Crypto VC Pantera Capital Looks to Raise $1.25B for Second Blockchain Fund: Report

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Japan preparing amendment to enforce FATF travel rules on crypto by May 2023: Report

Japan is expected to enact new rules on money transfers to prevent the use of crypto for money laundering, according to local news agency Nikkei. The changes will bring Japan up-to-date with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations. An amendment to the Act on Prevention of Transfer of Criminal Proceeds will be introduced in the National Diet on Oct. 3 that will add crypto to the so-called travel rules on money transfers, Nikkei reported. The rules will be amended to require exchange operators to collect customer information in transactions involving…

The British pound collapse and its impact on cryptocurrency: Watch the Market Report

On this week’s The Market Report show, Cointelegraph’s resident experts discuss why the British pound is at its all-time low and how that might impact the cryptocurrency market. To kick things off, we break down the latest news in the markets this week: Bitcoin gains 5% to reclaim $20K, eyes first ‘green’ September since 2016 A classic snap of sideways trading action sees Bitcoin’s (BTC) price aim higher, but concerns remain over what happens next. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it added over 7% after…

Japan to Toughen Remittance Rules to Fight Money Laundering Using Crypto: Report

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Russia aims to use CBDC for international settlements with China: Report

Russia is in the pilot phase of its central bank digital currency development (CBDC), and new reports indicate that the country could use its national digital currency to settle international trade. According to a report published in Reuters, Russia is reportedly planning to use the digital rouble for mutual settlements with China by next year. The digital rouble is currently being tested for settling with the banks and is expected to be completed by early next year. The United States Treasury Department added 22 individuals and two Russia-based entities to…

New Kraken CEO Says Crypto Exchange Won’t Be Registering With the SEC: Report

The incoming chief executive of crypto exchange Kraken reportedly says that the firm has no plans to register with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to a new report by Reuters, Dave Ripley, who will take the place of current CEO Jesse Powell, says that Kraken won’t register with the SEC as a market intermediary or delist tokens the regulatory agency has deemed to be securities. In July, the SEC reportedly opened an investigation into leading US crypto exchange Coinbase for allegedly offering unregistered securities. At the time,…

Moscow Exchange drafting bill on digital financial assets and securities trading: Report

The Moscow Exchange (MOEX) is drafting a bill to allow trading in digital financial assets (DFAs) and securities based on them, according to a report in the Russian press. The stock exchange is writing the bill on the behalf of the Russian Central Bank, which does not have the power to introduce legislation, Vedomosti newspaper reported on Thursday.  Speaking at a banking conference, MOEX supervisory board chair Sergei Shvetsov said the bill in preparation foresees trading in both DFAs and DFA certificates that would trade like securities. “The exchange and its…

IRS to summon users who don’t report and pay tax on crypto transactions

With the crypto community growing bigger and as trading volumes reach new highs, the United States is also making more effort to ensure that its Internal Revenue Service (IRS) could properly collect cryptocurrency tax.  U.S. Attorney Damian Williams, Deputy Assistant Attorney General David Hubbert and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig announced that US judge Paul Gardephe authorized the IRS to issue a “John Doe summons,” a term used when the IRS investigates unknown taxpayers. The summons compels the New York-based M.Y. Safra Bank to submit information about taxpayers that might have…