Ukraine Passes Law on Money Laundering With Crypto Policy Based on FATF
Joeri Cant's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 72%
The Ukranian government has approved the final version of a money laundering law that will handle virtual assets and virtual asset service providers per FATF guidelines. On Dec. 6, the Rada, Ukraine's legislative body, published a final version of the law that considers virtual assets to be a store of wealth, while also recognizing its potential use in financial crimes, such as money laundering, fraud, and the financing of terrorists.
Applying verification to both sender and receiverThe new law includes some guidelines on how the government intends to monitor and regulate the trading of cryptocurrencies. One of the guidelines focuses on individual crypto transactions worth less than 30,000 hriven, from which the government will only collect the public key of the sender for the purpose of financial monitoring. Binance helps Ukraine to prepare crypto legislationMajor global crypto exchange Binance is reportedly collaborating with Ukrainian authorities to establish cryptocurrency-related legislation in the country.
Binance signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine to jointly work on the legal status of cryptocurrencies. As part of the agreement, the Ministry and Binance intend to form a working group focused on the strategy of blockchain implementations as well as the creation of "New virtual assets and virtual currencies market in Ukraine..
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