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Global Blockchain Business Council and Global Digital Finance Announce Merger

Global Blockchain Business Council – the international industry association for the blockchain technology ecosystem – has announced a merger with market standards association for the adoption of cryptocurrencies and digital assets, Global Digital Finance (GDF). The merger sees the two organizations “join their respective resources,… Read More

Dear Member of European Parliament: Global Digital Finance Tells MEPs to Pump the Brakes on Transfer of Funds Regulation

As was recently reported, the European Parliament is poised to vote on regulation pertaining to the Transfer of Funds that will impact crypto-assets. The quote the European Commission: “The anonymity associated with crypto assets, as well as their speed and global reach bring obvious risks… Read More

Bad Facts Make Bad Law. Coinbase Slams European Union’s Transfer of Funds Regulation

New rules in Europe designed to stymie illicit activity may go too far, according to Coinbase. New Transfer of Funds Regulation “would unleash an entire surveillance regime on exchanges,” explains the crypto exchange. In a blog post, Coinbase states that “bad facts, make bad law,”… Read More

Global Digital Finance Says the World Needs Clarity on Crypto Regulation

Global Digital Finance, an advocacy group promoting digital assets (crypto-assets) has published its annual compendium of the digital asset sector. It should come as no surprise that GDF would like to see greater clarity globally when it comes to regulating crypto. According to the group’s… Read More

Global Digital Finance Issues Statement in Support of Eliminate Barriers to Digital Innovation Act Sponsored by US Representatives Patrick McHenry

Global Digital Finance (GDF), a UK-based entity advocating on behalf of the digital asset (or crypto-asset) sector of Fintech, has posted a letter in support of the Eliminate Barriers to Digital Innovation Act of 2021 (HR 1602). The Act was sponsored by US Representative Patrick… Read More

Global Digital Finance Distributes Comments on FATF Draft on VASPs

Global Digital Finance (GDF), an organization that advocates on behalf of the digital asset industry, has distributed a letter sent to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) pertaining to guidelines regarding the regulation of virtual assets and virtual asset service providers or “VASPs.” FATF is… Read More

Global Digital Finance Broadly Agrees with Hong Kong Proposal to Regulate VASPs but Worries that Blocking Retail from Crypto is Wrong Move

Last November, Hong Kong kicked off a consultation pertaining to anti-money laundering (AML) and counter finance terrorist (CFT) regulation that will impact cryptocurrency exchanges or virtual asset service providers (VASPs). The deadline for comments delivered to the Hong Kong Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FTSB),… Read More

Digital Assets and DLT Space Is Growing Rapidly, but More Nascent Sectors like DeFi Pose Significant Risks: Report

The team at digital asset exchange Kraken notes that the rise of decentralized finance (DeFi) has brought a wave of innovation to the broader cryptocurrency and blockchain space, and it has also provided the opportunity for investors to generate substantial returns on their investments or… Read More

Developments related to Central Bank Digital Currencies have “Accelerated Dramatically” During Past 18 Months: Report

A report published by Global Digital Finance notes that during the past 18 months, the developments related to central bank digital currencies (CBDC) have “accelerated dramatically.” CBDC projects have gone from the research stage to formulating key policy requirements. Countries like China have even introduced… Read More

Crypto Industry Participants Slam FCA Decision to Ban Retail Investors from Cryptoasset Derivatives

Earlier today, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued a ban on cryptoasset derivative products for retail investors. The decision came after an extended consultation pertaining to the issue. The ban did not impact spot trading for cryptoassets like Bitcoin or Ethereum. The FCA outlined… Read More

Global Digital Finance Teams Up with FS Vector to Improve Regulatory Policies for Crypto-Assets

Global Digital Finance (GDF), an industry membership body that supports the use of best practices for crypto-assets and digital finance platforms through the development of conduct standards, has partnered with Washington DC’s FS Vector, an advisory and advocacy company. The GDF has also appointed four… Read More

Crypto Marketplace Huobi Partners with Global Digital Finance to Establish Digital Asset Standards & Best Practices

Huobi, a crypto exchange and digital asset ecosystem, has partnered with Global Digital Finance (GDF) to help establish best practices and standards for the emerging digital asset marketplace. GDF launched in the UK in 2018 and claims a good number of digital asset focused members…. Read More

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