UK FCA Reminds Crypto-Asset Firms to Prepare for AML/CTF Regime

Implementation of the EU’s Fifth Money Laundering Directive on 10 January 2020 is now fast approaching. To the Financial Conduct Authority’s long list of responsibilities has been added the role

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FCA Finally Speaks on Crypto: UK Regulator Clarifies Regulatory Perimeter for Cryptoassets

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has published draft guidance for market players in the developing cryptoassets sector (see CP19/3). This follows a report published last autumn by the UK’s Cryptoasset

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Cryptoassets, Exchange Token, FCA, Security Token, UK, Utility Token

UK Crypto Task Force Calls For Regulation

In February 2018, the UK Treasury Committee launched an inquiry into digital currencies.  In the course of its inquiry the Committee received oral and written evidence from a number of

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AML, Cryptocurrency, FCA, ICO, UK

FCA Warns Banks On Cryptoassets In “Dear CEO” Letter

On 11 June, the UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), published a “Dear CEO letter” providing guidance on how banks should handle the financial crime risks associated

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, FCA, ICO, UK

UK Strategy on Blockchain – Baby Steps for the Cryptoassets Task Force

The UK government launched its first FinTech Sector Strategy in March 2018. One plank of its strategy was to create

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Cryptocurrency, FCA, UK

England’s FCA Warns Cryptocurrency Derivatives Likely to be Regulated

To date, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK financial services regulator has made clear (via its Feedback statement on

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Cryptocurrency, FCA, UK