Crypto Exchanges Now Required To Notify UK Authorities Of Suspected Sanction Breaches

Crypto Exchanges Now Required To Notify UK Authorities Of Suspected Sanction Breaches

San Francisco: Crypto exchanges are now required to notify the UK authorities of any suspected sanctions violations under new regulations introduced in response to concerns that bitcoin and other crypto assets are being used to dodge restrictions imposed in reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

On August 30, official guidelines were revised to specifically include “crypto assets” among the things that must be blocked if sanctions are placed on a person or business, reports The Guardian.

ALSO ON ABP LIVE: India Emerging As ‘Major NFT Destination’: StudyCrypto assets could include non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in addition to digital currencies like Bitcoin, Ether, and Tether as well as other hypothetically valuable digital assets.

ALSO ON ABP LIVE: Bill Murray NFT Hack: Funds Worth $185,000 Stolen After Charity AuctionAccording to the regulations established by the Treasury’s Office of Financial Penalties Implementation, cryptocurrency exchanges will be breaking the law if they fail to report customers who are subject to sanctions.

ALSO ON ABP LIVE: Crypto.com Accidentally Refunds Over $7 Million To Customer Instead of $68The regulations mandate that cryptocurrency exchanges take quick action if they suspect that one of its customers is subject to sanctions or that penalties are being violated, which places them under the same obligations as professionals like estate agents, accountants, lawyers, and jewellers.

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