bitcoin regulation

UK adds further regulation to already strict 5AMLD guidelines

UK Adds Further Regulation to Already-Strict 5AMLD Guidelines

To combat the alleged risks associated with crypto-assets and their networks, Her Majesty’s Treasury, the United Kingdom’s finance and economics department, has added additional measures. The new Money Laundering Regulations, or MLRs position the U.K’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) overseer for certain crypto objectives, Director of Retail and Regulatory Investigations, […]

Digitex to remove KYC to protect user data

Crypto Exchange Digitex Removes KYC to Protect User Data

While some global crypto exchanges move to expand Know Your Customer (KYC) rules, some major rivals claim that crypto platforms don’t need KYC at all. Digitex, a Seychelles-based crypto derivatives exchange, will start removing KYC identification this week in response to a major user data leakage that happened last month. Digitex will have no KYC […]

Israeli banks shouldn't deny services to crypto firms

Israeli Banks Should Not Deny Services to Crypto Firms: Attorney General

Israeli banks shouldn’t deny services to firms involved with cryptocurrencies, according to Israel’s attorney general Avichai Mandelblit. Instead of halting financial services for all crypto firms, banks should closely examine each case for indicators of money laundering risks or other illicit financial practices, Mandelblit told the Tel Aviv District Court. Mandelblit’s stance purportedly opposed to […]

canadian dollar pegged stablecoin QCAD

Canadian Dollar-Pegged Stablecoin QCAD to be Regulated by FinTRAC

Major Canadian investment fund manager 3iQ and blockchain firm Mavennet co-launched a newly regulated stablecoin pegged to the Canadian Dollar (CAD). Developed by Canada Stablecorp, a joint venture between 3iQ and Mavennet, QCAD is the latest CAD-based stablecoin and was officially launched on Feb 11. QCAD total supply accounts for about 150,000 CAD at the […]