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Regulatory and Legislative Update – November 2023

Regulatory and Legislative Analysis – GLOBAL FATF to provide countries with enhanced tools to more effectively freeze, seize and confiscate criminal property During its fourth Plenary in Paris (Oct 25-27) the Plenary agreed on major amendments to the FATF Recommendations that will provide countries with enhanced tools to more effectively freeze, seize, and confiscate criminal…

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Weekly Update #32

MARK COLLINS & DEMETRIOS TSEAS Regulatory: South Korea’s National Pension Fund invests $20M in Coinbase shares: On Nov 16, National Pension Service (NPS), an entity that manages South Korea’s National Pension Fund (NPF) has reportedly bought nearly $20 million worth of Coinbase (COIN) shares in the third quarter, as cited by local outlet News1. The…

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Ciphertrace Inspector Launches LIFO/FIFO Tracing

Ciphertrace announces new defi-optimized tracing capabilities that allow financial investigators to reliably “follow the money” in Ethereum and will soon also be available in Tron and other EVM blockchains. By providing a choice of Last In, First Out (LIFO) or First In, First Out (FIFO) tracing, along with Ciphertrace’s auditable attribution, agents are empowered to…

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Weekly Update #31

MARK COLLINS & DEMETRIOS TSEAS Regulatory: NYDFS issues new guidance regarding listing of virtual currencies: On Nov 15, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued guidance, setting new heightened standards for virtual currency coin-listing and delisting, for all Virtual Currency (VC) business entities under “BitLicense”. VC Entities that had a previously approved…

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Crypto Weekly Update #30

MARK COLLINS & DEMETRIOS TSEAS Regulatory JP Morgan’s customers can use JPM Coin to program their accounts and make payments automatically: On Nov 10, JP Morgan Chase reportedly allow their clients to program their accounts by setting conditions, enabling them to move funds to cover payments and margin calls via JPM Coin – a permissioned blockchain, that allow…

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Feedzai and Mastercard to expand crypto fraud protection for consumers globally

Feedzai will leverage Mastercard’s Ciphertrace crypto intelligence solutions to reduce the risk of account-to-account fraud flowing into crypto exchanges Feedzai a financial crime and risk management solution, and Mastercard – a global technology company in the payments industry – are combining technologies to increase crypto fraud protection for hundreds of millions of consumers. Today, an…

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Crypto && Coffee 146

Technology Recap: Bitcoin: Lightning Labs releases LND v0.17.1! This release contains various optimizations and bug fixes focusing around mempool scanning logic and Taproot channel types. Ethereum: Christine Kim of Galaxy provides the latest updates from the All Core Devs Call for Ethereum. This past week the first Dencun Goerli shadow fork launched and went smoothly.…

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Crypto Weekly Update #29

MARK COLLINS & DEMETRIOS TSEAS Regulatory  FATF to provide countries with enhanced tools to more effectively freeze, seize and confiscate criminal property: During its fourth Plenary in Paris (Oct 25-27) the Plenary agreed on major amendments to the FATF Recommendations that will provide countries with enhanced tools to more effectively freeze, seize, and confiscate criminal property, both domestically…

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Crypto && Coffee 145

Technology Recap: Bitcoin: Antoine Riard posted to the Bitcoin-Dev mailing list and Lightning-Dev mailing lists about a responsibility disclosure affecting all Lightning Network implementations. Ethereum: Christine Kim from Galaxy highlights the latest All Core Devs Call for Ethereum and the launch of devnet 11, a shadow fork for Goerli next week, the likely activation of Dencun being…

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Regulatory and Legislative Analysis – October 2023

Regulatory and Legislative Analysis – GLOBAL Bank of International Settlements works with EU central banks to build a crypto tracking platform The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub on 4 October published a report titled “Project Atlas: Mapping the world of decentralized finance.”  Project Atlas is a proof of concept that creates a data…

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