Cryptocurrency

Flat Risk Weight of 800% – FINMA Clarifies Prudential Consequences of Cryptoassets Trading by Swiss Banks and Securities Dealers

Up to now, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has taken no official position on how to consider cryptoassets for the Basel III capital requirements or liquidity ratios for

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Banking, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, FINMA, Switzerland

Launch of First Multi-Crypto ETP at SIX Swiss Exchange

On 22 November 2018, there was a first at SIX Swiss Exchange: Swiss-based startup Amun AG obtained the first license worldwide to offer an Exchange Traded Product (ETP) based on

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Exchanges, Switzerland

LabCFTC Releases Primer on Smart Contracts

LabCFTC, the FinTech engagement arm of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), this week released a primer on smart contracts that provides examples of contract logic, describes a decentralized blockchain,

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CFTC, Cryptocurrency, Enforcement, US

SEC Takes First Step in Cracking Down on Digital Token Trading Platforms

On November 8, the SEC settled charges against Zachary Coburn, the founder of EtherDelta, a digital token trading platform.  This is the SEC’s first enforcement action against an entity for

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Cryptocurrency, Enforcement, Exchanges, SEC, US

Japanese Financial Services Agency accredits the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association as a Self-Regulatory Organization

On October 24, 2018, the Japanese Financial Services Agency (JFSA) accredited the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA, established in

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AML, Cryptocurrency, ICO, Japan

Securities stakeholders group recommends that ESMA provides clarity on regulation of cryptoassets

Cryptoassets continue to be a hot topic for financial services regulators. On 19 October 2018, it was the turn of

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Cryptocurrency, EU, Sandbox, Securities

Unhashing Blockchain: Blockchain Explained

Our blog reports on blockchain developments around the world and across industries. For those of our readers interested in some

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, International, Smart Contracts, Supply Chain, Use Case

Ukraine Publishes Draft Taxation Law on Virtual Assets

On September 19,  2018, the Ukranian Parliament published a draft law which aims to set out the legal basis for

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Cryptocurrency, ICO, Smart Contracts, Ukraine

Report Shows Underbelly of Cryptocurrency Money Laundering

On October 10, CipherTrace – a developer of cryptocurrency AML, bitcoin forensics, and blockchain threat solutions – released its Cryptocurrency

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AML, Cryptocurrency, Money Laundering, US

A Complete Guide to Regulations on Cryptocurrencies and ICOs in Thailand

This blog has previously discussed how different countries have taken varying positions with respect to their friendliness toward cryptocurrencies and

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Cryptocurrency, ICO, Thailand
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