Published on June 13th, 2018 | by bitcoin0
Financial Action Task Force to Prepare Binding Rules for coin Exchanges
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the international group that combats money laundering and terrorism financing, will start developing binding rules for crypto exchanges in June, a Japanese official familiar with the matter told Reuters June 12.
The new rules would be an upgrade to the non-binding resolutions which were adopted by the FATF in June 2015.
The FAFT will consider whether existing guidelines on anti-money laundering (AML) measures and reporting suspicious trading activity are still appropriate, and if they can be applied to new exchanges.
The official stated that Japanese authorities aspire to become a leader in the matter and to promote the adoption of new binding rules by 2019.
The recent move by the FATF follows the recent release of a draft on new regulations for crypto exchanges and payment services by the Canadian government.