Keeping cryptocurrencies in non-custodial wallets may be criminalized in Russia, if authorities accept a proposal from the trade association representing Russian banks. While financial regulators think the idea deserves attention, lawmakers and experts doubt it’s possible to implement such a measure. Russian Banks Move to Curb Use of Private Cryptocurrency Wallets Challenges with foreclosure and […]

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Employing crypto in cross-border payments is one of the proposals put forward by the Russian Chamber Of Commerce lobbying for more cooperation with African countries. Amid unprecedented sanctions limiting Russia’s ability to trade internationally, the head of the board has urged the government to work out an alternative system for settlements with Moscow’s partners. Chamber […]

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The European Union’s regulatory proposal for crypto markets, MiCA, has been filed with the European Parliament. The latest version of the draft framework does not feature a controversial provision that could have effectively prohibited cryptocurrencies like bitcoin that rely on proof-of-work mining. Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee to Vote on Latest MiCA Draft on March […]

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A text threatening to prohibit cryptocurrencies relying on energy-intensive proof-of-work mining has been deleted from the draft legislation aimed at regulating the European crypto space. The move comes after the controversial provision sparked objections from the crypto community. MiCA Proposal Drops Ban on Proof-of-Work Coins Wording that could have banned cryptocurrencies with proof-of-work (PoW) mining, […]

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A group of EU nations have reportedly been lobbying to entrust oversight of the crypto space to a new anti-money laundering (AML) agency. Behind the move are concerns that companies dealing with digital assets can be engaged in the processing of illicit funds. Germany Leads Push to Place Crypto Firms Under EU Anti-Money Laundering Supervision […]

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The Russian Ministry of Finance has proposed the adoption of two pieces of legislation aimed at regulating cryptocurrencies. The drafts will be presented for public discussions expected to continue until March 18. Media reports have revealed that Bank of Russia has been working on alternative bills. Russian Ministry of Finance to Open Consultations on New […]

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Authorities in Moscow expect to collect more than $13 billion as tax payments from the Russian crypto market, according to a government document quoted by media. The estimate comes as Russian institutions are holding discussions on the future of cryptocurrencies in the country. One Trillion Rubles to Enter State Coffers as Crypto Taxes, Russian Analysts […]

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