The National Bank of Ukraine has announced that it has initiated a dialogue with the Ministry of Finance, the State Fiscal Service, the State Financial Monitoring Service, the National Securities...
On August 10, 2017 the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a warning on the potential risks of digital token and virtual currency-related...
On August 3, 2017 Mastercard filed a patent application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the creation of refund services for digital currency....
On March 8, 2017, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill to exempt persons dealing with virtual currency from registering as money transmitters....
On August 1, 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) clarified that digital tokens will be regulated by MAS and under the Securities and Futures Act (Cap. 289) (SFA), following an increase...
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has taken the first action against a foreign-located money services business. The US Treasury has fined BTC-e (Canton Business Corporation) $110m...
The UK outlines open banking technical specifications; the EBA issues a fraud warning; Europol deepens virtual currency studies; a British financial super-lobby goes live; the Australian...
The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published the National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime for 2017, which provides information on threats from serious and organised crime and...
EU fines Google €2.4bn, New York regulator joins multi-state licensing scheme, Singapore partners with Denmark on fintech, Australia ends double taxation on Bitcoin, and U.S. banks admit lack of...
In June 2017, the World Economic Forum published a white paper, "Realizing the Potential of Blockchain: A Multistakeholder Approach to the Stewardship of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies"....
The Bank of England has revealed it is examining whether distributed ledger technology could be used to enhance data privacy, transparency and cross-currency payments.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published a discussion note called "Fintech and Financial Services: Initial Considerations", which provides a framework on how fintech might be able to...
Washington state Senate Bill 5264 would ban the use of virtual currencies in the marijuana business. The bill aims to amend the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), adding a new section to Chapter 69...
On June 15, 2017 the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) published its annual report for 2016, which provides data on its major accomplishments, banking statistics, and...
The United States is diverging on Bitcoin regulation; the EBA outlines its fintech ambitions in its annual report; Europol carries out another raid on a card fraud gang; Singapore looks to...
On June 15, 2017 the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) published digital currency guidance, which provides its vision, policy and interpretation on digital...

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