Nov 2019 | Written by:
Lawyers in the London office of international firm Locke Lord gave advice to since-disappeared “cryptoqueen” Ruja Ignatova despite being aware her investment scheme OneCoin may have been a scam, US...
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