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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Indonesia’s Commodity Futures Regulator Releases Regulation for Crypto Futures Market

Indonesia’s Commodity Futures Trading Supervisory Agency adopted a legal framework for crypto futures trading. Indonesia’s commodity futures regulator has established a legal framework for operating crypto and digital assets futures markets, according to an official press release published on Feb. 18. The Indonesian Commodity Futures Trading Supervisory Agency (Bappebti), which operates under Indonesia’s Ministry of […]

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Indonesia: New Legislation Recognizes Crypto as Trading Commodity

New legislation introduced in Indonesia recognizes cryptocurrencies as trading commodities and gives legal certainty to crypto exchanges. Indonesia has introduced new legislation that recognizes Bitcoin (BTC) as a trading commodity, Asia-oriented news outlet KrASIA reported on Feb. 15. Indonesia’s Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency, also known as Bappebti, initially signed a decree to make cryptocurrency […]

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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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South Africa Is Making Strides Toward Crypto Clarity With the Reserve Bank’s Latest Report

The South African Reserve Bank’s latest cryptocurrency report has led to a positive outlook for the sector in the country. A working group of South African financial regulatory organizations has released a consultation paper focused on cryptocurrencies, calling for public input to develop a cryptocurrency regulation policy for the country. This latest consultation paper is […]

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