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European Banking Authority proposes overhaul of AML, CFT rules for crypto providers

In a consultation paper released on Nov. 24, the European Banking Authority (EBA), an EU agency tasked with implementing a standard set of rules to regulate banking across all EU countries, highlights that existing regulations governing Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) standards compliance for crypto providers are inadequate.  The

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SFC releases updated AML/CFT checklist for virtual asset service providers

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has introduced an updated anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism self-assessment checklist, aimed at enhancing compliance in the evolving virtual asset sector. The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has recently updated its anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism self-assessment checklist self-assessment checklist. This is an important

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Proof of Stake Alliance updates recommendations for staking providers

The Proof of Stake Alliance (POSA), a non-profit organization that represents firms in the crypto staking industry, published an updated version of its “staking principles” on Nov. 9. The new principles are supported by Ava Labs, Alluvial, Coinbase, Lido Protocol, Paradigm, and ten other staking industry firms.Previous version of the

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Progmat stablecoin platform takes shape as wallet, liquidity providers join

The Progmat Coin ecosystem is taking shape in Japan. With a market maker, wallet provider and cryptocurrency exchanges on board, Progmat and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) hope to launch two stablecoins in the summer of 2024.Stablecoin platform Progmat Coin, MUFG and wallet provider Ginco have begun a study with

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US CFPB proposes supervising digital app providers, including crypto wallets

The United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed a rule to allow it to supervise large non-bank digital wallet and app providers. The rule is part of a larger move by the agency that has seen it extend its supervision to consumer reporting, consumer debt collection, student loan

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Georgia preparing limited live CBDC pilot, considering Ripple among tech providers

The National Bank of Georgia (NBG) has announced that it will advance its research on a digital lari central bank digital currency (CBDC) in a limited-access live pilot environment. Nine companies, including Ripple Labs, will take part in the project, and one of them will be selected to move forward

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European regulator releases consultative paper on MiCA standards for crypto asset service providers

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the European Union’s markets regulator, released a consultative paper on Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) mandates on July 12. It was the first of three consultative packages the agency expects to publish and concerns technical specifications for crypto asset service providers (CASPs).Entities that are already

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Wallet providers introduce BRC-20 token support despite market drawdown

On June 21, self-custody wallet provider BitKeep announced support for BRC-20 tokens issued on the Bitcoin network. With the feature, users can view, rank and transfer BRC-20 tokens and nonfungible tokens (NFTs). Developers also stated BRC-20 in-wallet swaps are coming “in [the] future." Last month, cryptocurrency exchange OKX also announced support

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