FATF Releases Global Standards for Crypto Assets

The Financial Action Task Force adopted its new rules on crypto assets and published its updated Guidance on Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers Friday. Under these new measures, crypto service providers will be required to implement the same requirements as traditional financial institutions. Also read: Indian Cryptocurrency Regulation Is Ready, Official Confirms FATF’s…

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24 Countries and IMF Discuss Global Standards of Crypto Regulation

Twenty-four financial authorities and 11 international organizations, including the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, recently gathered in New York and discussed global standards of crypto regulation. “It is important to consistently implement international standards,” said the chairman of South Korea’s top financial regulator who attended the meeting. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones…

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Canada Releases Official Draft of New Crypto Regulations Focused on KYC/AML

The Canadian government has released an official draft of new regulations on crypto exchanges and payment processors, Canada Gazette reports June 9. According to the draft, the new regulations seek to address a “number of deficiencies” that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) outlined after their evaluation in 2015-16, namely in strengthening Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering…

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