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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...
On June 19, 2018 the Reserve Bank of New Zealand published a bulletin that discusses the pros and cons of a public digital currency issued by a central bank....
On June 18, 2018, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) published a legal advisory document called “Guidance for Reporting Virtual Currency on Financial Disclosure Reports”. The document,...
On December 19, 2017 a political agreement has been reached between the presidency of the European Council and the European Parliament on amendments to the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th...
On June 18, 2018, Banco Central do Brasil (BCB), the central bank of Brazil, announced the implementation of a blockchain-based platform named “Pier”, which aims to coordinate data sharing among...
Experts have warned that the EU’s efforts to bring virtual currencies within its anti-money laundering regime will likely be out of date as soon as they come in, pointing to advances in other...
Canada has unveiled long-awaited reforms to its anti-money laundering (AML) regime, proposing new registration and reporting requirements on prepaid cards, virtual currencies and digital fund...

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