Europe Approves World’s First Cryptocurrency Regulations

The United States could soon follow the region in establishing crypto-regulations

 By Naveen AthrappullyMay 18, 2023Updated: May 18, 2023The European Union has approved a set of rules—the first such regulation in the world—to regulate crypto assets like cryptocurrencies and tokens in a bid to curb money laundering activities and protect investors.The markets in crypto-assets (MiCA) legislation was approved on May 16 by EU ministers. The new rules will increase transparency and create a comprehensive framework for businesses operating in crypto markets, including compliance with anti-money laundering rules, according to a May 16 press release. “Recent events have confirmed the urgent need for imposing rules which will better protect Europeans who have invested in these assets, and prevent the misuse of crypto industry for the purposes of money laundering and financing of terrorism,” said Elisabeth Svantesson, Minister for Finance of Sweden.Crypto markets have suffered in recent months due to the collapse of multiple firms. FTX, Alameda, Core Scientific, Voyager Digital, Celsius Network, BlockFi, and Three Arrows Capital are some of the major crypto companies that have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and decided to liquidate their assets to pay back customers. Each of these firms is estimated to have liabilities worth billions of dollars that they owe to thousands of creditors.Continue at original source  24/7 MARKET NEWS, INC Disclaimer24/7 MARKET NEWS (“24/7 MN”) is dedicated to covering various underreported segments of the stock markets. Our goal is to help you to better understand these markets, but 24/7 MN is neither an investment advisor nor a financial advisor, and no information provided here is to be interpreted as a suggestion to buy or sell stocks or other investment products. All opinions, news, research, analysis, prices or other information contained on 247marketnews.com, its press releases, or other services are provided for educational purposes only and do not constitute investment advice. You are solely responsible for the investment decisions you make. Please go towww.247marketnews.com or https://www.247marketnews.com/terms-disclaimer/ for further information.

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