US: further Congress pressure to prioritise development of blockchain tech

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Japan FSA reviews AML processes at cryptoexchanges ahead of G20

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South Korea doubles up the blockchain regulatory effort

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EU: enforcement action against a large cryptocurrency mixing service

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China discusses legality of BTC

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Israel Court rules BTC is an asset and profits subject to capital gains tax

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Laos warns against the cryptorisks despite having banned this business

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UK FCA says losses from crypto fraud fell during 2018-19 financial year

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US SEC further delays its decision on the proposed BTC ETF

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UK BoE chief economist believes BTC will be money in 20-30 years

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Swiss Federal Court formalizes that cryptocurrencies are not money

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ECB on financial and monetary implications of cryptoassets

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Bahamas introduces utility / payment tokens regulation

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World Bank records secondary market bond trading on the blockchain

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Russia’s rationale for cryptoregulation is driven by cryptomarketcap

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South Korea’s sandbox continues to enroll digital start ups; 26 to date

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US SEC: Bitwise BTC ETF approval delayed but others may be settled soon

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France CB eyes a role for stablecoins to support transactions of asset tokens

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US: Listing of CFTC regulated bitcoin futures as imminent as July

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Germany to accelerate work on legal certainty with bonds as first use case

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US FinCEN clarifies application of BSA to cryptoasset businesses

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US: Congressman proposes to ban crypto on geopolitical grounds

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US SEC to review a third (BTC, ETH) ETF

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US Congress launches a Fintech task force focusing also on cryptoregulation

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US: SEC official concerned that regulatory hesitance hinders US markets

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ECB sees no macro risk from crypto but speculative risk for individuals

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Liechtenstein passes the blockchain bill

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Hong Kong HKMA concerned about privacy data as Fintech sector grows

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US CFTC may approve soon an ether futures contract

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US MIT debates cryptoregulation, diverging views dominate

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Thailand SEC spurs the ecosystem to develop digital shares / asset tokens

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US Washington State recognizes legally blockchain records

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UK BoE says cryptoassets don’t raise systemic risk and supports DLT progress

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ITIF think thank releases a policymaker’s guide to blockchain

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Sweden central bank most advanced in digital currency thinking

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Russia introduces sandboxes to test blockchain and crypto regulation

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Finland regulates crypto finance

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CVA responds to FATF consultation

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India eyes a complete ban of crypto-related business activities

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US Ohio proposes to legalize government blockchain applications

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FSB updates on crypto finance regulatory initiatives

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China SAFE to address trade finance inefficiencies with blockchain

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US NY AG files order against crypto company (fraud investigation)

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US SEC & CFTC warn investors

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Japan FSA investigates exchanges, driven by consumers protection issues

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Chile to support exchanges with proper regulation

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India consults on Fintech / Blockchain Sandbox; lukewarm on cryptoassets

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Global Cryptoasset Regulatory Landscape Study by Cambridge University

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RUSI report highlights Southeast Asia’s vulnerability to crypto North Korea

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UK London stock exchange conducts a blockchain STO

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Mauritius regulates STOs

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IMF & World Bank improve crypto understanding with ‘Learning coin’

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France AMF details crypto aspects of PACTE regulation

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IMF: Crypto shakes banking as digital assets reach mainstream

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France authorizes insurers to invest in crypto

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China may ban crypto mining

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US: Token Taxonomy Act reloaded

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FSB is working on identifying crypto regulatory gaps

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Lithuania to introduce EU AMLD5 & FATF recommendations

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FATF highlights to G20 crypto priorities

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FINMA finalizes the small bank regime

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FSB issues first directory of crypto-assets regulators

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Switzerland FINMA sets sandbox & fintech licence in strategic perspective

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Austria advocates hands-off approach in regulating blockchain

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EU: EC / ESA launch a Forum for Innovation Facilitators to spur Fintech

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US SEC: Howey test is (also) transactional. Compliance doesn’t get simpler

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US Nevada may introduce a State fintech sandbox

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South Korea sandbox starts in high demand

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Cash still king for terrorism (RAND report)

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Pakistan regulates digital currencies to counter ML / FT

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IMF & Switzerland: No news, good news

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Hong Kong regulates STOs

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US SEC delays BTC ETF approval until 16 May 2019

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Switzerland: SNB grants access to SIC for fintech companies

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Australia ASIC pushes adoption and use of Regtech

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Switzerland: FINMA ascertains illegality in the Envion ICO

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G20: Crypto expected to be leading topic at next Summit (June)

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India to introduce a fintech regulatory sandbox

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Switzerland consults on improving DLT/Blockchain framework conditions

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BIS skeptical about central banks’ digital currencies

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US former CFTC chairman tells how to fix the regulatory gap

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Switzerland: Motion to put exchanges under FINMA scored a point

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Switzerland poised to introduce new Fund for institutional investors

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Italian Consob consults on ICO and crypto trading

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US SEC intentioned to upgrade digital asset custody rules

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Japan strengthens crypto margin trading rules

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Australia starts national blockchain roadmap

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Hong Kong implements BCBS prudential expectations

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Canadian authorities consult on cryptoexchange regulation

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Switzerland: Towards less extensive auditing for fintech licensed firms

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Hong Kong FSC delays implementation of Basel III for online banks

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BCBS specifies requirements for banks operating with crypto

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US Texas proposes to ban anonymous cryptocurrencies

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Malta remediates AML gaps with the help of CypherTrace

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US Colorado aims at clarity about which coin is a security

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Germany progresses on supportive crypto/DLT legislation

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Singapore MAS recaps ongoing financial sector DLT use cases

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US SEC confirms ETH is not a securities

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South Korea to focus on promoting financial innovation

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Argentina supports financially private DLT projects

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