US Congress to explore benefits of digital dollar as COVID crisis revealed current banking shortcomings

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Thailand launches sandbox to test P2P lending platforms

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Korea’s CB released 10-year strategy and foresees establishment of a digital innovation division

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Russia experiences political push back against the nation’s planned ban on cryptocurrencies

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New York and French authorities signed MoU to help spreading blockchain use cases

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Ghana confirms commitment to piloting a CBDC

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US OCC Chief to engage in facilitating the opening of banking relationships for blockchain companies

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US’ OCC consults on digital banking activities, including on cryptoassets and use of DLT

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US Philadelphia FED research paper points to advantages of CBDC in case of financial panic

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Kyrgyzstan may regulate cryptomining and introduce flat 15% tax on cryptoassets sales

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Japan’s finance minister opposes the reduction of bitcoin trading tax to 20% and wants to keep 55%

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China expands inheritance rights in its civil code to include cryptocurrencies

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Kazakhstan to deliberate on a bill that would make mining legal

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South Korea’s Parliament to vote on taxing bitcoin profits in September

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Antigua and Barbuda adopt digital assets bill to become digital assets friendly nation

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US’ Louisiana on the way to open up to crypto

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Russia considers penalizing cryptocurrency transactions

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China has released the e-Yuan. Decentralised nature and working arrangements still unclear

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Myanmar has outlawed the use of digital currencies

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Iran to work on new national strategy for cryptomining, including regulation and mining revenue

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Ukraine consults on virtual assets law that provides legal status to crypto assets

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Albania introduces legal crypto framework, joining Malta and France am amongst the EU countries

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China adds crypto to the training program of its Communist Party officials

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Philippines address money laundering risk through virtual assets and VASPs

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Brazil instituted a Digital Government Strategy, unifying digital channels, developing interoperability

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China’s CB proposes a blockchain trade financing platform for a regional construction project

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Telegram’s TON throws the towel after SEC brough legal action against it

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Swiss Parliament adopts DLT framework

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Qatar explores the use of blockchain within the existing regulations

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Gibraltar: Token sales are securities offering by default

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Vietnam establishes research group to stay abreast of new blockchain developments

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Retail CBDC is now the main ECB research focus

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Croatia introduces the first regulated passive bitcoin investment fund

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China believes digital Yuan will replace cash

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EU points to importance of asset management function to make global stablecoins viable

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UK FCA launches digital sandbox focused on developing solutions to the COVID19 outbreak

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South African regulators recommend how to regulate crypto assets and related service providers

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Portugal to create a sandbox zone to support its digital transition action plan

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Japan’s STO association published self-regulatory guidelines

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Holland CB ready to play a leading role in a pan-European CBCD experiment

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BIS anticipates COVID-19 will accelerate the digital transition beyond payments

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Blockchain association INATBA partners with EC to address challenges raised by COVID-19

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Facebook redesigned its Libra global stablecoin project and filed for license in Switzerland

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China to introduce a national blockchain platform to assist faster and cheaper deployments

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China committed to devise national blockchain and DLT standards

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FSB issued 10 consultative recommendations to advance global stablecoins regulation

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EU says AMLD5 framework is outdated compared to FATF standards and proposes amendments

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Singapore’s MAS set aside 70 USDm to support fintech firms amidst the global economic slump

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France ready to ban stablecoins if necessary

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FSB prioritises the enhancement of cross-border payments leveraging fintech innovation

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Malta’s flop: a blockchain framework, no licenses, departing crypto firms

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BIS speculates that digital payments and CBDCs will be boosted by the Covid-19

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FATF finds US largely compliant with Recommendation 15 (virtual currencies)

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FINMA carried out approx. 60 ICO investigations in 2019, opening enforcement against 3 of them

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Russia may introduce a regulatory sandbox for digital technologies and crypto industry

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US recommend creation of digital dollar as part of Corona stimulus bills

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IOSCO issues report analyzing regulatory issues arising from the use of global stablecoins

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Singapore recommends to trace previous transactions of tokens as far back as necessary (AML)

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Hawaii introduces regulatory sandbox for digital firms

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Russia may ban crypto issuance and circulation

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Zimbabwe introduces regulatory sandbox for cryptofirms

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New York State Department of Financial Services requires pandemic readiness plans from cryptofirms

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BoE releases CBDC discussion paper, weighting pros and cons - including on DLT as underlying tech

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US Congressman introduces a Crypto-Currency Act that distinguishes crypto- commodities, -currency and -securities

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South Korea introduces a framework for cryptocurrency and exchange regulation

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Japan’s FSA launched blockchain governance initiative to promote sustainable development

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EU to facilitate use of cryptoassets by SMEs, investors and intermediaries

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France (Court of Nanterre) recognizes legally bitcoin as legitimate form of currency

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India lifts the banking ban on the crypto industry

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German BaFin clarified cryptoregulation and the services subject to licensing requirements

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The BoE speculates that crypto stablecoins could materially weaken bank lending

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FATF releases guidance on digital ID

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French AMF recommends creating a EU sandbox to study security tokens

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Libra to be recasted as a multiple coins payment system

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BIS recognizes the payment system technological disruption and its key role in shaping policy response

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BIS releases research paper sketching out key technological design considerations for retail CBDC

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Australian Court agrees cryptos can be used as security for legal costs

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US SEC rejects the last outstanding BTC ETF proposal

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South Korea’s policy for 2020 focuses on promoting FinTech growth

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Malta’s MFSA reports that EU central depository rules prevent the rise of STOs

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G20 push FATF crypto standards implementation and reiterate conservative stance on stablecoins

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UK’s BoE worried that private companies could dominate the digital currency scene before CBs

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New Jersey (US) proposes bill requesting each virtual asset company to obtain license before operating

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Half of the projects in the Cyprus sandbox are DLT-based

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FATF prioritises virtual assets ML prevention, including in relation to stablecoins

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FSB to prioritise issuance of a report on stablecoins regulatory issues

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Sweden CB kicks off a DLT-based pilot e-krona project

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US government plans to return the US Secret Service on crypto crimes

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US SEC unlikely to approve the last outstanding BTC ETF application

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US Presidency candidate Bloomberg pledges to provide clear rules of the game to crypto

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Belgium poised to develop an articulated digital asset legal framework

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Russia’s CB completes blockchain tokenization pilot; results will impact digital asset draft bill

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US government’s combating terrorism strategy focuses on upgrading regulation of digital assets

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IOSCO releases report on crypto asset trading platforms

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FATF confirms Switzerland’s largely compliant rating regarding virtual asset service providers

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US FinCEN to introduce new rules reinforcing crypto AML

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Europe urges Gibraltar to improve AML practice

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Australia introduces a regulatory sandbox

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Belgium urges for crypto regulation to counter potential fraudulent activities

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Italy’s CONSOB shut down crypto exchanges on illegality grounds

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