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On January 23, 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched a ten-week consultation seeking feedback on its proposed crypto-assets guidance. The consultation paper comes as a response to...
Despite substantial work from two top EU regulators on crypto-assets, legal experts believe the likelihood of a new, all-encompassing legal framework for the technology is low.
On January 16, 2019, the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), the Financial Sector Conduct Authority, the National Treasury, the South African Revenue Service and the South African Reserve Bank...
Industry groups and legal experts have urged Dutch officials to revisit draft anti-money laundering reforms, arguing the burden on virtual currency firms is too heavy — and may inadvertently apply...
A drive by Pakistan to corral its deep inflows of remittances into formal channels has led the country’s central bank to encourage the use of blockchain technology by private providers.
On January 8, 2019, a draft bill, HB0057, on establishing a financial technology sandbox was introduced to the Wyoming legislature. The draft bill aims to create a financial technology sandbox for...
A U.S. Federal Reserve consultation on introducing a real-time, country-wide payments system appears to have been subject to an attempted hijack by enthusiasts of crypto firm Ripple.
On January 10, 2019, Banco Central do Brasil, the country's central bank, announced 12 prototypes of financial innovations that will be presented in March 2019. The prototypes have been designed by...
Consultancy giant McKinsey has added to growing doubts around the viability of blockchain in the payments sector, floating the idea that the billions being sunk into experimentation may ultimately...
On January 9, 2019, the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) published advice on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and crypto-assets, which assesses the risks and benefits of the application...

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