Netherlands Financial Authorities Call For Crypto Exchange Licensing System

News, Regulation | January 22, 2019 By:

The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AMF) and De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the country’s central bank, have called for a licensing system for crypto services in order to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing.

In a joint statement, the central bank and financial services regulator said that the licensing system would force crypto wallet providers and exchanges to closely monitor their users’ transactions and report any suspicious activity to the appropriate authorities.


Blockchain Startup EmTech Granted Sharia Certification For Gold Supply Chain Platform

Blockchain, News | January 22, 2019 By:

Blockchain startup Emergent Technology Holdings (EmTech) has announced that its gold supply chain ecosystem has received a shariah-compliance certification from sharia advisory company Amanie Advisors.

EmTech provides a blockchain platform, called Responsible Gold Supply Chain Application (RG SCA), that tracks responsibly sourced gold from mine,