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Australia Proposes New Licensing Regime for Crypto Exchanges, Aims for Draft Legislation by 2024
The timeline indicates it could take till 2025 for an Australian digital asset platform to receive a licence under the freshly proposed regime.
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Australia's Treasury and Reserve Bank Held Consultations With Coinbase, Others
Private meetings have been held this week around the Treasury's token mapping consultation paper.
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Australia’s Central Bank Taps Mastercard and Others to Test CBDC Use Cases
The projects will take part in the country’s central bank digital currency pilot, expected to wrap later this year.
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Australia Moves to Tighten Safety Around Crypto in 2023
Australia's Treasury has invited feedback for a consultation paper that will include a framework for regulating crypto service providers.
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Australia's CBDC Pilot to Be Completed in 2023
The pilot, which is exploring "innovative use cases" for a central bank digital currency, kicked off in August.
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Australia Starts Research Program to Explore Digital Asset Opportunities
The Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services Stephen Jones officially started the program Monday at the Australian Securities Exchange.
Financial Services Minister and Assistant Treasurer Stephen Jones at the launch of DFCRC. (DFCRC/orlandosydney.com)

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Reserve Bank of Australia Starts Pilot to Explore CBDC Use Cases
Australia's central bank plans to create a CBDC that will operate in a ring-fenced environment.
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Australia's Central Bank Says Bitcoin 'Not Really Money,' No Risk to Financial Stability
The Reserve Bank's assistant governor for financial systems, Michelle Bullock, said there is "a lot of fuss over bitcoin."
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Australia's Central Bank Kicks Off CBDC Research Project With ConsenSys as Partner
The partnership, which also includes top Australian banks, will explore the possible use and implications of a wholesale form of central bank digital currency using distribute...
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Australian Central Bank Sees 'No Strong Public Policy Case' for CBDC
The Australian central bank does not see a strong case for issuing a retail central bank digital currency, its head of payments policy said.
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