Global Regulations, 18th September – Coinfirm has a fast glance on the past week’s global compliance and regulatory news affecting our stakeholders.
China’s BSN ‘Localizes’ 24 Public Blockchains
The state approved blockchain infrastructure project of China, the Blockchain-Based Service Network (BSN), is planning to make 24 public chains available for dapp creation with an emphasis on fintech solutions. – READ MORE
Paxful Shutters Operations in Venezuela in Compliance with US Sanctions
Paxful, a Peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchange has given users 30 days to withdraw funds after the firm announcing it was winding down its Venezuelan operations, citing compliance with United States sanctions against the Maduro regime. – READ MORE
Nigerian SEC Issues Guidelines for Crypto
The Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued wide-ranging regulations covering Digital Assets Token Offerings (DATO), Initial Coin Offerings, Security Token ICOs and other offerings most related to financial securities to better protect investors. – READ MORE
Australia Refutes Need for CBDC
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has said that there is no need for the central bank to go for a Central Bank Digital Currency, unlike China, Sweden, and Canada. In the RBA’s view a CBDC could have negative impacts on commercial banks saying that “the loss of deposit funding and greater reliance on other funding sources could result in some increase in banks’ cost of funds and result in a reduction in the size of their balance sheets and in the amount of financial intermediation.” – READ MORE
Gibraltar Revamps Distributed Ledger Guidance to Match FATF Crypto Rules
Gibraltar’s Financial Services Commission (GFSC) updated it’s distributed ledger guidance on 7 out of 9 guiding principles that were set up. The updates come closer into line with the FATF’s own guidelines. – READ MORE
Leaked EU Draft Proposes All-Encompassing Laws for Crypto Assets
Coindesk reports that Europe’s Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) draft legislation provides legal certainty around crypto assets – cryptocurrencies, security tokens and stablecoins – along the same lines as Europe’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), a legal framework for securities markets, investment intermediaries and trading venues. – READ MORE
FATF Releases VA Red Flag Indicators Report
The FATF have released a new report titled “Virtual Assets Red Flag Indicators of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing” with indicators detailed related to; transactions, transaction patterns, anonymity, senders/recipients, source of funds/wealth and geopolitical risks.
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