US: regulatory uncertainty leads to exchanges prohibiting trading to US clients

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US Nevada strengthens blockchain regulation, increasing legal certainty

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Spain: Enforcement activities on money laundering via BTC

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Europol to launch a cryptocurrency-tracing game to support legal training

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UN high level panel submits report on digitalisation

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Philippines warns against terrorism-related use of crypto and set up sandbox

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UK BoE committed to support development of digital assets

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G20 recognise crypto benefits and welcome the FATF AML standards

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Republic of San Marino discloses comprehensive cryptoregulation

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FSB assesses financial stability effects of DLT and recommends further dialogue

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The EC reiterates and joins the IMF in asking Malta to improve AML

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Malaysia licenses three cryptoexchanges

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Russia progresses on the path to create legal certainty for digital assets

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US SEC charges Kik Int. with conducting illegal ICO; BTC/ETH not securities

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Israeli court prevents Bank Leumi to close a crypto exchange account

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German Bundesbank reports on blockchain project and digital CB money

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Japan prepares comprehensive regulatory update to enter into force in 2020

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Brasil further develops its regulation (including on AML and taxation)

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Australia strengthens cryptoregulation and defines license requirements

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FSB takes stock of regulatory work and recommends developmental attitude

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Egypt plans to only allow regulated crypto business

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US SEC takes action against fraudulent ICO

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Hong Kong and Thailand sign MoU with first focus on the issuance of CBDC

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IOSCO consults on issues, risks and regulation related to cryptoexchanges

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India state of Telangana to become country’s first blockchain district

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Malawi takes position on cryptocurrencies

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Germany intends to subjects crypto custody to license requirement

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Russia official echoes US Congressmen Sherman in supporting full cryptoban

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US Montana recognizes utility tokens and exempts them from securities law

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US: further Congress pressure to prioritise development of blockchain tech

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Japan FSA reviews AML processes at cryptoexchanges ahead of G20

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South Korea doubles up the blockchain regulatory effort

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EU: enforcement action against a large cryptocurrency mixing service

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China discusses legality of BTC

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Israel Court rules BTC is an asset and profits subject to capital gains tax

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Laos warns against the cryptorisks despite having banned this business

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UK FCA says losses from crypto fraud fell during 2018-19 financial year

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US SEC further delays its decision on the proposed BTC ETF

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UK BoE chief economist believes BTC will be money in 20-30 years

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Swiss Federal Court formalizes that cryptocurrencies are not money

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ECB on financial and monetary implications of cryptoassets

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Bahamas introduces utility / payment tokens regulation

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World Bank records secondary market bond trading on the blockchain

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Russia’s rationale for cryptoregulation is driven by cryptomarketcap

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South Korea’s sandbox continues to enroll digital start ups; 26 to date

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US SEC: Bitwise BTC ETF approval delayed but others may be settled soon

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France CB eyes a role for stablecoins to support transactions of asset tokens

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US: Listing of CFTC regulated bitcoin futures as imminent as July

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Germany to accelerate work on legal certainty with bonds as first use case

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US FinCEN clarifies application of BSA to cryptoasset businesses

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US: Congressman proposes to ban crypto on geopolitical grounds

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US SEC to review a third (BTC, ETH) ETF

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US Congress launches a Fintech task force focusing also on cryptoregulation

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US: SEC official concerned that regulatory hesitance hinders US markets

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ECB sees no macro risk from crypto but speculative risk for individuals

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Liechtenstein passes the blockchain bill

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Hong Kong HKMA concerned about privacy data as Fintech sector grows

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US CFTC may approve soon an ether futures contract

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US MIT debates cryptoregulation, diverging views dominate

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Thailand SEC spurs the ecosystem to develop digital shares / asset tokens

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US Washington State recognizes legally blockchain records

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UK BoE says cryptoassets don’t raise systemic risk and supports DLT progress

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ITIF think thank releases a policymaker’s guide to blockchain

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Sweden central bank most advanced in digital currency thinking

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Russia introduces sandboxes to test blockchain and crypto regulation

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Finland regulates crypto finance

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CVA responds to FATF consultation

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India eyes a complete ban of crypto-related business activities

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US Ohio proposes to legalize government blockchain applications

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FSB updates on crypto finance regulatory initiatives

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China SAFE to address trade finance inefficiencies with blockchain

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US NY AG files order against crypto company (fraud investigation)

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US SEC & CFTC warn investors

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Japan FSA investigates exchanges, driven by consumers protection issues

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Chile to support exchanges with proper regulation

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India consults on Fintech / Blockchain Sandbox; lukewarm on cryptoassets

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Global Cryptoasset Regulatory Landscape Study by Cambridge University

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RUSI report highlights Southeast Asia’s vulnerability to crypto North Korea

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UK London stock exchange conducts a blockchain STO

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Mauritius regulates STOs

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IMF & World Bank improve crypto understanding with ‘Learning coin’

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France AMF details crypto aspects of PACTE regulation

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IMF: Crypto shakes banking as digital assets reach mainstream

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France authorizes insurers to invest in crypto

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China may ban crypto mining

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US: Token Taxonomy Act reloaded

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FSB is working on identifying crypto regulatory gaps

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Lithuania to introduce EU AMLD5 & FATF recommendations

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FATF highlights to G20 crypto priorities

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FINMA finalizes the small bank regime

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FSB issues first directory of crypto-assets regulators

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Switzerland FINMA sets sandbox & fintech licence in strategic perspective

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Austria advocates hands-off approach in regulating blockchain

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EU: EC / ESA launch a Forum for Innovation Facilitators to spur Fintech

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US SEC: Howey test is (also) transactional. Compliance doesn’t get simpler

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US Nevada may introduce a State fintech sandbox

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South Korea sandbox starts in high demand

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Cash still king for terrorism (RAND report)

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Pakistan regulates digital currencies to counter ML / FT

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IMF & Switzerland: No news, good news

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