The two legal experts (L. Egitto and G. Busuttil) were recently interviewed to give light on where Italy stands on the regulation of blockchain, cryptocurrency, smart contract and other innovative technologies. Several institutions, firms, organizations, businesses and governments have been moving forward for few years especially in Europe, such as Switzerland with its Crypto Valley project (of the canton of Zug) and Republic of Malta started before any other country.
The Indian government has been cautious of Blockchain and digital currencies and for good reason. The series of scams conveyed from India has been the government’s plan. Nevertheless, the current turn of events, the Supreme Court has asked the government of India to draft the blockchain (DLT) and cryptocurrency regulations for the nation in just four weeks.
There is hope that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) might change its decision to deny nine Bitcoin-related Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Brent Fields, the SEC secretary revealed in a letter to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) that the commission chairman and commissioners are considering whether to review and revise the action authorized and delegated to its staff, adding that until that time the current decision is pertinent.
The major financial market regulator the Israel Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority has created a fintech draft which is aimed at helping to track and control suspicious cryptocurrency activity, according to a local news company’s post published yesterday, May 28.
Virtual Limited Liability Companies (VLLCs) working on blockchain technology will be launched in Lithuania. The country considers the possibility of allowing entities from different parts of the world to register and operate their fintech companies there. A draft has been already processed by the Lithuanian Centre of Registers.
The Australian Transactions and Reporting Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) recently announced the implementation of new crypto market regulations. According to them, all domestic cryptocurrency exchanges must obey the requirements which include anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing. The mandatory obligations took effect starting Tuesday, April 3.
It was reported on AtoZForex on March 14, 2018, that the Japanese government will initiate a discussion at the G20 annual summit in Buenos Aires on March 19-20 to develop a unified anti-money laundering (AML) plan for cryptocurrency markets.