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Dutch Financial Authorities Plan Licensing Scheme for Crypto Exchanges

Dutch Financial Authorities Plan Licensing Scheme for Crypto Exchanges Financial authorities in the Netherlands are planning a licensing scheme for crypto exchanges and wallet service providers to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing. De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the nation’s central bank, and the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) …

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Coinbase Hires New Compliance Chief for UK Operations

Coinbase Hires New Compliance Chief for UK Operations U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has hired a new U.K. head of compliance with three decades of experience in the industry. The new hire, Mark Kelly, joins the prominent crypto startup after almost five years as a director at London-based regulatory reporting firm Abide Financial. …

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Oceans Apart: Crypto Regulation in the US and EU

Oceans Apart: Crypto Regulation in the US and EU Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. ————————–————————–————————–————————–————————–————————– …

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South Africa’s Central Bank Proposes Rules for Crypto Companies

South Africa’s Central Bank Proposes Rules for Crypto Companies Crypto exchanges and wallet providers would have to register with regulators under rules proposed by South Africa’s central bank. In a consultation paper published Wednesday, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) said that regulatory action on crypto assets needs to be …

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Wyoming Blockchain Bill Proposes Issuance of Tokenized Stock Certificates

Wyoming Blockchain Bill Proposes Issuance of Tokenized Stock Certificates Lawmakers from the U.S. state of Wyoming have introduced legislation that would allow the issuance of tokenized stock certificates using blockchain tech. On Wednesday, representative Jared Olsen (Republican), along with senator Chris Rothfuss (Democratic) and six other Republican representatives jointly filed House …

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US Lawmaker Reintroduces Bill Seeking ‘Safe Harbor’ for Some Crypto Startups

US Lawmaker Reintroduces Bill Seeking ‘Safe Harbor’ for Some Crypto Startups U.S. Representative Tom Emmer wants to boost crypto companies which may be impacted by state-level money transmission laws with a bill aimed at creating exceptions for firms which do not store any coins. House Resolution 528, which aims “to …

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Malaysia to Regulate ICOs as Securities Offerings from Tuesday

Malaysia to Regulate ICOs as Securities Offerings from Tuesday Malaysia’s securities watchdog will have powers to regulate digital asset offerings and crypto exchanges as of Tuesday. According to a notice from the country’s Securities Commission (SC), the Capital Markets and Services (Prescription of Securities) (Digital Currency and Digital Token) Order 2019 will …

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