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Interbank messaging network Swift has signed up another six major banks to its KYC Registry initiative as it gears up for a launch at the end of this year.

New York state's financial services regulator has set out the details of its planned 'Bitlicense' framework for firms dealing with virtual currencies.

A top US Treasury official has called on the financial services sector to step up its efforts to protect consumer privacy and critical infrastructures from the threat of cyber attacks.

The Financial Stability Board is canvassing views on the potential to develop a global order matching utility for fixing foreign exchange trades in an effort to clamp down on banks trading ahead of the daily benchmark rates.

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority is to probe for anti-competitive practices in the pricing and packaging of pre- and post-trade wholesale market infrastructure.


European banks told to avoid bitcoin

04 July 2014  |  0

Europe's financial institutions should steer clear of virtual currencies such as bitcoin until a regulatory regime is in place, the European Banking Authority (EBA) has warned.


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