New UK court ruling classifies bitcoin as a legal property

Cryptocurrencies are still reasonably new, meaning that every legal aspect of it is still not 100% clear. Yet, a new case might help shed some light.

Estonia is changing its money laundering rules for cryptocurrencies

Digital currency providers have a new set of rules to comply to if they want to do business in Estonia.

The former governor of Banque de France is worried about central banks launching digital...

More than 50 central banks around the world are working on digital currency projects. However, the former head of Banque de France is sceptical.

Bank of France governor calls for central banks to issue digital currency

Central banks should be in charge of issuing digital currencies as the use of cash declines, the Bank of France's governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau said.

Group of central banks investigating whether the time is right to launch digital currencies...

With everyone from Facebook to singer Akon launching cryptocurrencies, it is hardly surprising that central banks are also looking into leveraging the technology.

Banxa bags $2m in its Series A led by NGC Ventures

Australian fiat-to-crypto solution Banxa has collected $2m in its Series A which was led by NGC Ventures.

Akon finalises agreement to create his cryptocurrency-powered Akon City in Senegal – a “real-life...

Singer Akon is one of the many celebrities to have dabbled in cryptocurrencies. However, he is probably the only one to use it to...

The Japanese Financial Services Agency has proposed a massive cryptocurrency regulation update

From: RegTech Analyst Japan’s financial regulator has suggested that the country should limit the margin trade in cryptocurrencies by reducing the leverage to a maximum of...

Crypto-wallet developer CHILDLY signs deal with Argos to boost its client onboarding and anti-money...

From:  RegTech Analyst Seoul-based CHILDLY’s Dove Wallet is about to get a compliance boost thanks to a new deal with Argos, a global know your...

FCA becomes AML/CTF supervisor for crypto companies

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has become the new anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorist financing (CTF) supervisor for businesses with cryptoasset activities.

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Foreign exchange firm owner charged with fraud and misappropriation

A man operating out of a California and Tennessee-based company has been accused of wire fraud, fraud and misappropriation.

CFTC charges foreign exchange firm with fraud in a bitcoin-linked Ponzi scheme

A foreign exchange firm used its investors’ money for personal expenses such as buying a BMW, according to charges brought out against it by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

FINRA lists MirrorWeb on its compliance vendor directory

MirrorWeb, a web archiving and monitoring solution, has been listed in the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Compliance Vendor Directory (CVD).

SumUp launches new business payment card in partnership with Mastercard

UK-based FinTech startup SumUp has unveiled its first business payment card to give merchants smoother access to funds and clearer oversight of their finances.

FIS has signed up German Opel Bank as its first European client for its...

Hot on the heels of having extended its partnership with PayPal, FIS has now signed its first European banking client to use its core banking system.