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EU Parliament Receives Petition Seeking to Establish Crypto Crime Victims’ Fund

A petition to the European Parliament hopes to persuade the bloc to provide financial support to victims of cryptocurrency crime.The petition, filed Wednesday by lawyer Jonathan Levy, seeks the implementation of a “regulatory scheme to compensate victims” who were fleeced of digital assets by fraud, hacks and extortion. To date,

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Chasing the hottest trends in crypto, the EU works to rein in stablecoins and DeFi

In cryptoland, the fall tends to be regulators’ open season. As unprecedented as it’s been, 2020 is no exception to this trend. Tensions are high on both sides of the Atlantic: As markets were still processing the news of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission cracking down on derivatives

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Why technology assurances are a must for crafting EU crypto regulation

When Malta set out to provide a regulatory framework for the cryptocurrency sector, policymakers and advisers recognized how blockchain, distributed ledger technology and smart contracts, as well as related technologies, imposed new challenges to providing consumer protection and to fitting within existing legal structures.Immutability of data — and subsequently code,

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Leaked EU Draft Proposes All-Encompassing Laws for Crypto Assets

A leaked version of rules to be issued later this month by the European Commission proposes an all-encompassing set of regulations covering the trading or issuance of digital assets across the 27-nation bloc.  Europe’s Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) draft legislation provides legal certainty around crypto assets – cryptocurrencies, security tokens and

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