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U.S. officials are cracking down on enforcing regulations requiring cryptocurrency service providers registered as money services businesses to identify the senders and recipients of digital...
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has granted U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex a license to allow customers in sanctioned jurisdictions to withdraw their funds.
European efforts to implement new requirements around virtual currencies could see crypto-assets pushed into the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) by the back door, a regulator has suggested.
Finland’s financial regulator has granted its first tranche of registrations to cryptocurrency firms, becoming the latest of a growing number of EU member states to give the sector official...
Impending moves by Brussels to cobble together new regulations on cryptocurrencies should focus on clarifying how existing laws apply to the sector rather than creating a new directive, experts...
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg told the U.S. Congress on Wednesday that the company would abandon Libra, its planned cryptocurrency-based payments system, if its partners choose to launch the...
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said on Friday that regulators should subject Libra, Facebook’s mooted global payments platform, to recently introduced standards on crypto-assets.
The head of Facebook’s controversial cryptocurrency project has said “intense” regulatory pressure prompted Visa and Mastercard to withdraw from the Libra Association, on the eve of its inaugural...
A group of federal U.S. regulators has fired a warning to the cryptocurrency industry that anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) requirements are based on what a...
Peer-to-peer cryptocurrency transfers that bypass regulated businesses or intermediaries are an increasingly pressing financial crime concern for supervisory authorities, a Financial Action Task...

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