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Aug 15 2022

EU Creates New Regulator For Crypto Oversight

The European Union (EU) is planning to create a sixth "Anti-Money Laundering Authority" that will be specifically responsible for regulating the cryptocurrency industry. While the Markets in Crypto Assets regulation and the contentious Transfer of Funds Regulation have received the majority of attention from the cryptocurrency industry, they are only a small part of a larger package of EU anti-money laundering (AML) policy...

Jul 13 2022

UK Lawmakers Seek Inputs On Regulation Of Digital Assets

To investigate the opportunities and hazards that crypto assets present for consumers and businesses, UK Lawmakers Treasury Select Committee has opened an investigation into them. UK Lawmakers Launch Inquiry Today, July 13, the committee requested written evidence on digital currencies from industry stakeholders in the crypto asset sector. The Committee will investigate the function of cryptocurrency assets in the UK as well as...

Jul 12 2022

Binance Under Fire: Report Says It Bypassed Sanctions And Continued To Serve Iranian Customers

Jul 12 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  aml laws binance bitcoin iran reuters

A report says that despite a company ban and economic penalties on Iran, the largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance continued to serve Iranian customers. Binance Under Fire In spite of Iran being added to Binance's blacklist of countries it would not do business with, local traders reportedly continued to do so, according to a...

Jun 30 2022

EU Agrees On New Crypto AML Laws For Crypto Transfer Tracing

The Transfer of Funds Regulation (TOFR) was the subject of a preliminary agreement between the European Union's Parliament, Council, and Commission on June 29. The regulatory frameworks the E.U. is putting in place for cryptocurrency regulation include the TOFR. EU Sets Tone For Crypto Transfer Tracing Criminals will find it harder to use cryptocurrency for illegal activities thanks to the EU. Negotiators from...

May 19 2022

Panama Pulls Back On Legalizing Crypto, President Wants Compliance With AML Laws

Panama has decided to postpone the legalization of digital assets. According to multiple sources, Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo has stated that he will not sign the crypto bill. The president stated in the statement that the only way for a reversal to occur is for the crypto bill to include measures that will prevent money laundering in the sector. This move has exchanges...

May 04 2022

Europe Compliance With AML Standards When Monitoring Crypto Low, Says Watchdog

MONEYVAL, Europe's Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CFT) watchdog, has prioritized monitoring the crypto industry, as well as "gatekeeper" professionals like attorneys and accountants, in European countries' efforts to prevent money laundering. Watchdog Says Europe Need Better AML Laws MONEYVAL called on...

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