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...
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....
The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) within the Ministry of Finance has established an inter-disciplinary committee to examine the current framework with regard to virtual currencies, which is...
European banks have urged policymakers to create a globally harmonised legal framework supporting the use of cryptotechnologies for cross-border payments, as a remedy to de-risking across the...
The Australian government has made an official response to the Productivity Commission inquiry into business set-up, transfer and closure....
On April 27, 2017, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin) issued cease and desist orders against Onecoin Ltd, Dubai, and...
On April 26, 2017, West Virginia House Bill 2585, amending the Code of West Virginia 1931, related to the laundering of proceeds from specified criminal activities generally and defining terms,...
On April 12, 2017 the government of India formed an inter-disciplinary committee to examine the existing framework with regard to virtual currencies....
German regulators have frozen the accounts of an unlicensed international remittance firm accused of fraudulently laundering crypto-currency OneCoin around the world.
On March 31, 2017 the Arizona Senate approved a bill, HB 2417, that recognises blockchain signatures and smart contracts. The bill was first introduced on February 6, 2017 and sought to consider...
On March 22, 2017 the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced that it has approved an application of Coinbase Inc, a subsidiary of Coinbase Global Inc, to offer Ethereum...

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