A senior official at Malaysia’s central bank believes e-wallet operators may be ready to give traditional institutions “a run for their money” and establish a foothold in the country’s bank...
Estonia’s parliament is on the cusp of passing legal amendments to overhaul a light-touch cryptocurrency licensing regime that has led to 2,335 authorisations being handed out over just two years.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has responded to industry confusion about how strong authentication reforms apply to in-flight offline payments and consecutive low-value online transactions.
The body dedicated to monitoring the stability of the global financial system has urged regulators to monitor closely the impact of technology giants on financial services and cooperate on the...
European payments firms look set to spend much of next year’s strong authentication grace period devising ways of implementing one-time passwords via SMS, even as they acknowledge that such...
An Ethereum Foundation employee has been arrested by U.S. authorities for allegedly teaching attendees of a conference in North Korea how to use cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to evade...
German lawmakers are set to approve a new regulatory framework for crypto-asset firms, handing a boost to the nascent sector by dropping earlier plans over business segregation and capital...
Senior members of OneCoin, the alleged $4bn Ponzi scheme based on a non-existent cryptocurrency, recently obtained permission to operate virtual currency exchanges and provide digital wallets in...
Crypto-asset providers are now able to apply for a licence in France, paving the way for what lawmakers hope will be a flourishing blockchain sector in the country.
The European Central Bank (ECB) has thrown its weight behind the creation of a new continent-wide payment system for both retail and e-commerce, warning that reliance on global financial giants...
Lawyers in the London office of international firm Locke Lord gave advice to since-disappeared “cryptoqueen” Ruja Ignatova despite being aware her investment scheme OneCoin may have been a scam, US...
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has revealed it would have set a stricter deadline for member states to enforce new payment security rules under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2),...
The European Commission and Council have put the brakes on the deployment of stablecoins in the EU until a consistent and coherent regulatory approach can be decided by authorities.
The Chinese central bank has announced an enforcement drive against cryptocurrency exchanges and mining pools operating in the country, prompting a sudden drop in prices.
Blockchain-based payment network Ripple has accused a leading crypto investigations company of a public relations stunt, after it announced it had uncovered some $400m in illicit transactions using...
A post-mortem on TSB’s high-profile IT meltdown last year has excoriated the bank for acting “without sufficient considerations of the risks” when transferring operations to a new system, leading...

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