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Cryptocurrency Remittance App Enables Instant Bitcoin Purchase With Credit Cards

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Cryptocurrency Remittance App Enables Instant Bitcoin Purchase With Credit Cards

Abra, the widely utilized cryptocurrency-based remittance platform, has integrated a functionality that enables its users to purchase bitcoin instantly with both credit and debit cards. Abra’s Cryptocurrency Push On Abra, similar to traditional remittance networks like Western Union and Moneygram, it is possible for users to send cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether to individuals across the world via Abra…

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EU’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive Enters into Force

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EU’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive Enters into Force

Strengthened EU rules to prevent money laundering and fight terrorism financing entered into force on July 9, 2018. What is this Directive exactly? The rules, gathered under the title the “Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive,” were first published in the EU’s Official Journal. The new regulations aim to bring more transparency on who the actual owners of companies are and to…

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Dr. Doom: Bitcoin Will Be Worth $100 in Ten Years Time

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Dr. Doom: Bitcoin Will Be Worth $100 in Ten Years Time

Even with the recent bitcoin price slump, crypto doomsday predictors such as Nouriel Roubini and his colleagues are determined to make sure the entire digital currency markets never moon again. In the latest development, more renowned economists have argued that governments’ harsh regulatory policies on cryptos would make bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies worthless soon. To the Abyss? According to reports,…

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Crypto-Friendly Philippines Central Bank Approve two Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Crypto-Friendly Philippines Central Bank Approve two Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Acknowledging the potential of digital currencies to drive accelerated and cost-effective transactions, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the Central Bank of the Philippines, has approved two new cryptocurrency exchanges, according to a Business World report. Getting the Green Light The BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier indicated that the exchanges Virtual Currency Philippines, Inc. and ETranss have both been authorized to…

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AML and KYC the Correct Tools for Widespread Cryptocurrency Acceptance

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AML and KYC the Correct Tools for Widespread Cryptocurrency Acceptance

Strict Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) laws need to be enforced for financial regulators and banks to consider cryptocurrencies as a legal tender, observes the Payments Source. Anonymity: A Boon or Bane? While cryptocurrencies have anonymity at the center of their ethos, several countries consider the lack of identity linked to a transaction akin to a criminal doing. For…

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Tezos Foundation Introduces KYC/AML Policy amid Community Backlash

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Tezos Foundation Introduces KYC/AML Policy amid Community Backlash

Tezos Foundation announced the introduction of Know Your Customer/Anti-Money Laundering (KYC/AML) checks for its contributors, drawing a backlash from its followers on social media. The new policy “requires contributors to its fundraiser to complete this KYC/AML process to access their recommended allocations in its proposed genesis block.” Added identity verification will follow the account registration, and it will function as…

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Canada Declares War on Cryptocurrency Fraud with Mandatory KYC/AML Regulations

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Canada Declares War on Cryptocurrency Fraud with Mandatory KYC/AML Regulations

Canadian authorities have amended the nation’s anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-terrorism funding laws to foster orderliness in the finance and cryptocurrency industries by preventing deceitful individuals from exploiting regulatory loopholes in cryptocurrency exchanges and firms. Canada’s Fraud Crackdown As stated in the draft published by Canada Gazette, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) pointed out some inadequacies in the Anti-Money…

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Renewed EU KYC Enforcement May Reinforce Bitcoin Legitimacy

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Renewed EU KYC Enforcement May Reinforce Bitcoin Legitimacy

The general theme in the cryptocurrency market in 2018 has been government regulations. In many regions of the world, governments appear to be taking a more serious approach to monitoring the activities of the crypto ecosystem. KYC and AML Procedures The EU has been at the forefront of creating a robust regulatory framework for the burgeoning crypto market with a…

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U.S. State of Colorado Passes Laws to Foster Blockchain Technology and Blocks Cryptocurrency Security’s Bill

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U.S. State of Colorado Passes Laws to Foster Blockchain Technology and Blocks Cryptocurrency Security’s Bill

On May 8, 2018, Colorado became the first U.S state to introduce laws on blockchain technology, mainly for protecting confidential data in state records. Filament, an enterprise that merges Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchains to authorize and sign real-time machine transactions, announced the news. Colorado Community Collaboration According to the legislation passed by the State of Colorado, blockchain, along…

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Stratis Launches Much-Awaited ICO Platform

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Stratis Launches Much-Awaited ICO Platform

On May 9, 2018, Stratis announced the launch of its feature-driven ICO platform. Equipped with a customizable design that helps customers build a unique identity based on their brand, the platform accepts funds in different cryptocurrencies and also integrates with Onfido’s KYC service to ensure no instance of money laundering. Aiming to Simplify The ICO Process Launching an Initial Coin…

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