On September 16, 2022, the White House published a fact sheet outlining a new framework and policy recommendations for the responsible development of digital assets. Pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 14067 from March this year, the first of its kind […]
A Guide to Anti-Money Laundering for Crypto Firms
Australia’s government has announced it will prioritize “token mapping” as part of its review of crypto-assets. Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities, and Treasury Andrew Leigh argued that “regulation is struggling to keep pace and adapt with […]
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is currently assessing its approach to stablecoin regulation following the collapse of algorithmic stablecoin TerraUST (UST-USD) in May 2022. According to Central Bank minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, MAS plans to consult the public in the […]
The transition to digital assets is accelerating every day. As a result, there is a growing need for more banking services, such as payment cards, checking accounts, and wire transfers that connect traditional finance with digital asset finance. Coming from […]
The non-fungible token (NFTs) sector is in a state of flux. Reuters estimates that sales of NFTs reached around $25bn in 2021, and individual items have sold for as much as $90m. But high-profile scams in 2022, such as a […]
Nikhil Rathi, the chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has set out the regulator’s data-led strategy to embrace and mitigate the risks of digital platforms. In a speech delivered at the Peterson Institute of Economics, Rathi outlined the […]
The European Parliament has outlined new legislation that ensures the traceability of crypto-assets. The rules are part of a wider anti-money laundering (AML) package that will align with the Markets in Crypto-assets rules (MiCA). The legislation extends the Financial Action […]
On a mission to help the next 100 million people build their wealth with crypto, Finblox is a Hong Kong-based startup aiming to help people protect their savings from inflation.
Hong Kong’s government has set out amendments to its Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance, including a virtual asset service provider (VASP) licensing regime. The government is also launching a registration program for dealers in precious metals and stones (DPMS). […]
Is Cryptocurrency Legal in Malaysia? Cryptocurrencies: Not legal tender Cryptocurrency exchanges: Legal, must register with the Malaysian Securities Commission Although cryptocurrencies are legal in Malaysia, they are not considered legal tender. The country’s central bank, Bank Negra Malaysia, has issued […]
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are digital representations of a real-world object, bought by collectors and usually sold online. They are supported by blockchain technology – often the Ethereum blockchain – and contain built-in authentication, which serves as proof of ownership.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Treasury have issued significant updates to the UK’s current and proposed crypto regulatory framework in recent months. But as the industry evolves and matures at a rapid pace, the government’s wider strategy around […]