Cyprus Securities Regulator Calls for Adoption of EU Anti-Money Laundering Framework

Cyprus’ securities regulator is calling for the transposition of an extended version of the European Union’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive into national law. The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) is calling for the transposition of the European Union (EU)’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Directive (AMLD5) into national law — bringing local regulation of cryptocurrencies […]

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Norway: Anarcho-Capitalist Smart City Adopts Crypto as Sole Recognized Medium of Exchange

Liberstad has adopted a cryptocurrency native to its blockchain-powered smart city platform. Liberstad — a private, anarcho-capitalist city in Norway — has adopted a cryptocurrency native to its blockchain-powered smart city platform as its official medium of exchange, according to a press release published on Feb. 12. Founded in 2015, Liberstad is the outcome of […]

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Liechtenstein’s Postal Service to Offer Crypto Exchange Services at Physical Locations

The Liechtensteinian postal service will offer crypto exchange service in one of its offices in Vaduz starting this week. Liechtensteinische Post AG, the country’s official postal service, plans to offer cryptocurrency exchange services at their physical locations, according to an official announcement published on Feb. 14. The postal service will allow customers to exchange their […]

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Moscow Gov’t to Launch Blockchain-Enabled IT Innovation Cluster by Summer 2019

The Moscow city government is planning to launch a blockchain-based city innovation cluster by summer 2019. The Moscow municipal government is planning to launch a blockchain-based city innovation cluster by summer 2019, Russian news agency TASS reports on Feb. 11. The upcoming platform for the city’s IT innovation cluster will enable participants to find potential […]

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New Platform Enables Trades Across 200 Tools and Runs Educational Crypto Show

sponsored A cross-market platform says it allows users to trade in crypto, forex, precious metals, shares and commodities — and offers a wealth of intelligence for investors. A cross-market platform called LH-Crypto says its service gives traders the opportunity to transact across a plethora of cryptocurrencies and 200 other financial instruments — including forex on […]

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Crypto Valley Assoc. Pres.: Switzerland Must Be ‘Open and Easy’ for Blockchain Investors

The new president of the Swiss Crypto Valley Association declared that the crypto winter has damaged Switzerland’s position as a global blockchain hub. The recently elected president of the Swiss Crypto Valley Association (CVA), Daniel Haudenschild, declared that the crypto bear market has damaged Switzerland’s position as a global blockchain hub. Haudenschild made his comments […]

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Kraken Buys UK Exchange Crypto Facilities for at Least $100 Million

Crypto Facilities will continue operating from London under its new owner, Kraken, following a “nine-figure deal.” United States cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has acquired United Kingdom-based cryptocurrency exchange and futures provider Crypto Facilities, the company confirmed in a press release Feb. 4. Crypto Facilities, which began operating in 2015, is fully regulated by the U.K.’s Financial […]

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Malta’s Regulatory Framework Has Attracted Crypto Players, but International Watchdogs and Local Opposition Are Skeptical

The International Monetary Fund claimed that the growth of blockchain in Malta has created major risks of money laundering. Last week, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) claimed that the growth of blockchain in Malta has created major risks of money laundering and terrorism financing in the island’s economy, as per the local media. Malta is […]

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