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Lithuania to Adopt Crypto Regulations Even Stricter Than the EU’s

Lithuania, one of the Baltic tigers that has in past few years demonstrated it doesn’t shy away from new technologies and the digital economy, is preparing to introduce stricter rules for crypto companies. The government in Vilnius is working on amendments that according to officials will go beyond the

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Finland’s Regulatory Watchdog Plans to Supervise Localbitcoins Operations

On Monday, the Helsinki-based peer-to-peer crypto exchange Localbitcoins announced it is adding several different identification processes in order to improve AML and KYC requirements. The move to bolster the new customer verification procedure follows Finland’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) mandating supervision over exchange operations. Also read: Mineable Cryptocurrencies Are Far

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In the Daily: Tokenized ETFs, Chainalysis, Binance Labs in Argentina

In this edition of The Daily we cover an exchange that offers cryptocurrency investors access to tokenized ETFs based on major indices, a response from Chainalysis to the recent outcry against blockchain surveillance services abusing customer data, and a program to support startups by Binance Labs in Argentina. Also Read:

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A Forensic Analysis of Blockchain Surveillance Companies

Blockchain analysis is big business. The U.S. government alone has spent $6 million on transaction mapping tools, while cryptocurrency exchanges routinely partner with compliance companies that promise to track and trace the origin of customer funds. Hated by many bitcoiners, blockchain forensics is a controversial field with a plethora

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Coinbase Severs Ties With Hacking Team Members While Data-Sharing Backlash Intensifies

Coinbase has been trending on crypto Twitter all week, but for all the wrong reasons. The #DeleteCoinbase hashtag has circulated on account of the dubious practices of Neutrino, the blockchain surveillance team it acquired. Now, the California-based exchange has bowed to public pressure and severed ties with key members

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Crypto Exchange Circle Partners With Financial Surveillance Provider Nice Actimize

On Feb. 27, Boston-based cryptocurrency finance firm Circle announced a partnership with Nice Actimize financial crime detection and prevention technologies unit. Circle follows other large cryptocurrency exchanges that have opted to add a compliance and surveillance solution. Also read: Bitcoin Whales Have Accumulated Thousands of Coins in the Last 2

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How Crypto Compliance Requests Strip User Privacy

Money transmitting services that enable users to switch from crypto to fiat are a valuable resource. There’s still a shortage of cryptocurrency off-ramps, and thus reliable services that offer a reasonable exchange rate are to be cherished. But the convenience that crypto debit cards and other crypto-fiat exchanging services

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In the Daily: Sirin Labs Smartphone, Middle East Cbx Exchange, IPC’s Connexus Cloud

In this edition of The Daily we cover a number of cryptocurrency-related business collaborations from around the world. These include Sirin Labs and Simplex, Middle East-focused crypto exchange Cbx, and Heliocor, IPC and ICE Data Services. Additionally covered is an update from the FBI which is conducting an investigation

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Localbitcoins to Introduce New User Verification Rules

Peer-to-peer crypto exchange Localbitcoins is preparing to implement updated requirements for the identity verification of its users. The company recently revealed it’s cooperating with regulatory agencies in Finland on the implementation of the latest EU anti-money laundering rules. Also read: 3 Technical Proposals for Increasing Bitcoin’s Privacy P2P Exchange Localbitcoins

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