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Regulators have hinted that payment services underpinned by blockchain technology should be subject to consumer protection provisions, as fears around a lack of public risk awareness grow.
The Financial Market Authority (FMA) has warned consumers to use virtual currencies (VC) cautiously, especially with the VC-based business models that are not subject to supervision by the FMA....
The key risks and legal issues associated with blockchain technology might not be adequately dealt with through traditional regulatory approaches, a white paper for the Hong Kong financial...
A third of the firms ready to participate in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) sandbox programme will use blockchain technology in the payments space, the UK regulator has revealed.
Swiss authorities have moved to break down regulatory barriers that disadvantage innovative non-bank fintech firms and payment providers, vowing to inject competition into its lucrative financial...
The European Central Bank (ECB) has said it has “several concerns” around EU proposals to legitimise virtual currency businesses by bringing them within the scope of financial crime laws.
Industry insiders have told payments businesses that blockchain technology will not be the remedy to their compliance woes, advising firms to concentrate on more immediate solutions.
The Polish government, through the Ministry of Development, Digitisation and Finance and Health, has been preparing a programme called “From paper to digital Polish”. The project, which spans 12...
Experts have shot down calls from banks and payments firms for a centralised register of digital identities, fearing it could create an “absolutely irresistible target for criminals”. 
Central banks in the UK, Europe and elsewhere have said infrastructure-level upgrades to payment systems are essential in ensuring innovation is not held back.