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MiCA Regulation on Stablecoins Comes into Effect

The EU’s primary legislation on cryptocurrencies, known as MiCA, came into effect for stablecoin regulation on June 30, 2024. Broader MiCA rules will apply starting December 30, 2024, encompassing the regulation of other tokens such as Bitcoin and Ether, along with the regulatory framework for crypto-asset service providers (CASP). Currently, the focus is on Sections…
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EU expands AML regulation impacting cryptocurrency compliance

The European Parliament has approved new laws aimed at bolstering the EU’s anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing efforts, with significant implications for the cryptocurrency sector. Key provisions of the legislation include enhanced due diligence measures and identity checks for customers. Banks and cryptocurrency asset managers are now required to report suspicious activities to Financial…
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NFT Market down: Legal perspective on NFT

The non-fungible token (NFT) market has fallen significantly in recent months, with trading volumes down by over 90% since their peak in January 2022. This has led to numerous concerns about the long-term viability of the NFT market and the legal implications of owning and trading NFTs. There are a number of reasons for the…
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DAC-8: Navigating Cryptocurrency Regulations in the EU

The Directive on Administrative Cooperation (DAC) serves as the primary legal framework governing the exchange of information among EU tax authorities. Enforced since 2014, DAC plays a crucial role in fostering tax cooperation among EU Member States by combatting tax evasion, money laundering, and other financial crimes. The recent proposal of DAC8 by the European…
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New EU Proposal on Money Laundering

The Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA) is a new body for combating money laundering in European Union which will coordinate the national efforts of the EU countries in this area and take over the support of risky international financial transactions. The AMLA will focus on addressing current shortcomings in AML/CFT supervision within the EU. It will…
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