FSB works on stable coins, recognizing that their rise could cause regulatory challenges

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Liechtenstein has passed the Blockchain Act, which enters into force 1.1.20

Japan issues draft guidelines for Funds investing in cryptoassets

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Russia’s lawmakers categorise cryptoassets in ‘virtual’, ‘technical’ and ‘digital’

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US FED: State-issued digital money is inevitable

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US SEC: BTC is not a security

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Swiss SIF underlines FINMA’s lead on Libra and the importance of AML & international coordination

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Ukraina: Legalising cryptocurrencies becomes a priority

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ECB says Libra could address global payment system problems, but problems need to be addressed first

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Japan’s BoJ requests Libra to be subject to highest level of globally coordinated regulation

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US SEC extends decision period on BTC ETF proposal to the maximum possible length

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EU narrows scope of ‘right to be forgotten’

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For IFRIC, cryptocurrencies are intangible assets (accounting status)

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Swiss SIX delays its digital exchange platform

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US CFTC expects cryptoindustry to grow and reiterates a principle-based regulatory approach

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South Korea’s FSC set up fintech investment fund

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Germany sets forth blockchain strategy and won’t tolerate stablecoins threat to state money

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US: CBOE withdrew its VanEck/SolidX BTC ETF proposal from the SEC

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US SEC opens lawsuit against ICOBox

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US: SEC said BTC price discovery not rigorous enough for major exchange

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BIS hosted stablecoins conference and anticipates high bar for regulatory approval

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South Korea: FATF upcoming rules leads to delisting of anonymous cryptocurrencies

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BIS Regtech: WP on embedding regulation into blockchain finance

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Australian Senate Creates Standing Committee on Fintech & Regtech

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EU: ECB excludes creation of cryptocurrencies by member states

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France not to tax crypto-to-crypto transactions

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France: Economy / Finance minister determined to block Libra in Europe

Swiss FINMA: No new regulation needed to handle Libra; international cooperation needed

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Taiwan’s FSC clarifies virtual bank board rules

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Swiss FINMA published information about stable coins and Libra assessment

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US / Swiss Libra under close watch by FATF

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US / Swiss Libra will be subject to highest AML standards in the US

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EU: ECB incoming president supports industry-friendly cryptoregulation

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US / Swiss Libra may exclude Yuan from the reserve assets

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US SEC confirms BTC ETF lingering concerns

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US FED don’t see central bank digital currency happening in the near term

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Malta prioritises active monitoring of crypto AML risk in its strategic plan 2019-2021

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US: Pressure rises for the introduction of business-friendly crypto regulation

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Swiss SNB assesses privately- and State-issued digital token money

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Korea to ease financial firms’ investments it fintech firms

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Burundi bans all cryptocurrencies

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IMF encourages open cryptocurrency regulation

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US: Limited BTC ETFs (-like) have launched leveraging a SEC exemption possibility

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Holland: DNB to supervise crypto operators

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ECB gives Libra little chance as a widespread-used private currency

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Kyrgizstan mulling introduction of mining tax

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Sierra Leone: UN-backed digital identity platform kicks-off in 2020

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Portugal: Bitcoin is a means of payment and its trading exempted from VAT

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EU kicks off the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure

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US SEC reaches USD 10m settlement with crypto issuers accused of fraud

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EU: ECB issues study on stablecoins

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Singapore’s MAS begins accepting applications for new digital bank licence

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Swiss central bank discloses results of digitalization & fintech banking survey

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US SEC not to change securities law in the wake of tokenomics

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Swiss FINMA introduces Swiss-finished AML crypto rules

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US / Swiss Libra: Visit by US delegation to Switzerland does not temper concerns

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China issues a three-year development plan for fintech; aim to become leading fintech country

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US: Ripple’s legal saga on the regulatory status of its coin continues

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Singapore: Industry association consults on standardized AML/CTF crypto approach

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New Zealand allows payment of salaries in cryptoassets

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US: SEC has reportedly further delayed decision on pending bitcoin ETF proposals

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China’s central bank says its digital currency can now be said to be ready

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FATF teams up with 15 countries to design a system monitoring individual-level cryptotransactions

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Singapore’s MAS introduces Sandbox Express

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South Korea to license and supervise exchanges through the FSC, implementing FATF rules

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EU: ECB to develop crypto data collection to close gaps preventing risk quantification

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UK joins the movement to try and identify crypto capital gain for tax purpose

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Iran legalizes crypto mining

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Thailand to align its AML regulation to international standards

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China intentioned to develop a central bank virtual currency

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Russia introduces tax on cryptocurrencies capital gains

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Brasil mandates reporting and taxation of cryptocurrency transactions

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South Korea: Zug, Switzerland, inspires first crypto-friendly hub in Busan

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UK FCA issues final cryptoassets regulatory guidance, freeing BTC and ETH from its regulation

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Taiwan issues three digital banking licenses, bringing Asia at the forefront of such developments

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US FB warns investors Libra may not happen at all, on regulatory, technology and market concerns

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US further hearing on regulatory frameworks for crypto does not advance much the debate

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US: IRS warns cryptoinvestors amid reporting and tax requirements still unfinished

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ECB reinforces the regulatory concerns about Libra and subject positive interest to their resolution

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Peru eyes blockchain to counter political corruption and wants to upgrade crypto AML rules

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Germany: BaFin is mulling new AML rules covering crypto assets

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US: NY digital currency task force beefs up

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US senate committee schedules new hearing on digital currencies and blockchain

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Iran legalizes crypto mining

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India may ban citizens from holding or transacting cryptocurrencies and may establish digital Rupee

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Malta issues a STO paper for consultation

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Philippines: SEC issues comprehensive digital asset exchanges rules for consultation

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China: Bitcoin legal virtual property protected by the country’s legal system

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Germany: Central bank urges officials not to strangle Libra project in its early stage

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US congressmen Sherman takes extreme position asking to prohibit cryptocurrencies

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G7 united on the need to solve tough regulatory problems before Libra’s introduction

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G7 updates on stablecoins

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India: leaked draft bill supports the hard line of the authorities when it comes to cryptocurrencies

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US Congress Committees discussed Libra with project lead D Marcus; concerns dominate

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IMF study anticipates e-monies and stablecoins to surpass cash and bank accounts

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Canada forces crypto exchanges to register with the authority by June 2020

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UK Treasury supports Libra, as if properly regulated could benefit payment systems

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UK Government tasks FCA to establish the crypto AML regime by Jan 2020

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US Treasury Secretary wants “level compliance field” between crypto and fiat, and supports innovation

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Georgia exempts cryptocurrencies from VAT

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