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The closed-network structure of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency could be enough to allay lawmakers’ concerns about anti-money laundering (AML) risks, technologists have suggested.
Despite federal U.S. authorities demanding that cryptocurrency exchanges are licensed as money transmitters, some states have decided to allow certain business models to operate outside those...
Authorities in South Africa expect to set out plans in the coming weeks to bring cryptocurrencies into the regulated financial services sector, with the country’s online gambling industry hoping to...
Crypto-asset experts in New Zealand have said there are still some hurdles in the way of mainstreaming payment of salaries in virtual currency, after the country’s authorities clarified how crypto...
Federal financial crime authorities in the U.S. have emphasized that using virtual currencies such as Bitcoin to facilitate gambling falls under its regulatory regime for stopping the illicit use...
On August 13, 2019, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) published the final enabling framework for the regulatory sandbox. The main objective of the regulatory sandbox is to enable market participants...
Germany’s transposition of European financial crime laws looks set to upset the crypto sector, with a draft bill aiming to put a hard line between virtual currency firms and other financial...
A phalanx of data protection regulators from Europe, the United States and further afield have challenged Facebook on its prospective cryptocurrency project Libra, citing serious potential privacy...
Criminal groups are using cryptocurrencies in conjunction with prepaid cards, bank accounts and gambling services to launder illicit funds, according to extensive new research by blockchain...
UK lawmakers have called for greater powers to be granted to the country’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as the rapid rate of technological change stretches the boundaries of what it can do.

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