France moves to ban anonymous crypto accounts to prevent money laundering

France is preparing new frameworks to prevent anonymity in crypto. French financial authorities are strengthening the country’s cryptocurrency regulations in a move to prevent illicit activities like money laundering and terrorism financing. On Dec. 9, several ministries in France jointly introduced an order aiming to prevent anonymous digital asset transactions by banning anonymous crypto accounts. […]

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Crypto cross-border payments, explained

What are the main advantages that crypto can offer when making cross-border payments, and what are the main challenges for consumers? How can you easily, securely store and exchange cryptocurrencies? By using a platform that has a carefully cultivated reputation for keeping digital assets safe. Crypto platforms are emerging that aim to make cross-border payments […]

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Crypto firms still not widely adopting ‘travel rule,’ says FATF deputy

David Lewis, executive secretary and G20 deputy at the Financial Action Task Force, says crypto firms still have a long way to go before they’re compliant. In 2019, the Financial Action Task Force asked jurisdictions worldwide to adopt its regulatory guidelines for virtual assets. At the V20 conference today, held online, David Lewis—executive secretary and G20 deputy […]

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Law Decoded: The rivalry between central banks and global stablecoins, Oct. 9–16

Talk of CBDCs and Facebook’s Libra headlined this week’s policy news, as international organizations weigh in on both. Editor’s note Blockchain technology has attracted regulatory attention since its inception. The security of the Bitcoin network despite the value of BTC in play has consistently proved the resilience of blockchain technology in maintaining records across a […]

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FSB releases recommendations to regulate ‘global stablecoins’ such as Libra

The Financial Stability Board has warned that global stablecoins could pose systemic risks to the monetary systems of nation-states. The G20’s financial watchdog, the Financial Stability Board (FSB), has published regulatory recommendations opposing the trans-national ambitions of “global stablecoins,” such as Facebook’s Libra project. The FSB’s report offers regulatory recommendations to G20 member states and […]

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Deregulating Crypto Could Spark More Speculation Says Japan’s FSA

“Deregulating Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies may not necessarily promote technical innovation,” says Japan’s new top financial regulator. Ryozo Himino, the new commissioner of Japan’s Financial Services Agency, says the agency is wary of deregulating private cryptocurrencies. Noting that the COVID-19 pandemic could accelerate the transition to a cashless society, Himono instead emphasized the potential role […]

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