Botswana set to present a virtual asset bill regulating crypto trading including AML provisions

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US SEC rejects Microstrategy’s bitcoin accounting method. Impairment applies to bitcoin too

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US SEC may press ahead in subjecting crypto trading platforms to its investor protection scheme

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US SEC rejects First Trust Advisors & SkyBridge bitcoin spot ETF application

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US Fed issued discussion paper on CBDC

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Russia considers full ban on crypto

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UK FCA plans to curb the marketing of cryptos

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Singapore’s MAS issued guidelines targeting retail crypto promotions. Bitcoin ATMs forced to comply

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China claims over 261m users of its pilot CBDC at the end of 2021

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ESMA urges to prohibit the proof-of-work mining model

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Iran to launch a CBDC pilot soon

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Spain restricts and regulates the promotion of crypto assets to retail segment

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Malaysia actively assessing CBDC opportunity

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Pakistan considers banning cryptocurrencies

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IMF asks for a coordinated global regulatory framework in view of the growth of the crypto asset class

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Israel analysis how to create a viable CBDC

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Bolivian CB bans cryptocurrencies and warns users against scams

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Hong Kong publicly consults on cryptocurrencies and stablecoins regulation

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Pakistan outlaws cryptoassets on AML / terrorism financing concerns

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BIS, SNB and 5 commercial banks demonstrated feasibility of integrated wholesale CBDC

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UK formed a crypto and digital assets group to ensure new rules support innovation

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US Fed says CBDC and stablecoins are not mutually exclusive

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Bahrain CB successfully completed a DLT-based digital currency test

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Albania legalizes bitcoin as digital asset; Kosovo announces a policy to prohibit bitcoin mining

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EU ESMA seeks opinions on updating regulations concerning the implementation of DLT solutions

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UK poised to strengthen regulatory oversight

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US SEC postponed decision on NYDIG bitcoin spot ETF

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India CB proposes to go for a basic version of CBDC first, focusing on acceptance and user-friendliness

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Jamaica CB completed retail CBDC pilot and expects to go live in Q1

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Mexico CB to issue a CBDC in around two years

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UAE strengthen punishments for crypto fraudsters and scammers

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Turkey to create a cryptocurrencies law

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US SEC rejected the Valkyrie and Kryptoin bitcoin spot ETF proposals

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India delays decision crypto regulatory bill to post winter season

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BIS anticipates a global crypto regulatory framework next year, after the DeFi wake-up call

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US SEC delays decision on Bitwise and Grayscale bitcoin spot ETFs

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BIS explores possibilities and limits of decentralization in digital finance

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IMF says to develop global crypto regulation instead of banning crypto

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Thailand CB poised to issue comprehensive digital asset regulation in January 2022

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UK BoE says cryptocurrencies do not pose a significant risk to England’s financial stability

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Russia CB bans mutual funds from investing in cryptocurrencies

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Russian government forms working group expected to propose comprehensive cryptoregulation

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South Africa plans to introduce crypto regulations in 2022

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Thailand CB warns commercial banks against cryptocurrency risks

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Swiss CB, French CB and the BIS concluded successfully X-border wholesale CBDC experiment

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Australia poised to introduce new regulations promoting cryptocurrencies to mainstream

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BIS warns against risk posed by DeFi to investors

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India released its national strategy on blockchain. No mention of banning cryptocurrencies

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China considers using blockchain technology to power its CBDC

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Japan’s FSA intends to restrict stablecoin issuance to banks and wire transfer companies

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Indonesia poised to issue a CBDC

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ECB addresses conditions for success for, and risks of, CBDC

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India intentioned to introduce regulatory framework and not to ban cryptocurrencies

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China poised to regulate metaverse and NFTs to prevent ML risk

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US SEC rejects the WisdomTree application for a bitcoin spot ETF

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Indonesia CB pushing for a CBDC to counter private cryptocurrencies

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France CB concerned that EU should more directly supervise DeFi

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Tanzania to develop a CBDC

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South Korea to strengthen NFT and DeFi regulatory approach

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Uzbekistan allows residents to trace cryptos on regulated exchanges

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The EU (Council) has adopted the regulation on markets in crypto assets (MiCA)

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US banking regulators to define together the role banks can play in the crypto markets

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Australia to make crypto an inherent part of the financial system

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El Salvador to inaugurate Bitcoin City backed by USD 1bn bitcoin bonds

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India may launch a CBDC pilot test in early 2022

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Peru joins forces with India, Singapore and Hong Kong to develop its own CBDC

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Indian group of parliamentarians and crypto representatives concluded to regulate instead of banning cryptocurrencies

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UK BoE worried that the increasing integration of traditional and crypto markets poses threat to financial stability

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India approved an ETF offering exposure to global crypto and blockchain firms

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US SEC rejected VanEck’s spot bitcoin ETF proposal, claiming compliance gaps against Exchange Act

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Kazachstan regulates cryptocurrencies service providers, requiring AML checks

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Russia created working group to regulate cryptocurrency mining industry

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Austria intentioned to tax digital asset gains akin traditional investments such as bonds and stocks

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Bank of England concerned that the rise of cryptos is helping illicit activities

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Bank of Spain to collect commercial banks’ digital currency plans for research/ analysis purposes

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BCBS to issue an updated consultative proposal on cryptoasset exposures by mid-2022

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Swiss CB ready to launch wholesale CBDC, subject to policy decision

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Bank of England & HM Treasury to consult in 2022 on possible roll-out of CBDC

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Banque de France issued the results from its wholesale CBDC experiment

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Kazachstan subjects crypto service providers to a financial monitoring regime

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Swedish authority has requested the EU to ban crypto mining based on proof of work

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US Congress passed Infrastructure bill with definition of broker controversially applying to crypto

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South Korea will not regulate NFTs

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Two members of US Congress ask SEC chairman to explain why it allowed futures but not spot BTC ETF

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US SEC postpones to 7 January 2022 decision on Valkyrie bitcoin spot ETF

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US Treasury releases the report on stablecoin

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South Africa may not allow pension funds to include cryptocurrencies offerings

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Nigeria has rolled out its CBDC

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India may regulate cryptocurrencies as commodities instead of banning them

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Singapore determined to support cryptocurrencies if these are regulated

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Bank of Spain released instructions for entities wishing to offer crypto-related services

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US FDIC working with OCC and FED to clarify rules for banks handling cryptoassets

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Russia not ready to allow bitcoin ETF

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Nigeria reiterates its commitment to launch CBDC

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BCBS / FATF survey shows inconsistent global application of AML/CFT rules

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Australia eyes new licenses for cyptoexchanges, new laws for DAOs, DeFi and mining

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Mexico will not legalise cryptocurrency payments

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Malta approved listing of first European crypto index fund with direct exposure to cryptos

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Ghana to develop offline capabilities for its CBDC

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Banque de France completed a CBDC test

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