SEC to expand crypto, cyber enforcement unit with new appointments

The Securities and Exchange Commission has allocated 20 new positions to the unit focused on protecting investors in crypto markets and from cyber-related threats.

Central African Republic joins El Savador in making Bitcoin legal tender

The Central African Republic has become the second country globally to adopt Bitcoin as an official currency following El Salvador’s introduction last year.

Crypto firm Januar closes largest ever Danish seed round

Januar, a company building a crypto gate for European firms, has raised €6m in a seed funding round that is the largest in Danish history.

How is cryptocurrency changing money laundering?

The cryptocurrency market is booming. With new technologies and new products launching on the market, the industry is seemingly going from strength to strength. With new technologies, however, come new challenges. How is the industry changing money laundering?

21Shares, ETF Securities link to launch Australia’s first spot bitcoin ETF

21Shares has partnered with exchange-traded fund provider ETF Securities to introduce Australia’s first spot bitcoin ETF.

EU targets crypto in new wave of Russia sanctions

The European Union will target crypto wallets and currencies of Russia in another round of sanctions against the country.

UK sets out plans to become global cryptoasset technology hub

The UK government has unveiled its plans to make the country a global centre for cryptoasset technology.

FCA enables small number of crypto firms to trade after registration deadline

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has allowed a number of cryptocurrency companies to continue trade past a licensing deadline as it continues to assess applications.

EU Parliament votes to introduce KYC on private crypto wallets

The European Parliament has voted to introduce new regulatory measures that would essentially restrict cryptocurrency transactions by anonymous accounts.

US DoJ charges fraudsters for $1m NFT fraud scheme

Two fraudsters have been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering through a non-fungible token (NFT) fraud scheme.

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Wombat, Currencycloud team to unveil instant investment account

Wombat Invest, a micro-investment platform, has partnered with Currencycloud to launch its new instant investment solution to aid instant investors in the UK and US markets.

Majority of financial services companies plan to hire ESG specialist

A recent study has found 77% of respondents plan to hire an ESG specialist as they prepare for the UK’s new rules on sustainable investments to come into effect.

FCA to bolster consumer protection with new regulatory permission rule

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is set to use new powers to be able to swiftly cancel or change what regulated activities companies are permitted to do.

Hong Kong-based ESG data startup Allinfra scores $6m

Hong Kong-based Allinfra, which is helping institutions meets sustainability goals, has scored $6m in funding.

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