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U.K. Economic Secretary Bim Afolami speaking at Innovate Finance Global Summit 2024 (Camomile Shumba/CoinDesk)
UK to Issue New Crypto, Stablecoin Legislation by July, Minister Says
The country passed a landmark bill in June 2023, which laid the foundation for stablecoins and other crypto to be treated as regulated financial activities.
U.K. Economic Secretary Bim Afolami speaking at Innovate Finance Global Summit 2024 (Camomile Shumba/CoinDesk)

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UK Regulators Publish Draft Guidance on Digital Securities Sandbox Open to DLT
The DSS will last five years and could lead to a new regulatory regime for securities settlement.
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Craig Wright heading to COPA trial on March 1  (Camomile Shumba/CoinDesk)
Craig Wright Assets Frozen by UK Judge to Prevent Him Evading Court Costs
Judge James Mellor found earlier this month that Wright was not, as he'd claimed, Bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto.
Craig Wright heading to COPA trial on March 1  (Camomile Shumba/CoinDesk)

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UK Ad Rules Apply to Influencers, Crypto Memes, Regulator Confirms in New Guidance
"The use of memes in promotions is particularly prevalent in the crypto-asset sector," the FCA's guidance said.
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UK Govt-Backed Report Urges Firms to Execute Tokenization Strategies
The Technology Working Group's report says firms need to be able to settle transfers on the blockchain via digital money and that funds should be allowed to hold tokenized ass...
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London Stock Exchange Will Start Market for Bitcoin and Ether ETNs May 28
The stock exchange will accept applications for trading bitcoin and ether crypto exchange traded notes from April 8.
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Guilty Verdict for Woman Accused of Laundering Bitcoin Tied to Alleged $6B China Fraud: Bloomberg
Police in the U.K. seized over 1.7 billion pounds ($2.2 billion) worth of related bitcoin in 2018.
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UK Regulator FCA Plans to Deliver a Market Abuse Regime for Crypto This Year
The U.K. has been refining it approach to regulating the crypto sector.
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NFT Providers May Need Registration to Comply With UK Money Laundering Rules
The U.K. started a consultation on its money laundering rules on Monday.
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COPA vs Wright: What's at Stake as the Trial to Determine Satoshi's Identity Wraps Up
The Crypto Open Patent Alliance and Craig Wright will present their closing arguments this week in a case debating whether Wright is indeed Satoshi Nakamoto.
Craig Wright arrives at a London High Court for COPA trial (Camomile Shumba/ CoinDesk)