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Out of the Ashes: Four Trends to Shape Crypto in 2020

Cast your minds back to the beginning of 2019, and the tenth anniversary of the mining of the bitcoin genesis block. The industry had very little to celebrate.

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What Does EU’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5) Mean For Crypto Exchanges?

European cryptocurrency firms are expecting a stricter regime of regulations as the 28 EU states are preparing to adopt the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5).

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Crypto Valley Association joins Global Digital Finance partner programme

The CVA, a not-for-profit association established to support the development and dissemination of cryptographic technologies founded in 2017, announces its strategic partnership with GDF, the not-for-profit industry m...

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Facebook’s Libra dream: will it become reality?

Facebook’s move to launch a cryptocurrency has been met with strong opposition from the gatekeepers of the global financial system.

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The inaugural FT Founders’ 50: Behind the voice of Global Digital Finance

For the first time ever, Harrington Star have compiled a list of 50 of the most inspiring, forward-thinking, and dynamic founders in the Financial Technology industry and put them all in one list - including GDF.

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Crypto Firms Assess How to Comply With Anti-Money-Laundering Standards

The cryptocurrency industry is rushing to comply with new anti-money-laundering standards that require exchanges and other firms to share information about their customers.

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The Companies Competing to Create Crypto’s FATF Solution

There was quite a bit of protest from the cryptocurrency industry when the Financial Action Task Force announced Recommendation 16, a new set of compliance guidelines for cryptocurrency exchanges earlier this year.

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Exclusive: FATF’s New Crypto Surveillance System is Fake News

Finance Magnates spoke with FATF senior policy analyst Tom Neylan to clear up recent rumors.

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Global Digital Finance sets up FATF Steering Committee

GDF  announced today that it has convened a cohort of global digital asset exchanges to collaborate on defining global standards and establishing a governance model for compliance with the new FATF Recommendation 16.

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DACOM Summit By Solidus Labs Brings Together Crypto Compliance Leaders, with SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Confirmed as Keynote Speaker

Crypto-native compliance solutions provider, Solidus Labs, announced today the partial lineup for Digital Asset Compliance & Market Integrity Summit (DACOM), its first industry summit, on September 26 in New York.

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Regulators Participate in the Enactment of Cryptocurrency Codes of Conduct | 암호화폐 행동수칙 제정, 규제 당국도 참여한다. 환영한다 (in Korean)

GDF recently met with regulators, companies and associations around the world in Asia, including in Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Japan.

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The Crypto Custody Conundrum: What Are We Even Talking About?

The crypto asset sector is notorious for its confusing use of vocabulary. Seriously, in what sense is a sequence of code a “coin”? And in the real world, “wallets” contain things, not intangible addresses.

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How the New FATF Rules Will Open up Crypto to a Layer of Middlemen

The new guidelines by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a multi-government body, have profound implications for how cryptocurrency exchanges and some other virtual asset companies operate.

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GDF Appoints Sandra Ro to the Board Of Directors

GDF announces today that Sandra Ro, CEO of Global Blockchain Business Council has accepted an appointment to the Board of Directors of GDF as a non-executive director.

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The Business of Blockchain Interview: Lawrence Wintermeyer

With hundreds of entities around the world developing codes of conduct and standards for digital assets, Global Digital Finance advocates for industry best practices.

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Tech Talk: interview with Lawrence Wintermeyer, Global Digital Finance

Lawrence Wintermeyer, chair, Global Digital Finance (GDF), talks to Joy Macknight about the GDF code of conduct and whether self-regulation will be enough to make regulators more comfortable with cryptoassets.

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Fidelity International begins exploring blockchain

Fund manager has also launched a game that allows staff to simulate trading cryptocurrencies — with cash prizes for top performers.

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All Roads Lead to Osaka: The FATF’s New Crypto Rules

Bitcoin was designed for pure decentralisation and the sovereignty of its holder and since its birth, over 2200 more cryptocurrencies have been minted. It’s widely agreed that virtual assets will be the future of money.

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Global money-laundering watchdog launches crackdown on cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency firms will be subjected to rules to prevent the abuse of digital coins for money laundering, the first worldwide regulatory attempt to constrain the rapidly growing sector.

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Legislators Support V20 Summit in Response to New FATF Rules

Legislators have shown their support for the V20 Summit which is set to take place alongside the G20 Leaders Summit in Osaka, Japan, 28 & 29 June 2019.

