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Australia to develop new rules for cryptocurrency exchanges

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission said it will develop a new framework "for applying the principles for regulating market infrastructure providers to crypto exchanges"

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North American securities regulators say over 200 crypto investigations are under way

The North American Securities Administrators Association said that its ongoing "Operation Cryptosweep" has now expanded to 200 investigations and resulted in 46 enforcement actions

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World Bank to issue first bond using entirely blockchain

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has been mandated to arrange the world's first bond globally to be "created, allocated, transferred and managed" using blockchain technology


Abu Dhabi launches cryptoasset regulatory framework

The new framework covers activities undertaken by cryptocurrency exchanges, custodians, and other intermediaries located in the Abu Dhabi Global Market

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Bank of England warns financial institutions about crypto exposure

Sam Woods, chief executive of the Prudential Regulation Authority, said that banks, insurers and investment firms should take steps to protect themselves against some of the risk associated with crypto-assets

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FCA sends banks Dear CEO letter on cryptoassets and financial crime

The FCA said that where banks offer banking services to current or prospective clients that derive significant business activities or revenues from crypto-related activities, it may be necessary to enhance their scrutiny of these clients and their activities

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US SEC says securities law will not change to cater to cryptocurrencies

Chairman Jay Clayton said that the SEC will not change its approach to securities regulation to accommodate cryptocurrencies

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Thailand passes legal framework for cryptocurrencies

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Thailand has passed legislation to regulate the offering of digital assets and businesses undertaking digital asset-related activities