Perng Fai-nan (彭淮南), governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan),claims that Bitcoin trading should be added to the island’s anti-money laundering notification system.
According to local sources, Perng worries that Bitcoin could be used covertly for illegal transactions, like drug trafficking and tax evasion. Thus, the man suggests that Taiwan’s money laundering regulation include cover cryptocurrency field. Perng also adds that the central bank will continue examining digital currency, while not calling Bitcoin a currency.
Earlier this month, it's been reported that Taiwan will not follow the paths of China and South Korea: the county is not to regulate against ICOs and cryptocurrencies. In particular, Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission chairman Wellington Koo pledged to leave “space open” for the development of cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology in Taiwan.