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A senior European Central Bank (ECB) official has poured cold water on fintechs’ hopes that virtual currency will go mainstream on the continent in the near future. 
On February 7, 2018 the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) published guidance for virtual currency business entities that are either licensed under 23 NYCRR Part 200 or...
On February 7, 2018 the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) announced the development of an electronic know your customer (e-KYC) utility....
The near future of U.S. virtual currency enforcement is likely to involve greater cooperation between existing agencies before any new laws are proposed, financial regulators have told lawmakers.
Incoming European reforms targeting virtual currency businesses will apply anti-money laundering controls to exchanges and trading platforms — even if they are based outside the EU.
On February 2, 2018, Assembly member Clyde Vanel introduced Assembly Bill A9685 to establish a task force to study the impact of a state-issued cryptocurrency on the state of New York....
The European Commission has announced the creation of a blockchain observatory, fuelling speculation of the arrival of more extensive regulation in the area this year.
On February 1, 2018, the European Commission announced the launch of the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, a pilot project that it has implemented with the support of the European Parliament,...
On January 24, 2018 two bills on virtual currency, HI SB2853 and HI SB3082, were introduced to the Senate in Hawaii. The bills would require persons to gain a license before transmitting virtual...
On January 25, 2018 MP Rizvan Kurbanov of the State Duma introduced to parliament a draft law "on the system of distributed national mining in Russian Federation". The draft law seeks to regulate...

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