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The European Commission has set out plans to harmonise national regulators’ approaches to and understanding of fintech, part of an ambitious programme of reforms aimed at supporting innovation in...
Malta’s plans to design a regulatory regime that provides a “seal of approval” for firms using blockchain technology could help provide legal certainty for innovative payment companies, experts...
On March 1, 2018 the Chamber of Deputies approved the Law to Regulate Financial Technology Institutions, known as the Fintech Law. The law aims to regulate financial services provided by financial...
The governor of the Bank of England has said “the time has come” to subject virtual currency businesses to the same tough standards faced by the regulated financial services sector.
On February 27, 2018, the federal Ministry of Finance in Germany published document no. 2018/0163969 in reference to the treatment of Bitcoin and other so-called virtual currencies for tax purposes...
On October 26, 2017 the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the French financial markets authority, published a consultation on initial coin offerings (ICOs)....
The UK’s influential Treasury Select Committee has announced it will examine the position of virtual currencies in the UK, looking at potential changes to regulation in the space.
On February 20, 2018, BaFin, the federal financial supervisory authority, published a response to numerous queries received on whether the tokens, coins or cryptocurrencies underlying initial coin...
The European Commission is set to begin discussions with national authorities and market participants on whether virtual currencies are in need of more effective regulatory oversight.
The influential Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has called for greater cooperation among regulators and supervisors in response to increasingly sophisticated payments technology.

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