G20 to Create Crypto AML Standard Till October

Еhe Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) will be involved to develop anti money laundering standards
23 July 2018   400

The member states of the G20 signed an agreement, according to which, before October 2018, a standard for combating money laundering (AML) in the cryptocurrency area will be developed. This is reported by CoinDesk.

It is reported that this weekend (July 21-22) was a meeting of finance ministers and heads of central banks of the G20 participating countries. During the meeting, the importance of close monitoring of the sphere of cryptocurrencies was again underlined.

To develop the AML standard, the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) will be involved, which explores the possibility of applying existing anti-money laundering measures.

While crypto-assets do not at this point pose a global financial stability risk, we remain vigilant. ... We reiterate our March commitments related to the implementation of the FATF standards and we ask the FATF to clarify in October 2018 how its standards apply to crypto-assets.
 

G20 Member Countries

In mid-July, the Financial Stability Board ща G20 announced plans to implement a framework designed to assess the risks of cryptocurrency.

Gemini & Partners to Launch Virtual Commodity Association

Association is created to develop standards for the industry, promote transparency in the market and cooperate with regulators, including the CFTC
20 August 2018   92

Several major exchanges decided to create a new structure designed to eradicate manipulation in the digital assets market, Bloomberg reports.

The Virtual Commodity Association was formed by the founders of the exchange Gemini Cameron and Tyler Winklewoss. According to a statement released on Monday, the group also included Bitstamp, BitFlyer USA and Bittrex. Representatives of four trading platforms will meet in September to consolidate the provisions for the future functioning of the organization.

The Virtual Goods Association will develop standards for the industry, promote transparency in the market and cooperate with regulators, including the Commodity Futures Trading Commission of the United States (CFTC), in order to prevent manipulation of Bitcoin, Ethereum and other currencies.

As the temporary executive director of the organization, Maria Filipakis, who worked in the Financial Services Department of New York, was appointed, where she took part in the creation of a BitLicense.

Earlier, the Winklewoss brothers tried to launch their own ETF, tied to bitcoin, but the US Securities and Exchange Commission denied them twice, as the reasons for its decision, among other things, calling for the absence of adequate measures to prevent cryptocurrency market manipulations.