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The head of the G7 group analysing the proposed Libra payment system has called for a world in which private currencies exist alongside publicly-backed means of payment.
On September 17, 2019, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) published Working Paper No. 811 titled "Embedded supervision: how to build regulation into blockchain finance". The document...
Representatives of the Libra Association tackled mounting concerns about Facebook’s mooted global payments system during a meeting with 27 central banks in Switzerland on Monday.
On March 1, 2018, the Chamber of Deputies approved the Law to Regulate Financial Technology Institutions, known as the Fintech Law. The law aims to regulate financial services provided by financial...
U.S. enforcement authorities have shot a warning to firms seeking to build an international payment network based on cryptocurrency, emphasising the need to obey its anti-money laundering (AML)...
Facebook has announced it intends to apply for a payment system licence from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) to cover Libra, its controversial cryptocurrency project.
Swiss regulators have reiterated their “stringent” approach to anti-money laundering (AML) compliance for blockchain-based payment services as they issued the first licences to crypto-focused banks.
On August 26, 2019, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) published guidance on payments on the blockchain. ...
U.S. House Financial Services Committee chairperson Maxine Waters has said a meeting with the Swiss officials who will oversee the consortium governing Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency has failed to...
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.

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