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Zuckerberg fails to assuage lawmakers on Libra

10/23/19

As Congress continues to seek answers about the proposed ccryptocurrency, the appearance by Facebook’s CEO cast further doubt on the project’s future.

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House passes bill to crack down on shell companies

10/22/19

The Corporate Transparency Act would require companies to report their true owners to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, removing the burden of banks to collect beneficial ownership information about their clients.

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Mnuchin blasts Libra plan ahead of Facebook CEO's testimony

10/22/19

The Treasury secretary repeated his concerns about the social media giant's proposed cryptocurrency, one day before Mark Zuckerberg is expected to face tough questioning from House lawmakers.

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Crypto firms can't skirt AML compliance: Fincen chief

10/21/19

Kenneth Blanco's tough comments appeared to target payments providers that offer their users anonymity.

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Dimon says Libra 'will never happen'

10/18/19

The JPMorgan Chase CEO called Facebook's cryptocurrency project a "neat idea" but added his name to the list of industry leaders and policymakers skeptical about the plan.

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Reg concerns about Libra ‘should be no surprise’: Fed’s Brainard

10/16/19

With policymakers casting doubt on Facebook's cryptocurrency and some of the social media giant's partners pulling out, a Federal Reserve governor continued the drumbeat of criticism.

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Small banks can use tech to make their size an advantage in AML compliance

10/16/19

New tech can help banks with less cumbersome systems track suspicious activity more effectively.

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PayPal exit from Facebook project shows power of D.C.’s disapproval

10/09/19

The payments company’s departure from the association leading Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency plan is the clearest sign that skeptical policymakers are the plan's biggest obstacle.

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Senate pot banking bill may add weapon to fight money launderers

10/04/19

As Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo works on legislation enabling banks to serve cannabis businesses, one area of focus is combating risks tied to “legacy cash” that has accumulated in the marijuana industry.

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California gives more cover to firms banking pot businesses

10/03/19

Officials said Thursday that they will not take regulatory action against state-chartered banks and credit unions solely for serving licensed cannabis businesses.

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