14May/19

Facebook Hires Two of Coinbase’s Former Compliance Managers

Facebook hired two Coinbase veterans to work in compliance this month, and at least one of them is involved with the social media giant’s blockchain effort. Jeff Cartwright left Coinbase in MarchRead More…

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02May/19

Binance’s Compliance Drive Continues With New Elliptic Partnership

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is continuing to ramp up its regulatory compliance efforts. The exchange has just partnered with blockchain analytics startup Elliptic to boost its compliance and security capabilities, Elliptic announced Thursday. TheRead More…

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28Apr/19

Finland Begins Regulating Crypto Service Providers

Finland’s president has approved a law to regulate cryptocurrency service providers including exchanges, custodian wallet providers, and issuers of cryptocurrencies. The law will enter into force next week. Crypto service providers willRead More…

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19Apr/19

In First, FinCEN Penalizes Bitcoin Trader for Violating AML Laws

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has for the first time penalized what it dubs a “peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchanger” for breaking anti-money laundering (AML) rules. The U.S. regulator announced Thursday that California residentRead More…

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13Apr/19

Lithuania to Adopt Crypto Regulations Even Stricter Than the EU’s

Lithuania, one of the Baltic tigers that has in past few years demonstrated it doesn’t shy away from new technologies and the digital economy, is preparing to introduce stricter rules for cryptoRead More…

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11Apr/19

Binance Partners With CipherTrace in Latest Compliance Push

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance is embarking on a multi-pronged push to boost compliance procedures across its platform. To that end, Binance is announcing a new partnership with the blockchain analytics firm CipherTraceRead More…

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09Apr/19

Michigan House of Representatives Votes to Include Cryptocurrencies in Criminal Laws

The Michigan House of Representatives has passed a bill, HB 4102, on April 9 that would include cryptocurrencies in criminal codes regarding illegal actions for financial gain. Michigan lawmakers have voted toRead More…

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07Apr/19

G20 to Establish Crypto AML and Counter-Terrorism Financing Regulations in June: Report

G20 member countries will meet to discuss international cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulation on June 8 and 9 in Fukuoka, Japan. The news was revealed in a report from local news outletRead More…

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03Apr/19

WEF Report: 40 Central Banks Are Considering Digital Currencies, Blockchain Tech

Dozens of central banks around the world are currently or soon will be experimenting with central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), according to a recent report from the World Economic Forum. Citing aRead More…

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27Mar/19

Finland’s Regulatory Watchdog Plans to Supervise Localbitcoins Operations

On Monday, the Helsinki-based peer-to-peer crypto exchange Localbitcoins announced it is adding several different identification processes in order to improve AML and KYC requirements. The move to bolster the new customer verificationRead More…

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