FATF Guidelines and What They Get Wrong About Bitcoin

In this episode, Dave discusses the new Financial Action Task Force (FATF) guidelines with Amsterdam-based regulatory consultant Simon Lelieveldt, who argues that these guidelines are disproportionate, technically unsound and uneconomic. At the crux of this topic is the difference between how Facebook’s Libra will accept regulation versus advocacy for online privacy by many in the…

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G20 Supports FATF Crypto Recommendations

At a conference in Osaka, Japan, on June 28 and 29, 2019, the leaders of the G20 economic bloc formally announced their support of the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) cryptocurrency guidelines as laid out in late June. The FATF is an international regulatory organization with the set task of making formal policy recommendations to…

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FATF Finalizes Crypto Guidelines, Recommends Exchanges Share Client Data

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental regulatory organization, has finalized its recommendations for combating cryptocurrency money laundering and terrorism financing. In short, it wants to blow back the veil on user privacy. What Are the FATF Crypto Guidelines? The FATF released the final draft of its highly anticipated recommendations for cryptocurrency service providers…

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