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New FATF Rules See VASP Industry Convene For V20 Summit

A collective of international industry associations have led an initiative to convene Virtual Assets Service Providers (VASPs) for the first-ever V20 Summit, to be held as a concurrent event to the G20 in Osaka, Japan.

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Crypto exchanges unite for G20 sit-down with regulators

Industry and policy-makers will convene at a special event planned around the G20 Summit in Osaka

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Crypto asks for more effective AML regulation

In February 2019, FATF issued its proposed recommendations for AML governance of the crypto industry. Under pressure from the international community, the FATF aimed to bring amendments to Recommendation 15.

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Beyond KYC: Regulators Set to Adopt Tough New Rules for Crypto Exchanges

The cryptocurrency industry is bracing for forthcoming regulatory standards that would require exchanges to collect and share information about where and to whom they are sending money.

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Crypto Industry Body Global Digital Finance (GDF) Is Ramping up the Sector’s Self-regulation

Global Digital Finance (GDF), has announced the appointment of a list of leading companies in the space to its Advisory Council.

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Bank Watchdog: Crypto Assets Fail as Money – and Digital Gold

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, a supranational banking watchdog, has warned that the growth of crypto assets like bitcoin pose a threat to banks and global financial stability.

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Innovate Finance Publishes Women in FinTech Powerlist 2018: Leading the Way

GDF Executive Director Teana Baker-Taylor was recognised amongst this year's Standout 35 candidated in the Policy Makers & Regulatory Experts category.

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FCA Insight Podcast: Regtech and data ethics

Nick Cook and guests, including Teana Baker-Taylor of GDF discuss crypto, algorithmic bias and whether ethics in AI is the ‘600lb gorilla in the room’.

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International Crypto Standards: Will They Come From the Community or Governments?

There are over 2,000 different coins in existence right now, each with their own unique characteristics, uses and communities, while there are masses of different blockchains, platforms and exchanges.

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DLA Piper and Hogan Lovells Take Lead in Push to Set Standards for Digital Finance

DLA Piper and Hogan Lovells have teamed up with global crypto-asset leaders to found a new industry body aiming to support growth in the sector and implement a code of conduct.

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Circle, Coinbase, and ConsenSys Join Global Digital Finance (GDF) As Founding Members

Global Digital Finance, a not-for-profit industry body with the aim of "driving acceleration and adoption of digital finance", announced several leaders in the cryptoasset space as its founding members.

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Crypto Industry Leaders Global Digital Finance (GDF) Post New Crypto Asset Conduct Rules List

GDF is an important industry body that has recently announced a new Code of Conduct that will be used globally to set the industry forward and to create a paradigm of how this new industry should be.

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CryptoCompare Publishes ‘Cryptoasset Taxonomy Report 2018’

On  Tuesday (16 October 2018), CryptoCompare, a leading cryptocurrency market data provider, released its impressive "Cryptoasset Taxonomy Report 2018", which surveys the cryptoasset landscape.

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FinTech Disruptors Interview: Teana Baker-Taylor

An interview with Teana Baker-Taylor, Member of the Advisory Council, Global Digital Finance.

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Op Ed: Exploring the SEC’s New “Sufficiently Decentralized” Test

The regulators have awoken. SEC Director William Hinman introduced novel concepts to the securities law analysis such that sellers of digital assets may have an escape valve.

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World’s Largest Asset Management Firm $6.3 Trillion Blackrock Set to Join Bitcoin Bandwagon

Slowly but steadily, Bitcoin’s journey to mainstream finance keeps gaining momentum, as more and more critics are beginning to catch the cryptocurrency fever.

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Spotting the scam when considering ICOs

Investors eager to cash in on the cryptocurrency boom risk being scammed by tech-minded fraudsters – here’s how to play it safe.

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How is the UK approaching financial blockchain regulation?

The rapid rise of interest in blockchain technology means that innovation is moving faster than legislation can keep up with. In the UK, there is currently no official legislation.

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Rubin’s Take: Crypto Industry Tries to Avoid ‘Life of Brian’ Scenario

The cryptocurrency industry is a font of new entities with similar-sounding names, often working on similar projects, with occasional bitter rivalries or at least spirited competition.

