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September 17, 2019

A top UK lawyer say the UK crypto market is looking good

It is pretty fair to say that when people think of regulatory bodies and governments in the crypto industry it not normally positive.

This time a leading UK lawyer Martin Bartlam, a partner at DLA Piper and one of the world’s leading legal experts in financial technology, says that the UK’s track record on cryptocurrencies had been “incredibly positive.”

“It’s almost hardest to see what [the UK’s] done, but in a way that is the beauty of it,” said Bartlam. “They’ve not made it more complicated, there’s no additional compliance or analysis that you need to do,”

“They’ve really kind of created an opportunity for people to do [...]

 
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August 6, 2019

Facebook Crypto Plans Floundering as Regulatory Pressure Mounts

Following a couple of weeks of outright lambasting by US lawmakers, Facebook’s Libra crypto project appears to be cracking at the seams before it even gets off the ground. A fresh round of regulatory pressure has piled on this week from concerned countries around the world.

Facebook Crypto Angst Escalates

In the two months following the social media giant’s announcement of its crypto ambitions to become effectively the world’s largest bank, the pressure against it has mounted. According to reports, data protection and privacy authorities in the US, UK, EU, Canada, and Australia have issued a joint statement sharing concerns about Facebook’s foray into digital [...]

 
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August 2, 2019

Elliptic Launches Data Set to Identify Crypto Money Laundering

Cryptocurrency compliance company Elliptic has released the Elliptic Data Set, geared toward identifying cryptocurrency transactions associated with money laundering (AML). The development was announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 2.

Making the crypto world more transparent

Having developed a data set of 200,000 Bitcoin (BTC) transactions with a total value of $6 billion,  Elliptic claims it to be the largest set of labeled transaction data publicly available in any digital currency in the world.

According to the announcement, the product is designed to help users more efficiently identify illicit transactions, as well as [...]

 
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July 31, 2019

Kraken Gets Access to Over 60 Institutions in New Deal This Year

Jesse Powell, Kraken CEO. Source: a video screenshot, Youtube, Real Vision Finance

San Francisco-based major cryptocurency exchange Kraken said it acquired Interchange, a company that enables institutional investors to “better monitor and report their cryptocurrency holdings.”

“The transaction creates the world’s first end-to-end crypto trading and reconciliation platform, and brings Interchange co-founders and well-respected crypto veterans Dan Held and Clark Moody to Kraken,” the company said without providing any details about the transaction, including whether it is finalized.

The exchange claims that [...]

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