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U.K. Asks Banks to Scrutinize Cryptocurrency Businesses, Does Not Consider Asset Class as Criminal

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Regulation

U.K. Asks Banks to Scrutinize Cryptocurrency Businesses, Does Not Consider Asset Class as Criminal

The CEOs of several major banks in the U.K. received a letter from the country’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) over the potential risks when dealing with cryptocurrencies on June 11, 2018. Cryptocurrency Firms Pose Risk to Financial Framework As per details of the letter, institutional banks and financial service firms were formally notified of the implications of dealing with cryptocurrency…

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UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Issues Warning on Cryptocurrency Derivatives

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Issues Warning on Cryptocurrency Derivatives

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released a statement on April 6, 2018, which mentioned that any firm that offers cryptocurrency derivatives needs to be authorized by the FCA. While the FCA does not regulate cryptocurrencies, cryptocurrency derivatives are, however, “capable of being financial instruments under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MIFD II), although we do not consider cryptocurrencies…

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Over One Third of Startups in Second Cohort of FCA’s Fintech Sandbox Are Building Blockchain Solutions

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Regulation

Over One Third of Startups in Second Cohort of FCA’s Fintech Sandbox Are Building Blockchain Solutions

The UK’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has announced the second cohort of its fintech sandbox on June 15. Out of the 24 startups joining this year’s cohort, nine are developing solutions using blockchain technology, which is a testament to the potential that the FCA sees for this new technology to play a major role in the financial…

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British Computer Scientists Aim to Automate Financial Regulation with Smart Contracts

Category: Blockchain, News, Regulation, Tech

British Computer Scientists Aim to Automate Financial Regulation with Smart Contracts

Professor Philip Treleaven and his renowned financial computer science team at University College London are working on a new project that involves automating financial regulation through the application of blockchain-based smart contract technology. Treleaven and his team are assembling several technology-related components to create what Treleaven has coined core “regtech,” which enables the automation of financial regulation processes such as…

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Could Brexit Force Further Fintech and Cryptocurrency Innovation in the UK?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News, Regulation

Could Brexit Force Further Fintech and Cryptocurrency Innovation in the UK?

The United Kingdom has relied on its financial services industry to drive economic growth for decades. However, in light of the British population’s vote to leave the European Union and, thereby, potentially lose the access to the European Single Market, the UK’s status as Europe’s leading financial hub may wane. Is this for better or for worse regarding the crypto…

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Blockchain Startup Tramonex Receives FCA Approval to Issue Cryptocurrency

Category: Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

Blockchain Startup Tramonex Receives FCA Approval to Issue Cryptocurrency

The London-based FinTech startup Tramonex Labs, which focuses on international payments for SMEs has been granted a Small Electronic Money Institution License by the UK’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Tramonex’s approval marks the first time that a FinTech startup has obtained permission to issue a digital currency. Tramonex Labs has built a cash management solutions platform for…

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