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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...
On November 1, 2018, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) released a circular related to the Virtual Financial Assets Act (VFA Act), which came into force on the same day. The circular...
On October 29, 2018 the Cryptoassets Taskforce, which was established by HM Treasury, published its final report on the UK's policy and regulatory approach to cryptoassets. The taskforce has...
UK authorities have vowed to go “significantly beyond” the requirements of the EU’s 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive when it comes to cryptocurrency firms, as concerns grow over links to illicit...
Plans by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to propose worldwide regulatory standards for cryptocurrencies are broadly supported by legal experts, although doubts remain over whether its lofty...
Conspicuous by its absence in the U.S. Treasury’s recent report on fintech, virtual currency will be the sole subject of an upcoming paper being developed by a working group of U.S. regulators...
On October 23, 2018, the Cryptotechnologies Working Group of the Euro Banking Association (EBA) released an information paper that compiles the results of analysis it carried out on how new...
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's first anti-fraud enforcement action involving Bitcoin has culminated with a federal court ordering the operators of a Ponzi scheme to pay $2.5m in...
Terrorist organisations are becoming increasingly dependent on fund transfers, including through remittance providers and via prepaid cards, according to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
On October 18, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the launch of its Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub), which is to continue the work...

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