Russia’s Financial Watchdog Investigates 400 Crypto-Related Cases, Director Tells Putin – Regulation Bitcoin News

Rosfinmonitoring is conducting hundreds of investigations into cases involving cryptocurrencies, the head of the agency announced. Hundreds of thousands of Russians take part in crypto deals abroad, the top regulator also reported to the Russian president. Russian Authorities Initiate 20 Criminal Cases Linked to Crypto Assets The Federal Financial Monitoring Service of the Russian Federation, … Read more

President of Panama shoots down crypto bill citing FATF guidelines

Panama’s President Laurentino Cortizo has partially vetoed Bill No. 697 dubbed the “crypto bill” saying it requires more work to better fit Panama’s financial regulations. President Cortizo previously warned in May he wouldn’t sign the bill unless it included additional Anti-Money Laundering rules after Panama’s National Assembly passed the crypto bill in late April 2022. … Read more

Belarus Has Seized Millions of Dollars in Crypto, Chief Investigator Claims – Bitcoin News

Authorities in Belarus have mastered the seizure of cryptocurrencies, the head of the country’s Investigative Committee revealed in a recent interview. The high-ranking law enforcement official claims the state has already confiscated crypto assets worth millions of dollars. Companies Allegedly Help Belarus Government With Crypto Seizure Belarus had to deal with the challenge of how … Read more

Cryptocurrency Is ‘Based on Nothing,’ Should Be Regulated, ECB’s Lagarde Says – Regulation Bitcoin News

President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde has insisted that unlike a digital euro, cryptocurrency has no underlying asset. It should be regulated to prevent people from losing their life savings by speculating on crypto assets, the top ECB official has suggested. Cryptocurrency Is ‘Worth Nothing,’ ECB Governor Claims The head of the eurozone’s … Read more

Putin Obliges Election Candidates to Report Crypto Holdings Outside Russia – Regulation Bitcoin News

President Vladimir Putin has approved amendments to his own decree requiring Russian citizens running for office to declare their property abroad. The updated regulation lists cryptocurrencies among the assets that candidates should report to the state. President Putin Requires Russian Officials to Reveal Crypto Asset Purchases in Foreign Countries Candidates for government offices in Russia … Read more