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On February 19, 2019, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) launched a consultation seeking feedback on the proposed amendments to the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering...
A United Nations commissioned report has cast doubt on the effectiveness of regulatory sandboxes to help fuel innovation and financial inclusion, just weeks after a cluster of national regulators...
A bill snaking its way across Capitol Hill has raised the specter of new red tape for cryptocurrency platforms as lawmakers single out the sector’s role in terrorist financing and sanctions evasion.
On February 7, 2019, the board of the Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) formalised the Financial Innovation Board, which works under the General Sub-Directorate for Financial Regulation and the...
On February 5, 2019, Digital Isle of Man, an executive agency of Isle of Man’s Department for Enterprise responsible for promoting the domestic digital industry, announced the launch of its...
On January 31, 2019, the Financial Committee presented a report on virtual currencies, produced by a working group, to the Presidency of the National Assembly. ...
New research into cryptocurrency and financial crime has uncovered a sophisticated and widespread way of evading anti-money laundering (AML) rules, through a practice known as “crypto-dusting”.
On January 29, 2019, the Bank of Thailand (BOT) published a report on the results of the first phase of Project Inthanon and the next steps. Project Inthanon seeks to develop and test a proof of...
On January 29, 2019, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) and the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates released a joint statement announcing the launch of the “ABER” project, which...
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued guidance on whether firms using crypto-assets need to seek authorisation, outlining several activities that could qualify as regulated payments...

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