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Less than a month before the close of Nevada’s 2019 legislative session, lawmakers continue to discuss several blockchain-focused bills introduced by Republican Senator Ben Kieckhefer that aim to...
Authorities worldwide should consider giving e-money firms access to central bank funds unlocking “enormous benefits for cross-border payments”, according to a director at the International...
On May 14, 2019, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) published amended guidance for the regulation of crypto-asset activities. Following the...
Questions remain about how central bank digital currency would be treated from a regulatory standpoint, with its functional status as e-money butting up against the intention for it to serve as an...
On May 9, 2019, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published interpretive guidance reminding persons subject to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) how its regulations relating to money...
A Spanish money laundering cartel that used virtual currency exchanges to obscure the origins of illicit funds has been busted, Europol announced on Wednesday. The action marks the latest strike...
The central banks of Singapore and Canada have settled reciprocal payments using distributed ledger technology (DLT), the first such successful effort between two central banks, although they have...
The head of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) innovation unit has urged the UK cryptocurrency sector to raise its standards on fraud and crime, in response to criticisms over its delay in...
Australia’s top consumer protection regulator has issued a warning over the fraudulent use of prepaid gift cards, cryptocurrencies and money remittance firms, after losses soared to almost half a...
On April 25, 2019, the Austrian parliament introduced for consultation a draft law titled “Federal Law amending the Financial Market Authority Act” (Bundesgesetz, mit dem das...

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