FATF Crypto Guidance Looks to Bring Industry in Line With Banks


Global anti-money laundering (AML) agency the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has released its updated guidance for firms that handle cryptocurrency and virtual assets.

It appears designed to corral much of the nascent industry into the existing regulatory framework for banks.

After incorporating industry feedback from April 2021, the updated rules for so-called virtual asset service providers (VASPs), published Thursday, signals that regulation is coming for crypto firms, both centralized and decentralized.