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Regulatory and Legislative Analysis #5

Regulatory and Legislative Analysis – United States Various reports issued in response to the March 2022 Executive Order of responsible development of digital assets on September 16th (various links within text) US Department of Treasury issued Action plan to address illicit financing risks of digital assets. This report discussed threats (i.e., money laundering and terrorist…

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Regulatory and Legislative Analysis #4

Regulatory and Legislative Analysis – Global The Financial Stability Board (FSB) issues statement on international regulation and supervision of crypto-asset activities On July 11th, the FSB issued a statement following “recent turmoil in the crypto-asset markets”. Click here for a detailed overview. The key insights are as follows: The recent turmoil in the crypto-assets markets highlights their intrinsic volatility,…

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Regulatory and Legislative Analysis #3

Regulatory and Legislative Analysis – Global Financial Action Task Force (FATF): Targeted Update on Implementation of FATF’s Standards on Virtual Assets (VAs) and Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) On June 30, 2022, the FATF released a targeted update for VA and VASP standards. This release focused heavily on the Travel Rule (for more background on…

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Regulatory and Legislative Analysis #2

Regulatory and Legislative Analysis – Global  Bank of International Settlements (BIS) publishes “Banking in the Shadow of Bitcoin: The institutional adoption of cryptocurrencies“ The BIS explored the role of financial intermediaries as digital asset market caps and transactional volumes soared in the past two years. Their analysis of cryptocurrency activity notes that most trading activity…

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Regulatory and Legislative Analysis #1

CipherTrace’s Current Trends in Ransomware Report CipherTrace has published its Ransomware report in April 2022. Ransomware continues to be a major cybersecurity challenge that impacts us all – from big industry to small businesses to individuals. In 2021, we analyzed trends in ransomware usage and bottled those up in our latest Current Trends in Ransomware Report.…

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