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Thailand’s central bank unveils plans for digital currency pilot in 2022

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has revealed it intends to begin a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) pilot study in the second quarter of 2022.

SEC fines Poloniex $10m for operating unregistered crypto exchange

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has slapped a $10m fine on crypto firm Poloniex for operating an unregistered cryptocurrency exchange.

Bank of Korea set to kick-off central bank digital currency pilot

The Bank of Korea (BOK) has revealed it is planning to initiate its central bank digital currency (CBDC) pilot later this month.

SEC chair highlights US cryptocurrency regulation shortfalls

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chair has outlined gaps in US regulation of cryptocurrencies that could cause investor risk and financial crime concerns.

Alessa whitepaper outlines key crypto know-how for financial institutions

Alessa by Tier 1 Financial Solutions has published a whitepaper detailing how financial institutions (FIs) can deal with the cryptocurrency market and manage its associated risks.

EU plans to end cryptocurrency anonymity as part of AML plan

The European Commission has said it intends to end anonymity in cryptocurrencies and introduce a new anti-money laundering (AML) agency to crack down on financial crime.

Bank of England FinTech chief underlines privacy, crime tackling benefits of CBDCs

The Bank of England (BofE) FinTech chief has said the introduction of a central bank digital currencies (CBDC) doesn’t require a trade-off between privacy and tackling financial crime.

How long can WealthTech firms resist the crypto FOMO?

Global stockbrokers, neobankers and financial institutions are all slowly onboarding crypto into their asset portfolio and it's probably a matter of time before WealthTechs do the...

Study finds central bank digital currencies may trigger stronger forex controls

A study by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has discovered the introduction of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) may lead to greater foreign exchange controls.

El Salvador becomes first country to make Bitcoin a legal currency

The government of El Salvador has passed a bill that will see Bitcoin join the US dollar as legal tender in the country.
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