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Australian Exchanges Now Required to Register with AML Regulatory Body

The Australian government has implemented a law mandating Bitcoin exchanges operating in the country to register with the anti-money laundering agency Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC).The move is aimed at imposing restrictions on digital currencies, particularly Bitcoin, due to their continuous growth and adoption in the mainstream financial sector.The bill was first fi

Malaysia to Place Bitcoiners Under Existing Anti-Money Laundering Laws

Regulation In order “to prevent the abuse of the system for criminal and unlawful activities and ensuring the stability and integrity of the financial system,” Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim stated 22 November 2017 that those trading in cryptocurrencies will be placed under the country’s existing anti-money lau

KYC Bill to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Green Lighted by Australian Senate Committee

Regulation A bill to regulate Australia’s digital currency exchanges has gained support from the Senate committee tasked to review it. The committee recommended for the bill to be passed. However, public comments from the industry’s participants suggest that some provisions in the bill are unclear and could reduce competition in the payment indus

Australian Government: Bitcoin Is Causing Organized Crime to Proliferate

Regulation The Australian government believes it has honed in on the cause of increased organized crime. According to an (ACIC) report, bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are to blame. Officials in the country suggest cryptocurrency usage in organized crime has run rampant. Also read: Moscow Stock Exchange Prepares to Trade CryptocurrencyThe re


Exchanges Might Not Meet All AML & KYC Requirements But Neither Do Banks

An investigation led by Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) to one of Australia’s major banks, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), has revealed the deficiencies of the country’s banks regarding compliance with the know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) requirements of the law.According to consultancy ComplianceAsia chief executive officer (CEO), Phi

Australia Introduces Bill That Regulates Bitcoin Exchanges

Regulation The Australian Government has announced a bill that would regulate digital currency exchanges including bitcoin exchanges for the first time.Also read: Three Ukrainian Lawmakers Declare Bitcoin Holdings Worth $47 MillionAustralia to Regulate Bitcoin ExchangesAustralia’s Coalition Government announced a bill on Thursday that wo