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UK authorities have vowed to look “beyond the hype” around stablecoins, and Facebook’s Libra project in particular, ensuring instead that crypto firms providing payment or e-money services are...
The Dutch government has laid out an ambitious programme of reform for its anti-money laundering efforts, with recent high-profile failures nipping at the country’s heels ahead of a major review of...
Although Nevada’s emerging blockchain sector remains small in terms of revenues compared to the mining or gaming industries, it has been growing rapidly as state lawmakers look for ways to...
UK regulators are upping pressure on regulated payments businesses that incorporate unregulated crypto-assets into their product offering — but industry groups believe that distinction is not yet...
On June 21, 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) adopted and issued an Interpretive Note to Recommendation 15 on New Technologies (INR. 15), which clarifies FATF’s previous amendments to...
Regulators in Europe have staked out claims to supervise Facebook’s nascent global payments system, as the world’s club of central banks caution over the shadow technology giants are casting over...
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has published its finalised guidance on virtual currencies, putting the same standards on crypto exchanges and wallets as currently exist for more traditional...
On March 27, 2019, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) launched, in cooperation with the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU), a public consultation regarding guidance for credit...
Facebook has finally pulled back the curtain on the worst-kept secret in Silicon Valley: a global peer-to-peer and retail payment system that seeks to plant the use of cryptocurrencies firmly in...
Virtual currencies pose a high money laundering and terrorist financing risk to Latvia and the absence of regulation is compounding the danger, a review by the country’s financial intelligence unit...

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