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FCA issues coronavirus cryptocurrency scam warning

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned investors to avoid coronavirus-related cryptocurrency schemes that may seem too good to be true. Crypto scams are on the rise to exploit investors In a warning published on its website, the regulator says criminals and scammers are trying to take advantage of confusion and market instability in…
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17th March 2020 0

Sweden is now testing its digital version of cash, the e-krona

The Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, has announced the launch of a year-long pilot project of its proposed e-krona. The project will use distributed ledger technology inspired by the blockchains that run cryptocurrencies. Cashless in Sweden: Physical cash is headed toward obsolescence in Sweden. Nearly everyone uses a mobile payment application called Swish, and it’s been…
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28th February 2020 0

Municipality of Zermatt Now Accepts Payments in Bitcoin

The municipality of Zermatt, in cooperation with Bitcoin Suisse, announced that it will accept Bitcoin as a means of payment for local taxes and official transactions with immediate effect. A point-of-sale solution provided by Bitcoin Suisse has been installed in the Zermatt town hall, so that fees for services from local authorities can be paid…
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7th February 2020 0

Taxman unearths £200m in joint operation

M Revenue & Customs has helped uncover £200m worth of suspected tax evasion and money laundering in the UK. The action — which occurred as part of a series of investigations in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, the US and the UK — is centred around a Central American financial institution whose products and services are…
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3rd February 2020 0

Former U.S. regulator leads effort to create digital dollar

The project will explore how a cryptocurrency could produce a more efficient and safer means of cross-border trade, clearance and settlement. The former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has partnered with Accenture to create the non-profit Digital Dollar Project, which plans to explore the creation of a U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).…
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27th January 2020 0

FCA takes control over AML and CTF supervision of UK cryptoasset activities

UK businesses conducting cryptoasset activities must register with the FCA. The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has become the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) supervisor for businesses engaging in certain cryptoasset activities under the amended Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017 (MLRs). Any UK business conducting specific cryptoasset activities falls…
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17th January 2020 0

UK Financial Watchdog Now Supervises AML/CTF Compliance For Businesses

The well known and popular UK financial watchdog which is the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is now actively supervising the anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) compliance for companies which are carrying out crypto-related activities. The Bitcoin and altcoin news feature an official announcement published on January 10 which outlines that FCA will supervise…
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13th January 2020 0

Spotting suspicious transactions: Why automation is the future of compliance

The compliance side of Fintech is Regtech, and the same automation technology can drive the growth of safe, legal digital payments. Southeast Asia’s Internet economy—the fastest and largest growth in the world—is primed for explosive growth. A report by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company found the region’s Internet economy to have crossed the US$100…
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9th January 2020 0

EU Agrees Steps Toward Tighter Money-Laundering Supervision

European Union finance ministers on Thursday backed plans for greater powers to combat money laundering after a series of revelations about large amounts of dirty money flowing through European banks. The EU last year experienced its largest money-laundering scandal when it emerged that 200 billion euros ($220 billion) in suspicious payments were made between 2007…
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13th December 2019 0

Coinfirm partners with Kroll to help users recover lost or stolen crypto

Pawel Kuskowski, CEO at London-based Coinfirm, a company focused on developing regulations technology, or Regtech, for blockchain-based financial assets, estimates that there’s $10 billion in stolen cryptocurrencies. In order to help victims recover their funds, Coinfirm has partnered with cybersecurity firm Krollwire to launch ReclaimCrypto.com. There’s usually no recourse for people who’ve lost their crypto…
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4th November 2019 0