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Italy issues report on ICOs and cryptoassets exchanges
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On 2 January 2020, CONSOB published its final report on initial coin offerings and cryptoassets exchanges. It contains the authority's feedback to the comments stakeholders submitted during ...

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EU prolongs economic sanctions against Russia by six months

At the end of last year, the Council of the European Union adopted a decision to prolong sanctions against Russia by six months, until 31 July 2020.

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Despite growing scrutiny and enforcement in the cryptocurrency space, regulatory uncertainty remains

As the world marks the 11-year anniversary of the seminal Satoshi Nakamoto whitepaper, which introduced the world to bitcoin, the cryptocurrency industry remains a relatively nascent,...

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U.S. citizen arrested for sharing information with North Korea on how to use crypto to evade sanctions

A U.S. citizen has been charged in the Southern District of New York with conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), allegedly providing services to...

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Italy sets final deadline for SCA migration

The Bank of Italy has issued a communication indicating that 31 December 2020 will be the final deadline to adopt strong customer authentication (SCA) requirements in relation to online...

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UK FCA gives guidance on conduct risk during LIBOR transition
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LIBOR will no longer be available from the end of 2021, and the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) expects firms to take appropriate steps to ensure they can transition to alternative...

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UK says cryptoassets can be property and smart contracts are enforceable
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In a welcome development for the cryptoasset industry, the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (UKJT) has issued a legal statement on cryptoassets and smart contracts, recognising for the first time...

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EU imposes sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling

The Council of the EU has agreed a set sanctions against Turkey over its "illegal drilling" off the coast of Cyprus.

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Italian AML rules capture providers of services related to the use of virtual currencies and custodian wallet providers

Last month, Legislative Decree No. 125 of 4 October 2019 implementing Directive (EU) 2018/843 (5AMLD) (Decree 125/2019) was published in the Italian Official Gazette. The Decree will amend...

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