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Global Digital Finance invites public consultation on new global Code of Conduct and taxonomy for cryptoassets

The ind...

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Global Digital Finance Launches New Global Code of Conduct For Cryptoassets

Yesterday in London at the Palace o...

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Raconteur: Women are staking a claim in emerging cryptocurrencies

Although the fintech sector is dominated by men, women are staking a claim in emerging crypto...

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Raconteur: Crypto Economics

Central banks and regulators are showing increasing interest in crypto assets, but a harmonisa...

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Not-For-Profit Cryptocurrency Board Develops a Global Code of Conduct for Digital Assets

A new industry body called Glob...

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New Global Industry Body to Draft Crypto Code of Conduct

Launched in London on Monday, Global Digital Finance (GDF), a n...

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Global Digital Finance to Manage Code of Conduct for Cryptocurrencies

A new industry regulator, Global Digital Finance...

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Behave Yourself! Global Digital Finance Simon Taylor Develops Cryptoassets Code Conduct, Enlists OECD’s Expertise

Step in l...

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New Crypto Body to Create Global Code of Conduct

The new industry body will operate under the name Global Digital Financ...

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Code of conduct in the crypto space to be developed by the Global Digital Finance body

The Global Digital Finance (GDF),...

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Industry body wants to develop crypto asset code of conduct

Today, a new industry body – Global Digital Finance (GDF) – ...

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Press Releases

Professional Services Giant EY Joins GDF’s Patron Board To Advance Digital Finance

Hong Kong, London and New York – 24 September 2020: Global Digital Finance (GDF), a leading industry association advocating and accelerating the adoption of digital a...

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Global Banking Innovator ING Joins Global Digital Finance

The international financial services provider has become a GDF Advisory Council Member and Custody Working Group Co-chair to speed the development of an industry-grade ecosystem and advance digital finance.

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GDF Supercharges Global Regulatory Affairs Capability With New Partnership & Four Senior Appointments

GDF today announces its partnership with Washington-based advisory and advocacy firm FS Vector, along with four new senior appointments to supercharge its global policy and regulatory affairs capability.

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IDAXA & GDF Agree Partnership: Global Crypto Industry Steps Up Amid Davos World Leaders’ Meeting

A partnership agreement was signed today between two of the world's leading international crypto-economy trade associations, ​Global Digital Finance (GDF) and the International Digital Asset Exchange Association (IDAX...

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ShapeShift joins Global Digital Finance and assumes a seat on the Advisory Council

GDF announces today that ShapeShift, a leading digital asset exchange, has joined GDF and the GDF Advisory Board.

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Crypto Valley Association joins Global Digital Finance Partner Program

The CVA, a not-for-profit association established to support the development and dissemination of cryptographic technologies founded in ...

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Global Digital Finance initiates a FATF Steering Committee to foster collaboration to establish global standards and a governance model for VASP compliance with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendation16

GDF announced today that it has convened a cohort of global digital asset exchanges to collaborate on defining global standards a...

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GDF appoints Sandra Ro to the Board of Directors and announces Public Consultation on new draft Codes of Conduct

GDF announces today that Sandra Ro, CEO of Global Blockchain Business Council has accepted an appointment to the Board of Directors ...

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Huobi Partners with GDF to develop the digital asset industry & improve market integrity

Leading global digital asset service provider Huobi is pleased to announce it is partnering with GDF to develop best practices and s...

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Global Digital Finance appoints Advisory Council and Executive Director, launches global membership and releases additional industry Code of Conduct principles to drive global industry standards in cryptoassets

Global Digital Finance (GDF), the industry membership body that promotes the adoption of best practices and conduct standards for cryptoassets and digital finance technologies, announces today that globa...

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Global Digital Finance announces Founding Members and releases industry Code of Conduct to drive global industry standards in crypto assets

Global Digital Finance (GDF), the industry body driving acceleration and adoption of digital finance announces today that global leaders in the cryptoassets sector Circle, Coinbase, ConsenSys, DLA Piper,...

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Global Digital Finance Supports Accord Project Open Source Smart Legal Contract Specifications

Industry body acknowledges its support for the work of the Accord Project

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Global Digital Finance invites public consultation on new global Code of Conduct and taxonomy for cryptoassets

Industry ...

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New industry body to develop global cryptoasset code of conduct

Today, a new industry body - Global Digital Finance (GDF...

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