US: Ripple’s legal saga on the regulatory status of its coin continues

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Singapore: Industry association consults on standardized AML/CTF crypto approach

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New Zealand allows payment of salaries in cryptoassets

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US: SEC has reportedly further delayed decision on pending bitcoin ETF proposals

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China’s central bank says its digital currency can now be said to be ready

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FATF teams up with 15 countries to design a system monitoring individual-level cryptotransactions

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Singapore’s MAS introduces Sandbox Express

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South Korea to license and supervise exchanges through the FSC, implementing FATF rules

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EU: ECB to develop crypto data collection to close gaps preventing risk quantification

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UK joins the movement to try and identify crypto capital gain for tax purpose

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Iran legalizes crypto mining

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Thailand to align its AML regulation to international standards

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China intentioned to develop a central bank virtual currency

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Russia introduces tax on cryptocurrencies capital gains

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Brasil mandates reporting and taxation of cryptocurrency transactions

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South Korea: Zug, Switzerland, inspires first crypto-friendly hub in Busan

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UK FCA issues final cryptoassets regulatory guidance, freeing BTC and ETH from its regulation

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Taiwan issues three digital banking licenses, bringing Asia at the forefront of such developments

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US FB warns investors Libra may not happen at all, on regulatory, technology and market concerns

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US further hearing on regulatory frameworks for crypto does not advance much the debate

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US: IRS warns cryptoinvestors amid reporting and tax requirements still unfinished

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ECB reinforces the regulatory concerns about Libra and subject positive interest to their resolution

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Peru eyes blockchain to counter political corruption and wants to upgrade crypto AML rules

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Germany: BaFin is mulling new AML rules covering crypto assets

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US: NY digital currency task force beefs up

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US senate committee schedules new hearing on digital currencies and blockchain

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Iran legalizes crypto mining

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India may ban citizens from holding or transacting cryptocurrencies and may establish digital Rupee

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Malta issues a STO paper for consultation

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Philippines: SEC issues comprehensive digital asset exchanges rules for consultation

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China: Bitcoin legal virtual property protected by the country’s legal system

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Germany: Central bank urges officials not to strangle Libra project in its early stage

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US congressmen Sherman takes extreme position asking to prohibit cryptocurrencies

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G7 united on the need to solve tough regulatory problems before Libra’s introduction

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G7 updates on stablecoins

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India: leaked draft bill supports the hard line of the authorities when it comes to cryptocurrencies

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US Congress Committees discussed Libra with project lead D Marcus; concerns dominate

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IMF study anticipates e-monies and stablecoins to surpass cash and bank accounts

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Canada forces crypto exchanges to register with the authority by June 2020

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UK Treasury supports Libra, as if properly regulated could benefit payment systems

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UK Government tasks FCA to establish the crypto AML regime by Jan 2020

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US Treasury Secretary wants “level compliance field” between crypto and fiat, and supports innovation

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Georgia exempts cryptocurrencies from VAT

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US Congress drafts a bill to prevent big tech companies from becoming financial companies

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US to harmonise definition of blockchain across the States, to facilitate applications

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Turkey’s 2019-2023 development plan includes prospect for CB digital money and blockchain support

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UK BoE reiterates Libra needs to be regulatory rock solid before launch

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US FED says Libra to resolve AML, privacy & systemic stability concerns before launch

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China fears that Libra could challenge the yuan, and kicks off CB digital currency research

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US SEC approved first STO under Reg A, as Blockstack was able to cope with a USD 2m regulatory cost

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India’s stance on cryptocurrencies deters Libra’s promoters from offering it in India

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US IRS determined to clamp down on cryptocurrencies tax crime

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France’s ‘Paris Europlace’ issues a guide for digital asset service providers

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Korea joins the Libra’s commentators flagging financial stability risks from the FB project

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Singapore may exempt cryptocurrencies from the local equivalent of VAT

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US FINRA and SEC outline regulatory compliance issues for crypto custodians

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Iran confirms illegality of bitcoin

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Europe ECB committed not to allow Libra to develop in a regulatory void

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Cyprus to draft comprehensive blockchain legislation by end of the year

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UK FCA approves for the first time a crypto hedge fund

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Iceland FME legalizes the use of cryptocurrency in payments

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Libra’s regulatory fall-outs continue (US, Russia, Japan)

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UK FCA to consult on banning the sale to retail clients of crypto derivatives

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Singapore: Drivers and expected impact of the anticipated five new digital banks

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G20 reiterates crypto does not raise systemic risk and re-affirm commitment to implement FATF rules

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BIS anticipates issuance of CB digital money sooner than later, in the wake of Libra

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BIS to establish an international Innovation Hub focusing on technological trends affecting CBs

Swiss FINMA adapts supervisory circulars to reflect FinTech license requirements

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US- / Swiss-based FB Libra regulatory fall-outs continue

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Swiss Federal Council opens consultation on introduction of new fund category that benefits crypto

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Swiss Federal Council adopts dispatch on amending (strengthening) Anti-Money Laundering Act

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FATF commends Hong Kong for the strength of its AML / CTF framework

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Abkhazia on a path to regulate cryptomining

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FSB highlights to G20 need to harness crypto benefits while containing risks

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Russia may allow crypto trading while holding on to the ban on crypto payments

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BIS issues annual report and reflects on big tech opportunities and risks

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US- / Swiss-based FB Libra faces regulatory open minds but not open doors

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FATF issues final AML-CFT guidance for virtual asset service providers

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UK: BoE enthusiastic about DLT applications and tokenized assets

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Enforcements, fighting tax evasion and DoJ’s extraterritoriality in crypto (Japan, Brasil, US)

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Brazil sets up sandbox and intends to ad apt regulations to cover DLT / crypto

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US FINRA’s holding back crypto broker dealer applications, supposedly at SEC request

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

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Iceland approves first European provider of blockchain-based e-money service provider

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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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