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With Facebook scheduled to appear before U.S. Congress this week to make the case for its cryptocurrency project Libra, the social media giant faces an uphill struggle to convince wary legislators...
Facebook has responded to demands from the U.S. Senate Banking Committee for answers on the regulatory status of its cryptocurrency project Libra, although steered clear of calls to halt the...
On July 4, 2019, the Cypriot Ministry of Finance published the country’s National Strategy for Decentralised Technologies (Blockchain), which explores the full implementation of blockchain...
Facebook’s Libra has the potential to shake up a global remittances market long in need of reform, experts believe, but much will hinge on the opinions of a diverse array of regulators in...
A think tank specialising in terrorist financing has warned that Hamas and Islamic State are finding new ways of using Bitcoin to evade detection by banks, crypto exchanges and law enforcement.
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...

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