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Recent rulings in Singapore and the UK recognise NFTs as property, but significant hurdles remain for parties wanting to enforce their rights
IFLR’s latest primer takes a look at the first comprehensive crypto regulation in Europe
Commingling of accounts and cross-border nature of the bankrupt crypto exchange highlight complexities lying ahead
The wildfire provoked by the exchange's downfall last week demonstrates yet again the pressing need for regulators to act
The bill will give more power to law enforcement agencies but sources expressed worries around the seizure of cryptoassets
Expected this month, the Ethereum blockchain upgrade has been singled out for its complexity and wide-ranging implications
The proposals are expected to require stablecoin issuers to hold stable reserves such as cash or US treasury bonds to fully reinforce issued cryptoassets
The change should put Europe in line with recent developments in the UK on corresponding anti-money laundering regulation
The regulation will bring a unified approach to cryptoassets across the EU on issues such as AML, consumer protection and financial stability
Attributing much of the supervisory authority over cryptoassets to the CFTC, the bill has been seen as a welcome stepping-stone towards the establishment of a strong regulatory framework
The Lummis-Gillibrand Responsible Financial Innovation Act has reset the discussion for the regulation of digital asset business in the US
The amendment to existing regulations remains murky on international stablecoin issuances outside of Japan and stablecoins with unhosted wallets
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IFLR’s latest primer takes a look at the first comprehensive crypto regulation in Europe
Following Boris Johnson’s resignation along with key cabinet members, market participants expect delays to the agenda but no major policy changes
As the dust begins to settle on the economic upheaval the sanctions have caused, IFLR unpicks their implications and ponders the long-term consequences for financial services
A closer look at the country's new law targeting blockchain development, how it relates to the country’s national digital currency, and the impact on the fintech community
Exchanges have been blighted with negative publicity recently, but improvements have been made in recent years. Here crypto firms and lawyers explain the back story
The Americas awards research has now begun, with winners to be announced in New York in May 2023
The FCA is probing into potential competition and financial stability risks
Paul Marquardt, Gabriel Rosenberg and Will Schisa of Davis Polk explore sanctions compliance challenges and best practices in the digital assets space
The new rules will complement existing antitrust laws but may pose implementation inconsistencies in areas such as remedies