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On April 24, 2018, Malta’s parliamentary secretary for financial services, digital economy and innovation introduced a draft Virtual Financial Assets Bill to regulate initial virtual financial...
Indian cryptocurrency exchanges were dealt another blow last week after the Supreme Court delayed a vital judgment on the validity of central bank restrictions on the payments technology.
On July 17, 2018, the Japanese Financial Services Agency (JFSA) announced the outcome of the first experiment carried out under its observation via the FinTech PoC Hub, a regulatory sandbox with...
The European Parliament has criticised the direction of travel of the European Commission’s work on virtual currency regulation, arguing that stronger registration requirements are needed to combat...
On July 4, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released two regulatory papers covering the issuance and sale of digital tokens via initial coins offerings (ICOs) and the requirements...
UK regulators have told a government inquiry into cryptocurrency they will have to wait until a report is published in September to gain a clearer picture on the long-term legal future of the...
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has continued to throw its weight behind blockchain, with nearly half of the firms newly accepted into its regulatory “sandbox” experimenting with the...
The Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies of the European Parliament has released a report titled “Virtual currencies and central banks monetary policy: challenge...
Firms must continue applying enhanced due diligence to transactions linked to Iran, after the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) warned that the country’s financial crime framework is still in ...
European police have carried out the continent’s largest ever seizure of virtual currency, confiscating various tokens worth more than €4.5m that had been used to launder the proceeds of illicit...

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