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Crypto Is Tightening Up Its Anti-Money Laundering Game, While Banks Are Still Being Fined...

In 2018, barely a month passed without an official at a financial institution or government department calling on crypto to clean up its act. In the last quarter of...

Crypto Is Tightening Up Its Anti-Money Laundering Game, While Banks Are Still Being Fined...

In 2018, barely a month passed without an official at a financial institution or government department calling on crypto to clean up its act. In the last quarter of...

Irish Gov’t Approves Anti-Money Laundering Bill Affecting Cryptocurrency

The Cabinet, the executive organ of the government of Ireland, has approved a bill that would give effect to the European Union (EU) Fifth Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Directive, the...

US Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Impose Sanctions on Iranian National Cryptocurrency

United States lawmakers have introduced a bill to levy further sanctions on Iranian financial institutions and the development and use of the national digital currency. HR 7321 was introduced...

Following the Crypto-Anarchist Dream: 3 Reasons to Reject KYC and AML

Letting Go of the Crypto-Anarchist Dream The emergence of more government into the cryptocurrency space reflected a sentiment antithetical to the crypto-anarchist dream. This is the dream of being financially...

US Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Impose Sanctions on Iranian National Cryptocurrency

United States lawmakers have introduced a bill to levy further sanctions on Iranian financial institutions and the development and use of the national digital currency. HR 7321 was introduced...

Bermuda Financial Regulator Releases Draft Regulation for Crypto Custodial Services

Bermuda’s financial regulator has released draft regulation for crypto custodial services, according to an official press release issued on Tuesday, Dec. 18.The Bermuda Monetary Authority’s (BMA) draft regulatory document,...

Swiss Federal Council: Existing Financial Law Should Be Adjusted to Blockchain Industry

The Swiss Federal Council (Bundesrat) has said that existing financial law in the country suits the blockchain industry, but needs specific adjustments. The government suggested several amendments in an...

Dutch Central Bank Proposes License Requirement for Cryptocurrency Service Providers

Cryptocurrency service providers will soon be required to obtain a license from the central bank of the Netherlands, major Dutch news outlet DeTelegraaf reports Dec. 11.The article explains that...

Financial Action Task Force Urges UK to Improve AML Activities in Cryptocurrency Sector

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental financial security body, has demanded the United Kingdom step up its cryptocurrency monitoring. According to a new report released Dec. 7,...

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