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Global Money Laundering Watchdog Says Crypto Monitoring Regime Is Unchanged
The Financial Action Task Force responded to a report that it is preparing to conduct annual compliance checks, saying it has not changed the way it monitors crypto assets or the process for adding countries to its "gray list."
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CDCROP: FSTB secretary Christopher Hui talks to co-founder of Animoca Brands Yat Siu at Hong Kong FinTech Week. (Lavender Au/CoinDesk)
Hong Kong Government Reconsiders Stance on Virtual Asset ETFs, Tokenized Securities, Retail Investors
The government says it's ready to engage with virtual asset service providers and invite them to the city.
CDCROP: FSTB secretary Christopher Hui talks to co-founder of Animoca Brands Yat Siu at Hong Kong FinTech Week. (Lavender Au/CoinDesk)

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Israeli Exchange Bits of Gold Becomes First Crypto Firm to Receive Capital Markets License
The firm will now be able to work with local bank and financial institutions.
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Philippines Central Bank to Halt Applications for New Digital Asset Firms for 3 Years
The Bangko Sentral said it will conduct a reassessment based on market developments.
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OKX Secures License in Dubai and Plans to Open Regional Hub
The exchange has followed in the footsteps of FTX and Kraken in securing a license in the UAE.
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In Estonia, the Party’s Over for 'Hippie' Crypto Firms
New licensing requirements passed last year could see the country’s crypto community slashed by 90%.
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FATF Says Majority of Countries Still Haven’t Implemented Watchdog’s Crypto Guidance
Only 58 out of 128 jurisdictions have stepped up, the anti-money laundering watchdog said Friday.
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Hong Kong Government Proposal on Licensing Crypto Firms Ends Consultation Period
The government plans to introduce licensing for virtual asset service providers.
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DeFi Is Not TradFi: Why FATF's Guidance Would Stifle Growth
FATF may have DeFi in its sights, but Aave general counsel Rebecca Rettig is keeping watch on the watchdog.
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Crypto Exchange OKEx Korea to Close as New AML Rules Come Into Force
An exchange spokesperson said the new anti-money laundering regime would make it too tough to continue operating.
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