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EU cryptocurrency regulation

Is Cryptocurrency Legal in the EU? Cryptocurrencies: Legal, Euro-backed member-states may be restricted on introducing their own cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency exchanges: Regulations may vary by member-state, and by compliance with the European Banking Authority (EBA), European Commission (EC), European Central Bank […]

Cryptocurrency Regulation UK

Is Cryptocurrency Legal in the UK? Cryptocurrencies: Not legal tender Cryptocurrency exchanges: Legal, registration requirements with FCA Cryptocurrency regulations in UK have been measured, but have matured in the post-Brexit financial landscape.  Although the UK confirmed in 2020 that crypto […]

Switzerland Cryptocurrency Regulation

Is Cryptocurrency Legal in Switzerland? Cryptocurrencies: Legal, accepted as payment in some contexts Cryptocurrency exchanges: Legal, regulated by SFTA and FINMA In Switzerland crypto and virtual currencies are classified as assets or property. Exchanges are legal and, depending on the […]

what is hmrc

The important role of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) What is HMRC? It is common knowledge that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is responsible for regulating taxes, wages, and many other aspects of the financial sector in the United Kingdom. […]

What is MiFID II?

What is MiFID II, and how has it Affected the European Investment Market One of the most influential laws enacted by the European Union to regulate the investment sector is the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. This directive, which is […]

European Market Infrastructure Regulation

An Overview of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) Implemented in August 2012, the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) was created to stabilize over-the-counter (OTC) markets within EU member states. Why was EMIR introduced? OTC markets facilitate the decentralized trade […]

UK sanctions

This guide will outline the UK sanctions post-brexit regulations and inform you of what you need to know to ensure you are complying with the renewed sanction laws. Sanctions in the UK fall under the authority of several different departments. […]