What Regulations are being Proposed to Govern Cryptocurrency Use?

The use and regulation of cryptocurrency has been a subject of great debate and scrutiny in recent years. As the popularity of cryptocurrency continues to increase, governments and financial institutions are seeking to put in place regulations to govern its use.


In the United States, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has proposed laws requiring cryptocurrency exchanges and custodial services to follow Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements. This would require such organizations to verify customer identities and collect customer information, as well as to report transactions over a certain amount to the federal government.

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges to register as securities exchanges and to comply with certain disclosure and reporting requirements. This would require cryptocurrency exchanges to provide investors with more information about the activities taking place on their platform, as well as to adhere to certain trading rules.

The European Union has proposed a regulation that would require cryptocurrency exchanges and custodial services to obtain a license in each EU country in which they operate. This would ensure that such organizations adhere to the same standards in each country and are subject to the same consumer protection laws.

Finally, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has proposed a set of global standards for the regulation of cryptocurrency, which would require cryptocurrency exchanges and custodial services to comply with the same Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements as traditional financial institutions.

These proposed regulations are designed to protect consumers, prevent money laundering, and ensure the integrity of the cryptocurrency market. As governments and financial institutions continue to grapple with the rise of cryptocurrency, it is likely that new regulations will be proposed in the near future.