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#Coronacrisis accelerates state digital currency plans

Although they haven’t yet reached fruition, plans to issue government-backed digital currencies in the world’s two largest economies appear to be moving forward in the wake of the economic disruption […]

The cross-border payment challenge

Domestic payments—those within a single currency area—are becoming faster, easier and safer. But the opposite is true when payments go global. There are six deep-rooted reasons for the opacity, high […]

BitGo enters crypto-asset lending market

Crypto-asset custodian BitGo is launching a new service for institutional clients, enabling them to lend out their bitcoin or obtain cash loans for cryptocurrency collateral, the firm announced today. “BitGo […]

India lifts cryptocurrency ban

India’s supreme court has struck down a two-year ban on cryptocurrency use in the country, boosting the prospects for adoption of virtual currencies in the world’s second most populous state. […]

BIS warns on rise of shadow payments

A three-decade global push to tighten anti-money-laundering (AML) rules appears to be running out of road. That’s one conclusion to be drawn from the latest Bank for International Settlements (BIS) […]

What is money laundering?

In our latest podcast, Neil Walsh, the Vienna-based head of the Cybercrime, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (CFT) Department at the United Nations, gives an exclusive interview to […]