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Japan STO Association Releases New Regulatory Guidelines

The Japan Security Token Offering Association (JSTOA) has just released self-regulatory guidelines on how to separate customer assets and electronic record transfer rights.Available on the JSTOA website on April 20, the association attributes the guidelines to the revisions of the country’s Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEA), passed by the

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Tokyo-Based Association Announces New Guidelines for Blockchain Gaming

One organization in Japan is finding new ways to explain regulations covering illegal activities in the blockchain gaming community.The Blockchain Contents Association (BCA) announced on March 24 that they had written new guidelines to deal with laws related to gambling and online scams. A Japanese self-regulatory organization established in

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UK Adds Further Regulation to Already-Strict 5AMLD Guidelines

To combat the alleged risks associated with crypto assets and their networks, Her Majesty’s Treasury, the United Kingdom’s finance and economics department, has added additional measures.The new Money Laundering Regulations, or MLRs position the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) overseer for certain crypto objectives,

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Crypto-Asset Guidelines to Be Drafted Based on Industry Input

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is calling for feedback on the prudential regulatory treatment of crypto-assets. Feedback received from insiders in both the crypto and traditional finance sectors will be used to draft guidelines for banks interested in dealing with crypto-assets. Although they are wary of risks associated with the

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Swiss Blockchain Federation Publishes New Guidelines for Token Issuance

About Richard KasteleinFounder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015), a partner at ICO services collective Token.Agency ($750m+ and 90+ ICOs and STOs), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the

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British Tax Authority Updates Cryptocurrency Guidelines, Says It Is Not Money

The United Kingdom’s tax, payments and customs authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has updated its cryptocurrency taxation guidelines for businesses and individuals.On Nov. 1, the U.K. government tax agency, which manages taxes alongside other financial policies, released tax guidance updates that further clarify its stance on how

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